Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

African Football Corp. annonce une alliance stratégique avec la Fédération de football de la Guinée-Bissau

BISSAU, Guinée-Bissau, 8 juin 2018 /PRNewswire/ — La société américaine, African Football Corp. (AFC), a annoncé une nouvelle alliance stratégique avec la fédération nationale de football de la Guinée-Bissau, en Afrique de l’Ouest, qui veut promouvoir de nouvelles opportunités dans les secteurs public et privé du pays. Cet accord est historique, puisque ce sera la première fois qu’une fédération africaine et membre de la FIFA externalise ses activités à une société américaine spécialisée dans la promotion et le développement commercial de sélections sportives. Le partenariat vise à propulser l’équipe nationale de la 104e place qu’elle occupe actuellement au classement de la FIFA vers le top 50 sur une période de quatre ans.

Featured here: President of the Guinea-Bissau Football Federation, Manuel Irenio Lopes Nascimento and President CEO of African Football Corp., Oscar A. Faria. (PRNewsfoto/African Football Corp.)

L’accord entre African Football Corp. et le gouvernement de la Guinée-Bissau durera 10 ans, ce qui donne à la société suffisamment de temps pour façonner et développer la nouvelle sélection du pays. Le partenariat fournira à la fédération de la Guinée-Bissau les fonds privés nécessaires pour gérer et améliorer le classement mondial actuel de l’équipe.

L’accord a été officialisé par les signatures de Manuel Irenio Lopes Nascimento, président de la Fédération de football de la Guinée-Bissau, et Oscar A. Faria, PDG d’African Football Corp.

« La signature de l’accord représente un grand pas en avant pour le football en Guinée-Bissau, mais aussi pour toute la région de l’Afrique », a déclaré M. Lopes Nascimento. « Cette alliance sert de tremplin aux générations futures pour cultiver le talent qui existe dans le pays en entraînant les athlètes sur les plans local et régional, tout en générant de nouvelles opportunités de développement pour les enfants de tous âges et en renforçant les capacités des jeunes footballeurs africains. »

African Football Corp. jouera un rôle global dans la gestion de l’équipe, en agissant à titre d’agent commercial de la fédération, promoteur d’activités et représentant des joueurs de l’équipe nationale. En supervisant le fonctionnement de l’équipe, elle aidera les sportifs à obtenir les meilleurs contrats avec les meilleures équipes d’Europe, des Amériques et de l’Asie.

« Nous sommes très satisfaits de cette alliance stratégique entre les secteurs public et privé en Guinée-Bissau. Nous sommes convaincus de la capacité du pays à fournir des talents de classe mondiale aux ligues de football du monde entier, tout en catapultant l’Afrique comme une puissance de football. Je suis persuadé que celui-ci sera le premier d’une série d’accords et j’ai hâte de compter sur les autres fédérations africaines qui se joindront à nous dans ce parcours. », a déclaré Oscar Faria, PDG d’African Football Corp.

Alors que les fans du ballon rond du monde entier se préparent pour la Coupe du Monde 2018 en Russie, qui débutera le 14 juin 2018, African Football Corp. commencera à travailler avec les talents locaux évoluant en Guinée-Bissau pour éventuellement les préparer à l’édition de 2022.

À propos d’African Football Corp.
African Football Corp. est une société américaine dirigée par une équipe multidisciplinaire dont les membres sont issus de tous les milieux et ont deux choses en commun : une expérience commerciale et une passion pour le football.

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African Football Corp. annonce une alliance stratégique avec la Fédération de football de la Guinée-Bissau

BISSAU, Guinée-Bissau, 8 juin 2018 /PRNewswire/ — La société américaine, African Football Corp. (AFC), a annoncé une nouvelle alliance stratégique avec la fédération nationale de football de la Guinée-Bissau, en Afrique de l’Ouest, qui veut promouvoir de nouvelles opportunités dans les secteurs public et privé du pays. Cet accord est historique, puisque ce sera la première fois qu’une fédération africaine et membre de la FIFA externalise ses activités à une société américaine spécialisée dans la promotion et le développement commercial de sélections sportives. Le partenariat vise à propulser l’équipe nationale de la 104e place qu’elle occupe actuellement au classement de la FIFA vers le top 50 sur une période de quatre ans.

