Event in Central Africa

  • DRC elected into UN Human Rights Council

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2017/10/17 DR Congo was on Monday elected in Geneva, Switzerland, to the UN Human Rights Council by 151 votes out of 193.97 votes were required to poll a majority. The DRC will sit on the council from January 2018 for a three-year term alongside three other African nations elected at the same time namely Angola, Nigeria and Senegal. The Congolese minister for Human Rights, Marie-Ange Mushobekwa, welcomed the election, which however places its government in the forefront of its responsibilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • São Tomé and Príncipe should eventually become a member of Forum Macau

    CHINA, 2017/01/23 The restoration of diplomatic relations between São Tomé and Príncipe and China will enable all Portuguese-speaking nations to meet in Forum Macau, the Forum’s new Deputy Secretary-General told the Tribuna de Macau newspaper. Ding Tian, ​​who has just been appointed to that office by the Ministry of Commerce of China, cautioned, however, that diplomatic institutions had not from presently on been re-established, and there is therefore “no practical communication channel.”
  • 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.
  • British parliamentary delegation visits Angola

    ANGOLA, 2015/10/31 The visit was organised with the support of the British Embassy in Luanda and under the umbrella of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU). The IPU is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation part peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy. This visit symbolised the good relations between the Angolan and British parliaments and was in direct response to a visit by an Angolan parliamentary delegation that visited the UK in February 2011 led by the Angolan Secretary of National for Foreign Affairs, Ms Angela Braganca.
  • The African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum

    GABON, 2015/08/24 On August 24-27, 2015, the government of Gabon and the United States will co-host the 2015 African Increase and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Libreville, under the theme “AGOA at 15: Charting a Course for a Sustainable U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership.” Gabon will be the initial central African country to host the AGOA Forum. The 2015 Forum will provide a incomparable opportunity to celebrate the recent reauthorization of AGOA, take stock of AGOA’s successes over the last fifteen years and launch a dialogue on our shared vision for the next of U.S.-Africa trade.
  • Angola will host the Meeting of the Ministers of Finance and Governors of the Central African Banks, the African Caucus

    ANGOLA, 2015/08/21 From 27–28 August in Luanda, the Republic of Angola will host the Conference of the Ministers of Finance and Governors of the Central African Banks, the African Caucus, with the aim of strengthening the voice of the continent’s representatives on significant issues relating to the socio-economic development of the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs). The conference being held at the Talatona Convention Centre is an significant opportunity for the African leaders, represented by their Ministers of Finance and Planning and Governors of the Central Banks, to jointly present in a coordinated and organised way the major and current concerns affecting the economies of the African continent, namely the building of infrastructure and industrialisation of production processes.