LONDON, United KingdomPresident Danny Faure has this afternoon attended a meeting hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada at the Inter-Continental Hotel, for Leaders of Commonwealth Small Island and Coastal States. The meeting was on the subject of oceans, coastal resilience, and climate change. Seychelles is pleased to push forward the importance of the Blue Economy, as it represents the next frontier for our economies The subject of oceans will be discussed for the first time at the G7 Summit this year, which is being hosted by Canada in June 2018. Prime Minister Trudeau pledged the Canadian Government’s support to Small Island States in climate challenges, and promised to be a helpful voice and partner on the issue. In his intervention, President Faure congratu
DUBAI, United Arab EmiratesThe Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 (AHIC)) is officially underway at the purpose-built AHIC Village on the beach of the Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah following the official opening ceremony this morning, with a record number of registered delegates from the regional and global hospitality investment industry. Now in its 14th year, the annual knowledge and networking platform for the global hospitality investment community, held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), was inaugurated by AHIC Host and Patron His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. “In a relatively short period of time, Ras Al Khaimah has changed dramatically, from a quiet, agri
JUBA, South SudanThe feature-length documentary “Maman Colonelle,” directed by Dieudo Hamadi, has received the Human Rights Award 2017 from the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), and SIGNIS, a worldwide association of Catholic communicators. The film highlights the courage of one person to fight against sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The eastern portion of the DRC faces particular challenges in sexual violence towards women. There are hundreds of thousands of victims, young and old, facing crushing psychological, physical and social consequences. The film depicts the ways in which society blames them, and does not see them as the victims they are, therefore denying them justice and human rights. The film was recognized because it res
ABUJA, NigeriaAn evaluation carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO), US Center for Disease Control (CDC), and country partners shows that administering monovalent rotavirus vaccine to African infants does not increase the risk of intussusception above base line levels. Intussusception is a form of bowel obstruction in which a part of the intestine folds into the section next to it. Seven countries in the WHO African Region using monovalent rotavirus vaccine participated in the evaluations, which enrolled a total of 1060 infants under one year old with intussusception. “These studies conducted in the African Region can serve as a model for other regions where wide-scale rotavirus vaccine introductions are just beginning and surveillance is ongoing as part of the WHO-
NEW YORK, United States of America,Liberian Journalist Tyron Brown has been found dead and his body dumped outside his home in the eastern Paynesville suburb of Monrovia. According to the statement released by the Committee to Protect Journalists, Brown was a video editor and camera operator with Super Communications, a privately owned outlet that runs Super FM and Super Television. The station manager Smith Toby, of the privately owned radio OK FM, and media reports said, Brown had been stabbed in at least three places that lead to his death. "Liberia must thoroughly investigate Tyron Brown's killing, including whether journalism could have been the motive," CPJ's Africa program coordinator, Angela Quintal, said. "By acting quickly and transparently to track the killers, L
Uganda's First Lady and Minister of Education and sports H.E Janet Museveni has arrived at Entebbe International Airport to welcome the Ugandan Athletes Commonwealth Team. It should be remembered that this is the first time in history that Uganda has won three Gold medals in the Commonwealth games. Uganda has also been been ranked the fourth in Africa, while it emerged 15th position out of the 25 countries that participated in the events, at Gold Coast, Australia. "This is the beginning of everything." remarks Mr. John Bosco Onyik, chairperson of National Council of Sports Former Police Spokespersons Asan Kasinje applauded the team: We are proud of our team. We must therefore, invest more in sports, so that we boast them to bring more medals even from the Olympics,"
GENEVA, SwitzerlandA UN human rights expert has commended Ghana as a champion of African democracy and a country which has achieved some important development milestones. But says unless growing inequality and continuing high poverty rates are addressed the country will fall far short of meeting the key UN Sustainable Development Goals, including the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030. “Ghana is at a crossroads and must now decide whether to continue existing policies that will further enrich the wealthy and do little for the poor, or to make fiscal adjustments that would lift millions out of poverty and bring them into the agricultural economy in ways that would contribute significantly to economic growth,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, at