Business and Finance

Business & Finance

FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION BEING SLOWED DOWN BY JUDICIARY SYSTEM, SAYS NAMIBIA’S ACC DIRECTOR

WINDHOEK, Namibia- Out of the 6,605 corruption reports registered with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) since its inception in 2006, only 347 have been finalised in the courts, the Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA) reported.

A total of 605 cases have been …

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Cameroon Creates Disarmament Committee Amid Skepticism

Cameroon says it has created a committee to disarm and reintegrate hundreds of separatist fighters and Boko Haram terrorists who put down their weapons. But analysts say the committee has a long road ahead in English-speaking regions, where fighting between …

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Last Migrant Rescue Ship to End Operations in Mediterranean

The search-and-rescue ship Aquarius, which has helped about 30,000 migrants avoid death in the Mediterranean Sea, is suspending its operations.

The humanitarian groups Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Mediterranee said European governments were forcing them to end the rescue …

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Governance

Governance

New Permanent Representative of Botswana Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations, Collen Vixen Kelapile, presented his credentials to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres today.

Before his latest appointment, Mr. Kelapile was …

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Least Developed Nations Lagging Behind on Attaining Sustainable Development, Speakers Say, as Second Committee Debates Countries in Special Situations

Delegates Also Take Up Reports on Operational Activities for Development, with Many Expressing Concern over Official Aid Not Meeting Agreed Upon Targets

Least developed nations are not entirely on track to attain the Sustainable Development Goals or eradicate poverty, speakers …

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Least Developed Nations Lagging Behind on Attaining Sustainable Development, Speakers Say, as Second Committee Debates Countries in Special Situations

Delegates Also Take Up Reports on Operational Activities for Development, with Many Expressing Concern over Official Aid Not Meeting Agreed Upon Targets

Least developed nations are not entirely on track to attain the Sustainable Development Goals or eradicate poverty, speakers …

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General

General

Public Designation of The Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh

The Department is publicly designating former president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, under the terms of Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2018, due to his involvement in significant corruption. Section …

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Hunger, Lice, Filth: Moroccan Camp Shows Migrant Challenges

As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery, lice and filth.

These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of going to Europe are a …

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Haunted by Colonial Past, Belgium’s Africa Museum Reopens After Revamp

Belgium's Africa Museum reopened on Saturday after a five-year restoration to repackage its looted treasures with a critical view of the country's brutal colonial past.

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo hailed a "historic moment" and said it would open …

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

CHINA, BOTSWANA AGREE TO RAISE TIES TO NEW LEVEL

BEIJING, China- Chinese President, Xi Jinping, on Friday held talks with Botswana's President, Mokgweetsi Masisi, in Beijing, and the two leaders agreed to raise bilateral ties to a new level.

Masisi, on a state visit to China, is to attend …

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U.S. Department of State, UVA Darden School, and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2018 P3 Impact Award

Finalists for the 2018 P3 Impact Award were announced today by the Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Concordia. The Award recognizes …

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U.S. Department of State, UVA Darden School, and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2018 P3 Impact Award

Finalists for the 2018 P3 Impact Award were announced today by the Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Concordia. The Award recognizes …

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Sports

Sports

DIARRHEA MAJOR CAUSE OF INFANT MORTALITY IN BOTSWANA

GABORONE-- Botswana's data authority has indicated that the country's major causes of infant mortality are diarrhea, pneumonia, septicaemia, and severe protein-energy malnutrition.

Diarrhea leads on infant deaths causes, according to the release by Statistics Botswana.

"Mortality related to diarrhea constituted …

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu

A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

The 19-person multidisciplinary team is made up …

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu

A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

The 19-person multidisciplinary team is made up …

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Technology

Technology

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT: DOUBLE EFFORTS NEEDED TO DEEPEN COOPERATION, ACHIEVE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt- Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, said, the African countries are now in dire need of double efforts at all levels, to deepen cooperation and economic integration.

Speaking at the Africa 2018 Forum in Egypt's Red Sea …

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6 Years After Her Imprisonment in Eritrea, US Citizen’s Family Demands Answers

Ciham Ali Abdu has brown eyes and a broad smile. As a teenager, she found inspiration in art, fashion and language. Growing up in Asmara, Eritrea, she enjoyed time with friends, music and swimming.

In family photos, Ciham appears carefree. …

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11TH SUMMIT OF GLOBAL FORUM ON MIGRATION, DEVELOPMENT KICKS OFF IN MOROCCO

RABAT, Morocco- The 11th Summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), opened Wednesday, in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, with the participation of over 100 countries.

Under the theme: "Honouring International Commitments to Unlock the Potential of …

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