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Mission lauds arrest of South African policemen accused of killing Nigerian – Punch Newspapers

The Nigeria Consul General in South Africa, Godwin Adama, has welcomed the arrest of eight police officers accused of torturing and killing a Nigerian in Vanderbijlpark in 2017.

Adama told the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone conversation from Johannesburg that the arrest was a welcomed development.

The CG said that the officers were arrested by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)

He commended the IPID, who he said assured the mission of a thorough investigation and they had kept to their word.

“They had constantly briefed us on the case and we commend their seriousness in the approach in bringing justice to Nigerians in this case.

“It will set a new standard in the prosecution of cases involving Nigerians in South Africa. It will also send a strong message…

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How tradition inspired innovation, and a mission to cure the Caribbean |


04 Oct, 2018

For generations, Caribbean grandmothers have steeped and brewed indigenous herbs, roots and even bush, convinced of their ability to cure just about any ailment.  When two young entrepreneurs in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago decided to pay homage to this tradition, not even in their wildest dreams did they imagine that their earthy concoctions would be dubbed among the world’s most innovative foods.

Caribbean Cure, an award-winning tea company, draws from tradition to promote more naturally healthy lifestyles among those who sip their infusions.  The company is one of only two in the Region to be shortlisted for a SIAL Paris 2018 Product Innovation award, which recognises those who help shape what we eat today, and tomorrow.  They…

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Sister cities mission donates US$6 million in health supplies to Montego Bay, Jamaica

Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation, Homer Davis (2nd from right) receives a warm welcome from City of Atlanta Director of International Affairs, Vanessa Ibarra, at the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities, on Saturday, 29th September, at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel. Sharing in the occasion from L to R, Fred Smith, Chairman of the Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee; Alrene Richards-Barr, Director of International Affairs, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport; and Chairman of Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee, Dr Yvonne Smith. (Photo Derrick Scott)

By Derrick Scott

WASHINGTON, USA — The Vin Martin Memorial Health Mission, formerly known as the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission,…

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UK urges donors to support African Union Mission in Somalia

Today the UK, Somalia, Italy and Ethiopia brought together international partners in support of Somalia’s security, political and economic reforms.

Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin co-hosted the meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, with Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad of Somalia, State Minister Hirut Zemene of Ethiopia and Enzo Moavero Milanesi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy. Alongside senior government representatives, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, AU Peace and Security Commissioner Chergui and Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development attended.

Minister Baldwin praised the bravery and positive impact of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops and the Somali forces who are fighting…

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African Union Election Observation Mission to the 2018 General Elections in the Kingdom Of Eswatini PRELIMINARY STA…


• The Kingdom of Eswatini held primary and secondary level elections on 18 August and 21 September 2018 respectively. The primary level elections were held in each of the country’s chiefdoms to nominate candidates as well as elect the members of the Executive Committee (Bucopho). At the secondary level, two elections were conducted, namely, the Heads of the Executive Committee (Indvuna yeNkhundla) and the members of the House of Assembly from 59 constituencies (Tinkhundla) into which the country is divided in terms of section 80 of the Constitution. The primary and secondary level elections were conducted on the basis of the first-past-the-post system in which a candidate receiving the highest number of votes is elected into office.

• The African Union (AU)…

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South African investment mission to Japan ‘successful’, says acting Invest SA head

Many Japanese companies are keen to invest in South Africa and others are interested in expanding their investments, Invest South Africa acting head Yunus Hoosen said on Sunday. .

In a statement after returning from an investment mission by the trade and industry department (DTI), together with presidential investment envoy Phumzile Langeni and Business Leadership South Africa CEO Bonang Mohale, Hoosen described the mission as “successful”.

The mission was part of government’s investment attraction drive to attract $100-billion in investments in South Africa in five years, he said.

“I am pleased that the many Japanese companies that we met are keen to invest in South Africa and others are interested in expanding their investments. We were able to address the concerns of investors about…

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