Featured here: President of the Guinea-Bissau Football Federation, Manuel Irenio Lopes Nascimento and President CEO of African Football Corp., Oscar A. Faria. (PRNewsfoto/African Football Corp.)

L’accord entre African Football Corp. et le gouvernement de la Guinée-Bissau durera 10 ans, ce qui donne à la société suffisamment de temps pour façonner et développer la nouvelle sélection du pays. Le partenariat fournira à la fédération de la Guinée-Bissau les fonds privés nécessaires pour gérer et améliorer le classement mondial actuel de l’équipe.

L’accord a été officialisé par les signatures de Manuel Irenio Lopes Nascimento, président de la Fédération de football de la Guinée-Bissau, et Oscar A. Faria, PDG d’African Football Corp.

« La signature de l’accord représente un grand pas en avant pour le football en Guinée-Bissau, mais aussi pour toute la région de l’Afrique », a déclaré M. Lopes Nascimento. « Cette alliance sert de tremplin aux générations futures pour cultiver le talent qui existe dans le pays en entraînant les athlètes sur les plans local et régional, tout en générant de nouvelles opportunités de développement pour les enfants de tous âges et en renforçant les capacités des jeunes footballeurs africains. »

African Football Corp. jouera un rôle global dans la gestion de l’équipe, en agissant à titre d’agent commercial de la fédération, promoteur d’activités et représentant des joueurs de l’équipe nationale. En supervisant le fonctionnement de l’équipe, elle aidera les sportifs à obtenir les meilleurs contrats avec les meilleures équipes d’Europe, des Amériques et de l’Asie.

« Nous sommes très satisfaits de cette alliance stratégique entre les secteurs public et privé en Guinée-Bissau. Nous sommes convaincus de la capacité du pays à fournir des talents de classe mondiale aux ligues de football du monde entier, tout en catapultant l’Afrique comme une puissance de football. Je suis persuadé que celui-ci sera le premier d’une série d’accords et j’ai hâte de compter sur les autres fédérations africaines qui se joindront à nous dans ce parcours. », a déclaré Oscar Faria, PDG d’African Football Corp.

Alors que les fans du ballon rond du monde entier se préparent pour la Coupe du Monde 2018 en Russie, qui débutera le 14 juin 2018, African Football Corp. commencera à travailler avec les talents locaux évoluant en Guinée-Bissau pour éventuellement les préparer à l’édition de 2022.

À propos d’African Football Corp.
African Football Corp. est une société américaine dirigée par une équipe multidisciplinaire dont les membres sont issus de tous les milieux et ont deux choses en commun : une expérience commerciale et une passion pour le football.

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As Security Council imposes sanctions on six human traffickers in Libya, UN chief calls for more accountability

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for more accountability for human traffickers in Libya, after the UN Security Council on Thursday added six individuals accused of leading smuggling and trafficking networks in the country, to its Sanctions List.

Those now subject to asset freezes, and a travel ban, under Council sanctions resolutions and measures relating to Libya, include the head of a regional coast guard unit in Libya, according to reports, as well as two Eritrean nationals.

The unprecedented sanctions against the leaders of trafficking networks, follow widespread international outrage at the end of last year, when the CNN television network broadcast pictures of migrants being auctioned off in a modern-day slave market, in the suburbs of the Libyan capital.

In a tweet on Friday, Mr. Guterres said that we were all horrified by pictures of human beings for sale in Libya last year. I welcome the Security Council’s decision to sanction six traffickers and smugglers.

There must be accountability for exploitation and human rights abuses, he added.

Libya has become a major conduit for human trafficking, especially from sub-Saharan Africa, since the overthrow of former leader, Muammar Gadaffi, in 2011, which saw the country descend into factional conflict, widespread instability and a humanitarian and economic crisis.

