Sunday, December 4, 2022
Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) and Head of African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Ambassador El-Amine Souef presents Credential Letter to the President of Somalia

Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) and Head of...

The new Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), Ambassador Mohammed El-Amine Souef, on Tuesday presented his...
Digital tech helps small firms compete in francophone Africa

Digital tech helps small firms compete in francophone Africa

Digital technologies deliver real benefits to companies in French-speaking Africa. They improve communication with value chain partners, lower operating costs and boost marketing and sales. But poor-quality, expensive internet connections mean many firms struggle...
Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) Capital Markets and Societe Generale Côte d’Ivoire acted as Co-Lead Arrangers on the EUR 135 million debt financing for the acquisition of JA Delmas, Caterpillar dealer in West Africa

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) Capital Markets and Societe Generale Côte d’Ivoire acted as Co-Lead...

MCB Capital Markets (“MCBCM”), a subsidiary of MCB Group (https://www.MCB.mu), and Societe Generale Côte d’Ivoire (“SGCI”) through its Structured Finance Group for Sub-Saharan Africa (“SFG AFS”) are pleased to announce that they acted as...
United Nations (UN) torture prevention body announces upcoming visits in 2023

United Nations (UN) torture prevention body announces upcoming visits in 2023

The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) announced plans to visit Georgia, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, the Philippines and South Africa in 2023, in addition to previously announced missions to Croatia, Madagascar and the State of...
Kaspersky: ,100 is the average price for access to corporate data on Dark web in Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region

Kaspersky: $2,100 is the average price for access to corporate data on Dark web...

Sensitive data stolen from companies during cyberattacks often ends up on Dark web markets and forums. With the rise of the cybercrime as a service business model, Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers found that not only...
United Kingdom (UK) Export Finance commits up to £4bn to strengthen UK and Moroccan trade ties

United Kingdom (UK) Export Finance commits up to £4bn to strengthen UK and Moroccan...

Up to £4 billion available finance for overseas buyers of UK goods and services will strengthen the trade relationship between the UK and Morocco; announcement comes as export credit agency appoints new International Export...
<div>Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Directorate to Speak at Angola Oil & Gas 2022</div>

Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Directorate to Speak at Angola Oil & Gas 2022

Signifying growing relations between the two countries, Director General of the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, Foday Mansaray, has been confirmed to speak at the Angola Oil&Gas (AOG) 2022 (https://bit.ly/3Eu7Xqp) Conference&Exhibition taking place from...
Qatar Participates in 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum in Morocco

Qatar Participates in 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum in Morocco

The State of Qatar participated Tuesday in the 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Global Forum: "Towards An Alliance of Peace: Living Together as One Humanity" that was convened on Nov. 22-23, 2022,...
Copia Global Announces Partnership with Cellulant to Enable Payments for its Diaspora and Urban Customers

Copia Global Announces Partnership with Cellulant to Enable Payments for its Diaspora and Urban...

Copia Global (https://CopiaGlobal.com), the only B2C e-commerce platform providing e-commerce solutions for the rapidly growing 800 million middle to low-income African consumers, has announced a partnership with Cellulant (https://www.Cellulant.io), a Pan-African Payments technology company...
Canon expands production capabilities for the EOS C70 with firmware update

Canon expands production capabilities for the EOS C70 with firmware update

Canon Europe (https://www.Canon-Europe.com/) today announces a firmware update for the EOS C70 in response to user feedback. The firmware – version 1.0.5.1 – offers strengthened capabilities for production workflows, alongside greater functionality for filmmakers...
Special Envoy Huang Xia calls for immediate end to violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and welcomes regional efforts to address security situation and build confidence

Special Envoy Huang Xia calls for immediate end to violence in eastern Democratic Republic...

Huang Xia, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, welcomes the sustained political and diplomatic engagement of regional leaders in response to the deteriorating security situation in eastern Democratic Republic...
South Africa: Member of the Executive Council (MEC) David Maynier announces unprecedented school infrastructure delivery programme

South Africa: Member of the Executive Council (MEC) David Maynier announces unprecedented school infrastructure...

