Ghana’s leading Telecommunications Company and the first mobile operator to launch 4G services, MTN, has launched an all new exciting Valentine Promo for its Pulse App Users dubbed “Download and Win”. MTN Pulse is a youth value initiative that provides subscribers with exciting offers on both data and voice calls at affordable prices.
Throughout the month of February, MTN Pulse app users stand the chance of winning amazing prizes ranging from sleek headsets and handsets, movie tickets, shopping vouchers, Portable Speakers, Power Banks, Jumia Discounted Vouchers, 4G Modems MTN airtime among other amazing prizes and values.
The promo is targeted to exclusively reward customers of the MTN Pulse App. Subscribers who will download and register on the app will receive free instant 50MB of data. The promotion mechanics take the form of a point system where subscribers earn accumulated points which will put them in the running for prizes at stake. Subscribers will be rewarded based on the points accumulated. Subscribers build up points when they perform the following activities:
This action will save NGOs approximately $2,500 compared to last year
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 29, 2018/ -- This week, the Government of South Sudan waived registration fees for nongovernmental organizations. This action will save NGOs approximately $2,500 compared to last year. This includes NGOs that, along with UN agencies, provide life-saving assistance to 3 million people per month. However, work permit fees – often ranging between $2,000 to $4,000 per international staff member – remain a much greater financial burden. To date, the South Sudanese government has failed to implement a 2012 bilateral agreement between the United States and South Sudan which exempts implementing partners from fees and taxes on programs implemented with USAID funding.
The UN Chief said the threat posed by terrorism required addressing the root causes and underlying conditions
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 29, 2018/ -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says the international community should mobilize resources in support of African countries as they strive to balance security and development.
Addressing the African Union’s Peace and Security Council that was held Saturday evening under the theme; ‘Towards a comprehensive approach to combat the transnational threat of terrorism in Africa’ the UN Chief said no single nation, institution, or organization can defeat terrorism in Africa or anywhere else by itself.
“We need a sustained, cooperative and coordinated approach in tackling this menace,” he said while outlining UN-AU combined efforts to fight terrorism.
Mr. Guterres said a comprehensive approach to combatting the transnational threat of terrorism in Africa could be developed around four key priorities.
Business Excellence to be Recognised and Rewarded at 5th Annual South African Premier Business Awards
The ceremony will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African under the theme Rewarding Business Excellence
PRETORIA, South Africa, January 29, 2018/ -- Members of the media are invited to attend the awards ceremony of the fifth annual South African Premier Business Awards where South African business excellence will be recognised and rewarded. The ceremony will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African under the theme Rewarding Business Excellence:
South Sudan: International Committee of the Red Cross available to act as a neutral intermediary in release of detainees
The ICRC has confirmed its readiness to act as a neutral intermediary by sharing an offer of services with the parties to the conflict
JUBA, South Sudan, January 29, 2018/ -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has informed parties involved in the conflict in South Sudan that it can facilitate any potential release of persons detained in relation to the conflict.
Following the signature of the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians, and Humanitarian Access, the ICRC has confirmed its readiness to act as a neutral intermediary by sharing an offer of services with the parties to the conflict.
The Agreement mentions the ICRC as a facilitator for the release of persons deprived of their liberty in relation to the conflict.
Food and Agriculture Organization calls for renewed commitment to get Africa back on track to eliminate hunger
Director-General offers advice on how to move beyond recent setbacks and achieve zero hunger
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 29, 2018/ -- Hunger-fighting initiatives in Africa need to be deepened and broadened to put the continent back on track to eliminating the scourge of undernutrition, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today told heads of state and government gathered here for the African Union (AU) summit.
“Achieving zero hunger in our lifetime is still possible,” Graziano said. “(It) will require a redoubling of current efforts and a push for political commitment and timely concrete actions such as never seen before.”
He spoke at a high-level event in Addis Ababa to review and renew the 2013 partnership – forged here between the AU, FAO and the Istituto Lula – to end hunger and malnutrition.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic Republic of the Congo
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 29, 2018/ -- Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
The Secretary-General condemns the killing of a peacekeeper from Pakistan deployed with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) following an ambush by members of an armed group today (January 27, 2018) near Lulimba, 96 km south west of Baraka, in South Kivu Province. At least one other peacekeeper was wounded in the attack.
President Danny Faure has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Al Nahyan family as well as to the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates
VICTORIA, Seychelles, January 29, 2018/ -- Following the passing of Her Highness Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the mother of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President Danny Faure has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Al Nahyan family as well as to the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates.
The International Air Transport Association Welcomes Single African Air Transport Market but Says Effective Implementation is Key
Enhanced connectivity will stimulate demand, improve the competitiveness of the African airline industry, and make air travel more accessible
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 29, 2018/ -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s skies and improve intra-African air connectivity.
Enhanced connectivity will stimulate demand, improve the competitiveness of the African airline industry, and make air travel more accessible. In turn, this will enable higher volumes of trade, expanded tourism and growing commerce between African nations and with the rest of the world.
Libya - World Health Organization responds to humanitarian needs in Benghazi, following deadly double bombing
The World Health Organization stresses that it is closely following up the humanitarian situation with the local health authorities
TRIPOLI, Libya, January 29, 2018/ -- World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemns the double car bombing in Al-Salmani district in Benghazi on 23 January 2018 which killed and injured scores of civilians. WHO extends its condolences to the victims' families and renews its humanitarian commitment to support Libyans throughout the country.
WHO staff and focal points arrived at the venue shortly after the deadly attack and started to provide support to Health authorities in Benghazi involved in treating the injured.