Business and Finance

Business & Finance

African Leaders Meet for ‘Last Push’ on AU Reforms

African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.

The changes seek to streamline and empower the African Union � an ambitious call for an organization often …

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Former Deputy Intelligence Chief Arrested in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said Thursday, in the latest move targeting security officials for human rights abuses and corruption.

Former deputy of NISS and Federal Police Commission Commissioner General Yared Zerihun has …

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South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Gigaba Resigns

South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned, the president's office said on Tuesday, following calls from opposition parties for him to stand down over a High Court ruling which said he had lied under oath.

Gigaba, who was …

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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

Merck Foundation announces the winners for their Merck Diabetes Award to mark World Diabetes Day 2018

Merck Foundation marked the World Diabetes Dayrdquo; themed 'The Family and Diabetes' on 14th November 2018. Merck Foundation to provide One Year on-line Post-graduate Diploma in Diabetes Management from UK to the winners of the Merck Diabetes Award 2017.

Merck …

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Congo Ministry: Ebola Outbreak Worst in Country’s History

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said.

The deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared Aug. 1 in the volatile …

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Universal Periodic Review 31: Central African Republic

The UK welcomes the inaugural session of the Special Criminal Court on 22 October 2018. This represents a key milestone in CAR's efforts to develop a national capacity for investigation and prosecution, and to promote an independent, impartial and effective …

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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

Sudan Diplomat: Talks to Remove Sudan From US Terror List to Begin

The process of removing Sudan from the U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism will start soon, Sudan's top diplomat told VOA in an exclusive interview.

El-Dardiri Mohamed Ahmed said his meetings with U.S. officials were effective in convincing Washington that …

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Sudan Diplomat: Talks to Remove Sudan From US Terror List to Begin

The process of removing Sudan from the U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism will start soon, Sudan's top diplomat told VOA in an exclusive interview.

El-Dardiri Mohamed Ahmed said his meetings with U.S. officials were effective in convincing Washington that …

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Ethiopia Arrests Ex-Head of Army Firm as Crackdown Targets Security Services

Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate Tuesday, state media reported, a day after authorities announced investigations targeting senior members of the security forces.

Kinfe Dagnew, a Brigadier General in Ethiopia's army and former chief executive of …

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