We are excited to announce that the Western Cape Education Department is undertaking an ambitious school infrastructure delivery programme at an unprecedented rate. This programme aims to deliver 842 additional classrooms with at least 26...
Filipino Products, Culture, and Cuisine Showcased at the 5th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Festival in Kenya

Filipino Products, Culture, and Cuisine Showcased at the 5th Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

The Philippine Embassy in Nairobi, as part of the ASEAN Nairobi Committee (ANC), joined the Embassies/High Commission of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand in organizing the 5th ASEAN Festival in Kenya on 19 November 2022 at...
Uganda: Bill granting Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (MDI) wide-ranging services presented to Members of Parliament

Uganda: Bill granting Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (MDI) wide-ranging services presented to Members of Parliament

The Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Microfinance), Hon. Haruna Kasolo Kyeyune, has presented to Parliament the Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2022 for First Reading. This was during the plenary sitting...
Uganda: Bill granting Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (MDI) wide-ranging services presented to Members of Parliament

Uganda: US$331 million loan for electricity access approved

Parliament has approved a request for government to borrow up to US$331.5 million, from the International Development Association of the World Bank Group, upon which it will obtain a grant worth US$ 276.5 million. The...
Industrializing the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region: Strides, Drawbacks and Impact

Industrializing the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region: Strides, Drawbacks and Impact

The private sector has been challenged to move beyond policy and advocacy towards increased levels of entrepreneurship. Various participants at the “Industrializing the SADC Region: Sharing Strides, Drawbacks and Impact” event convened by the...
Qatar Participates in 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum in Morocco

Kenyan Senate Speaker Meets Qatar Ambassador

HE Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya Amason Jeffah Kingi met with HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Kenya Jaber bin Ali Al-Dosari. During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral...
The Royal Thai Embassy presents the cultures of Thailand at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Festival in Kenya

The Royal Thai Embassy presents the cultures of Thailand at the Association of Southeast...

On 19 November 2022, the Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi together with the Indonesian Embassy, the Philippines Embassy, and the Malaysian High Commission, under the umbrella of ASEAN Nairobi Committee (ANC), participated the ASEAN...
2nd Foreign Office Consultation between India and Uganda

2nd Foreign Office Consultation between India and Uganda

The second round of Foreign Office Consultations (FOCs) between India and Uganda was held on 22 November 2022 in New Delhi. Shri Puneet R Kundal, Joint Secretary (E&SA), Ministry of External Affairs led the...
Stronger action required to address changing dynamics of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Stronger action required to address changing dynamics of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Although the past decade has seen a steady decline in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, countries and their international partners must accelerate efforts to counter this singular threat, a senior UN official said...
The United States (U.S.) Embassy, in Partnership with the Ministry of Education, Strengthens English Language Quality Improvement Efforts in Universities Across Ethiopia

The United States (U.S.) Embassy, in Partnership with the Ministry of Education, Strengthens English...

Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, expressed the Embassy’s continued commitment to Ethiopia’s education sector, especially in English language instruction at universities across the country. Ambassador Jacobson...
<div>United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Vodacom Lesotho Foundation Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)</div>

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Vodacom Lesotho Foundation Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

UNICEF Lesotho together with Vodacom Lesotho Foundation on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which is aimed at expanding support to the most vulnerable Basotho children and youth. Speaking at this event, the UNICEF...
<div>United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Vodacom Lesotho Foundation Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)</div>

Government Welcomes Basotho from Newcastle

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Limpho Tau welcomed Basotho who were trapped in Newcastle, South Africa, at a reception held in Maseru on Monday night. Over 400 Basotho were transported to Lesotho...
The United States Joins the Mozambique Education Support Fund

The United States Joins the Mozambique Education Support Fund

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), became a formal partner in the Mozambique Education Support Fund (Fundo de Apoio ao Sector da Educação, FASE) to further support the...
Uganda: Bill granting Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (MDI) wide-ranging services presented to Members of Parliament

