Ms. Sophia Bekele, Founder and CEO DotConnectAfrica Group was nominated and approved by Africa Link Solidarity Award committee for Award in the category of Champion of Development in Africa for her Miss Africa Initiative which offers grants to support and empower women and girls in IT related training.

Armed herdsmen Photo: The Guardian

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The Nigerian government has presented a plan to permanently solve the farmers-herders conflicts in the country which has claimed the lives of thousands over the years, according to Premium Times.
Hundreds of people have been killed in 2018 alone in violence involving nomadic herdsmen in Benue, Plateau, and Kaduna states.

President Muhammadu Buhari signing the 2018 Appriation Bill into law at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (20/6/18) 03267/20/6/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

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President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the National Assembly of padding the 2018 budget sent to the law makers. He expressed his concern about the changes the National Assembly has made to the budget proposals he sent.

The construction of holiday homes by foreign residents in the Swiss Alps has been made more complicated following voters approval of controversial proposal in 2012.(Keystone)

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The government has decided to abandon plans for tighter restrictions on real estate purchases in Switzerland by foreigners living abroad. Most political parties, organisations and cantons opposed the plan, which was submitted for consultation, according to the justice ministry.

Ecofin Agency: Gwladys Johnson Akinocho

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World Bank approved $40 million in financing to Madagascar to develop the Electricity Sector Operations and Governance Improvement Project (EGOSIP).
The money granted under the International Development Association (IDA) will enable the national power distributor -JIRAMA- to implement its restructuring program prepared in 2016.

President of the chamber Mr. Peter Hartmann (facing the camera) and VP Mr. Andreas……. right

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The Annual General Meeting of Swisscham-africa held on May 9, 2018 witnessed a high turnout of the members. Also in attendance were the Ambassador of Cameroon to Switzerland Mr. Léonard H. Bindzi and two senior members of the Embassy of Ghana, Bern, Ms Esther Abroquah and Ms.Hannah S.Tiigah.

The 2018 Africa Link Solidarity Awards go to three persons and two organisations in two categories according to the Awards Selection committee headed by Atsen Ahua in a release issued today.

A scene from Human flow

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Exile, feminism and migration were prevalent themes during this year’s FIFDH festival. This was influenced in part by the #metoo movement and the migration crisis - with Abigail Disney, philanthropist and filmmaker starting off discussions on the role of women, while the actress, Vanessa Redgrave’s documentary film, Sea Sorrow delved into migration.

Claudia Makadristo

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Seedstars World, the largest startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup starts Africa campaign in Harare, Zimbabwe on 29 June 2018.

Mr. Bishar A. Hussein (UPU)

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Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Mr. Bishar A. Hussein praised the “unique model” of the East African Communications Organisation (EACO) and called on Posts to embrace e-commerce opportunities

Group photo at the High-Level Panel on Migration in Africa  Photo: IOM

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The two-day meeting of the High-Level Panel on Migration for Africa (HLPM) held in Geneva on May 28 and 29 ended after addressing the key issues in African migration as well as where the HLPM should focus its advocacy efforts. The meeting aimed to develop recommendations to help build Africa’s case for facilitating safe, orderly and regular migration, and contribute to the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration

Kola Aina

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SOUTH AFRICA – Africa’s early stage investor community will convene on November 11th and 12th, 2018 for the 5th Africa Early Stage Investor Summit.
This exclusive investor-only event unites key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond, to exchange best practices, learn from peers and recent transactions, and do deals. For the second consecutive year, the Summit will be hosted at Workshop17 in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

Twenty four years ago, on 27 April 1994, South Africa marked the historic transition from apartheid state to a democratic country whose constitution grants equal rights to all, a free society headed by the late President Nelson Mandela was ushered in, and the day was christened Freedom Day.

Femi Kuti in action

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As typical at Afro-Pfingsten festival, the music took centre stage with prestigious performers came from every corner of the world reflecting the name  World Music Festival  wowing the crowds at Grosse Reithalle.

A cross section of African group of Ambassadors

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Africa is not out of the woods yet. It is still confronted with socio-economic, political and security difficulties which hinder its development and fulfillment.
The dean of African ambassadors to Switzerland remarked at the reception jointly organized on 14 May 2018 in Bern to commemorate African Day.

Peter Sewakiryanga (left) and Margret Arach Orech after receiving their awards at a function in Bugolobi. Photo by Ashraf Kasirye

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The recognition was part of the EU’s effort to raise awareness and draw action to the social causes championed by the winners. The European Union (EU) has recognised two Ugandan activists for their tireless campaign to stop child trafficking and deadly land mines.

Director General Bishar A. Hussein

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Postal networks are source of economic development

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Berne, 24 May 2018–Research released by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) shows that Posts are a key driver for a country’s sustainable economic development.

Jackline Kemigisa, Parliament Watch Uganda, one of the innovators

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The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) serves as a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and a catalyst for coalition and action towards building robust innovation ecosystems in Africa

The 3rd Ghana Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Summit has taken place in Accra. The theme for the conference was Leadership, Innovation and Investment for Business and Economic Transformation.

Being the statement presented by Government Communication and Information System at Imbizo Media Centre, Cape Town South Africa

All protocol observed

The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of two of our struggle icons and heroes of our revolution who dedicated their lives in the struggle for freedom and contributed immensely to the birth of a new South African nation.

From L to R Mr. Julien Bornon of UNCTAD, Mr. Kelechi Okoro of GIZ, Mr. Tèi Konzi, Commissioner of Trade and Dr. Gbenga Obideyi, Director of Trade

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Trade experts from Members States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 for a two-day meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, to enhance their knowledge on the ECOWAS Trade Information System (ECOTIS) project and deliberate on the expected content for national trade portals to be linked to the ECOTIS.

Rob Davies

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Trade and Industry Minister (dti) Rob Davies is hoping for more cash to underpin President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bid to win $100bn in new investment for SA.

Firm foundations: At Novartis, we’ve been supporting the volunteering efforts of our staff since 1997, when we introduced what is now our annual Community Partnership Day. (2000)

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The culture of volunteerism is a fundamental part of the Novartis corporate ethos. For more than 20 years, Novartis employees the world over have been stepping out of the lab and away from their desks to come together in support of causes in their local communities.

At the second panel session during the UPU World CEO Forum 2018, panellists agree on digital dividend, but admit postal growth elusive.

"We must break moulds and cross boundaries," said Mark Barnes, Group CEO of the South African Post Office in a panel session on elusive growth at the UPU World CEO Forum 2018 on the first day of the forum.