Sunday, January 29, 2023
4th Tanzania Energy Cooperation Summit

4th Tanzania Energy Cooperation Summit

High level representatives from India’s Solar Energy Corporation and Trinidad&Tobago’s energy ministry confirm to attend Tanzania’s official sustainable energy conference to share insights and development strategies during the 4th ‘Tanzania Energy Cooperation Summit (TECS). Organised...
Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO DG) visits Palestine for Political Consultations

Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO DG) visits Palestine for...

The Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Zane Dangor, will undertake a Working Visit to the State of Palestine to co-chair the Second Round of the South Africa – Palestine...
United Arab Emirates (UAE) President hosts fraternal consultative meeting with a number of leaders of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Jordan, Egypt in Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President hosts fraternal consultative meeting with a number of leaders...

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday held a fraternal consultative meeting with leaders of a number of brotherly countries. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed held the meeting with Sultan Haitham bin Tariq of...
United Arab Emirates (UAE) President hosts fraternal consultative meeting with a number of leaders of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Jordan, Egypt in Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President receives Egyptian President

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman. During the meeting, which...
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2023: President advocates for Small Island Nations alongside President of Palau during ADSW Summit

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2023: President advocates for Small Island Nations alongside President of...

During the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2023, the President of Republic of Seychelles, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan participated in a panel conversation alongside the President of the Republic of Palau, H.E. Surangel S. Whipps, Jr...
United Kingdom (UK) Export Finance and Hassan Allam Holding sign agreement to enhance cooperation across Africa

United Kingdom (UK) Export Finance and Hassan Allam Holding sign agreement to enhance cooperation...

UK Export Finance (UKEF), the United Kingdom’s export credit agency, and Hassan Allam Holding, one of the largest engineering, construction, investment and development companies in Egypt and the MENA region, signed a Memorandum of...
Coffee with a human face: A union that improves livelihoods for Ugandan farmers

Coffee with a human face: A union that improves livelihoods for Ugandan farmers

The coffee industry is an ever-growing market globally. Cafés around the world are always looking for the best coffee bean. An exotic coffee bean that is healthy, rich in taste, affordable and marketable, is...
World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes funding from the United States to support refugees in Rwanda

World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes funding from the United States to support refugees in...

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$7.2 million from the United States (through USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance) to provide life-saving food assistance in the form of cash...
President El-Sisi Inspects the Military Academy

President El-Sisi Inspects the Military Academy

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi made an inspection tour of the Military Academy. The President was accompanied by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defense and Military Production, General Mohamed Zaki, Chief...
Securing Data Smartly - 2023 Predictions (By Quentyn Taylor)

Securing Data Smartly – 2023 Predictions (By Quentyn Taylor)

By Quentyn Taylor, Senior Director of Information Security and Global Response at Canon EMEA (Canon-CNA.com) How will GDPR regulations present new challenges for cyber security teams?   GDPR legislation for both the UK and Europe has revolutionised the...
<div>Parliament of Uganda: 'Investigate management of Kampala-Entebbe Expressway'</div>

Parliament of Uganda: ‘Investigate management of Kampala-Entebbe Expressway’

The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has recommended a special audit in the maintenance of the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway. This recommendation was made in a report presented by the Committee Chairperson, Hon....
Media accreditation process launched for the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2022™

Media accreditation process launched for the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2022™

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) is pleased to announce that the accreditation process for media representatives wishing to cover the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2022™ is now open. The competition will be held in Rabat and Tangiers from 1...
Africa Finance Corporation closes EUR 150 million syndicated loan with Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) and Proparco

Africa Finance Corporation closes EUR 150 million syndicated loan with Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG)...

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (www.AfricaFC.org), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, announces the successful closure of a EUR150 million 10-year Loan facility with European development finance institutions DEG - Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH and...
The bench launches AviaDev Real Estate

The bench launches AviaDev Real Estate

The bench, which is well known for organising AviaDev (www.AviationDevelop.com), the premier platform dedicated to growing connectivity to, from, and within the African continent alongside a portfolio of world-class hotel investment conferences, announced today...
One Month On: 5 billion engaged with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

One Month On: 5 billion engaged with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

From 172 goals scored, to 5 billion people engaged, a host of new records were set; final achieved a global reach of close to 1.5 billion viewers, with the opening match capturing over 550...
Equatorial Guinea Minister and Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) President Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima to Push Energy Financing in London

Equatorial Guinea Minister and Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Gas Exporting Countries Forum...

Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea and the President of both the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for 2023, will...
<div>Parliament of Uganda: 'Investigate management of Kampala-Entebbe Expressway'</div>

Uganda: Gender Minister to present status report on National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

The Speaker, Anita Among, has directed the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Betty Amongi to present a statement on the current status of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). NSSF, whose portfolio...
Co-creating solutions through multi-sectoral approach for sustainable health financing in Ghana

Co-creating solutions through multi-sectoral approach for sustainable health financing in Ghana

Health financing has been identified as the key to unlocking progress towards the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as enshrined in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, especially the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)...
<div>Parliament of Uganda: 'Investigate management of Kampala-Entebbe Expressway'</div>

Members of Parliament propose Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and New Vision merger

Legislators have urged government to consider merging Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and the New Vision following reports of non-performance. MPs made this proposal while scrutinizing the budgetary allocations to UBC for the Financial Year 2023/2024,...
<div>Parliament of Uganda: 'Investigate management of Kampala-Entebbe Expressway'</div>

Parliament of Uganda: ‘Floods forced closure of Kilembe Mines Hospital’

The State Minister for Health (General Duties), Hon. Anifa Kawooya has revealed that Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese district was closed due to repeated flooding by River Nyamwamba. The Minister said this in response to...
President El-Sisi Inspects the Military Academy

Egypt: President El-Sisi Attends the Council of Al Bahr Palace

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and President of the UAE HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan attended the council of Al Bahr Palace (Al Bahr Palace Majlis) in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi. The Spokesman...
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to Launch New Fund to Tap Into Private Sector’s Competitive Edge To Solve Global Challenges

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to Launch New Fund to Tap Into...

At the World Economic Forum today, Administrator Samantha Power announced (https://bit.ly/3CXIMwA). USAID will launch the Enterprises for Development, Growth, and Empowerment (EDGE) Fund, an innovative new fund designed to unlock and unleash outsized private sector...
Eritrea: Call for reinforced participation in teaching-learning process

Eritrea: Call for reinforced participation in teaching-learning process

Ambassador Abdellas Musa, Governor of Anseba Region, called for reinforced participation and contribution of the community in the development of teaching-learning process. At the occasion organized on 16 January to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the...
Eritrea: Conference of National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) branch in Germany

Eritrea: Conference of National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) branch in Germany

The German branch of the National Union of Eritrean Women conducted its 21st congress on 14 and 15 January in Frankfurt under the theme “Our Youth-Guarantors of Our Future”. The congress was attended by 125 representatives...
Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya paid a courtesy call on Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs of Kenya

Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya paid a courtesy call on Principal Secretary for Foreign...

On 16 January 2023, Ambassador Sasirit Tangulrat and the Embassy's team paid a courtesy call on Dr. Abraham Korir Singo'ei, Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs of...
South Africa: Minister Enoch Godongwana appoints Silindile Kubheka and Lebohang Senne to Ombud Council

South Africa: Minister Enoch Godongwana appoints Silindile Kubheka and Lebohang Senne to Ombud Council

The Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana, has in terms of section 180 of the Financial Sector Regulation Act No. 9 of 2017 (FSRA) appointed Ms Silindile Kubheka as the Chairperson, and Ms Lebohang...
Underperforming Africa Holds out Huge Solar Opportunities, Says African Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) Outlook 2023

Underperforming Africa Holds out Huge Solar Opportunities, Says African Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) Outlook...

The 2023 annual solar outlook report from the African Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) points to huge continent-wide opportunities even though Africa is still underperforming in realising the full power of solar. The report was released...
Experts of the Committee on the Rights of the Child Commend Mauritius on New Legislation for Children, Ask about Teenage Pregnancies and Education on Climate Change

Experts of the Committee on the Rights of the Child Commend Mauritius on New...

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined sixth and seventh periodic report of Mauritius, commending the State on the new legislation on children which had been...
World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes funding from the United States to support refugees in Rwanda

The Rockefeller Foundation and World Food Programme (WFP) launch initiative to strengthen school meals...

The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes a US$ 10.7 million grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to help vulnerable children get better access to nutritious food through school feeding programmes in Benin, Ghana, Honduras,...
African startups land deals at European tech events

African startups land deals at European tech events

Seven African tech companies wooed investors, networked and showcased their products at two of the world’s biggest tech gatherings in Europe. For African tech startups, finding investors means getting into the spaces where venture capitalists...
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2023: President advocates for Small Island Nations alongside President of Palau during ADSW Summit

Seychelles holds successful talks with Masdar United Arab Emirates (UAE) in relation to Seychelles’...

