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Download logoOn 21st February 2020, the first working group meeting of the Japan Nigeria Business Facilitation Council (JNBFC) took place in Lagos. The meeting was following the first meeting of JNBFC that was officially launched last November (https://www.ng.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000541359.pdf).

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Download logoThe International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Director General António Vitorino ended his first visit to the Sahel and Senegal this week where he expressed his concern about the increasing vulnerability of local populations and migrants across the region.

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Download logoFAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa. Germany's Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome.

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Download logoOn Friday, 28 February, the full Federal Council, led by President Simonetta Sommaruga, received the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who is paying a state visit to Switzerland. The main subjects addressed during official talks at the Bernerhof included economic relations, cooperation on environmental matters, and peace and security policy.

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Download logoEG LNG, the LNG liquefaction and export terminal located on Equatorial Guinea’s Bioko Island, has celebrated the loading of its 700th LNG cargo today. The terminal has been successfully operating for thirteen years, and remains one of sub-Saharan Africa’s landmark energy project.

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Download logoToday, the United States and the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) signed a memorandum of understanding for a new $30.4 million program to support the upcoming national elections. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones and NEBE Chairwoman Birtukan Midekssa jointly unveiled the new USAID Ethiopia Election and Political Processes Program, which will help strengthen the capacity of NEBE officials to organize, administer, and conduct free and fair elections.

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Download logoAn ankle injury to Springbok Sevens forward Impi Visser has ruled him out of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson this weekend and he will be replaced by the experienced Chris Dry.

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Download logoThe pressure will fall squarely on the Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings in their Guinness PRO14 clashes this weekend as the Free Staters eye a possible return to the top three in Conference A, while the men from Port Elizabeth will have a deep desire to please their home fans after a challenging run this season.

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Orange will be the first global telecom operator to integrate satellite-based revolutionary terabitscale O3b mPOWER communications system in its network, to support the growing demand for connectivity in Africa. Orange, one of the world’s leading multi-service telecommunications operators and present in 18 countries in Africa, will be the first telco to adopt the ground-breaking O3b mPOWER (https://bit.ly/2wXGjDn), SES’s (www.SES.com) next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communications system, to exponentially ramp up its consumer and business services, starting in the Central African Republic.

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Download logoThe U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is conducting its latest hackathon on the theme “A digital solution for effective vote counting and the announcement of election results.” This is the eighth in a series of twelve hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program.

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Four Defender patrol boats arrived in port at Djibouti City, Djibouti, in two shipments in late February as part of a train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Djiboutian military.

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FAO advances Global Action to control the spread and damage of a crop-eating pest affecting millions of livelihoods Tools are available to wrestle Fall Armyworm, a voracious invasive species that is ravaging crops in Africa, Asia and the Near East, and it is imperative to intensify coordination to curb the insect's spread.

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The Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Abdullah bin Faisal bin Jabr Al Dossari, praised the solid brotherly relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt, appreciating its pivotal role in preserving Arab national security and defending Arab interests and causes.

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Download logo“Sudan is one of Poland’s key partners in Africa, and our bilateral relations have flourished in recent years. We applaud the process of significant peaceful transition in Sudan that was launched in 2019,” Deputy Foreign Minister Maciej Lang said during today’s meeting with his Sudanese counterpart, State Minister in Sudan’s foreign office, Omer G.

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Download logoThe Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa, today opened the Ethiopian Trade and Cultural Week. The event is organized on February 26-29 by the Honorary Consulate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in cooperation with the Ethiopian Embassy in the State of Kuwait.

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The Audiovisual Cooperation Service is pleased to announce the 4th edition of the Kalasha International TV and Film Market. Last year, about 70 exhibitors and more than 800 visitors attended this major event for the audiovisual and film sector in East Africa.

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Download logoMinister for Africa James Duddridge; The UK is a long-standing partner of Guinea, and welcomes opportunities to deepen that partnership. We are concerned at the violence and civilian deaths leading up to and following the announcement of upcoming legislative elections and referendum on the constitution.

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Download logoThe Speaker of the Senate of Kenya, Hon. Kenneth Lusaka, received H.E. Ernesto Gómez Díaz, ambassador of Cuba, at the headquarters of that institution in Nairobi, who paid on him a courtesy call.

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Download logoTen small and medium enterprises represented Namibia at the Vivaness 2020 organic and natural cosmetics trade fair in Germany where they exhibited beauty products made in Namibia from 12 to 15 February 2020.

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Download logoFAO Director-General QU Dongyu today welcomed an € 11 million contribution from the European Union as the UN agency steps up efforts to fight the Desert Locust upsurge which has now spread from East Africa to the Persian Gulf.

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Download logoThe Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani met today with the Minister of State in charge of Human Rights and Relations with the Parliament of Kingdom of Morocco, Mr.

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Download logoA delegation from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation began providing humanitarian aid to around 32,000 families in Madagascar. The aid is in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the direct monitoring of H.H.

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Download logoFour changes for Emirates Lions’ Sydney assignment; Nyakane leads Vodacom Bulls’ charge against Jaguares; Am returns for Cell C Sharks’ final tour game Down Under; DHL Stormers tweak starting team for Blues clash.

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Energy experts discuss the importance of gas for Africa’s current and future energy needs;GE’s innovative gas power generation portfolio is providing faster, more reliable, more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly power for baseload, emergency or clean energy transition needs; Gas will be critical for creating industry, manufacturing and attracting investment capital.

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Download logoA charter flight from Mitiga airport in Tripoli to Lagos, Nigeria, yesterday pushed the total number of people assisted through the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Voluntary Humanitarian Return programme (VHR) to over 50,000 returnees to 44 countries since 2015.

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