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His appointment will take effect from the 1st of November 2017
Source: Statistics South Africa - Oct 20, 2017

PRETORIA, South Africa, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Minister in the Presidency, Mr. Jeff Radebe, today announced the appointment of the new Statistician-General and Head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr. Risenga Maluleke. His appointment will take effect from the 1st of November 2017 when Dr. Pali Lehohla’s...

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An initial appraisal of Africa’s path towards sustainable development
Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) - Oct 20, 2017

Joint AfDB-AU-ECA-UNDP baseline report urges sustained commitment to reducing poverty and calls for upgrading the continent’s statistical capabilities to ensure and track future progress ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A new report launched today states that in spite of recent progress, African countries need to sustain...

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President Zuma Appoints Members of the Commission for Gender Equality
Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency - Oct 20, 2017

The President has also designated Ms. Lulama Nare as the Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality with immediate effect until 31 March 2019 PRETORIA, South Africa, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- President Jacob Zuma has appointed four members of the Commission for Gender Equality. The President has appointed...

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WHO supports containment of rare virus on Uganda-Kenya border
Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Oct 20, 2017

At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at traditional burial ceremonies in Kween District GENEVA, Switzerland, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The World Health Organization is working to contain an outbreak...

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Cameroon: 365MW Hydroelectric Project
Source: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) - Oct 20, 2017

This project has an expected installed capacity of 365 MW and is located on the Nyong River, in the Nyong-et-Kelle Department, Central region of the Republic of Cameroon WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Platinum Power, a Power Africa partner, has pre-qualified a total of...

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IFRC Secretary General calls for global support for plague response in Madagascar
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) - Oct 20, 2017

IFRC has launched an international emergency appeal for 5.5 million Swiss francs to expand the already growing Red Cross response GENEVA, Switzerland, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy has appealed for international support...

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Madagascar: MSF Working to Tackle Outbreak of Plague
Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) - Oct 20, 2017

1,032 cases of plague, including 695 cases of pneumonic plague and 89 deaths, were recorded in Madagascar from August 1 to October 17 NEW YORK, United States of America, October 20, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working with local authorities yesterday to tackle an outbreak...

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Note to the Correspondents from UNSMIL’s Spokesperson on the Joint Drafting Committee Meeting on Thursday
Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) - Oct 19, 2017

The session, facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya Dr. Ghassan, delved into addressing the remaining issues where there was no agreement TUNIS, Tunisia, October 19, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The House of Representatives and High Council of State’s Joint Drafting Committee resumed its sessions today to...

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