Business and Finance

Business & Finance

THERE IS RENEWED CONFIDENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMY, SAYS PRESIDENT

JOHANNESBURG-- There is renewed confidence in South Africa's economy, says President Ramaphosa, who secured commitments for investments totalling 20 billion US dollars during visits to Saudi Arabia and the United Aram Emirates (UAE) last week.

The pledges came ahead of …

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UN Imposes Arms Embargo on South Sudan

The United Nations Security Council has adopted a U.S.-drafted resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan until May 2019.

The resolution includes a travel ban and an asset freeze on South Sudanese military officials Malek Reuben Riak and …

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UN Imposes Arms Embargo on South Sudan

The United Nations Security Council has adopted a U.S.-drafted resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan until May 2019.

The resolution includes a travel ban and an asset freeze on South Sudanese military officials Malek Reuben Riak and …

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Governance

Governance

Conflicts and weather expand list of countries needing food aid

Rome - Global food supply conditions remain broadly ample, but conflicts continue to acutely aggravate and prolong severe food insecurity. Adverse local weather conditions have also raised the number of countries requiring external assistance for food, according to FAO's new …

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AFRICA DAY: A STEP TOWARDS VISION 2063 – SOUTH AFRICA PRES RAMAPHOSA

PRETORIA-- In marking Africa Day, President Cyril Ramaphosa says the adoption of the Continental Free Trade Area shows the commitment by African leaders to follow in the footsteps of its forebears and unite in achieving the continent's development goals.

We …

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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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General

General

Deepening Military Ties Solidify China’s Ambitions in Africa

In late June, top military officials from Mali, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and dozens of other African countries gathered to discuss defense strategies and security threats.

The meeting didn't take place in a major African city, but thousands of kilometers …

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New Permanent Representative of Senegal Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations, Cheikh Niang, presented his credentials to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres today.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Niang served as Senegal's Ambassador to Japan � concurrently accredited to Australia, New …

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Former South Sudan VP to Be Re-Instated in His Position

Riek Machar will be reinstated in his position as part of a peace deal to end a near five-year-old war that has killed tens of thousands and devastated Africa's youngest nation.

The agreement was reached in talks held in Entebbe …

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

Varian Halcyon Systems Expand Access to Cancer Care at Three Centers in Africa

PALO ALTO, California, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Designed to expand the availability of high quality cancer care globally and help save the lives of millions more cancer patients, treatments with Varian’s (NYSE: VAR) Halcyon system have started at

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Varian Halcyon Systems Expand Access to Cancer Care at Three Centers in Africa

PALO ALTO, California, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Designed to expand the availability of high quality cancer care globally and help save the lives of millions more cancer patients, treatments with Varian’s (NYSE: VAR) Halcyon system have started at

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7 Kenyan Soldiers Killed in Somalia IED Blast

At least seven Kenyan soldiers were killed and two others seriously injured after a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) targeted a military vehicle near the Somali town of Dhobley near the border with Kenya, witnesses and officials say.

The vehicle …

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Sports

Sports

Nature-based solutions as catalysts for achieving the SDGs

As prepared for delivery.

Your excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen � on behalf of UNDP, I welcome you to this event, to celebrate 25 years of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and to reflect on the essential role of …

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KENYA TO BOOST TRADE WITH BOTSWANA

GABORONE-- Kenya and Botswana will work closely through their respective business people to encourage trade between the two countries which currently is way below ITS potential, says Ababu Namwamba, the Chief Cabinet Secretary at the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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KENYA TO BOOST TRADE WITH BOTSWANA

GABORONE-- Kenya and Botswana will work closely through their respective business people to encourage trade between the two countries which currently is way below ITS potential, says Ababu Namwamba, the Chief Cabinet Secretary at the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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Technology

Technology

Statement of the UNODC Executive Director on Nelson Mandela International Day 2018

Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of a true hero who left the world a better and more just place than he found it.

The legacy of Nelson Mandela is vast, his life of service …

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FARM WORKERS THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN SOUTH AFRICA

ERMELO, SOUTH AFRICA-- The government still needs to do more to improve the lives of farm workers and dwellers in South Africa because they still are the most vulnerable people in the country, says the Deputy Minister of Rural Development …

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FARM WORKERS THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN SOUTH AFRICA

ERMELO, SOUTH AFRICA-- The government still needs to do more to improve the lives of farm workers and dwellers in South Africa because they still are the most vulnerable people in the country, says the Deputy Minister of Rural Development …

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