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States too often fail to uphold their obligations with regard to women and girls with disabilities, treating them or allowing them to be treated as helpless objects of pity, subjected to hostility and exclusion, instead of empowering them to enjoy their fundamental human rights and freedoms, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities …

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The UK Government hosted a ‘Peacebuilding through Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Challenges and Opportunities in Africa’ event with Japan in Nairobi on 26 Aug 2016 The UK and Japanese Governments co-hosted an event in Nairobi, Kenya in the sidelines of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), along with the International …

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The meeting will gather representatives from Ministries of environment, agriculture and water, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) national focal points as well as FAO senior staffs High ranking officials from the Maghreb region are convening in Rabat for a three days’ workshop, jointly organized by the Government of Morocco, Union …

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The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent her deep condolences to the Government and people of Italy, and the European Union following the earthquake on 24 August 2016 The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent her deep condolences to the Government and people of …

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The ALU is a pioneering academic institute set up by educationalist Fred Swaniker in 2013 and forms part of the Africa Leadership Group As part of its mission to be a top African employer and constantly provide opportunities for entrepreneurial leadership talent, Ringier Africa (APO.af/EkqVN4) is launching a new internship programme, Ringier Africa Internships, first …

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The Anzisha Prize applauds outstanding youth entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 for effecting change through innovative, people-centred solutions across Africa African Leadership Academy (AfricanLeadershipAcademy.org), in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (MasterCardFDN.org), is proud to announce Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for the sixth annual Anzisha Prize (AnzishaPrize.org). This year, the Prize celebrates …

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Young Nigerians are mobile-first people – technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past By Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage (Sage.com) in West Africa We are all familiar with the stereotype of the young entrepreneur; technology whizz kids with all the latest mobile devices and the ability …

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Representatives of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) also participated in the workshop. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched on August 29, 2016 a three-year capacity development project to improve the external sector statistics in Central and West Africa. Introduced at the African Training …

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The two new parks, Mavinga and Luengue-Luiana, are located in the Kuando-Kubango Province of SE Angola and encompass 6.8 million hectares The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over management plans for two newly-created Angolan national parks in Menongue, Angola on August 29th.  The two new parks, Mavinga and Luengue-Luiana, are located in …

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Addis Ababa will be the capital of the girls’ education universe as it hosts the first ever TeachHer Master Class The U.S. Mission to UNESCO and U.S. Embassy Ethiopia are pleased to announce that  from August 29 – September 2, Addis Ababa will be the capital of the girls’ education universe as it hosts the …

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