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‘West Africa a model of stability’

JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations political affairs chief says that that West Africa could be a model of how the UN can work with local partners in bringing stability to regions or subregions. “The situation in West Africa says a lot of the region’s growing capacity to deal with regional problems,” said Under-Secretary-General for Political […]

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Gambia to stay in the ICC

JOHANNESBURG – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the rescission of Gambia’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to statement issued by his spokesperson, Guterres “welcomes that the Gambia will remain a State Party to the International Criminal Court’s founding instrument”. “He remains confident that States Parties will continue […]

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Search for a ‘killer app’ to link agriculture and youth unemployment

KIGALI, February 16 (ANA) – Even as he used hi-tech lingo to describe the issues facing Africa, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, on Thursday put his faith in the agricultural sector to solve the mounting problem of youth unemployment. Welcoming delegates to the Mastercard Foundation’s second annual Young Africa Works Summit […]

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Zuma congratulates new Somalia President

JOHANNESBURG, February 10 (ANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Friday congratulated the newly-elected President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. “President Zuma expressed his commitment to continue working closely with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to enhance the bilateral relations between South Africa and Somalia,” the international relations and cooperation department said in […]