Support for Sudan more critical than ever says UN humanitarian update

A United Nations spokesman in New York said today that there was rising optimism among the people of the Sudan that there would soon be a peace agreement between the national government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.The spokesman added that the improving outlook made the question of support “more important than ever.”A humanitarian appeal for the Sudan will be launched tomorrow in Brussels, asking donors to give more than $450 million to help 3.5 million Sudanese displaced by years of civil war.

Mining Indaba has new Managing Director

first_imgInvesting in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment event, has appointed Alex Grose as Managing Director of Mining Indaba, effective October 10. Formerly commercial director at Capacity Media (a division of Euromoney, the parent company of Mining Indaba) Grose will succeed Jonathan Moore who is leaving the event after nearly nine years at its helm.Jonathan Moore, who will leave to pursue a new career path with a US consumer brand, said, “Alex will be joining Mining Indaba at a great point in its history with what is arguably the best events teams in the business. His experience in the planning, execution, and launch of global events will be a fantastic complement to the team. The Mining Indaba has a sound strategy and one that is gaining significant traction in the market. Preparation for the 2017 conference is at an extremely advanced stage and I have no doubt that February in Cape Town will be the best Mining Indaba yet.”In his seven years with Capacity, Grose has spearheaded the launch of events on five continents. “I am extremely excited and honoured to be taking on the role of Managing Director of Mining Indaba. I am quite impressed with the changes that are in development for next year and look forward to being part of the team that delivers another outstanding event in 2017.”last_img read more