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AllAfrica.com
Home Affairs On Media Reports Relating to Angolan Cessation Processin relation to the Angolan Cessation process and wishes to correct certain misr
Home Affairs On Media Reports Relating to Angolan Cessation Process
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in relation to the Angolan Cessation process and wishes to correct certain misrepresentations that seek to paint the South African government in a negative light. It is of importance to note that, against the backdrop of the 1951 United Nations... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Buhari’s 100 days in office: The milestonesupward 12 years he sought the Nigeria’s presidency, he also decried the gutter
Buhari’s 100 days in office: The milestones
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 4 hours ago
upward 12 years he sought the Nigeria’s presidency, he also decried the gutter level the social, political and economic systems had taken. He bemoaned the dilapidation of infrastructure, education, health service, the perennial... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Letter to the EC: allow all Ghanaians abroad to vote!Feature Article of Saturday, 5 September 2015 To the Commissioners of the Elec
Letter to the EC: allow all Ghanaians abroad to vote!
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 8 hours ago
Feature Article of Saturday, 5 September 2015 To the Commissioners of the Electoral Commission of Ghana P.O. Box M214, Accra, Ghana Mailed and hand-delivered to the attention of Chairperson Charlotte Kesson-Smith Osei. Dear Honorable... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
SA committed to fulfilling obligations towards refugeesThe South African government is firmly committed to ensuring the fulfilment of
SA committed to fulfilling obligations towards refugees
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 9 hours ago
The South African government is firmly committed to ensuring the fulfilment of its international obligations towards refugees and asylum seekers in terms of its ratification of the relevant international protocols‚ the Department of Home Affairs said... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Canada in Africa - 300 Years of Aid and Exploitationforthcoming 'Canada in Africa -- 300 years of Aid and Exploitation', the mining
Canada in Africa - 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
forthcoming 'Canada in Africa -- 300 years of Aid and Exploitation', the mining industry contributes little to sustainable economic development. Instead it is a prime part of a vast vacuuming up of resources to benefit wealthy people, only a very... Read more
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Independent
Refugee crisis: European leaders preparing EU-wide protection force to deal with unfolding humanitarian catastropheUnder plans being discussed by officials in Brussels, legal responsibility for
Refugee crisis: European leaders preparing EU-wide protection force to deal with unfolding humanitarian catastrophe
Independent / Posted 21 hours ago
Under plans being discussed by officials in Brussels, legal responsibility for deporting people deemed to be economic migrants would pass from the member states to the European Union. The proposal – which would have legal force – will be discussed... Read more
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Denver Post
The state of the death penalty in Coloradoexecute its citizens. It's time to have a statewide discussion about the futur
The state of the death penalty in Colorado
Denver Post / Posted 22 hours ago
execute its citizens. It's time to have a statewide discussion about the future of the death penalty led by an independent commission and to include elected prosecutors, law enforcement, the attorney general's office, defense counsel, the Judicial... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Muhammadu Buhari: The first 100 days in powerendeared him as the candidate to tackle the violent insurgency in the North, th
Muhammadu Buhari: The first 100 days in power
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 23 hours ago
endeared him as the candidate to tackle the violent insurgency in the North, the predatory corruption and the looming economic crisis after the collapse of global oil prices in July 2014. Since his victory, the pressure on Buhari and his... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Muhammadu Buhari: The first 100 days in powerendeared him as the candidate to tackle the violent insurgency in the North, th
Muhammadu Buhari: The first 100 days in power
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 23 hours ago
endeared him as the candidate to tackle the violent insurgency in the North, the predatory corruption and the looming economic crisis after the collapse of global oil prices in July 2014. Since his victory, the pressure on Buhari and his... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Air Transportation Public Company Envisages U.S.$100 Million/Year Profit As of 2019minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás. The government official was speaking to the
Air Transportation Public Company Envisages U.S.$100 Million/Year Profit As of 2019
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás. The government official was speaking to the press in the end of a joint session of the Economic Commission and the Real Economy Commission of the Cabinet Council, a gathering chaired by the Angolan Head of State,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Africa Loses R50bn Every Year in Illicit Flow of Funds - Mbekiillicitly - money that our continent needs to address the challenges of develop
Africa Loses R50bn Every Year in Illicit Flow of Funds - Mbeki
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illicitly - money that our continent needs to address the challenges of development," Mbeki told a meeting of the Group of African Governors, affiliated with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, known as the African Caucus. This was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Press Conference of the African Union Commission On the Occasion of the Opening of the 11th Edition of the African GamesWhen — PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE AUC CHAIRPERSON AT THE 11TH EDITION OF THE AFRIC
Press Conference of the African Union Commission On the Occasion of the Opening of the 11th Edition of the African Games
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When — PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE AUC CHAIRPERSON AT THE 11TH EDITION OF THE AFRICAN GAMES WHAT: Press conference of the African Union Commission on the occasion of the opening of the 11th edition of the African Games WHERE: VIP Lounge, Maya Maya... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AU Legal Opinion - Any Exploration and Exploitation of Natural Resources in Western Sahara By Morocco Is IllegalAddis Ababa, 3 Sep. 2015 (SPS) - The African Union (AU) has issued a legal opin