Figures from the African Union suggest that between 400,000 and 700,000 migrants were being held in often inhumane conditions, and subject to human rights abuses, in more than 40 detention camps across the country, as of last December.

Six smugglers and human traffickers

The six men now subject to Security Council sanctions, are:

Mus’ab Abu-Quarin, described by the sanctions committee on Libya as a central actor in human trafficking and migrant smuggling activities, whose network covers Libya, European destinations, (and) sub-Saharan countries for the recruitment of migrants and Arab countries for the financial sector.

Mohammed Kachlaf, described as being head of a militia in the north-western coastal city of Zawiya, that controls an oil refinery there which is a central hub of migrant smuggling operations.

Abd Al Rahman Al-Milad, described as head of the regional coastguard unit in Zawiya that is consistently linked with violence against migrants and other human smugglers.

Ermias Ghermay, described as one of the most important sub-Saharan actors in trafficking, who is leader of a transnational network responsible for trafficking and smuggling tens of thousands of migrants.

Fitiwi Abdelrazak, who also leads a network responsible for trafficking and smuggling tens of thousands, according to the committee, identified sources in criminal investigations as one of the top-level actors responsible for the exploitation and abuse of a large number of migrants in Libya. He is also said to have accumulated immense wealth through people trafficking.

Ahmad Oumar Al-Dabbashi, described as commander of the Anas al-Dabbashi militia, currently active around Zawiya, who is a significant leader in illicit activities related to the trafficking of migrants. The al-Dabbashi clan and militia also cultivate relationships with terrorist and violent extremist groups.

How do Security Council sanctions work?

Sanctions are meant to be a last resort when it comes to addressing massive human rights violations, curbing illegal smuggling or curbing extremism groups. Increasingly, sanctions are also being used to support peace efforts, to ensure that elections are held, or to demobilize armed groups.

This ability stems from the UN Charter. Under Article 41 of Chapter VII, the Council can use enforcement measures not including weapons, such as complete or partial interruption of economic relations and of rail, sea, air, postal, telegraphic, radio, and other means of communication, and the severance of diplomatic relations.

Sanctions Committees are subsidiary organs of the Security Council and are composed of all 15 of the Council’s members. Their role is to implement, monitor and provide recommendations to the Council on particular sanctions regimes. They meet regularly to consider reports from expert panels and to hold meetings with Member States, UN actors and international organizations.

Source: UN News Centre

As Security Council imposes sanctions on six human traffickers in Libya, UN chief calls for more accountability

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for more accountability for human traffickers in Libya, after the UN Security Council on Thursday added six individuals accused of leading smuggling and trafficking networks in the country, to its Sanctions List.

Those now subject to asset freezes, and a travel ban, under Council sanctions resolutions and measures relating to Libya, include the head of a regional coast guard unit in Libya, according to reports, as well as two Eritrean nationals.

The unprecedented sanctions against the leaders of trafficking networks, follow widespread international outrage at the end of last year, when the CNN television network broadcast pictures of migrants being auctioned off in a modern-day slave market, in the suburbs of the Libyan capital.

In a tweet on Friday, Mr. Guterres said that we were all horrified by pictures of human beings for sale in Libya last year. I welcome the Security Council’s decision to sanction six traffickers and smugglers.

There must be accountability for exploitation and human rights abuses, he added.

Libya has become a major conduit for human trafficking, especially from sub-Saharan Africa, since the overthrow of former leader, Muammar Gadaffi, in 2011, which saw the country descend into factional conflict, widespread instability and a humanitarian and economic crisis.

Figures from the African Union suggest that between 400,000 and 700,000 migrants were being held in often inhumane conditions, and subject to human rights abuses, in more than 40 detention camps across the country, as of last December.

