Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Ethiopia’s Web Blackout Ends, Raising Hopes of Reforms Under New PM

Internet users in Ethiopia said on Monday the government appeared to have ended a three-month online blackout, raising hopes of a relaxation of restrictions after the arrival of a new prime minister who promised reforms.

Mobile and broadband internet services …

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RWANDA JOINS KENYA IN APPROVING AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE TREATY

KIGALI-- Rwanda's Cabinet has endorsed the draft law ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), paving way for parliament's ratification.

According to minutes of Wednesday's cabinet meeting, the cabinet also approved Protocol on trade in goods, Protocol on trade …

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Emergency humanitarian UK aid package to DRC as violence escalates

During a visit to a camp for displaced families in Kalemie in the DRC, Africa minister Harriett Baldwin denounced recent escalations in violence across the east of the country and announced an emergency package of UK aid support which will …

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Governance

Governance

S.Africa riots force new president to hurry home

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday returned early from a summit in London to rush to the scene of violent demonstrations in North West province, where at least 23 people have been arrested.

Ramaphosa, who took power in February, …

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(Im)migration News Roundup, April 15-21

Editor's note: With four people working on (im)migration stories every day, we still struggle to keep up with all the relevant news. So, we wanted a way to keep you updated with the top immigration stories every week � the …

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Opening 2018 Coordination, Management Meeting, Economic and Social Council Elects Members, Fills Outstanding Vacancies to Subsidiary Bodies

The Economic and Social Council today began the coordination and management meetings of its 2018 session with the election of members to a number of subsidiary bodies.

It elected members to, and filled outstanding vacancies on, the following bodies: Committee …

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General

General

African Palm Corp. va lancer la production d’huile de palme en Guinée-Bissau, en Afrique occidentale

– Les opérations d’African Palm Corp. constitueront un investissement considérable dans les économies locales et pour les PNB du groupe de pays ouest-africains participants.

–  Afin de minimiser l’impact environnemental de ses opérations en Guinée-Bissau, African Palm Corp. a signé …

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African Palm Corp. to Launch Palm Oil Production in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

– African Palm Corp.’s operations will mean considerable investment in local economies and GDPs for the cluster of participating West African countries.

–  With the goal to minimize the environmental impact of its operations in Guinea-Bissau, African Palm Corp. signed …

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Indigenous Peoples Disproportionately Impacted by Climate Change, Systematically Targeted for Defending Freedoms, Speakers Tell Permanent Forum

Indigenous peoples were overrepresented among the poor, disproportionately impacted by climate change and systematically targeted for defending their freedoms, experts told the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today as it covered a range of infringements upon collective rights to lands, …

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

VISITING BOTSWANA PRESIDENT HOLDS TALKS WITH ANGOLAN LEADER

LUANDA-- Bilateral issues in the framework of strengthening co-operation between Angola and Botswana topped the agenda during discussions between Angolan President JoAPound o Lourenco and his Botswana counterpart, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, here Thursday.

President Masisi, who took office at the …

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BOTSWANA’S FOREIGN MINISTER VISITING ANGOLA

LUANDA-- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Botswana, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, arrived here Friday in Luanda to deliver a message from here country's leader, President Ian Khama, to Angolan President JoAPound o Lourenco.

The Botswana foreign minister, who …

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Winter Paralympic Games Highlight Importance of Adaptive Sports Diplomacy Programs

As the PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games commence on March 9, the U.S. Department of State is recognizing the important issues of disability rights and equal access by expanding its support for adaptive sports diplomacy exchange programs worldwide in 2018.

The …

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Sports

Sports

Neymar Jr. kicks off TCL’s 2018 global sports campaign

Neymar Jr. debuts as TCL’s global brand ambassador in his hometown, Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Neymar Jr., one of the world’s most influential and widely-recognized athletes, today officially took up his new role as …

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RAMAPHOSA CONGRATULATES MASISI ON HIS INAUGURATION AS PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA

PRETORIA -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, congratulated the President of the Republic of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi on his inauguration.

President Masisi took over as president of Botswana, South …

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AFRICAN ENVOYS HAIL FREE TRADE AREA FOR BOOSTING TRADE

KIGALI-- African ambassadors to the African Union (AU) on Saturday stressed the importance of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to intra-African trade on the sidelines of an ongoing AU extraordinary summit.

During the AU's extraordinary summit on the …

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Technology

Technology

nChain Releases Nakasendo™ Software Development Kit

LONDON, April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — nChain, the global leader in research and development of blockchain technologies, is pleased announce that it has completed version 1.0 of its new Nakasendo™ software development kit (SDK).  The SDK is being made available …

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Kenya Electoral Body in Turmoil After 3 Commissioners Resign

Tumult continues at Kenya's independent electoral commission (IEBC) nearly seven months after elections ended. Three commissioners quit their jobs Monday, saying the commission is dysfunctional and too vulnerable to meddling

The commissioners' complaint echoes concerns raised during last October's contentious …

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Amnesty Says Executions Fell, But China Still Tops List

Amnesty International reports the number of executions around the world continued to fall last year, with a 4 percent drop in executions and a significant decline in the number of new death sentences.

In an annual report on executions and …

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