AU Legal Opinion - Any Exploration and Exploitation of Natural Resources in Western Sahara By Morocco Is Illegal
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Addis Ababa, 3 Sep. 2015 (SPS) - The African Union (AU) has issued a legal opinion agreeing that any exploration and exploitation of natural resources in Western Sahara by Morocco is illegal as it violates international law and resolutions of the... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Boost manufacturing for prosperityto China, Korea and Taiwan today, manufacturing has been fundamental to nationa
Boost manufacturing for prosperity
Mail & Guardian / Posted yesterday
to China, Korea and Taiwan today, manufacturing has been fundamental to national development and prosperity. But South African manufacturing is in a perilous state. Manufacturing’s contribution to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) has... Read more
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Daily Maverick
SADC’s failures have led to renewed instability in LesothoOn 31 August 2015—one day after the year anniversary of last year’s attempted '
SADC’s failures have led to renewed instability in Lesotho
Daily Maverick / Posted yesterday
On 31 August 2015—one day after the year anniversary of last year’s attempted 'coup' in Lesotho, an SADC commission of inquiry began its proceedings in the capital, Maseru. The commission has been tasked with the unenviable mandate of investigating... Read more
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The Spectator
News 2015legitimacy. Danny focused on the media, Leslie studied religious leaders and le
News 2015
The Spectator / Posted yesterday
legitimacy. Danny focused on the media, Leslie studied religious leaders and leaders of ethnic minorities and I looked at economic elites,” Heyer said. In Costa Rica, the group met with leaders of labor unions, the Vice Minister of Labor, a... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Mandel's civil rights legacynot enough has been said about Governor Mandel's leadership in the area of civi
Mandel's civil rights legacy
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
not enough has been said about Governor Mandel's leadership in the area of civil rights and in providing opportunities for African-Americans to secure appointments to key public positions. Whether it was because of his fortuitous assumption of his... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Europe’s migrant crisis: Eight reasons why it’s not what you thinkin the West since 2011 is estimated at just more than 300,000. Likewise, half a
Europe’s migrant crisis: Eight reasons why it’s not what you think
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
in the West since 2011 is estimated at just more than 300,000. Likewise, half a million Eritreans are encamped in adjoining African countries; tens of thousands have come to the West. There are about 15 conflicts around the world that are... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Africa loses R50bn every year in illicit flow of funds Mbekiillicitly - money that our continent needs to address the challenges of develop
Africa loses R50bn every year in illicit flow of funds Mbeki
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
illicitly - money that our continent needs to address the challenges of development," Mbeki told a meeting of the Group of African Governors, affiliated with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, known as the African Caucus. This was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Middle Class to Become the Niche Market for Tourism, ECA Study Shows.A study commissioned by the UN Economic Commission for Africa states that Afric
African Middle Class to Become the Niche Market for Tourism, ECA Study Shows.
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
A study commissioned by the UN Economic Commission for Africa states that Africa attracts only 5.1 percent of international tourists, mostly from outside the continent. These generate US$ 33.6 billion, which is only 3.1 percent of international... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ethiopia's Development Is Mostly People-Driventhe appointment of Haddis Tadesse, a US national of Ethiopian descent, as its r
Ethiopia's Development Is Mostly People-Driven
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the appointment of Haddis Tadesse, a US national of Ethiopian descent, as its representative to Ethiopia and to the African Union. It was the Foundation's first-ever representative to an African country. Recently, Africa Renewal's Masimba... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
ECA and East African Community At the Front of Addressing Energy Security ChallengesKigali — Through its office of Eastern Africa, The UN Economic Commission for A
ECA and East African Community At the Front of Addressing Energy Security Challenges
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Kigali — Through its office of Eastern Africa, The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the East African Community (EAC) are jointly developing an Energy Security Policy Framework for the EAC Region. Development of the policy framework will... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa - Reply to Questions in National Council of ProvincesAssembly increased from a mere 3 percent before 1994 to the current 41 percent.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa - Reply to Questions in National Council of Provinces
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Assembly increased from a mere 3 percent before 1994 to the current 41 percent. According to the Independent Electoral Commission, the proportion of women candidates standing for national and provincial elections increased from 27 percent in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Migrants - Payback Time?Just as Europeans migrated overseas in the past, so are Africans now migrating
African Migrants - Payback Time?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Just as Europeans migrated overseas in the past, so are Africans now migrating to Europe. In this guest commentar, the head of the UN Economic Commission for Africa Carlos Lopes draws parallels between the two episodes. Since the beginning of this... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Exiles Protest Move to Lift Term Limitsin 2017. A group allied to exiled Rwandan general Kayumba Nyamwasa held a peac
Exiles Protest Move to Lift Term Limits
