Month: December 2018

Live At State With Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs

  Special Briefing Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Washington, DC December 21, 2018 HOST: Hello, and welcome to LiveAtState, the State Department’s interactive online press briefing platform. I’m delighted to welcome participants joining us today from across Africa and around the globe. I would like to send a special shout-out to the

Five years into conflict, South Sudanese leaders must make peace prevail

Since 2013, South Sudan has been plagued by armed conflicts marked by widespread sexual violence, forced displacements and food insecurity. The Norwegian Refugee Council calls for full implementation of the revitalized peace agreement. “For every year the fighting continues, people become increasingly vulnerable. Leaders of conflicting parties must now ensure full implementation and earnest commitment

UNMISS Quick Impact Projects improve the lives of communities across South Sudan

A series of special projects funded by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan are improving the lives of communities across the country by providing access to clean water, education and healthcare, safe houses for vulnerable women, and strengthening the justice system to hold perpetrators of sexual violence to account. A new report titled The People’s

Pretoria hosts Africa’s premier Science Forum as world enters era of “Fourth Industrial Revolution”

By Mekonnen Teshome (December 12, 2018, Pretoria) – Africa’s premier Science, Technology and Innovation forum, Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) -2018, which has brought together over 3, 000 researchers, scientists, policy-makers and students from all over the world kicks off today in Pretoria. The Forum scheduled to take place from 12 to 14 December 2018,

AU launches Innovation and Emerging Technologies Dialogue

By Mekonnen Teshome (December 12, 2018, Pretoria) – The African Union announced the launching of “Innovation and Emerging Technologies Dialogue” by it High Level Panel and the NEPAD Agency. The newly launched initiative named the “Calestous Juma Dialogue on Innovation and Emerging Technologies” has an ultimate goal of developing a culture of science and technology

AAS calls for free movement of African scientist

AAS calls for free movement of African scientist By Mekonnen Teshome (Pretoria, December 10, 2018) – The African-wide scientists’ organization, African Academy of Sciences (AAS), has called on African leaders to work for the free movement of African scientists. In connection with the opening of the 11th General Assembly of the Academy, Organized as part