Uganda: House to Debate Maiden Government Action-Taken Report on Thursday

Following the tabling of government’s maiden report on actions it has taken on resolutions of the 11th Parliament, MPs have been put on notice for its debate. The report, tabled during the plenary sitting on...
President El-Sisi Follows-up on Development of Warraq Island

President El-Sisi Follows-up on Development of Warraq Island

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, Minister of Interior Major General Mahmoud Tawfik, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Dr. Assem Al-Gazzar, Minister of Local Development Major...
President El-Sisi Follows-up on Development of Warraq Island

Egypt: President El-Sisi Follows-up on Efforts to Provide Equipment for National Development Projects

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Major General Hisham Sewefi, Head of the Financial Affairs Authority of the Armed Forces Major General Ahmed El-Shazly and  Director...
Uganda: Bill granting Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (MDI) wide-ranging services presented to Members of Parliament

New Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) Will Promote Livelihoods – Prime Minister

The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, has said that the successor programme to the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF3) will focus more on improving household livelihoods in the region. Nabbanja said this during plenary on...
South Africa: Gender Equality on Passing on of Bafana Sithole

South Africa: Gender Equality on Passing on of Bafana Sithole

The Acting Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), Ms Nomasonto Mazibuko sends her heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and fellow learners of Bafana Sithole. The Commission is saddened by Sithole’s suicide...
Uganda: Bill granting Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (MDI) wide-ranging services presented to Members of Parliament

Uganda: Defence Committee to probe new firm over digital national IDs

The Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs is considering investigating a new firm contracted by the Government to print ‘smart’ and ‘digital’ national identity cards. In 2018, government entered into a joint venture with Veridos,...
South Africa: Portfolio Committee on Defence to conduct oversight visits to military bases in Free State

South Africa: Portfolio Committee on Defence to conduct oversight visits to military bases in...

The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans will this week conduct oversight visits to military bases in the Free State from 23 to 25 November 2022. The committee will visit three military hospitals in...
Understanding the informal waste and recovery sector

Understanding the informal waste and recovery sector

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) unveiled a new report that highlights the role of more than 15 million people worldwide informally collecting and recovering...
Uganda: Bill granting Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (MDI) wide-ranging services presented to Members of Parliament

Uganda: Government (Gov’t) losing Shs342m per day to unpaid road contractors

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) says that it is paying up to Shs342 million daily in interest to project contractors who have not been paid for their work. UNRA officials led by their Executive...
United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) supports graduation of forces in Malakal, Upper Nile

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) supports graduation of forces in Malakal, Upper...

Usually cloudy Malakal in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state was bright and sunny yesterday, as it celebrated an important milestone—the graduation of 7,500 officers drawn from varied state security sectors as part of the...
South Africa: Portfolio Committee on Defence to conduct oversight visits to military bases in Free State

Communications and Digital Technologies Subcommittee Set to Meet on Thursday to Finalise Recruitment for...

A Portfolio Committee on Communications and Digital Technologies subcommittee has been granted permission by the National Assembly’s Chair of Chairpersons for Committees and Oversight to meet on Thursday, 24 November 2022, to deliberate and...
Indonesian Ambassador to Khartoum Visits Indonesian Al-Quran Education Park

Indonesian Ambassador to Khartoum Visits Indonesian Al-Quran Education Park

​In the context of fostering and supporting positive activities of the Indonesian people in Sudan, on Tuesday (22/11) the Indonesian Ambassador to Khartoum, Mr. Sunarko was accompanied by PF. Pensosbud has visited two Indonesian...
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission Briefs Political Officers and Military Advisors of the Diplomatic Corps

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission Briefs Political Officers and Military Advisors...

