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Lopes Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for Service to Ethiopia and Africa


ECA’s Chief was also praised for improving the visibility of the Commission and for successfully pushing for the renovation of the historic African Hall at ECA – a project that has earned the support of Ethiopian president Outgoing Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Carlos Lopes, on Saturday …

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Sierra Leone actively participates in Mammoth 3 day Korea-Africa (KOAFEC) Ministerial Economic Summit in Seoul

Sierra Leone

Established jointly by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea, the African Development Bank Group and the Export-Import Bank of Korea in 2006, KOAFEC has served as a comprehensive platform for promoting mutually beneficial partnership between Africa and Korea Sierra Leone was among 47 African countries represented at the …

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The Project for Water Supply in Karadolo West grant amounting to USD 86,343 (approx. Kshs 7.1 Million) Ukwala District, Siaya County


The project received a grant amounting to USD 86,343 (approx. Kshs 7.1 Million) for the 6.5km piping coming from Mauna Dam, construction of 5 water kiosks, 3 toilet blocks, and a water tank to improve the access to water within the community The Government of Japan has been providing funds …

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s telephone call to H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa

united-nations UN

The Secretary-General expressed his regret over South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court The Secretary-General spoke with H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa. He acknowledged South Africa’s leading role in addressing pressing global issues, particularly with respect to peace and security in …

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WIN an Invitation to the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) and travel to Dubai to cover one of the world’s largest events for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)


APO is giving away a fully paid trip for one African journalist to cover the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai APO (APO-opa.com), the press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the Middle East, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa and Middle East, will award …

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The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) dismisses Claims of Extravagance


The Minister’s choice of the vehicles purchased promoted local content as both vehicles are manufactured locally The Department of Trade and Industry on Sunday clarified and put into perspective that the R1.26 million it had spent on the purchase of two official vehicles to serve the official duties for Minister …

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Director-General Azevêdo: Trade can deliver more for Benin, and all LDCS


During the visit, DG Azevêdo met with Mr Abdoulaye Bio Tchane, Minister of State for Planning and Development, Mr Romuald Wadagni, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr Hervé Hehomey, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Mr Lazare Séhouéto, Minister of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, and Mr Delphin Oloronto Kouzandé, Minister of …

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South Africa welcomes UN resolution on the Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

international relations & cooperation

The resolution, which will be tabled for adoption at the General Assembly during December 2016, recommends the convening of a Conference early in 2017 to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, leading to their total elimination South Africa welcomes the adoption on 27 October 2017 of a resolution entitled “Taking …

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UN expert panel cites crimes against humanity committed by Eritrean authorities dating back 25 years

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Ms. Keetharuth highlighted the Commission’s clear findings that crimes against humanity have been committed since 1991 by Eritrean officials Eritrean officials have committed crimes against humanity since 1991, including enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture, other inhumane acts, persecution, rape and murder, a member of the former United Nations Commission of …

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World’s 1st para-drop air defense complex to protect Russian forces


An air-droppable missile defense complex is being developed for Russia’s airborne forces to ensure that after landing, troops have the means to secure the skies and prevent inbound airstrikes. The system will be the first operating version of its kind in the world. Russia’s airborne troops will soon have the …

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