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in 2017. A group allied to exiled Rwandan general Kayumba Nyamwasa held a peaceful demonstration at the Rwandan High Commission in South Africa yesterday, rallying the African Union, East African Community and donor groups to rein in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Understanding Ip for Innovation, Scienceof Tanzania to the United Nations - Geneva Modest J. Mero says building nationa
Understanding Ip for Innovation, Science
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
of Tanzania to the United Nations - Geneva Modest J. Mero says building national IP institutions to stimulate economic growth and development requires strengthening a range of pro-growth institutions that can provide predictable... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A New Apartheid-South Africa's Struggle With ImmigrationJohannesburg — On April 15 of this year, Themba Maphosa awoke to news that five
A New Apartheid-South Africa's Struggle With Immigration
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Johannesburg — On April 15 of this year, Themba Maphosa awoke to news that five immigrants had been killed by South African gangs the previous night in Durban. A month earlier, the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini shouted at a rally that "foreigners... Read more
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Orange County Register
China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive armythey may be achieved by natural attrition or reduced recruitment, rather than d
China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive army
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
they may be achieved by natural attrition or reduced recruitment, rather than direct reductions. But at a time when China’s economic growth has slowed, the reduced military intake could add pressure on the government. In past years, decommissioned... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Most African Countries Projected to Make Transition to Middle Income Within 15 YearsAnnual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) released here yesterday announced that
Most African Countries Projected to Make Transition to Middle Income Within 15 Years
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) released here yesterday announced that most African countries that are considered low income will make transition to middle income economies within 15 years except Eritrea which, it said will make it by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Heightening Concern for the Internally DisplacedNigeria was recently organised in Abuja by the Civil Society Legislative Centre
Heightening Concern for the Internally Displaced
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Nigeria was recently organised in Abuja by the Civil Society Legislative Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) with support from the Ford Foundation. Abimbola... Read more
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iafrica.com
Nigeria's Buhari gets mixed reportin an apparent reversal of the gains made in Jonathan's final weeks, says Ryan
Nigeria's Buhari gets mixed report
iafrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
in an apparent reversal of the gains made in Jonathan's final weeks, says Ryan Cummings, chief security analyst with South African consultancy Red 24. "That said, Buhari should be applauded for noting the importance of diplomatic relations in the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
EU migrant crisis escalates as bodies wash up on Turkish beachnew reception center near the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border
EU migrant crisis escalates as bodies wash up on Turkish beach
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
new reception center near the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border on August 23, 2015. Picture: AFP. migrants,African migrants,Europe,Migrants drown in mediterranean,Calais migrants,illegal migrants,immigrants,migrant rescue,EU Migrant... Read more
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Daily Maverick
African migrants – payback time for Europe?outlets. They portray massive scale attempts by desperate souls trying to reach
African migrants – payback time for Europe?
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 days ago
outlets. They portray massive scale attempts by desperate souls trying to reach European countries. The European Union commissioner in charge of migration declared this month this is the worst migrant crisis since World War II. Is it? Maybe... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AUC to partner Africa Investor on Women's Empowerment Leaders' Roundtable at UN General Assembly in New Yorkinvestor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, tod
AUC to partner Africa Investor on Women's Empowerment Leaders' Roundtable at UN General Assembly in New York
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that, in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), it will engage business leaders in a high-level dialogue on women’s empowerment in Africa at... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Carlos Lopes Takes Part in Arab League Economic and Social Council MeetingLopes will take part on 3 September 2015 in Cairo (Egypt) in the 96th ministeri
Carlos Lopes Takes Part in Arab League Economic and Social Council Meeting
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Lopes will take part on 3 September 2015 in Cairo (Egypt) in the 96th ministerial meeting of the League of Arab States Economic and Social Council. This meeting will take place with the participation of high Arab and International officials... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Durban Organises 2022 Commonwealth GamesDurban is the first ever African city to organise the Commonwealth Games that w
Durban Organises 2022 Commonwealth Games
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Durban is the first ever African city to organise the Commonwealth Games that were first held 85 years ago. The announcement was no surprise, since Durban was the only candidate for the 2022 hosting rights after Canada's Edmonton withdrew in... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Marikana will always stalk RamaphosaThe long-awaited report of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry is now due to be re
Marikana will always stalk Ramaphosa
Mail & Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
The long-awaited report of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry is now due to be released on June 30, almost three years after the Marikana massacre of August 16 2012. The commission’s report will hopefully be a substantial step towards creating... Read more
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SciDev.net
Post Doctoral Fellow, Genetic Diversity and Climate Changedisruption of agricultural production systems can exacerbate the food security
