UAE – The International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU’s) 20th Plenipotentiary Conference opened on 29 October 2018 with a global call to the world to “act as one” to connect the world’s nearly four billion people who remain unconnected to the Internet.
The Global Compact for Migration, which is expected to be adopted in December, is the first ever attempt to develop an internationally shared vision of what safe, orderly and regular migration might look like, and how it could be achieved. The Australian government has recently signalled the possibility that it may withdraw from the process – which would make it the third UN member state after the US and Hungary to do so. There is a risk that others may follow, jeopardizing a fragile, hard-won consensus at its most critical stage.
SOUTH AFRICA – The world’s largest air pollution hotspot is Mpumalanga, South Africa revealed a ground breaking analysis of satellite data from 1 June to 31 August this year
CHINA – The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Mobile Energy Holdings Group (www.Hanergy.com), has announced that its subsidiary, Hanergy Glory Solar Technology has successfully delivered the latest solar powered electric express delivery cars (Solar Runner #1) to China’s top delivery companies, STO Express and ZJS Express on October 9, on the occasion of the 49th World Post Day
Africa is believed to have out-performed the world since the turn of the millennium suggesting the notion that it is rising, and is the world’s next economic frontier. “But for who?” asks Senyo Hosi in his speech delivered at the 3rd edition of African Development & Investment Convention (ADIC) held in Zurich on 25 - 26 October 2018 titled: Africa Rising Lacing Politics, Industry and True Partnership in policy for Development.
SOUTH AFRICA – The Africa’s infrastructure is expected to attract investment at the Forum holding in South Africa on November 7 – 9, 2018, a platform for sourcing funding for bankable African projects, brokering infrastructure deals and providing innovative financial solutions.
SOUTH SUDAN – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team in South Sudan and partners recently concluded a biometric registration exercise which resulted in a total of 32,113 displaced people living in Juba’s two protection of civilian (PoC) sites being registered.
KENYA – Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s collection of passionately independent hotels, announced that it will soon debut the brand into Kenya with Sankara Nairobi slated to join the brand’s diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world.
NIGERIA – As the continent’s largest economy, international development experts, innovators and funders increasingly believe that Nigeria is positioned to provide a market-driven solution to one of the continent’s most significant challenges and opportunities: Affordable Housing.
BOTSWANA – Seedstars World, the largest startup competition for emerging markets will be holding its dynamic pitch event for the fourth time on 9 November 2018 at the Botswana Innovation Hub.
Africa Link, a media organisation founded in April 2000, the publisher of Africa Link magazine, and Africalink Online received kudos at its inaugural annual symposium / 2018 SolidarityAwards event for the unique services rendered to the African community in Switzerland and Africa.
If ever there was a party created for defying the odds, it would be the African Action Congress. Borne from a Movement that continually defies the odds, the AAC party has grown from a dream to becoming a powerful force; an unstoppable force which today saw the emergence of Omoyele Sowore as its presidential candidate.
The purpose of Melania Trump’s recent trip to Africa seems not to be clear as the first US Lady , and in it is stated Reportin Dakar SenegalOctober 8, 2018
CÔTE D’IVOIRE – On the 26 October, during Seedstars Abidjan, REMA won the Cameroon round of Seedstars World and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. The event took place at Seedspace Abidjan, and 11 selected startups were invited to present their companies in front of the local jury panel.
SOUTH AFRICA – The 2018 financial year proved to be a challenging year for South African mining companies. Globally, the financial performance of the mining industry improved considerably from the previous year. That position was largely mirrored by South African bulk commodity producers with iron ore, coal, manganese and chrome performing well.
The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank has announced the implementation of the Next African Global IT Leaders Program under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP).
Events are being held around Switzerland on Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the 'Read and Write association, whose courses have helped 25,000 adults. September 8 is also International Literacy Day.
DR Congo’s lead production increased by 7.9% on a year-to-year basis to stand at 597,249 tons during H1, 2018, the country’s central bank revealed on 30, August 2018. According to figures reported by Reuters, cobalt and gold production has also risen by 37.6% to 52,941 tons and 15.8% to 17,948 KG respectively during the period under review.
Sectorial experts from Member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have called for the development of national policies for the popularization of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) which will increase the access to modern energy such as electric services and modern cooking fuels in the region.
The Directorate of Studies and Financial Forcasts in the Ministry of Economy and Finance, represented by its Director, Mr. Mounssif Aderkaoui, took part in the 10th plenary session of the OECD initiative on global value chains, held in Paris from June 26 to 27 2018.