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South Africa and Iran to Host Business Forum in Pretoria
Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa - Oct 20, 2017

The business forum will address amongst others trade, investment, economic development and industry related issues JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with their Iranian counterparts will host the South Africa-Iran Business Forum at the Department of International Relations...

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Prevention of Torture: UN human rights body suspends Rwanda visit citing obstructions
Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - Oct 20, 2017

The delegation suspended the visit on day five of their planned seven-day mission because of Rwanda’s lack of cooperation GENEVA, Switzerland, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended a visit to Rwanda due to a series of obstructions imposed by...

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The United Nations in South Africa opens exhibition at Apartheid Museum
Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) - Oct 20, 2017

The exhibition, which was organized in partnership with the museum and Brand South Africa, showcases the UN’s contribution in the fight against apartheid PRETORIA, South Africa, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The United Nations in South Africa yesterday launched its exhibition, “The Role of the United Nations in the...

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Mogadishu attack: Emergency Response Update (as of 20 October 2017)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - Oct 20, 2017

More than 300 people have been confirmed dead, over 300 people injured with nearly 200 people still missing NEW YORK, United States of America, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Following the massive bomb explosion in Mogadishu on 14 October, the Federal Government of Somalia, humanitarian organizations, the UN, NGOs,...

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United Nations and World Council of Churches Consultation issues communique on sustainable peace in Burundi
Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) - Oct 20, 2017

They examined the current situation in Burundi as well as the role of religious leaders and their contribution to enhance peace, security and reconciliation in the country GENEVA, Switzerland, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A consultation in Arusha, Tanzania, has issued a communique entitled “Sustainable Peace in Burundi.” The...

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United States Agency for International Development and Ghana Government Foster Private sector-led Economic Growth through Partnerships
Source: U.S. Department of State - Oct 20, 2017

The Seventh Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness event draws private sector investment and encourages the sustainable growth of agribusinesses in Ghana TAMALE, Ghana, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Recognized as the largest annual gathering of farmers, buyers, manufacturers, government officials, development partners and financial institutions, the Seventh Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness event...

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President Zuma Appoints New Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board Members
Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency - Oct 20, 2017

The three new members are: Mr. Ronald Lamola, Ms. Martina Della-Togna and Ms. Nombeko Mbava PRETORIA, South Africa, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- President Jacob Zuma has appointed three new members of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board. The three new members are: Mr. Ronald Lamola, Ms....

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UK provides urgent lifesaving aid to victims of escalating conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Source: Department for International Development (DFID) - Oct 20, 2017

The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has called for the international community to act now and not forget the millions of people displaced by increasing levels of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo LONDON, United Kingdom, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Ms. Patel’s call came as she announced...

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