Post Doctoral Fellow, Genetic Diversity and Climate Change
SciDev.net / Posted 2 days ago
disruption of agricultural production systems can exacerbate the food security challenge and, thus, prevent or reduce the economic growth that is experienced in large part of the continents. As a matter of fact, the backbone of African economy... Read more
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SciDev.net
Post Doctoral Fellow, Genetic Diversity and Climate Changedisruption of agricultural production systems can exacerbate the food security
Post Doctoral Fellow, Genetic Diversity and Climate Change
SciDev.net / Posted 2 days ago
disruption of agricultural production systems can exacerbate the food security challenge and, thus, prevent or reduce the economic growth that is experienced in large part of the continents. As a matter of fact, the backbone of African economy... Read more
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Gulf News
12 Syrian migrants die off Turkish coast: coastguardMigrants shut Eurostar trains to UK, chaos at station in Hungary ReutersleadAn
12 Syrian migrants die off Turkish coast: coastguard
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK, chaos at station in Hungary ReutersleadAn African migrant rests after arriving on a fishing boat at Las Carpinteras beach in the Canary Island of Gran Canaria, Spain, September 1, 2015. Around 60 people,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Speech By Baleka Mbete At the Women's Speakers Conference - Development and Innovative Financing On Gender Equity, 29 - 31 August 2015, New YorkTwenty years after Beijing, no country has achieved gender equality. From the A
Speech By Baleka Mbete At the Women's Speakers Conference - Development and Innovative Financing On Gender Equity, 29 - 31 August 2015, New York
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Twenty years after Beijing, no country has achieved gender equality. From the African perspective the success of the post 2015 development agenda will be best tested through the successful implementation of regional programmes such as the Agenda... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Case for a New Voters Registerto elect President Faure Gnassingbe as Head of State of the republic, there was
The Case for a New Voters Register
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
to elect President Faure Gnassingbe as Head of State of the republic, there was tension in the air. As Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President John Dramani Mahama rushed to Togo to douse the fire. One... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Judges' Training On CardsTHE International Commission of Jurists in conjunction with the University of C
Judges' Training On Cards
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
THE International Commission of Jurists in conjunction with the University of Cape Town, will soon start offering judicial training courses to judges in Africa as a way of improving the quality of justice accessible in the continent. Addressing... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ethiopia First to Launch Climdev-Africa Special Fund Projectinterpretation, forecasting and dissemination for use in national decision-maki
Ethiopia First to Launch Climdev-Africa Special Fund Project
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
interpretation, forecasting and dissemination for use in national decision-making. According to a statement released by African Development Bank (AfDB), the project entitled "Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Africa Welcomes Japan's Quality Infrastructure Modelin recent years and is getting better over time," said Mr. Abdalla Hamdok, the
Africa Welcomes Japan's Quality Infrastructure Model
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
in recent years and is getting better over time," said Mr. Abdalla Hamdok, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) during his keynote address at the Africa-Japan Business Investment Forum currently... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Does African Court On Human and Peoples Rights Have Teeth to Bite?Today's guest is Dr. Solomon Ayele, who is the new Commissioner for the African
Does African Court On Human and Peoples Rights Have Teeth to Bite?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Today's guest is Dr. Solomon Ayele, who is the new Commissioner for the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) Africa's principal human rights body. He is the first Ethiopian to be in this position and the youngest ever at only 36.... Read more
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iol.co.za
Durban to host Commonwealth GamesAPDurban was selected as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the
Durban to host Commonwealth Games
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
APDurban was selected as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the first African city to host the event. Auckland - The South African city of Durban was selected as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Federation's general... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Durban confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games hostAUCKLAND The South African city of Durban was selected as the host for the 2022
Durban confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games host
Reuters Sports News / Posted 3 days ago
AUCKLAND The South African city of Durban was selected as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Federation's general assembly in New Zealand on Wednesday. The coastal city was the only bidder for the multi-sports event after the Canadian... Read more
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Daily Maverick
What South Africa is getting rightsecurity of private asset ownership and at how court orders relating to asset d
What South Africa is getting right
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 days ago
security of private asset ownership and at how court orders relating to asset disputes are implemented. The non-negotiable economic architecture An efficient and robust yet fair tax collection regime is critical. The South African Revenue Service... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Fighting corruption togetherto discuss what can be done to end impunity for corruption. Hosted by the gove
Fighting corruption together
The Borneo Post / Posted 3 days ago
to discuss what can be done to end impunity for corruption. Hosted by the government, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), and the Malaysian Society for Transparency and Integrity (TI Malaysia) and sanctioned by the IACC Council... Read more
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