President Wavel Ramkalawan chaired successful discussions with a Masdar delegation, during his participation at the 2023 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ASWD). The meeting, which was held with the Masdar Chief Green Hydrogen Officer, Mohammad...
Seychelles: Members of the Japanese parliament pay a courtesy call on Minister Radegonde

Seychelles: Members of the Japanese parliament pay a courtesy call on Minister Radegonde

A Japanese parliamentary delegation headed by H.E Mr. MAKIHARA Hideki and H.E Mr. YAMAGIWA Daishiro, paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde on Tuesday 17th January 2023...
The Gambia Government Mourns Vice President, Alieu Badara Joof

The Gambia Government Mourns Vice President, Alieu Badara Joof

His Excellency President Adama Barrow regrets to announce with profound shock and sadness, the death of his Vice President (VP) Alieu Badara Joof which sad event occurred in New Delhi, India early this morning...
Premier Alan Winde on energy crisis

Premier Alan Winde on energy crisis

This week Premier Alan Winde wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa to hammer home the message: the national government needs to take the energy crisis more seriously and demonstrate desperately needed urgency in addressing this...
Weak Governance in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region Worsens Deepening Land Crisis

Weak Governance in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region Worsens Deepening Land Crisis

Weak governance exacerbates the deepening land crisis in the Middle East and North Africa region, according to a new World Bank report that urges broad reforms to improve land use and access amid increasing...
Second International Summit on Food Production in Africa to Open in Dakar

Second International Summit on Food Production in Africa to Open in Dakar

African heads of state and government together with development partners will gather in Senegal to strategically map plans to unlock Africa’s food-producing potential and position the continent to become a breadbasket to the world. President...
Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement will boost intra-African trade and industrialization

Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement will boost intra-African trade and...

The implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) should be expedited as the free trade zone will boost intra-African trade and accelerate industrialization, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Acting Executive Secretary,...
The Government Continues to Expedite the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance and the Resumption of Essential Services in Northern Ethiopia

The Government Continues to Expedite the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance and the Resumption of...

As part of implementing the Pretoria Peace Deal, the Government of Ethiopia continues to expedite the delivery of humanitarian assistance and resumption of essential services in Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions. The Ethiopian Electric Utility...
Kenya: Canada is our Partner in Blue Economy

Kenya: Canada is our Partner in Blue Economy

President William Ruto has commended the Canadian Government for its support in the Blue Economy. He said the exploitation of the sector’s resources is a key plank of the Bottom Up Economic Transformational Agenda (BETA). He...
<div>African Union Commission Chairperson Meets Qatar's Ambassador to Ethiopia</div>

African Union Commission Chairperson Meets Qatar’s Ambassador to Ethiopia

HE Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat met with HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and representative of the State of Qatar...
<div>Parliament of Uganda: 'Investigate management of Kampala-Entebbe Expressway'</div>

Uganda to manufacture anti-tick vaccines

The foot and mouth disease that has for long been a menace to farmers could soon be history as Uganda gets closer to producing its own vaccine. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries...
Trends Predicted to drive the retail industry in 2023

Trends Predicted to drive the retail industry in 2023

“Chatting to industry experts at the end of last year at the GIBS SA Retail Industry Conference – the general consensus was that innovation, flexibility and agility are in the driver’s seat this year....
<div>Parliament of Uganda: 'Investigate management of Kampala-Entebbe Expressway'</div>

Uganda: Focus on funding for food security

The Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has tasked the sector ministry to focus its budget priorities on food security. The committee Chairperson, Hon. Janet Okori-Moe said there is need for a clear strategy...
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Concludes the Combined Second and Third Reviews under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Uganda

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Concludes the Combined Second and Third Reviews under...

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the combined second and third reviews under the ECF Arrangement for Uganda. Further, the Executive Board granted a waiver of nonobservance of a performance...
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Concludes the Combined Second and Third Reviews under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Uganda

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes First Review under the Extended Credit Facility...

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first review of Cabo Verde’s performance under the 36-month Extended Credit Facility (ECF) that was approved on June 15, 2022. The completion of...
Recommit to Libya ceasefire, urges senior United Nations (UN) representative

Recommit to Libya ceasefire, urges senior United Nations (UN) representative

On Monday, Abdoulaye Bathily, who is also the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, urged the government to allocate the appropriate resources, step up political efforts to end the stalemate, and reestablish legitimacy to Libyan institutions through elections.  ‘Spirit of...
United Nations (UN) envoy sees ‘real chance’ of political solution in Sudan

United Nations (UN) envoy sees ‘real chance’ of political solution in Sudan

The coup ended a power-sharing agreement between military and civilian leaders established following the April 2019 overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled for 30 years.  “After almost 15 months after the coup of...
Peace Corps Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Service in Cameroon

Peace Corps Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Service in Cameroon

On Friday, January 13, Peace Corps celebrated 60 years of service in Cameroon in a ceremony at the Palais des Congrès in Yaoundé with the U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon Christopher J. Lamora, and the...
<div>International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) & Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) Ink US$ 150 Million Partnership to Support Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs)</div>

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) & Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) Ink...

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-idb.org) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), both members of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, have announced the signing of the Trade Finance Support...
In Sudan, a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) hospital helps women give birth safely despite flooding crisis

In Sudan, a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) hospital helps women give birth safely...

After being carried for three kilometres through the rain and mud, Nasreen Faroug Balla finally reached the hospital. She was eight months pregnant – and going into labour. The rainy season had arrived a month...