The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) in collaboration with the World Bank Group will host the first-ever “Africa Day” during the Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2013, on November 20, at the World Bank Group Headquarters in Washington, DC. Every year, the LJD Week …

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NEW YORK, 20 November 2013 – As the world marks Universal Children’s Day – the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – UNICEF is urging a much stronger light be shone on the millions of children in every country and at …

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South African conference company Spintelligent is adding a new conference track specifically for manufacturers to the West African Power Industry Convention 2013 (WAPIC) on 26-27 November in Lagos, Nigeria.  mPAD Manufacturers’ Forum, Nigeria is a 2-day gathering of industrialists, expert speakers from both government …

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ADDIS ABABA – According to a new report which ranks how child-friendly 52 African governments are, Africa has become a better place for children compared to five years ago, and improving child wellbeing does not necessarily depend on the wealth of the country.  The new …

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(Harare) – The water and sanitation crisis in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, places millions of residents at risk of waterborne disease, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Five years after cholera killed over 4,000 people and sickened 100,000 more, the conditions that allowed …

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GENEVA (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has said it was highly concerned about the high number of people risking their lives to reach Yemen after recording more than 62,000 sea arrivals in the first 10 months of this year.  UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards …

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At a gala event held overlooking the picturesque Table Bay, Cape Town, the ICT, Telecommunications and Media industries came together to celebrate and acknowledge some of the industry’s best achievements that have taken place across the African continent over the past 12 months. In its …

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NBA Cares, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) global social responsibility program, and international conservation organization WildAid are launching a multimedia campaign in China to help reduce the demand for endangered wildlife products. The campaign will feature NBA stars, including Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles …

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Recently African media leaders concluded a three-day conference in Ethiopia where press freedom was not on top of the conference agenda, even though many journalists on the continent face restrictions and repression.  Conference organizers said their core focus was on business development, technology innovation, …

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Expert analysis of new satellite imagery Amnesty International has obtained from the Central African Republic (CAR) reveals the shocking aftermath of recent human rights abuses amid spiralling violence by armed groups and security forces.   The images – some taken since the beginning of November – include evidence …

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