Business and Finance

Business & Finance

South Sudan Activist Accuses Peace Monitor of Bias

WASHINGTON - The head of the organization monitoring South Sudan's shaky 2015 peace deal has sparked controversy by saying rebels who fought the administration of President Salva Kiir should return to Juba and surrender.

Former Botswana president Festus Mogae chairs …

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Deputy Foreign Minister T. Quick meets with the honorary Consul of Botswana

Deputy Foreign Minister Terens-Nikolaos Quick met at the Foreign Ministry today with the honorary Consul of Botswana in Greece, Nektarios Polychroniou, and was briefed on special issues concerning Botswana and on the Greek community living and working there.

The meeting …

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Officials Clamor for New Talks, More Aid as S. Sudan Refugee Crisis Worsens

WASHINGTON - The violence in Africa's newest country has created the continent's largest displacement crisis, and as thousands of South Sudanese refugees continue to pour into neighboring countries to escape attacks from armed groups, the U.N. refugee agency is sounding …

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Governance

H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa, Ambassador of Japan in Kenya congratulating four organizations which received the grant for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP)

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to non-profit organizations such as Self Help groups, CBOs, NGOs, Schools, Medical Institutions and County Governments through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989.

On 8th February 2017, …

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Joint Statement by South African Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and the UK Secretary of State for International Trade Dr Liam Fox

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and the UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, met in London on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 for bilateral talks.

The meeting was a continuation of the on-going …

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Eminent female African scientists recognised by the African Union with the support of the EU

Today, 24 January 2017, the Kwame Nkrumah Regional Awards for women 2016 were presented during the Opening Ceremony of the Gender Pre-Summit, of the 28th AU heads of states and government assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The prize ceremony took …

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General

General

Gates Letter Celebrates Gains, Lingering Challenges in Cutting Childhood Mortality

Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates are highlighting global gains in reducing child mortality, while advocating more work on vaccinating kids, addressing malnutrition and empowering women in society.

In an annual letter about the work done by their foundation released Tuesday, …

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UN: More Than 1.5 million Are Refugees from South Sudan

KAMPALA, UGANDA - More than 1.5 million South Sudanese have become refugees and their humanitarian needs are overwhelming aid efforts during the country's civil war, according to the United Nations.

South Sudan's civil war began in December 2013 and roughly …

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Pepsi® Celebrates Moments Of Contagious Superfan Passion

IN THE SECOND YEAR OF ITS GLOBAL UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PARTNERSHIP, PEPSI REWARDS FANS AROUND THE WORLD WHO LIVE FOR THE MOMENT

PURCHASE, New York, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — #PEPSIMOMENT – Throughout 2017, Pepsi® is celebrating life’s live …

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

Jhpiego Reaches Two Million Men and Youth with Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

BALTIMORE, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — More than 2 million men and youth across sub-Saharan Africa have reduced their lifetime risk of HIV infection by accessing Jhpiego-supported voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services. This milestone represents more than 15 percent …

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Johnson & Johnson lance un appel aux idées innovantes afin de réduire les infections au VIH en Afrique subsaharienne

Les partenaires DREAMS annoncent un défi de l’innovation de 85 millions $ axé sur les solutions pour les adolescentes et les jeunes femmes

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, le 18 février 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Aujourd’hui, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE : JNJ) …

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New Malaria Test, illumigene® Malaria, Sets a New Gold Standard for Diagnosis

Meridian Bioscience Collaborates With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar to Launch Diagnostic Test up to 80,000 Times More Sensitive Than Current Options

CINCINNATI, Jan. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meridian Bioscience, …

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Sports

Sports

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane conducts fruitful bilateral talks with Indonesian counterpart

International Relations and Cooperation MinisterMaite Nkoana-Mashabane has today, Monday, 06 February 2017, received Ms Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, for bilateral talks in Cape Town.

Minister Marsudi is on a working visit to South …

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BOTSWANA: SADC’S AU CANDIDATE INTENSIFIES CAMPAIGN

Botswana's foreign affairs minister and candidate of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for the African Union (AU) chairperson position, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, has intensified her campaign ahead of the election.

Dikgang Phillip Makgalemele, campaign chairperson of Dr. Venson-Moitoi, said …

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RUSTENBURG PUBLIC HEARINGS ON TRADITIONAL AND KHOI SAN LEADERSHIP BILL TO GET UNDERWAY TOMORROW

Rustenburg residents will tomorrow (Monday, 23 January 2017) have an opportunity to make inputs on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, during the public hearings that will be held at the Rustenburg Civic Centre from 10:00.

The Portfolio Committee on …

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Technology

Technology

Introducing the Spider Solution: Total Drone Package for Power Line Stringing

Chinese drone manufacturer MMC has introduced a total drone solution for power line stringing, including services by a team of professional drone operators.

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Chinese drone manufacturer MMC is introducing their one-stop solution for …

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IBM lance « Digital – Nation Africa » et investit 70 millions de dollars pour doter l’Afrique de compétences informatiques grâce à une plate-forme Watson gratuite qui s’adresse à 25 millions de personnes

– L’initiative « IBM Digital – Nation Africa » pour l’enseignement et les compétences confirme l’intérêt d’IBM pour les « New Collar Jobs »

– Ce programme doit toucher pas moins de 25 millions personnes dans toute l’Afrique et stimule

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IBM Launches “Digital – Nation Africa”: Invests $70 Million to Bring Digital Skills to Africa with Free, Watson-Powered Skills Platform for 25 Million People

– “IBM Digital – Nation Africa” Education and Skills Initiative Expands IBM’s Global Emphasis on “New Collar Jobs”

– Program designed to reach up to 25 million people across Africa, supports development of skills required for career success in a …

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