Humanitarian

Kenya receives UN Public Service Award / Award winners from 29 countries will be honoured for their innovative projects in fighting poverty and promoting sustainable development

Kenya receives UN Public Service Award / Award winners from 29 countries will be honoured for their innovative projects in fighting poverty and promoting sustainable development

June 28, 2013 at 12:38

The United Nations Public Service Forum, Public Service Day and Public Service Awards Ceremony will honour Kenya for its project(s) promoting a better future for all. The global Forum and […]

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Locust plague threatens to trigger severe food crisis in Madagascar / Locusts have already infested over half of the island nation’s cultivated land and pastures

Locust plague threatens to trigger severe food crisis in Madagascar / Locusts have already infested over half of the island nation’s cultivated land and pastures

June 26, 2013 at 13:33

Madagascar is in the grips of a largely uncontrolled locust plague and risks a serious food crisis. A large-scale emergency control campaign urgently requires a minimum of $22 million in […]

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Mpumalanga cops learn sign language

Mpumalanga cops learn sign language

June 24, 2013 at 09:36

By Thabisile Khoza – SA News Mbombela – Forty Mpumalanga police officers have learned to use sign language in order to service hearing impaired people and open case dockets, among […]

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Angola joins Equatorial Guinea in contributing to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

Angola joins Equatorial Guinea in contributing to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

June 21, 2013 at 11:36

Angola joins Equatorial Guinea in contributing to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund / Government of Angola donates $10 million to fund food security actions in the region. Angola announced it will […]

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Preparing for floods in West Africa

Preparing for floods in West Africa

June 20, 2013 at 14:46

West African and Sahel countries are setting up measures to minimize flood damage as the annual rainy season approaches. The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) in a […]

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The African Union welcomes the signing of the Preliminary Agreement to the Presidential Election and Inclusive Peace Talks in Mali

The African Union welcomes the signing of the Preliminary Agreement to the Presidential Election and Inclusive Peace Talks in Mali

June 19, 2013 at 10:54

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has closely followed the evolution of the negotiation process between the Malian parties, in Ouagadougou, under the […]

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Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade: “Connecting to value chains”

Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade: “Connecting to value chains”

June 18, 2013 at 08:46

The Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade will be held in Geneva from 8-10 July with the aim of examining how to use Aid for Trade to connect developing […]

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Chinese ‘container hospitals’ ready to deploy in Africa

Chinese ‘container hospitals’ ready to deploy in Africa

June 14, 2013 at 15:05

By Li Jiao – SciDev.Net Africa’s first ‘container hospital’, developed by Chinese scientists, could be ready for use by the end of the month (June), following two years of development. It […]

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On Africa Day, Un Chief Says Continent’s Future Full of Opportunity and Hope

On Africa Day, Un Chief Says Continent’s Future Full of Opportunity and Hope

June 4, 2013 at 06:13

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared that while Africans forge ahead with “a new narrative” for their continent, the United Nations will support them as they faced any challenges that remain […]

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At its 10th anniversary, APRM praised for raising the bar on accountability

At its 10th anniversary, APRM praised for raising the bar on accountability

May 23, 2013 at 10:01

Ten years after its establishment, the Africa Peer Review Mechanism, has received acclaim for its contribution to sustainable growth and development in the continent. In remarks made at the opening […]

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