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Marriott International Completes Acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Creating World’s Largest and Best Hotel Company while Providing Unparalleled Guest Experience

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Bringing Together 30 Leading Brands Ensures Marriott Will Have the Right Brand in the Right Place to Serve Guests Wherever They Travel DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, September 25, 2016/APO/ — Bringing Together 30 Leading Brands Ensures Marriott Will Have the Right Brand in the Right Place to Serve Guests Wherever …

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Njeri Kabeberi appointed as Greenpeace Africa Executive Director


Njeri will be leading Greenpeace Africa into a new wave of environmental justice for Africans by Africans Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa (GreenpeaceAfrica.org) after an extensive search for a combination of skills required to drive the organisation towards a people –powered movement. According …

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Election process for the new WHO Director-General


The Government of Ethiopia has submitted the nomination of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Six candidates have been proposed by Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the position of WHO Director-General. Member States proposed the following candidates: ·         The Government of Ethiopia has submitted the nomination of Dr …

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Partners Start Biometric Registration in Juba IDP Site


The biometric registration follows an IOM-led population count in August and subsequent WFP paper based registration, which enabled food distributions in September Camp management started a biometric population registration for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN House Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan, on 20 September. …

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AUC Chairperson redeploys African Union Short-Term Observers (STOs) for the 2016 Presidential Election in Cape Verde


The African Union Electoral Observation Mission (AUEOM) will be led by H.E. SE Manuel Serio Nhamajo, former President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of the African Union Short-Term Observation (STO) Mission to the Presidential …

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Africa Regional Media Hub | U.S. to Support Greater Protections for Pangolins, African Grey Parrots, Chambered Nautilus at World’s Largest International Wildlife Trade Forum

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Calling for the closure of domestic ivory markets and advocating against the legalization of rhino horn trade also will be priorities for the United States delegation at the 17th meeting of the CITES Conference of Parties Many of the planet’s most well-known and cherished wildlife species, and many that are …

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Africa Regional Media Hub | United States Pledges Nearly $133 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

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This funding will also assist refugees who have fled to South Sudan, and others affected by the ongoing conflict The United States today announced nearly $133 million in new humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese refugees, who now number over one million, as well as for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in …

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UNAIDS Executive Director appoints Monica Geingos, First Lady of Namibia, as a UNAIDS Special Advocate


Madame Geingos has spoken out for young women and adolescent girls in Namibia and on the world stage The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, has appointed the First Lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, as UNAIDS Special Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls. She will champion the newly launched …

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