The President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a keynote address at the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event will also be attended by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Advocate Michael Masutha, as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Michelle Bachelet. Drafted by representatives… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-and-the-united-nations-celebrate-the-70th-anniversary-of-the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-standup4humanrights?lang=en

A Sua Alteza Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, o emir do Kuwait, galardoou o Prémio Al-Sumait de 2018(www.ALSumaitPrize.org), que consiste em um milhão de dólares, uma medalha de ouro e um escudo numa cerimónia especial esta manhã, no Kuwait. Os co-galardoados do Prémio Al-Sumait de 2018, destinado a investigações que tiveram impacto no desenvolvimento de África, foram o Professor… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/kuwait-december-5-2018–the-joint-winners-of-kuwaits-alsumait-prize-for-african-development-for-2018-received-their-prizes-from-his-highness-the-amir-of-the-state-of-kuwait?lang=pt

Son Altesse Cheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Émir de l’État du Koweït, a décerné ce matin les récompenses du prix Al-Sumait 2018 (www.ALSumaitPrize.org) lors d’une cérémonie spéciale tenue à Koweït. Les récompenses comprennent la somme d’un million de dollars, une médaille d’or et un bouclier. Le prix Al-Sumait 2018, qui récompense les travaux de recherche ayant eu un impact… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/kuwait-december-5-2018–the-joint-winners-of-kuwaits-alsumait-prize-for-african-development-for-2018-received-their-prizes-from-his-highness-the-amir-of-the-state-of-kuwait?lang=fr

His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah the Amir of the State of Kuwait awarded the 2018 Al-Sumait prize (www.ALSumaitPrize.org), which comprises of one million dollars, a gold medal and shield at a special ceremony this morning in Kuwait. The co recipients of the 2018 Al-Sumait Prize for research that has impacted development in Africa were Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim, Director of… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/kuwait-december-5-2018–the-joint-winners-of-kuwaits-alsumait-prize-for-african-development-for-2018-received-their-prizes-from-his-highness-the-amir-of-the-state-of-kuwait?lang=en

Le Forum Africa 2018 (www.BusinessForAfricaForum.com) met l’accent sur les jeunes et les femmes ; plus de 250 startups feront seront au Forum ; plusieurs chefs d’états du continent sont attendus au Forum Le Forum Africa 2018, qui se tiendra à Charm el-Cheick cette semaine, les 8 et 9 décembre, mettra l’accent sur les inquiétudes des jeunes et des femmes d’Afrique. Le forum proposera une… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/youth-and-women-to-take-centre-stage-at-africa-2018-forum?lang=fr

Africa 2018 Forum (www.BusinessForAfricaForum.com) puts an emphasis on youth and women; over 250 startups will be participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Day including pre-event practical workshops; heads of State from across Africa expected to attend the Forum, as Egypt takes over the chairmanship of the African Union in 2019 This year’s Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt which will take… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/youth-and-women-to-take-centre-stage-at-africa-2018-forum?lang=en

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the three Amendment Bills that were passed by the National Assembly on Wednesday, 5 November will bring a positive regulatory framework in South Africa. “The Copyright Amendment Bill will reform the copyright regime in South Africa for rights holders in the literary, musical, audiovisual, and the visual artistic works. The Performer’s Protection… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-national-assembly-passed-the-copyright-amendment-bill-the-performers-protection-amendment-bill-and-the-gambling-amendment-bill?lang=en

The United States’ Global AIDS Coordinator & Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, Ambassador Deborah L. Birx M.D, and South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, announced yesterday at the Global Citizen concert that the United States, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (U.S. PEPFAR), is investing $1.2 billion USD (over 16 billion Rand) over… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unites-states-announces-a-total-of-12-billion-over-two-years-to-support-south-africas-hiv-response-to-reach-epidemic-control?lang=en

On December 2, for the first time since the closure of the U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu on January 5, 1991, the United States reestablished a permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia. This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing U.S. diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu since recognizing the Federal Government of Somalia in 2013. Our return… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/reestablishment-of-a-permanent-diplomatic-presence-in-somalia?lang=en

United States and the Republic of the Congo Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement We welcome the December 4, 2018 signing of the new Open Skies Air Transport Agreement between the United States and the Republic of the Congo. This Agreement strengthens the civil aviation partnership between the two countries and deepens commercial and economic ties. The Agreement provides for unrestricted reciprocal… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-states-and-the-republic-of-the-congo-sign-open-skies-air-transport-agreement?lang=en

En collaboration avec Big Win Philanthropy et la fondation Aliko Dangote, la Banque africaine de développement (www.AfDB.org) a lancé, 4 décembre 2018, un nouveau Plan d’action multisectoriel pour la nutrition (https://bit.ly/2RAW1cL) visant à rehausser les investissements permettant de réduire, dans une proportion de 40 %, les retards de croissance chez les enfants africains de moins de 5… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-development-bank-big-win-philanthropy-dangote-foundation-launch-ambitious-plan-to-improve-child-nutrition-fight-stunting?lang=fr

After six years of participation, Eco11 Rugby Football Club has won their first Sandie Beach Rugby tournament for the club category as Govt.College Takwa Bay retains trophy at the School category. NationSport reports that the event which took place at the Takway Bay Beach on the 1st and 2nd of December, witnessed friends and lovers of Rugby in attendance, enjoying every fun of the game. Speaking with… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nigeria-eco11-rugby-football-club-has-won-their-first-sandie-beach-rugby-tournament?lang=en

