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NYS Attorney General Letitia James Delivers Historic Inaugural Speech « CBS New York


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South African Companies hails the Inaugural Intra-Africa Fair


South African companies who recently participated at the seven-day inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) hosted in Cairo, Egypt described the fair as a stepping stone for all African businesses who wants to trade and partner with each other. The 40 business delegation showcased their products and services at the South African National Pavilion.

The Managing Director of Conax Manufacturing in Spring, Gauteng, Mr Freddy Mugeri, said IATF is a creative initiative that will take some time to realise as it is new, it will eventually grow from this start and become successful in future.

“Even though there are many…

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Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Kweku on Inaugural Africa Rising Film Festival: “Africa’s Moment Has Come”


The four-day youth- and technology-focused event opens in Johannesburg on Monday.

South Africa has a new film festival. 

Alongside well-established events in Durban and Cape Town, the action is heading to the country’s biggest city, Johannesburg, for the four-day Africa Rising International Film Festival, which opens Monday evening. And this time the focus is squarely on public participation and accessibility, with an aim to embrace new technology and challenge old norms.

ARIFF is the brainchild of artistic director Ayanda Sithebe, who caused a stir with his digital portal Actor Spaces, likened to a South African version of IMDb, and had been encouraging actors to engage in workshops within communities that didn’t traditionally…

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Jamaica’s Tourism Minister to attend inaugural UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum | Travel News


Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett departed the island yesterday, to join Jamaica’s delegation attending the inaugural UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum 2018, to be held in Dubai, from November 24 – 26, 2018.

“Jamaica is very excited to engage in discussions that can lead to investments in critical sectors which impact our economy. I am happy to join this delegation, being led by colleague Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson-Smith. I look forward to sharing my insight and making important connections which I hope will positively impact the futures of the people of Jamaica,” said Minister Bartlett.

The inaugural UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum’s agenda is being…

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Inaugural African Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity Adopts Regional Agenda for Accelerated Ecosystem Restoration |…


15 November 2018: African ministers meeting on the eve of the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference adopted an action agenda aimed at ensuring a coherent approach to addressing the interlinked challenges of biodiversity loss, land degradation and climate change. The Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity brought together 30 African ministers responsible for the environment and related sectors.

The Summit convened on 13 November 2018, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, under the theme, ‘Land and Ecosystem Degradation and Restoration: Priorities for Increased Investments in Biodiversity and Resilience in Africa.’

Ministers outlined progress towards ecosystem restoration, and announced new commitments and targets aimed at accelerating and upscaling ecosystem restoration by 2030.

Announced pledges…

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Norwegian Bliss to begin inaugural Caribbean season


After a stellar debut on the US West Coast, Norwegian Bliss will begin its inaugural season from PortMiami on Saturday.

Eastern Caribbean cruises will sail weekly to St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau, though March. In April, the ship will transit the Panama Canal back to Los Angeles for Mexican Riviera sailings before returning to Seattle for a second Alaska season. There, Bliss will be joined by Norwegian Joy, which makes its US debut on April 25 following a refurbishment and sailings in China.

‘Norwegian Bliss’s inaugural season surpassed anything we could have imagined, with guests and travel partners alike championing her innovation and beauty,’ said Andy Stuart, president and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line. ‘Miami has long been home to Norwegian Cruise Line, and we are especially excited to…

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