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33rd African Union (AU) summit held in Ethiopia

The 33rd African Union (AU) summit has commenced recently in Addis Ababa, the capital of the African nation Ethiopia. The summit is being held under the theme ‘Silencing the Guns: Creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development’. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, took over as the African Union chair, from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Heads of countries and government ..

Botswana auctions elephant hunting licenses

The South African country Botswana has the largest elephant population in the world. Recently, the country was seen in news as it auctioned licenses to hunt elephants, to tackle human-animal conflict. In the capital city of the country Gaborone, the licenses to hunt 70 elephants were said to be auctioned. The government had lifted the ..

First India-Africa Defence Ministers’ Conclave held in Lucknow

The first-ever India-Africa Defence Ministers’ Conclave was recently held in the city of Lucknow, during the 11th edition of the biennial defence exhibition DefExpo 2020. The Defence Ministers and Heads of Delegation from African countries and the Defence Minister of India jointly held the first India Africa Defence Ministers’ Conclave. The Conclave adopted the Lucknow ..

Kenya’s former president Daniel Arap Moi passes away

Kenya’s longest-serving president, Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country for 24 years, passed away recently. He assumed charge as the President of the country in 1978, when the founding President Jomo Kenyatta died. He was seen as a uniting figure by many Kenyans. During his reign, he passed a constitutional amendment that made Kenya a ..

External Affairs Minister inaugurated MGICC in Niger

The External Affairs Minister of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar during his 2-day visit to the western African country, Niger, inaugurated the first-ever convention centre to be built in the Africa continent by India. The USD 56 million convention center built in the landlocked country, Niger is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, and has been named ‘Mahatma Gandhi ..

UN report on Global Unemployment released

The United Nations specialized agency International Labour Organization in its report has mentioned that Global Unemployment is projected to rise by 2.5 million in 2020. The report also mentions that about 165 million people will not have enough paid work and 120 million people will be either searching for work or jobs or otherwise lack ..

16 Foreign Diplomats likely to visit Jammu & Kashmir for a 2-day trip

As per media reports, 16 foreign diplomats representing countries from different regions of the world will be on a two day trip to the newly formed union territory of India- Jammu & Kashmir, starting on Thursday, January 09, 2020. The visit is regarded as to see the first-hand efforts made by the Government of India ..

Ethiopia launched its First Space Observatory Satellite

Ethiopia’s first remote sensing satellite was launched on Friday, 20th December 2019 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre located in Shanxi Province of China. The Satellite named- ETRSS-1, was launched as a secondary payload into space by the 3-stage Chinese orbital carrier rocket- Long March 4B (CZ-4B). ETRSS-1 will be used for mining, environmental observations, ..