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SA National Assembly approves two Bills and one Legislative Proposal

SA National Assembly approves two Bills and one Legislative Proposal

AFRICA
CAPE TOWN, South Africa South Africa's National Assembly at its House sitting has this morning gave the go-ahead to two Bills and a legislative proposal from the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs to amend the Immigration Act. The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs proposed amendments to the Immigration Act to revise and align certain provisions in section 34 - concerning detention of illegal foreigners for purposes of deportation - with sections 12(1) and 35(2)(d) of the Constitution. The amendments, which follow the Constitutional Court judgment of 29th June 2017, will ensure that any illegal foreigner detained under section 34 of the Immigration Act is brought before a court in person within 48 hours from the time of arrest or not later than the first court ...
British, and Ugandan forces share common areas in development says President Museveni

British, and Ugandan forces share common areas in development says President Museveni

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, UGANDA
ENTEBBE, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has told a visiting delegation of students and staff from the British Advanced Commanders Staff College that the British and Uganda Armies have common areas of cooperation to share in development such as investments, tourism and security based on their liberalism trends and policy. "We share a common platform of liberalism and tolerance. The British Army and Ugandan Army have common areas of cooperation and this is important for integration nationally, regionally and internationally," he said. President Museveni was responding to questions raised in the course of his lecture to the students and staff of the British Advanced Commanders Staff College in UK, who called on him at State House, Entebbe. Colonel Martin Mackey of the British Roy...
“Start Egypt” discovers entrepreneurs across the country

“Start Egypt” discovers entrepreneurs across the country

AFRICA, BUSINESS
  CAIRO, Egypt StartEgypt has Partnered with Techne Drifts and Entreprenelle, to kick start the tour in nine Egyptian cities as part of its road shows and its female founders’ workshops. Cities of Alexandria, Port Said, Assuit, Sohag, Suez, Mansoura, Tanta, Luxor, and Aswan will hold the major events of the competitions In November 2017, the British Embassy in Cairo partnered with IFC and Flat6labs, offering a GBP 2 million, around EGP 47 million, grant to inspire and support thousands of Egyptian entrepreneurs through a number of entrepreneurial support services, awareness activities and a unique incubation program. The StartEgypt road shows and workshops focused on building the resilience and know-how of future entrepreneurs to help them start their own bu
EU Union brings relief to Ethiopians Displaced into Kenya after unrest

EU Union brings relief to Ethiopians Displaced into Kenya after unrest

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, UGANDA
BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has provided EUR 100,000 in humanitarian funding to assist the displaced thousands of Ethiopians, who fled into Kenya after a military operation last month. This EU-funding will support the Kenya Red Cross in delivering much needed relief assistance in basic health services, provision of shelter and survival items including mosquito nets and thermal blankets, and providing water and sanitation services to the displaced. The Kenya Red Cross is also spearheading coordination with government to streamline the emergency actions. "The humanitarian aid will directly benefit 10,000 people from 2,000 households, the entire population so far of those displaced and taking refuge in three centres in Moyale town in Northern Kenya." said the E...
British PM Theresa May speaks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

British PM Theresa May speaks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United Kingdom British Prime Minister Theresa May has this afternoon spoken with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi following his re-election over the weekend She congratulated President Sisi on the chance to take Egypt further along the path of democratic transition and said that his public commitment to respecting Egyptian presidential term-limits sent an important and powerful signal about his vision for the country’s future. " I look forward to working closely with President Sisi during his final term in office and  UK wants Egypt to succeed as a stable, prosperous and democratic country." Theresa  said The pair also discussed how the two countries can continue to work together, to further and support Egypt’s economic, education reforms and its counter
British Council partners YNaija to launch West Africa Arts Exchange

British Council partners YNaija to launch West Africa Arts Exchange

BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL, REST OF THE WORLD
LAGOS, Nigeria: British Council in partnership with YNaija.com  has launched the West Africa Arts Exchange (WAArtsExchange), a community of the talented artists from West Africa and arts lovers across the world. It will serve as a one-stop online destination for art enthusiasts interested in learning about the African contemporary art space as expressed by creatives aged 18-35. Our work in arts create new relationships between artists, organisations and audiences to develop stronger creative sectors around the world The West Africa Arts Exchange will showcase artistes working in diverse art genres including music, visual arts, film/television, theatre, dance, design, fashion and gaming. The online platform is designed to progressively assess and admit talented a
British Ambassador John Dennis bids farewell to Luanda, Angola

British Ambassador John Dennis bids farewell to Luanda, Angola

INTERNATIONAL
LUANDA, Angola: The reception on the 7th February was attended by over 150 key contacts from the Angolan government, business, academia and civil society, as well as by diplomatic partners. Since his arrival in 2014 Ambassador Dennis has led successful and ongoing efforts to deepen cooperation between Angola and the UK in trade, defence, education and the environment. As well as on key global and regional issues. A bilateral Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2016, institutional and people to people contacts are now thickening fast. The government of Angola is now responding with vigour to the economic challenges posed by the fall in the oil price In his farewell speech, Ambassador Dennis said: "I knew I wanted to be Ambassador to Angola from the moment I ...
Ugandan origin Daniel Kaluuya nominated for 2018 Oscar Awards

Ugandan origin Daniel Kaluuya nominated for 2018 Oscar Awards

INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
London, England: British actor Daniel Kaluuya who is of Ugandan origin has been nominated for an Oscar Award as Best Actor for his role in the hit horror film "Get Out". He will have to beat off strong competition from Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman and Timothee Chalamet if he is to win the Award for Best Actor. He becomes the first actor of Ugandan origin to get nominated for an Oscar. I feel what the film’s done is articulate an experience. It’s a touchstone where people can go, ‘Yeah, this,’ and feel like they aren’t crazy. “I feel what the film’s done is articulate an experience. It’s a touchstone where people can go, ‘Yeah, this,’ and feel like they aren’t crazy,” says Kaluuya. Kaluuya who is now 28 years old, has already received a BAFTA nominati