Un millier de jeunes leaders africains se sont réunis à Washington pour collaborer sur le leadership et le renforcement des compétences

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WASHINGTON, 8 août 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Un millier de jeunes leaders africains se sont réunis à Washington, D.C. la semaine dernière pour le Sommet 2017 du Mandela Washington Fellowship. Représentant 48 pays en Afrique sub-saharienne, le groupe diversifié de leaders s’est absorbé dans des activités pour renforcer leurs compétences en leadership et pour établir des liens […]

One Thousand Young African Leaders Convene in Washington to Collaborate on Leadership and Skill Building

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — One thousand young African leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit. Representing 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the diverse group of leaders immersed themselves in activities to strengthen their leadership skills and to build connections with each other and U.S. leaders from the […]

YPO Global Pulse: Economic confidence across Africa rebounds slightly in second quarter

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Economic sentiment in South Africa remains subdued JOHANNESBURG, 8 August 2017 – YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organisation in the world, reported today that confidence among business leaders in Africa improved marginally in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q 2017). The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Africa climbed 1.9 points to 56.3, its […]

Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2017

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10 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), which established a framework for the rights, dignity and well-being of indigenous peoples. Since then, there has bee…

Rwandan Soldiers Arrive in South Sudan Ahead of Thousands More Extra UN Troops

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JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN � About 120 Rwandan peacekeepers have arrived in South Sudan, United Nations said on Tuesday, the first detachment of 4,000 extra troops approved by the U.N. last year to help protect the capital of Africa’s newest country.

The U.N. approved the deployment in August after days of heavy fighting in Juba between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those backing former Vice President Riek Machar. There are already 13,000 U.N. peacekeepers in South Sudan.

South Sudan four-year civil war triggered by Kiir’s sacking of Machar as his deputy. The men come from rival ethnic groups and the fighting, which has uprooted a quarter of the country’s 12 million people, has been largely along tribal lines.

The U.N. Secretary General’s special representative in South Sudan, David Shearer, told a news conference that the recruits, who arrived this weekend, would join a battalion from Nepal and Bangladesh attached to the regional protection force (RPF).

The arrival of this contingent … marks the beginning of the phased deployment of the RPF,” Shearer said. More troops were also expected to be deployed from Ethiopia, he said.

The RPF is mandated to enforce peace in Juba and protect the capital’s sole international airport and other important facilities as well as stopping anyone “preparing attacks, or engages in attacks” against U.N. sites, aid workers or civilians and would confront South Sudanese government troops if needed.

“Having additional troops means we can carry out more tasks related to our mandate to protecting civilian and build a durable peace,” Shearer said.

Source: Voice of America

PROGRAMME TO INTRODUCE PREDATORS TO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARK PROVES SUCCESSFUL

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PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA, Aug 8 (NNN-SABC) — A programme to introduce predators into the Mountain Zebra National Park in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province is proving to be highly successful and the park now boasts of having three of the Big Fiv…