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IMF promises to help Caribbean build resilience including risk mitigation, debt management

WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is acutely aware of the urgent need to assist the Caribbean countries to build resilience, particularly in the context of the recent hurricanes...


Africa:UN Bid to Improve Migrant, Refugee Response Flounders As Political Will Evaporates

[IRIN] Stock-taking sessions begin next week on two new international "compacts" (

Dan Biggar: South Africa Test defines Wales' autumn

Dan Biggar, who makes his 60th international appearance, believes the South Africa Test will deliver the final verdict on Wales' autumn campaign. (

Autumn international: Wales v South Africa (Sat)

Team news, match preview and statistics for Saturday's match between Wales and South Africa at the Principality Stadium (

Egypt:Investment Minister Inspects Preparations for Africa 2017

[Egypt Online] Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr on Monday 27/11/2017 paid a visit to Sharm el Sheikh to inspect halls scheduled to host sessions of the Africa 2017 Forum. (

UNWTO Global Tourism Conference | Eduardo Fayor-Sola calls for disruptive innovation in tourism

Eduardo Fayor-Sol, senior adviser at the International Institute of Tourism Studies at George Washington University in the United States, said Caribbean governments must be prepared to make game-changingdecisions, at the risk of major opposition,... (

'Help now, not after disasters'

With Caribbean states facing the brunt of what many believe to be the effects of climate change, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that pumping aid into countries hit by hurricanes was not necessarily the answer.In a message to the international... (

Wales wait on Jake Ball and Rhys Webb injuries for South Africa

Wales could be without lock Jake Ball and scrum-half Rhys Webb for their final autumn international against South Africa due to injuries. (

Martial artists bag 27 medals

Members of the local Martial Arts Regional Organisation for Combat Karate/Jujitsu captured 27 medals at the Pan-Caribbean International Martial Arts Games in Trinidad.  Of those medals the ten-member...


Africa:Poor Flight Connectivity, Strict Visa Rules Make Tourists Avoid Africa

[East African] No African city made it to the Top 100 City Destinations ranking released a week ago by research firm Euromonitor International. (

East Africa:Why Doesn't Refugee Exodus Spur East Africa to Action?

[IRIN] The international community must understand the geopolitics at play if it seeks regional unity to address the crisis (

Current International Situation a Threat to Peace

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi warned on Thursday that the current international conjuncture, marked by internal and tribal conflicts in Africa, constitutes one of several threats against the peace and security of any country in the southern African region. (

Africa:The International Protection System Is Failing Refugee Women and Girls

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] For the first time in decades, world leaders are rethinking the legal frameworks that govern the movement of people across borders. (

Africa:International Children's Day

[This is Africa] Established in 1954, the International Children's Day is celebrated annually on November 20th to promote awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. (

Prominent Caribbean academic wants a post IMF Caribbean economy (

PM says IMF not to blame for hardships

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has challenged claims that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposes hardships on Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, noting that it was the policies pursued by regional governments for many years that have led... (

Hackett school gets ten medals (

South Africa:Cricket - SA Umpire Promoted to ICC International Panel

[News24Wire] Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday congratulated Allahudien Paleker on his promotion to the ICC International Panel of Umpires with immediate effect. (

Africa:Kalasha Awards 2017 Full List of Award Categories

[This is Africa] The Kenyan Kalasha International Awards seeks to honour and represent the five original branches of Film making: Directors, Actors, Writers, Producers and Technicians but has since extended that to include even more related categories. (

Ethiopia:Nation to Host 7th International Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Conference

[Ethiopian Herald] The Seventh Annual International Conference on Pulses Oilseeds and Spices slated to be held here in Addis from November 22-23, 2017 with a theme "Africa: The Future Pulses and Oilseeds Supply". (

ICC wraps up venue inspections (

Zimbabwe:Robert Mugabe As Who Goodwill Ambassador - What Went Wrong?

[The Conversation Africa] At an international conference on non-communicable diseases, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organisation director general, recently named Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, as a new WHO "goodwill ambassador" on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for Africa. Following international uproar the accolade was rescinded - but the debacle showed both misguided good intention and the importance of internal communication. (

Autumn international: Ireland 38-3 South Africa

Ireland run in four tries in a convincing 38-3 win over South Africa in the first of their autumn internationals in Dublin. (

South Africa:South Africa Condemns Missile Strike At King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia

[Govt of SA] South Africa wishes to express its condemnation of the attempted ballistic missile strike directed towards the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which was intercepted close to the King Khalid International Airport on 4 November 2017. (

Africa:UN Elects Judges to International Court of Justice

[VOA] The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council elected four judges Thursday to the International Court of Justice, the main judicial organization of the world body. (

South Africa:Bavuma's Chance to Impress On T20 Stage

[News24Wire] A brief look at the congested nature of South Africa's One Day International and T20 program in February 2018 - nine matches - will tell you that Temba Bavuma might have a serious shot at playing more white-ball cricket for the Proteas soon. (

Model Jay Eyes Mister Africa Crown

[New Times] For the second time, a Rwandan will be gracing the prestigious Mister Africa International (MAI) pageant stage. The Mister Africa International finals will be held in Nigeria from November 27 to December 3. (

Africa:Africa Oil, Gas Fast Losing Lustre As Investors Rethink Projects

[East African] Regulatory uncertainties, corruption, high taxation, foreign currency volatility and low crude prices on the international market are making it difficult for companies and investors to operate in Africa's oil and gas sector. (

Africa:Five African Authors Part of the International Dublin Literary Award 2018 Longlist

[This is Africa] Five African authors have been nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award. The award comes with a cash prize of ?100,000. The shortlist will be announced in April 2018 and the winner will be announced on the 13th of June, 2018. (

UK Cabinet minister under fire over secret Israel meetings

Britain's international development secretary has cut short a trip to Africa amid demands she be fired over unauthorized meetings with Israeli politicians. (

Environmental Protection - Experts Seek to Produce Eco-Friendly Cement

[Cameroon Tribune] The researchers from across Africa met in Yaounde during an international workshop on cement proficiency testing in the continent. (