Event in Southern Africa

  • AfDB to Participate At 5th African Union - European Union Summit

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2017/11/30 The African Development Bank (AfDB) will participate at the 5th African Union Commission (AUC) and European Union (EU) Summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from November 29-30, 2017. The Summit is organized by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, the President of the African Union and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. This year's theme is "Investing in youth for a sustainable next." The AU-EU Summit brings together key decision-makers to deliberate the next relations and deepen connections between the two continents. The Summit, which takes place each three years, allows the AU and the EU to manage aspects of their partnership, monitor evolution in the implementation of commitments, and provide guidance for further work. The 2017 edition includes several key events, inclunding the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) and a focus on the new work programme for 2018-2020.
  • Slavery scandal overshadows EU-Africa summit

    ABIDJAN, 2017/11/30 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara demanded action Wednesday to combat migrant slave trading in Libya, as the issue dominated a Europe-Africa summit meant to focus on long-term increase and stability. The summit comes just two weeks after US network CNN aired footage of black Africans sold as slaves in Libya, sparking outrage from political leaders and street protests in African and European capitals.   Summit host Ouattara lashed slavery as a "wretched drama which recalls the worst hours of human history." "I would like to appeal to our sense of responsibility to take all urgent measures to put an end to that practice, which belongs to an extra age," he said, opening the gathering of 55 African Union and 28 European Union nations in Ivory Coast's economic capital.
  • Xi Jinping opens BRICS Summit in Xiamen, asks members to shelve differences

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday asked BRICS members to shelve their differences and accommodate each other’s concerns by enhancing mutual trust and strategic communication, as he opened the 9th annual summit of the five member emerging economies. Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the opening ceremony of BRICS Summit in Xiamen called for mutual trust between member nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The opening ceremony of the three-day BRICS summit started with Brics Business Council amid a downpour triggered by typhoon Mawar which had caused widespread disruption to the summit preparations and the city’s traffic. The typhoon as well caused considerable disruption to the flights.
  • 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.
  • South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Arrives in Germany to Attend the G20 Leaders' Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/07 President Jacob Zuma has this morning, 06 July 2017, arrived in Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany to attend the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders' Summit which is scheduled to take place from 07 to 08 July 2017 under the theme "Shaping an Interconnected World". South Africa is one of the 19 member nations of the Group of 20 (G20) which, in addition to the European Union (EU), the 20th member, have been conference regularly since 1999 to discuss world economic policy coordination.
  • CEOs to rethink Africa’s “business model” in Geneva

    SWITZERLAND, 2017/03/08 he 5th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM will take place from 20 – 21 March in Geneva and will focus on how to succeed in this new economic cycle on the continent. Having cemented its status as the foremost conference dedicated to the development of the African private sector, the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017 will bring together additional than 1000 personalities, key decision makers in industry, finance and politics from the African continent and around the globe.
  • Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Austrian counterpart

    AUSTRIA, 2016/10/22 International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will meet with her Austrian counterpart, Sebastian Kurz, the Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, on 24 October 2016 in Pretoria. Minister Kurz is visiting South Africa from 24-26 October 2016, heading a 50-person strong business delegation, which includes the President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. South Africa ranks 6th amongst Austria’s overseas trading partners and is Austria’s major trading partner in Africa
  • AU Commission Chair, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to address Africa Editors Forum and Press Officers Engagement in Pretoria

    SOUTH AFRICA, 2016/10/22 The African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be hosting a joint sitting of Africa Editors Forum and Press Officers on the 24th and the 25th of October 2016, in Pretoria. The theme of the engagement is “Deepening Africa’s Narrative and Capacities to Deliver Schedule 2063”. This is the initial time South Africa will host the joint sitting of up to 80 Editors from across the African Continent inclunding Press Officers under the AU banner. The previous conference was held in Rwanda alongside the AU Heads of National Summit, this year. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will address the forum for the last time as the Chair of the African Union Commission and give African Editors an opportunity to engage with her as she concludes her four year tenure.