Humanitarian

Leadership, Peace and Security Take Centre Stage at Symposium and Photo Exhibitions on Nelson Mandela Day

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July 18 every year was declared by the UN General Assembly in November 2009, as the ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’ in recognition of his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself” – Nelson Mandela “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially …

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Microsoft’s Bill Gates lauds SA’s HIV response

Bill Gates during an interview with the Xinhua News Agency on the sidelines of the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan Province/XINHUA

By– SAnews.gov.za Durban – US billionaire Bill Gates, one of the leading funders of HIV prevention programmes, has singled out South Africa as a model of the African continent in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS. He has urged the country to continue to do more to curb the pandemic. Gates said South Africa was doing its best to …

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UN and Department of Education to the Roll-out of Desk-bag Projects for Underprivileged Schools

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The desk-bags will further empower and develop learners early childhood development skills as children can use the desk-bags at home to complete their homework, colour, paint and draw The UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) and the Gauteng Department of Education will embark on an on-going drive to provide desk-bags to under-privileged children in South Africa. This project will begin …

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SA: Deputy President to meet philanthropist Bill Gates

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By– SAnews.gov.za Durban – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is to meet US billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates on Wednesday on the third day of the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban. Gates is one of the global funders of HIV treatment and prevention, including funding for the South African HIV programme. Deputy President Ramaphosa is leading the South African government …

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All systems go for AIDS 2016 conference

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By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe says plans are well in place for South Africa to host a successful 2016 International AIDS Conference. This is the second time South Africa hosts the conference, with international AIDS experts having descended on the country in 2000. Over 18 000 people are expected to …

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AgBiome Awarded Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation AgBiome,LLC

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AgBiome, LLC, a leader in the development of microbial solutions for agriculture, has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover biological insect control for deployment to smallholder farmers in African nations. The project, entitled RSM Systems Biology for Sweetpotato: Engineering the African Root/Soil/Microbiome for Enhanced Crop Productivity, aims to discover beneficial microbes with …

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High level dialogue “Women in local governance”

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What: High Level Dialogue Theme: “Women in Local Governance” Who: The African Union Commission Department of Political Affairs in collaboration with the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. When: 08 July 2016 Time: 14:30 am – 16:00 pm Where: Kigali, Rwanda Objective: The High Level Dialogue will provide the opportunity to share experiences and discuss challenges facing the achievement of …

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Experts and academics call on West African leaders to end child poverty

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A group of experts hosted by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), UNICEF, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other organizations issued a communique today urging West African leaders to eradicate child poverty. The experts also highlighted the need to monitor child poverty with separate measurements along geographic, gender and socio-economic lines. The region’s considerable overall economic growth …

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Innovation Prize for Africa- Nigeria’s Dr. Eddy Agbo Wins the Special Prize for Social impact

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This year’s winners offer innovative responses to address malaria & HIV/AIDS, two of Africa’s greatest disease burdens. Ground-breaking healthcare solutions grab the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2016 total cash Awards of US$150 000. ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE FRONTIERS OF INNOVATION, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY ARE WINNERS… WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN …

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AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security Commemorates the Day of the African Child, with the Refugee Community in Gambella, Ethiopia

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The African Union (AU) Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), H.E. Mme Bineta Diop, joined the refugee community at the Jewi Refugee Camp in Gambella, Ethiopia, to commemorate the twenty-sixth (26th) edition of the Day of the African Child, under the theme, “Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all Children’s Rights”, and to show support to refugees, trapped …

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