Monthly Archives: October 2016

South Sudan: how cows fuelled the war and how they can consolidate peace

Tracking the progress of South Sudan’s civil war is a near-impossible task. Little reliable news arrives in Juba, and the spin doctors from each opposing side are masters of the art. So the legion of …

Burundi: Hunting for CSOs intensifies

Bujumbura – The striking off and suspension of several civil society organizations (CSOs) by the Burundian government causes fear for the regime and doubt about its governance. Five of them are accused of “carrying …

500+ Convene in Côte d’Ivoire for Focus on Sustainability at World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting

$12 Million in New Funding Announced for Farmer Support Programs; Call to Action on Regional Threat Posed by Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Last week, the World Cocoa …

SAFRICA WELCOMES UN RESOLUTION ON TREATY BARRING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

South Africa has welcomed a United Nations resolution on the treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.

“South Africa welcomes the adoption on Oct 27, 2016 of a resolution entitled ‘Taking forward multilateralism nuclear disarmament negotiations’ by a …

Let’s exploit renewable energy potential of landlocked developing countries � Zambia

The Chairperson of the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDC) says the 15-nation group holds great potential for the production of renewable energy, and called for more investment in the sector.

Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the United …

Africa and the Paris Agreement: Which Way Forward?

Addis Ababa – The Paris Agreement on climate change is set to enter into force on Nov. 4, after it passed the required threshold of at least 55 Parties, accounting for an estimated 55 …

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to brief Parliament on NEDLAC progress to introduce national minimum wage and efforts to reduce violent and protracted strikes

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is poised to brief the National Assembly on Tuesday 2 November 2016 on progress made by National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) constituencies to introduce the National Minimum Wage while …

SOUTH AFRICA WINS RE-ELECTION TO 47-MEMBER UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

South Africa has been re-elected as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, an indication of the world’s continued confidence in the country’s commitment to human rights, says the country’s Permanent Representative to …

Le géant chinois des téléviseurs Hisense présente son activité B2B

QINGDAO, Chine, le 28 octobre 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Le président de Hisense Group, M. Liu Hongxin, a dévoilé la stratégie de marque et le symbole visuel de l’activité B2B de Hisense le 25 octobre à …