Event in Nigeria

  • Africa: Graca Challenges Women, Girls to Grab Emerging Opportunities

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/13 Women and children's rights advocate Graca Machel yesterday urged women and youth in Tanzania to be proactive at the same time as it comes to seeking development opportunities. Ms Machel, the founder of the Graca Machel Trust, said this during the closing of an eight-day conference in the city which was aimed at empowering communities to tackle development challenges.
  • South Africa plays an active role in the AU

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows, quoted Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a consultant at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), who said South Africa was “ceding power to other players on the continent, such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the current AU chairperson President Alpha Condé of Guinea”.
  • Major Leap for Africa At G20 Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/12 The G20 Leaders' Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for world development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from the world's major economies, inclunding the European Union.
  • Commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day

    BOTSWANA, 2016/10/22 oday, the African People commemorate the Africa Human Rights Day across the continent under the theme “Women Rights – Our Collective Responsibility”. On this occasion, H.E. Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs issued a statement on behalf of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission describing this year’s theme as timely and appropriate. Timely in the sense that it coincides with the Declaration of the African Union’s Heads of National and Government of “2016 as the African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women”. It is, therefore, a clarion call on Africa to do additional to promote women’s rights, particularly the rights to development. It is in this context that the African Union Commission has concluded that the AHRD theme for this year is a reflection of a ray of hope that through empowerment of women in Africa, sustainable peace and development will be ushered in.
  • West African leaders to continue pushing for peace in sub-region

    BENIN, 2015/09/29 The reinstallation of Burkina Faso's Transition President Michel Kafando on Sept. 23 by West African regional leaders marked the end of a one-week coup that had been carried out by former guards of the country's ex-President Blaise Compaore. Given the abuses committed by Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad, leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) vowed to ensure the Burkina Faso crisis does not evolve into a major crisis in the sub-region. In their swiftness to replace the transition government, the sub-regional leaders, under pressure from Burkinabes, used all the necessary means to ensure the transition government is restored.
  • Obama Chides African Leaders Who Cling to Power

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/29 Barack Obama has chided African leaders who refuse to give up power in his initial speech at the African Union headquarters by a US president. The scolding came in the course of his address on Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to the 54-member continental bloc. "Africa's democratic evolution is as well at risk at the same time as leaders refuse to step aside at the same time as their terms end," Obama said. "No one should be president for life."
  • A conference of the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce

    SOUTH AFRICA, 2014/08/20 A conference of the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce, to be hosted by Brand South Africa in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, will discuss Africa's competitiveness and ways of boosting intra-African trade. Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina will address the forum, whose members include such heavyweights as Stanbic IBTC Bank, Honeywell Group, Philips Consulting, Old Mutual, Initial Bank, South African Airways, Southern Sun, MTN, Multichoice, SABMiller and Unilever.
  • The 15th conference of the regional coordination mechanism for Africa (MCR-Africa)

    NIGERIA, 2014/03/31 The 15th conference of the regional coordination mechanism for Africa (MCR-Africa) began proceedings on Friday in the Nigerian, Abuja, on the theme “UN support to Africa’s integration programme in the context of AU schedule”. The MCR-Africa conference offers an opportunity to look at evolution made to improve cooperation, collaboration and coordination between the United Nations, its organs and African Union organs, its goal being to improve the efficiency of UN support to Africa’s development.
  • Queen Elizabeth congratulates Nigerians on centenary celebrations

    UNITED KINGDOM, 2014/03/01 Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan, the Federal Government and people of Nigeria on the occasion of Nigeria’s centenary celebrations, according to a presidency press statement, issued here Thursday. The statement said 'In a written message delivered to President Jonathan late Wednesday by Britain’s Minister for Africa, Mr. Mark Simmonds, Queen Elizabeth II conveyed her best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the people of Nigeria.
  • President Goodluck Jonathan, said Wednesday in Davos

    NIGERIA, 2014/01/24 Nigerian leader, President Goodluck Jonathan, said Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, that African governments must accord the highest possible priority to promoting inclusive economic increase on the continent to avoid problems associated with poverty and financial equality. Speaking during a televised debate at the World Economic Forum, President Jonathan said that his government was by presently doing a lot to enhance inclusive increase in Nigeria through policies and programmes that focus on wealth creation rather than poverty alleviation, according to a press statement from Dr. Reuben Abati, the president's Appropriate Adviser on Media and Publicity.