Six smugglers and human traffickers

The six men now subject to Security Council sanctions, are:

Mus’ab Abu-Quarin, described by the sanctions committee on Libya as a central actor in human trafficking and migrant smuggling activities, whose network covers Libya, European destinations, (and) sub-Saharan countries for the recruitment of migrants and Arab countries for the financial sector.

Mohammed Kachlaf, described as being head of a militia in the north-western coastal city of Zawiya, that controls an oil refinery there which is a central hub of migrant smuggling operations.

Abd Al Rahman Al-Milad, described as head of the regional coastguard unit in Zawiya that is consistently linked with violence against migrants and other human smugglers.

Ermias Ghermay, described as one of the most important sub-Saharan actors in trafficking, who is leader of a transnational network responsible for trafficking and smuggling tens of thousands of migrants.

Fitiwi Abdelrazak, who also leads a network responsible for trafficking and smuggling tens of thousands, according to the committee, identified sources in criminal investigations as one of the top-level actors responsible for the exploitation and abuse of a large number of migrants in Libya. He is also said to have accumulated immense wealth through people trafficking.

Ahmad Oumar Al-Dabbashi, described as commander of the Anas al-Dabbashi militia, currently active around Zawiya, who is a significant leader in illicit activities related to the trafficking of migrants. The al-Dabbashi clan and militia also cultivate relationships with terrorist and violent extremist groups.

How do Security Council sanctions work?

Sanctions are meant to be a last resort when it comes to addressing massive human rights violations, curbing illegal smuggling or curbing extremism groups. Increasingly, sanctions are also being used to support peace efforts, to ensure that elections are held, or to demobilize armed groups.

This ability stems from the UN Charter. Under Article 41 of Chapter VII, the Council can use enforcement measures not including weapons, such as complete or partial interruption of economic relations and of rail, sea, air, postal, telegraphic, radio, and other means of communication, and the severance of diplomatic relations.

Sanctions Committees are subsidiary organs of the Security Council and are composed of all 15 of the Council’s members. Their role is to implement, monitor and provide recommendations to the Council on particular sanctions regimes. They meet regularly to consider reports from expert panels and to hold meetings with Member States, UN actors and international organizations.

Source: UN News Centre

Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana participates in the International Association of Internet Hotlines Annual General Assembly in Crete, 11 Jun

Deputy Minister of Communications departs for Greece to participate in the InHope Annual General Assembly in Crete

Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana has today, 9 June 2018, departed South Africa for Greece to participate in the International Association of Internet Hotlines (InHope) Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday, 11 June 2018, in Crete.

The Deputy Minister will lead a Film and Publication Board (FPB) delegation to participate at the meeting.

The Deputy Minister’s participation at the InHope Annual General Assembly follows South Africa’s National Child Protection Week, which was observed under the theme Let us all Protect Children to Move South Africa Forward.

The focus of the InHope meeting is consistent with the South African Government’s attempt to ensure that minors are protected from accessing inappropriate and harmful content. This has now become a matter of both national and international interest. It is common cause that children are seen to be more impressionable, less critical and therefore more vulnerable than adults, they have little experience and consequently insufficiently developed frames of reference to guide their judgment.

It has become increasingly important to protect children in light of increased access to television, Internet, videos and mobile devices. Said Deputy Minister Kekana

InHope was founded in 1999 under the European Union (EC) Safer Internet Action Plan.

As of December 2016, InHope has 48 members across the world, supporting them in responding to reports of illegal content (child sexual abuse material).

It is a condition as a member of InHope that all member Hotlines have the support of their national government, Internet industry, and law enforcement, and they must offer effective transparent procedures for dealing with complaints.

The FPB was accepted as a member in 2011, and today is the only country in Africa that has been accepted into theInHope community.

The InHope Foundation assists countries to develop Hotlines and to become a member of the InHope community.

In its expansion strategy, The Foundation has identified Africa as key content for expansion continent, and the FPB has been identified as the gateway to the rest of Africa. To this end, the FPB is committed working closely with the foundation to expand on existing relationships on the continent to assist in establishing more hotlines.

Source: Government of South Africa