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Download logoDuring his May 12-13 visit to Zambia, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez  met His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema to discuss opportunities to enhance bilateral trade and investment, and support for Zambia’s economic recovery agenda and debt restructuring efforts.

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Download logoThe Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, has directed a halt to activities by Rwenzori Rare Metals Limited to mine rare earth minerals in the country. She has also directed the Minister for Energy and Minerals to travel to the districts of Bugweri, Mayuge and Bugiri to establish the facts.

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Download logoInternational Conference Director at Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com), Sandra Jeque, met with a top delegation from the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Natural Resources of Guinea-Bissau (https://bit.ly/3sz6Xfy) to ink a promotional partnership between the Cape Town-based firm and the west African country’s public energy sector.

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Download logoFollowing an invitation from the Government of the Republic of Kenya to the African Union to observe the forthcoming General Elections scheduled for 9 August 2022, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E.

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The Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) (www.IsDB.org) will host the “Private Sector Forum” which will be organized by the private sector institutions of the Islamic Development Bank Group in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development of Egypt, which will be held on June 2-4, 2022, in Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) on the sidelines of the IsDB Board of Governors Annual Meetings.

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APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is delighted to announce it has won a prestigious PRovoke Africa SABRE Award for its campaign with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) (www.IOM.int) to reward ethical, responsible reporting of migration in Africa.

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On Sunday, 15 May 2022 the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour started at the Durban ICC in South Africa. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about child labour and accelerate progress to elimination.

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Download logoBethlehem residents have underscored the need for the effective implementation and stronger enforcement prescripts within the Housing Consumer Protection Bill to ensure that the Bill achieves its intended objectives. These views were expressed during the second of three public hearings in the Free State which forms part of a nationwide public participation programme the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements is undertaking to garner public views on the Bill.

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Barrows (www.BarrowsHotels.com​), the provider of hotel investment and advisory services for hotels in the Middle East and Africa, is developing a new 4-star International Airport Business Hotel in Lagos Nigeria.

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Senegal is on the front lines of the global climate challenge and will play a critical role in leading Africa’s response, Patrick Verkooijen – CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation (https://GCA.org) said in closing remarks in Dakar, after meeting President Macky Sall on Friday.

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Download logoThe Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, concluded a two-day visit to Kenya on 13 May where he saw first-hand the devastating impact of a fourth consecutive failed rainy season in the Horn of Africa.

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Download logoArmed Islamist groups and government security forces and militia in Burkina Faso are committing increased abuses against civilians as the conflict there intensifies and widens, Human Rights Watch said today. The Burkina Faso government, which took power in a January 2022 coup, should better protect civilians from attack and ensure that government forces respect human rights.

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Download logoThe ECA Sub-Regional Office for Southern (SRO-SA) in collaboration with the Angolan Government and the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in Angola held a side event at the margins of the 54th session of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to offer African countries a platform for dialogue, exchange of ideas and experiences on the actual and potential impacts of the Russia-Ukraine crisis on African economies.

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Download logoThe Sokoto State Government has declared 24-hour curfew to help stem the ongoing protests embarked upon by Muslim youth in the state capital on Saturday.  During the protest, groups of youths led by some adults in the background attacked the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral at Bello Way, destroying church glass windows, those of the Bishop Lawton Secretariat and vandalized a community bus parked within the premises.

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Download logoPresident Wavel Ramkalawan this morning met the new President of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, where he presented condolences on behalf of the people of Seychelles, the government and in his personal name following the passing of their President Sheikh Khalifa.

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Download logoPresident Cyril Ramaphosa is leading government’s engagement with the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry in eThekwini this on morning, Sunday, 15 May 2022. The meeting takes place in response to the Chamber’s request to meet with the President to discuss a number of identified challenges that are impacting the business community in the province.

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Download logoThe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic pushed an estimated 55 million Africans into extreme poverty in 2020 and reversed more than two decades of progress in poverty reduction on the continent.

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Download logoBotshabelo residents are hopeful that the Housing Consumer Protection Bill will assist in preventing the building of RDP houses in the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality on unsuitable land prone to waterlogging. Residents were addressing the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements at the first of three public hearings on the Bill in Botshabelo, Free State.

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Download logoPresident Isaias Afwerki sent a message of congratulation to Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today, 14 May, for his election as President of the United Arab Emirates. In his message, President Isaias Afwerki wished good health to Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and peace and prosperity to the people of the United Arab Emirates.

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Download logoThe Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has condemned in very strong terms the stoning and killing of Deborah Yakubu in Sokoto State by a mob of overzealous students for alleged blasphemy.

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Download logoFollowing the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates yesterday, the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan formally conveyed his sympathy through the signing the condolence book, this morning at the UAE Embassy in Victoria.

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Download logoThe South African Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, accompanied by the MECs of Social Development will on Sunday, 15 May 2022 visit a Durban based Child and Youth Care Centre ahead of the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has backed calls for more resources for the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) to accelerate its transformative role across the continent. President Akufo-Addo received the African Development Bank Group president, Dr.

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Ghanaian Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday emphasized the nation’s partnership with the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) in its development as he addressed journalists at a press conference to publicize the institution’s upcoming annual meetings.

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