Saturday, January 28, 2023
Egypt: President El-Sisi Attends the Council of Al Bahr Palace

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

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...
<div>Seychelles holds successful talks with Masdar United Arab Emirates (UAE) in relation to Seychelles' Energy Generation plan</div>

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...
Uganda to manufacture anti-tick vaccines

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....
Uganda to manufacture anti-tick vaccines

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...
President Weah Pays Tribute to Vice President Taylor; Hails Liberian Women

President Weah Pays Tribute to Vice President Taylor; Hails Liberian Women

The President of the Republic, H. E Dr. George Manneh Weah, has recognized the monumentally significant role Liberian women have played in the realization of peace and stability during and after years of socio-economic...
A new era begins at VC4A: Introducing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vincent Hoogduijn

A new era begins at VC4A: Introducing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vincent Hoogduijn

We are thrilled to announce that Vincent Hoogduijn has been appointed as our new CEO. Vincent brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team and we are excited for the vision and...
President Weah Pays Tribute to Vice President Taylor; Hails Liberian Women

Liberia: President Weah Commissions Several Officials of Government

The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, commissioned several officials of government following their appointment and subsequent confirmation by the Liberian Senate. The commissioned government officials included Cllr....
Algeria: Jailed journalist must be freed, and his media outlets allowed to re-open

Algeria: Jailed journalist must be freed, and his media outlets allowed to re-open

Algerian authorities have arbitrarily renewed the pretrial detention of prominent journalist Ihsane El Kadi on 15 January without the presence of his defence team, Amnesty International said today. El Kadi, who is accused of...
The Rockefeller Foundation and World Food Programme (WFP) launch initiative to strengthen school meals for millions of children

French contribution helps World Food Programme (WFP) respond to nutrition needs in Angola

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of EUR 500,000 from the Government of France towards its nutrition response for families affected by drought in the southern Angola. In Cunene province, the...
Egypt: President El-Sisi Attends the Council of Al Bahr Palace

Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets King Abdullah II of Jordan

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received HRH King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Spokesman for the Presidency said that President El-Sisi welcomed the King of Jordan, commending the strong...
Kenya: Canada is our Partner in Blue Economy

President Ruto: Chebukati an Example of Integrity at Work

President William Ruto has said Constitutional Commissions and Independent offices are integral to the prosperity and stability of Kenya. The institutions, he said, are essential to Kenya’s democracy and their leadership is critical factor in...
South Africa: Western Cape Education on political activities in schools

South Africa: Western Cape Education on political activities in schools

We are aware of various representatives of political parties currently undertaking visits to our schools as we start the school year, and planned visits for the first day of school. A number of representatives and...
South Africa: Premier Alan Winde welcomes reduction in road fatalities in Western Cape

South Africa: Premier Alan Winde welcomes reduction in road fatalities in Western Cape

Premier Alan Winde welcomes the marked reduction in road fatalities in the Western Cape for the past festive season. “Our concerted efforts to enforce road laws and ensure road users behave responsibly paid off,” remarked...
Second International Summit on Food Production in Africa to Open in Dakar

In South Africa, medical trains boost mental health services to rural communities

The observance of World Mental Health Day in October, gave us a chance to reflect on the transformative impact of Transnet’s Phelophepa medical train on mental health services in South Africa. Phelophepa has been...
Algeria: Jailed journalist must be freed, and his media outlets allowed to re-open

Zimbabwe: Arrest of members of opposition shows an escalating crackdown against freedom of association...

Responding to the news that Zimbabwean police on 14 January arrested 25 members of political opposition party Citizen’s Coalition for Change (CCC) and allegedly physically assaulted the lawyer who was representing them, Flavia Mwangovya,...
New Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, Yoichi Oya, presented Letters of Credence to President Lazarus Chakwera at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe

New Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, Yoichi Oya, presented Letters of Credence to President Lazarus...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nancy Tembo has hailed the support Japan renders to Malawi, saying their bilateral relations date back to 1964.  The Minister said Ambassador Yoichi Oya comes with vast knowledge, having worked at the...
The Government Continues to Expedite the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance and the Resumption of Essential Services in Northern Ethiopia

All-African Leather Fair (AALF) will be held in Addis Ababa from February 16-18, 2023...

All-African Leather Fair (AALF): the trade show organizing by The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) from the first edition in 2008 up to 12th successfully. AALF brings together tanners, footwear and other leather goods...
United States (U.S.) Government Launches  Million Health Project to Mitigate HIV’s Impact Through Support of Vulnerable Children, Young People, and Families

United States (U.S.) Government Launches $56 Million Health Project to Mitigate HIV’s Impact Through...

Today, representatives from the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the government of Tanzania celebrated their continued partnership to provide lifesaving HIV interventions through the launch of the...
<div>Eswatini: Government's message of condolence on passing of Mayiwane Member of Parliament Honourable Gcina Mcebo Dlamini</div>

Eswatini: Government’s message of condolence on passing of Mayiwane Member of Parliament Honourable Gcina...

Government would like to express her condolences on the tragic passing of Mayiwane Member of Parliament Hon. Gcina Mcebo Dlamini, who passed away in a car accident in the early hours of Monday, 16...
<div>Eswatini: Government's message of condolence on passing of Mayiwane Member of Parliament Honourable Gcina Mcebo Dlamini</div>

Eswatini: Government denies allegations of State-sponsored hitmen in the country

Government wishes to strongly refute the false information currently circulating across Social Media platforms with regards to the alleged involvement in Eswatini of Government-hired foreign "Hitmen" and "Mercenaries." Ordinarily, Government is not in the habit...
Uganda to manufacture anti-tick vaccines

Uganda: Number of detained persons inflated, says army

The Joint Chief of Staff of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda has said the number of detained persons circulated by activists is an exaggeration. Kyanda said that counter verification involving...
New Wave European Climate Litigation Aimed at Stopping African Energy Projects

New Wave European Climate Litigation Aimed at Stopping African Energy Projects

More than 600 million Africans lacked access to electricity before the pandemic, and it appears that this figure is growing. According to the International Energy Agency, during 2020 some gains in access were reversed,...
<div>Seychelles holds successful talks with Masdar United Arab Emirates (UAE) in relation to Seychelles' Energy Generation plan</div>

Seychelles represented at the 2023 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony and Zayed Sustainability...

UAE, Abu Dhabi, 17th January 2023: President Wavel Ramkalawan is leading the Seychelles delegation at the 2023 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) currently being held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). On Monday the delegation...
Uganda to manufacture anti-tick vaccines

Uganda: ‘Build chancery in Kigali’

Uganda's High Commissioner to Kigali, Ambassador Robert Rusoke has called for construction of a chancery building in Kigali in bid to reduce on the cost of rent. Rusoke made this request while appearing before the...