The new non-resident Seychelles High Commissioner to the Republic of Malta, Mr. Derick Ally presented his credentials to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca in a ceremony at The Palace in Valletta, Malta on Tuesday 04 December 2018. During his audience with President Preca, High Commissioner Ally briefed the President on the recent developments in Seychelles. On her part the President was very keen… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/seychelles-high-commissioner-presents-credentials-to-president-of-malta?lang=en

Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (https://bit.ly/2E4d3vW) that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses $25 billion per year in costs attributed to child morbidity and mortality, impaired cognitive,… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-development-bank-big-win-philanthropy-dangote-foundation-launch-ambitious-plan-to-improve-child-nutrition-fight-stunting?lang=en

Le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD) (http://www.Africa.UNDP.org) et Accenture (www.Accenture.com) ont annoncé le lancement à Lagos de YAS! ( Jeunesse pour l’Afrique et les ODD) (www.YASDG.com), une plateforme-portail Internet panafricaine d’entrepreneuriat proposant un programme sur deux jours à Lagos. Cette plateforme porte sur les quatre principaux piliers de l’écosystème… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/digital-panafrican-platform-aligned-with-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-to-support-young-entrepreneurs-launched-for-west-north-africa?lang=fr

M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, ministre de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères, se rend en Mauritanie les 5 et 6 décembre 2018. Il participera à une réunion des cinq pays du Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger et Tchad) qui coordonnent leur action en matière de développement et de sécurité au sein du G5 Sahel, que la France soutient activement depuis sa création en 2014. Lors de cette réunion… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/quai-dorsay–point-presse-de-la-porteparole–mauritanie–g5-sahel-deplacement-de-m-jeanyves-le-drian-5-et-6-decembre-2018?lang=fr

As December marks Reconciliation Month in South Africa, all citizens of South Africa are encouraged to use the month to reach out to one another as the country continues to build a united and prosperous nation. This years’ Reconciliation Day commemoration will take place on Sunday, 16 December 2018 in Mthatha, Eastern Cape Province under the theme, “The Year of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/arts-and-culture-leads-2018-reconciliation-month-commemorations-in-mthatha-eastern-cape?lang=en

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe has received the assurance of the Tunisian businesspeople that they are keen and committed to the establishment of the joint South Africa-Tunisia Business Council with the aim of stimulating trade and investment between the two countries. Magwanishe used the second day of the Outward Trade and Investment Mission to Tunisia organised… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/satunisia-business-council-mooted-to-boost-trade-and-investment?lang=en

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture announced the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals) ([www.YASDG.com](http://www.yasdg.com/)), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform with a two-day programme in Lagos. The Portal-Platform addresses four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem: Information, Mentorship, Funding and Network. “Africa’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/digital-panafrican-platform-aligned-with-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-to-support-young-entrepreneurs-launched-for-west-north-africa?lang=en

L’ambassade de France a accueilli les 3 et 4 décembre 2018, une délégation de personnalités venues de Guadeloupe et de Martinique à l’occasion d’une tournée organisé au Benin , au Ghana et au Togo sur le thème « Diasporas et mémoire de l’esclavage transatlantique ». Composée d’élus et de responsables du Mémorial ACTe (centre caribéen d’expressions et mémoire de la traite… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/une-delegation-venue-de-martinique-et-de-guadeloupe-en-tournee-au-benin-au-ghana-et-au-togo?lang=fr

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has welcomed the appointment of Adv Shamila Batohi as the new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). Committee Chairperson, Ms Madipoane Refiloe Moremadi Mothapo, said she has full confidence in Adv Batohi steering the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) back onto the path where it will restore the confidence. “The last months… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/justice-and-correctional-services-committee-welcomes-the-appointment-of-new-national-director-of-public-prosecutions?lang=en

Provision of skills development must be prioritised in order to succeed in the world of Fourth Industrial Revolution. This was said by the Chief Director of Future Production Technologies at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Ilse Karg during keynote address at the inaugural BRICS Partnership on the New Industrial Revolution held in Johannesburg, Gauteng. “The burgeoning Fourth Industrial… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/skills-development-should-be-prioritised-to-thrive-in-the-fourth-industrial-revolution?lang=en

Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com) underscored their partnership with the First Lady and ministry of Health of Central African Republic – C.A.R.; Merck Foundation awards the First Lady of Central African Republic to acknowledge her efforts to empower infertile women as ambassador for Merck More than a Mother. Merck Foundation CEO, Dr. Rasha Kelej together with H.E. MADAM BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/merck-foundation-ceo-together-with-the-first-lady-of-central-african-republic-meets-100-infertile-women?lang=en

Selon un nouveau rapport de la Cour des comptes européenne (www.ECA.Europa.eu), le fonds fiduciaire de l’UE pour l’Afrique est un instrument souple pour apporter un soutien dans des domaines tels que l’alimentation, l’éducation, la santé, la sécurité et le développement durable. Ses objectifs sont cependant trop généraux pour permettre d’orienter efficacement les actions dans les différentes… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/eu-trust-fund-for-africa-flexible-emergency-tool-but-lacking-focus-say-auditors?lang=fr

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