Daily Archives: January 15, 2019

ID4Africa nomme les ambassadeurs avec un nombre record dans 43 pays africains et annonce le premier sommet annuel des ambassadeurs et le Conseil sur l’identité d’ID4Africa

NEW YORK, 15 janvier 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ID4Africa a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination d’ambassadeurs de 43 pays africains pour sa promotion 2019. Alors que le nombre de pays se chiffrait à 29 en 2018, cette expansion reflète la forte adhésion des gouvernements africains au programme des ambassadeurs d’ID4Africa et la reconnaissance sans équivoque de l’importance du rôle que jouent les ambassadeurs en pleine évolution. La promotion 2019 couvre l’ensemble du continent et englobe l’Afrique du Nord et les États insulaires souverains d’Afrique.

« Je suis très heureux de voir le Programme devenir le plus grand organisme institutionnalisé de coopération Sud-Sud s’articulant autour de l’identité en Afrique, et de constater que le rôle des ambassadeurs continue d’évoluer de manière très notable », a commenté Dr. Joseph J. Atick, Président Directeur Général d’ID4Africa. Et d’ajouter : « Bien qu’ils jouent actuellement un rôle essentiel de liaison entre le Mouvement et leurs pays respectifs, ils sont également devenus les membres d’un organe de leadership éclairé à même de fournir des conseils panafricains et de promouvoir les échanges d’expériences et de connaissances entre les différents pays représentés ».

Pour soutenir le rôle renforcé des ambassadeurs, ID4Africa lance le premier Sommet Annuel des ambassadeurs, qui aura lieu à l’occasion de sa 5e réunion annuelle à Johannesburg, du 18 au 20 juin 2019. Le Sommet n’est ouvert qu’aux ambassadeurs et aux membres du Conseil consultatif d’ID4Africa. Cette première réunion établira les responsabilités et les priorités de ce groupe collectif, appelé ID4Africa Identity Council (Conseil sur l’identité d’ID4Africa).

Les ambassadeurs d’ID4Africa sont de hauts fonctionnaires de gouvernements (une seule nomination par pays) qui travaillent pour les acteurs gouvernementaux axés sur l’identité dans leur pays. Constituant des forces primordiales au sein du Mouvement, ils aident à maintenir une collaboration active entre ID4Africa et les acteurs de l’identité et exercent une influence sur l’agenda et la direction du Mouvement. De maniére collective, et par le biais du Conseil sur l’identité d’ID4Africa, ils apportent également conseils et soutiennent le processus de prise de décision pour le développement des écosystèmes des identités panafricaines.

ID4Africa compte désormais des ambassadeurs dans les 43 pays suivants :

Afrique du Sud Éthiopie Malawi São Tomé-et-Principe
Algérie Gabon Mali Sénégal
Bénin Gambie Maroc Sierre Leone
Bostwana Ghana Mauritanie Somalie
Burkina Faso Guinée Namibie Soudan du Sud
Burundi Guinée-Bissau Niger Tanzanie
Cameroun Île Maurice Nigeria Tchad
Cap-Vert Kenya Ouganda Togo
Côte d’Ivoire Lesotho République centrafricaine Tunisie
Djibouti Liberia République démocratique du Congo Zambie
Eswatini Madagascar Rwanda

Pour en savoir plus sur le programme des ambassadeurs et consulter la liste des ambassadeurs actuels, rendez-vous sur : www.id4africa-ambassadors.org.

À propos d’ID4Africa

ID4Africa est un mouvement « ID-4-All » (identité pour tous) qui promeut l’adoption responsable de l’identité au service du développement socio-économique et de l’action humanitaire. Vous en saurez plus sur www.id4africa.com

Shauna Taylor
+86-21-3120-0321 (poste 18)
s.taylor@id4africa.com 

ID4Africa Appoints Ambassadors from a Record 43 African Countries; Announces the First Annual Ambassadors’ Summit and the ID4Africa Identity Council

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ID4Africa announced today the appointment of Ambassadors from 43 African nations for its 2019 Ambassador Class. Up from 29 countries in 2018, this expansion reflects a strong endorsement from the African Governments of the ID4Africa Ambassadors Program, and a clear recognition of the importance of the evolving role the Ambassadors play. The 2019 class covers the entire continent including Northern Africa, and Africa’s sovereign islands.

I’m excited to see the Program become the largest institutionalized body for south-south cooperation around identity matters in Africa, and that the role of the Ambassadors continues to evolve in significant ways,” commented Dr. Joseph J. Atick, Executive Chairman of ID4Africa. He continued: “While they currently act as key liaisons between the Movement and their countries, they have also become a thought leadership body that can provide Pan-African guidance and promote the exchange of experiences and knowledge among the represented countries.

In supporting the Ambassadors’ expanded role, ID4Africa is launching the first annual Ambassadors’ Summit at its 5th Annual Meeting in Johannesburg, 18-20 June 2019. The Summit is open only to the Ambassadors and members of the ID4Africa Advisory Board. This first meeting will define the responsibilities and priorities of this collective group, called the ID4Africa Identity Council.

The ID4Africa Ambassadors are senior-level government officials (appointed one per country) that work for government identity stakeholders in their country. They are key drivers within the Movement who serve to maintain active collaboration between ID4Africa and the identity stakeholders and influence the agenda and direction of the Movement. Collectively, through the ID4Africa Identity Council, they will also provide guidance and support of the decision-making process for developing Pan-African identity ecosystems.

