The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo (AUC Venture Lab) (, the leading university-based startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region, and Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (, the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Cairo. Temenos will support financial innovation… Read more on

L’EPP d’Ambohimanarivo dans la Commune rurale d’Ampanevy entre l’Avaradrano et Manjakandriana, a bénéficié d’un nouveau bâtiment d’école disposant de deux grandes salles de classe pouvant accueillir chacune une cinquantaine d’élèves. Avant, les élèves de cette EPP travaillaient dans une cabane vétuste en tôles. Les nouvelles salles de classe sont modernes et entièrement équipés.… Read more on–pour-une-bonne-base-de-la-renaissance-et-de-lemergence?lang=fr

A special investigation team has been appointed to probe a telephone interview between Talk Radio 702 and inmate Rodovan Krejcir which was aired on 10 August 2018. This is a serious transgression considering that inmates do not have the right to be interviewed, unless permission is granted by the relevant authority. The investigation team has been given 24 hours to conduct an inquiry and report back… Read more on

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs will from next week solicit input from South Africans on the Customary Initiation Bill. The committee will undertake public hearings throughout the country on the Bill, starting in Port Elizabeth on Monday. The public hearings are intended to put meaning into Parliament’s the constitutional obligation to ensure public participation… Read more on

The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the African Union (AU), through their respective platforms and forums on women, and UN-Women, are undertaking joint solidarity missions to Burundi from 9–12 August, the Central African Republic from 13–15 August and the Democratic Republic of the… Read more on

President Cyril Ramaphosa has this morning, 10 August 2018, arrived in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a Working Visit. This is President Ramaphosa’s first visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo since his election as President of the Republic of South Africa in February 2018. The President and his counterpart President Joseph Kabila Kabange will discuss bilateral cooperation… Read more on

Le Bureau de l’Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour la région des Grands Lacs, la Conférence internationale pour la Région des Grands Lacs (CIRGL) et l’Union africaine (UA), à travers leurs plateformes et forums respectifs des femmes et ONU-Femmes, entreprennent des missions conjointes de solidarité qui se rendront du 9-12 août au Burundi, du 13-15 août en République… Read more on

On Saturday August 11, the Kenya Simbas played against the Tunisian side during the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Download the B-roll and the photos: Kenya won 67-0 as they ran in 11 tries and six conversions against a North African side that did not manage to score any point. Test debutant and Kenya Sevens forward Willy Ambaka… Read more on

On Saturday August 11th, the Uganda Cranes played against Tunisia during the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Download the B-roll and the photos: Uganda beat Morocco for their second consecutive win this year, cementing third place and their survival status of the first tier after losing their first two games. Uganda ran in triples… Read more on

Tunisia have unveiled their squad for Saturday’s Rugby Africa Gold Cup clash against hosts Kenya at the RFUEA Ground. The team is coached by Jaco Stoumann and captained by Haithem Chelly. Tunisia 15. Hossem Khalfi, 14. Chedi Jabri, 13. Sahbi Dhif, 12. Haithem Chelly (captain), 11. Issam Werhani, 10. Mohamed Ali Gafsi, 9. Mohamed Achref Dhif, 1. Mohamed Yassine Ben Abdallah, 2. Sami Minsi, 3. Ahmed… Read more on

Two schools will represent the Rwandan rugby 7s in this year’s Federation of East African Secondary schools Associations (FEASSA) which will take place in Rwanda (Musanze District) from 12-20th August, 2018. Those schools include ASPEKA and JAM. FEASSA 2018 will attract schools from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and the host Rwanda will be represent by 35 teams in eleven disciplines. As it happened… Read more on–rwanda-two-schools-will-represent-the-rwandan-rugby-7s-in-this-years-federation-of-east-african-secondary-schools-associations-feassa?lang=en

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, said that Rhodes University student leaders will be invited to attend the Portfolio Committee on Police hearings on gender violence and the Domestic Violence Act on 28 and 29 August 2018 in Cape Town. “The death of Kensani Maseko is indeed a wake-up call to the nation to deal with institutional inertia and a lack of action… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 10 August 2018

Recent Events in Zimbabwe

Recent Events in Zimbabwe: Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 9, 2018 United States government is gravely concerned by credible reports of numerous detentions, beatings, and other abuses of Zimbabweans over the past week, particularly targeting opposition activists. There should be no role for violence, intimidation, or harassment in the new Zimbabwe. We are… Read more on

