SOUTH-AFRICA – The need for free movement of talent and goods across Africa, in order to significantly strengthen businesses and boost intra-Africa trade on the continent topped discussion at the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa.
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As a result of Governance and legal framework, gender equality has been illustrated by the development of national frameworks and mechanisms including, the constitution, the Vision 2020, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS), the National Gender Policy and Decentralisation Policy.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and IOM hosted a three-day Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) Conference in Accra, Ghana, consisting of an Experts Meeting, followed by a Ministerial Meeting.
ETHIOPIA - IOM Ethiopia has moved some 57,000 South Sudanese refugees from the South Sudan border to camps inside Ethiopia since violence broke out between South Sudan’s government and opposition forces in December 2013.
The Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunization is pointless, risky and that the body is better off fighting disease unaided.
EGYPT – According to Leila Farah El-Mokaddem, the African Development Bank’s new Resident Representative in Egypt, “the economic empowerment of women is a hidden opportunity for our continent. Women constitute what we call ‘smart economics.’ By expanding income generation to both women and men, families are collectively better off, while the economy is more productive resulting in an overall win-win situation.”
SOUTH-AFRICA – After lurking in the shadows for the first ten months of 2013, cybercriminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyber-attacks in history. Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) Volume 19, shows a significant shift in cybercriminal behavior, revealing the bad guys are plotting for months before pulling off huge heists – instead of executing quick hits with smaller rewards.
CAMEROON – Orange mobile telephone will launch in April a preventive medical service in collaboration with the country's Ministry for Health, allowing remote medical advice in real time.