ID4Africa now has Ambassadors in the following 43 countries:

Algeria D.R. Congo Madagascar Senegal
Benin Eswatini Malawi Sierra Leone
Botswana Ethiopia Mali Somalia
Burkina Faso Gabon Morocco South Africa
Burundi Gambia Mauritania South Sudan
Cameroon Ghana Mauritius Tanzania
Cape Verde Guinea Namibia Togo
Central African Republic Guinea Bissau Niger Tunisia
Chad Kenya Nigeria Uganda
Cote d’Ivoire Lesotho Rwanda Zambia
Djibouti Liberia São Tomé and Príncipe

For further information about the Ambassadors Program and the list of current Ambassadors please visit: www.id4africa-ambassadors.org.

About ID4Africa

ID4Africa is an ID-4-All Movement that promotes responsible adoption of identity for socioeconomic development and humanitarian action. More at www.id4africa.com

Shauna Taylor
+86-21-3120-0321 (ext 18)
s.taylor@id4africa.com

Missing woman sought by Port Edward SAPS

Police are urgently trying to locate Pinky Nicolette Khowa who was allegedly last seen on 22 January 2018 at Pinetown in the company of a male friend. They went to Inkandla area in KwaZulu-Natal and they left to Heidelberg area.

We are appealing to anyone who may have information that can assist in the investigation to urgently contact Captain Jaques Buys on 039 688 1269 or 082 339 8971.

Source: South African Police Service

SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQE CEMENT BILATERAL RELATIONS

MAPUTO, South Africa and Mozambique have committed to maximising areas of cooperation that are beneficial for the neighbouring countries’ bilateral relations.

At the invitation of Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday paid a working visit to the Republic of Mozambique.

The visit was aimed at consolidating bilateral, political, economic and social cooperation between the two countries.

President Ramaphosa was accompanied by a ministerial delegation and government officials.

The two Heads of State expressed satisfaction at the excellent and ever growing bilateral cooperation between the two countries, which is managed under the framework of the Bi-National Commission.

The two countries have over 70 bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding in place, which cover a wide range of areas including energy, agriculture, arts and culture, defence and security, education and environment, science and technology, immigration, tourism, trade and investment.

The two Presidents underscored the need to ensure the full implementation of these legal instruments for the benefit of their respective countries.

On regional issues, the two leaders noted that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region was politically stable, notwithstanding a few exceptions.

The two Presidents congratulated the newly elected President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina.

Mozambique and South Africa commended Former President Ravalomanana for graciously accepting the results and commended the people of Madagascar for conducting peaceful elections.

Within the context of maintaining peace and security on the continent, the two Heads of State condemned the attempted coup in the Republic of Gabon.

The two Presidents commended the Democratic Republic of Congo for conducting peaceful elections and noted the release of the provisional presidential results and the subsequent lodging of a complaint by one of the candidates, said the Presidency in a statement.

During the visit, the two Heads of State reiterated the need for SADC regional economic integration through the implementation of the SADC industrialisation strategy and its action plan, the promotion of regional value chains and creation of industrial capacity.

On the continent, the two Heads of State expressed their satisfaction with the growing number of countries on the continent signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. In this regard, they urged those fellow African countries who have not signed to do so and ratify this important agreement, said the Presidency.

The two Presidents reiterated the need to reform the United Nations (UN) system, in particular the UN Security Council, to better represent the interests of developing countries.

President Nyusi congratulated South Africa for being elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the next two years.

President Ramaphosa extended an invitation to President Nyusi to the next session of the bi-national commission, to be held on a date to be mutually agreed through diplomatic channels.

Source: Nam News Network

SAFA release latest national team fixture calendar

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has released its latest fixtures for the next few months.

Kicking off what appears to be a hectic period for the national teams will be Banyana Banyana’s FIFA World Cup preparation matches taking place in Cape Town.

Fresh from an impressive showing at the recent Women’s AFCON, the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana take on Sweden in a closed session on Thursday morning (17 January) at Athlone Stadium before facing Netherlands in the inaugural Winnie Mandela International Challenge on Saturday, 19 January at 15h00.

Banyana Banyana will then face Sweden again on 22 January for the Albertina Sisulu Centenary Challenge at 19h00. Both matches will take place at the Cape Town Stadium.

The FIFA World Cup-bound Banyana Banyana will then head to Cyprus for the annual Cyprus Cup taking place between 25 February and 6 March 2019.

Banyana Banyana will have another important friendly before they head to France when they face USA on 12 May in California where coach Desiree Ellis will be looking at fine-tuning her squad for the world showpiece.

After successfully defending their COSAFA Cup title in Zambia, the U20 Men’s national team will be aiming for a top four finish at the U20 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Niger between 2 and 17 February. Amajita are drawn in group A with hosts, Niger, Nigeria and Burundi. The top two finishers in each group in Niger will represent Africa at the FIFA U20 Men’s World Cup in Poland between 23 May and 15 June.

Amajita have already reported for camp and will soon be heading to Mpumalanga to finalize their preparations.

Bafana Bafana resume their AFCON 2019 qualifier in a crucial encounter against Libya away from home in March. Stuart Baxter’s men just need a point to secure a place in the continental showpiece set to take place in Egypt later this year.

Source: South Africa Football Association