The ECOWAS Commission will brief Political Officers and Military Advisors of the Diplomatic Corps on the 24th of November 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria. The briefing is meant to engender the development and promotion of a mechanism...
Women Leaders Present a Gender-Responsive Constitutional Vision to Representatives of the International Community

Women Leaders Present a Gender-Responsive Constitutional Vision to Representatives of the International Community

Forty women from civil society organizations, women’s groups, political parties, armed movements, and academia came together over two weeks and produced a joint gender-responsive constitutional vision in a series of workshops organized by UNITAMS...
United Arab Emirates Consul presents consular patent to Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs

United Arab Emirates Consul presents consular patent to Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs

His Excellency Saleh Al-Theeb Al-Himyari presented the consular patent to Her Excellency Dr. Stergomena Tax, Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania, on the occasion of his...
The Ambassador of Algeria presents credentials to the President

The Ambassador of Algeria presents credentials to the President

The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Algeria to the Republic of Maldives, H.E. Abderrahmane Benguerrah, on Tuesday presented credentials to H.E. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The ceremony was held at the President’s Office...
South Africa: Gender Equality on Passing on of Bafana Sithole

Police investigate shooting incident at South African Police Service (SAPS) training academy

The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) General Fannie Masemola has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a police trainee at the SAPS Tactical Thabazimbi Academy...
United States (U.S.) Advances Environmental Justice for Madagascar

United States (U.S.) Advances Environmental Justice for Madagascar

Environmental justice efforts are critically important to save Madagascar’s unique biodiversity from irreversible destruction. On November 17, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) convened a roundtable workshop to address environmental...
Cyber Immunity is the new normal: Kaspersky will protect connected cars

Cyber Immunity is the new normal: Kaspersky will protect connected cars

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) is developing the Kaspersky Automotive Secure Gateway (KASG) based on the KasperskyOS operating system – a platform for developing solutions that are inherently secure. The gateway can be installed on the telematics...
South Africa: Gender Equality on Passing on of Bafana Sithole

Western Cape receives R290 million for flood damages

Western Cape municipalities will receive R289 964 000 for flood damages suffered in the province during the summer and winter of 2021, Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development...
Joint Meeting of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Experts and Joint Ministers in Charge of Mining and Hydrocarbons to Hold in Dakar

Joint Meeting of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Experts and Joint Ministers...

The joint Meeting of the ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Mining and Hydrocarbons will hold on the 25th of November 2022 in Dakar, Senegal. The Ministerial meeting will be preceded by a meeting of Joint...
Liquid C2 launches Cyber Security Fusion Centre for Kenyan businesses

Liquid C2 launches Cyber Security Fusion Centre for Kenyan businesses

Liquid C2, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, opened the doors of its first Cyber Security Fusion Centre (CSFC) in Nairobi, Kenya, making this the second centre of its kind in...
Nigeria and African Energy Poverty and Gas-To-Power Projects: Build More and Build Better (By NJ Ayuk)

Nigeria and African Energy Poverty and Gas-To-Power Projects: Build More and Build Better (By...

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (http://www.EnergyChamber.org) As the executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber (AEC), it’s my honor and my privilege to tell the world the story of Africa’s oil and gas...
South Africa: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on outcome of 27th Conference of Parties

South Africa: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on outcome of 27th Conference of Parties

South Africa congratulates the Egyptian COP27 Presidency for successful hosting of the twenty seventh session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Sharm el-Sheikh Conference of Parties (COP27). The United Nations Framework...
2nd Foreign Office Consultation between India and Uganda

India-Gabon Foreign Office Consultations

India and Gabon held the first Foreign Office Consultations in New Delhi on 22 November 2022. The Indian side was led by Shri Sevala Naik Mude, Joint Secretary (Central&West Africa Division), Ministry of External Affairs....
Afentra Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul McDade to Discuss Angolan Exploration at Angola Oil and Gas (AOG) 2022

Afentra Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul McDade to Discuss Angolan Exploration at Angola Oil...

Energy Capital&Power (ECP) (https://EnergyCapitalPower.com/) is proud to announce that Paul McDade, CEO of independent oil and gas company, Afentra, will be participating at the third edition of the Angola Oil&Gas (AOG) conference and exhibition (http://bit.ly/3UyBCpP) – taking...