La Rugby Union Mauritius ( a le plaisir d’annoncer l’organisation de la prochaine édition de l’annuel Scott Women’s 7’s International Tournament qui tend a se faire une place durable dans le calendrier rugbystique mauricien. Pour la troisième année consécutive, le tournoi international de rugby 7’s féminin organisé par la RUM reprend donc du service. Les clubs… Read more on–tournoi-international-de-rugby-7s-feminin-scott-womens-7s-international-tournament?lang=fr

Progress toward DRC’s Elections: Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 9, 2018 In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ruling coalition’s announcement of a consensus candidate other than President Kabila represents a significant step forward for Congolese democracy. We are encouraged by this sign that he intends to uphold his commitments to the Congolese constitution… Read more on

President Cyril Ramaphosa today, 10 August 2018, has departed from the Republic of Zambia ahead of his Working Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. This follows a successful working visit to the Republic of Zambia where both President Ramaphosa and his counterparts President Lungu held bilateral discussions on cooperation; political and security developments in the region and continent, as well… Read more on

Le Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères s’est associé à la Fondation la France s’engage, pour promouvoir l’engagement de la société civile dans des initiatives innovantes, solidaires et utiles à tous. Cette coopération prend la forme d’un Prix international de la Fondation La France s’engage, qui portera en 2018 sur des projets d’entrepreneuriat à impact social… Read more on–prix-international-de-la-fondation-la-france-sengage?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 10 August 2018

Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony: It is my pleasure to welcome you all here today for the official swearing-in ceremony of 61 Americans as Peace Corps Volunteers. Tomorrow they formally begin their Peace Corps service with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and the Department of Forestry. I am honored to present these individuals to our distinguished… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 10 August 2018

Énergie Combustible au Niger

En partenariat avec le Réseau de la jeunesse nigérienne sur le changement climatique (RJNCC), l’association Jeunes volontaires pour l’environnement (JVE) a développé un système de four innovant qui utilise la balle de riz issue du décorticage du riz paddy comme combustible alternatif au bois. C’est dans ce cadre que, depuis 2017, JVE est soutenue par l’ambassade de France au Niger grâce… Read more on

Le 8 août, l’ambassadeur Gilmour a officiellement ouvert un atelier de trois jours à l’intention des journalistes togolais pour contrer les fausses informations. Vingt-cinq journalistes de tout le Togo assistent à l’atelier qui fournira un aperçu mondial du phénomène et proposera des stratégies concrètes pour aider les journalistes à discerner la réalité de la manipulation. L’atelier… Read more on–lambassade-lance-un-atelier-de-lutte-contre-les-fausses-nouvelles?lang=fr

South Sudan’s State Ministry of Health (SMH) and program partners gathered in Rock City health center last Tuesday, 7 August 2018 to celebrate the final day of World Vision’s weeklong breastfeeding campaign. This year’s global campaign theme was “Breastfeeding: Foundation of life”. World Vision was able to bring awareness to an estimated 15, 000 people in 11 locations around Juba, the country’s… Read more on

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of EU Member States present in Harare* and the Heads of Mission of Australia, Canada, and the United States of America issue the following statement in Zimbabwe: The Heads of Mission of the EU, Australia, Canada and the United States of America are deeply disturbed by continuing reports that opposition supporters are being targeted by members of… Read more on

La décentralisation des centres d’approvisionnement en eau potable pour Antananarivo, et sa grande banlieue, fait partie des projets structurants lancés depuis quelques années par le Gouvernement, à travers la Jirama. En effet, si Mandroseza était, jusqu’ici, le seul centre en service, trois nouvelles unités ont été créées, respectivement à Ambatofotsy, Avaradrano, pour la zone Nord-Est… Read more on–decentralisation-de-la-distribution-deau-potable-a-antananarivo–le-president-visite-les-centres-dapprovisionnement-de-mandroseza-et-dankadivorib?lang=fr

Three in four young adults in Uganda have experienced some form of violence during their childhood, according to Uganda’s first ever Violence Against Children Survey, launched today by the Government of Uganda and its partners. The Uganda Violence Against Children (VAC) Survey provides nationally representative data on the prevalence, nature and consequences of physical, emotional and sexual violence… Read more on

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