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Source: British High Commission Dar es Salaam |

British High Commissioner’s Top Priorities for 2016

British High Commissioner Dianna Melrose highlights her top priorities for the year ahead.

British High Commissioner Dianna Melrose joined other high commissioners and ambassadors around the world in making a short video highlighting their key priorities for the year ahead. The videos coincided with the Queen’s Speech at the opening of Parliament in London on 18th May which set out the UK government’s plans. The…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway |

Foreign Minister Brende to host Africa-Nordic Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Oslo on 26-27 May

‘I am looking forward to receiving colleagues from 12 key African countries on Thursday and Friday this week. They include the foreign ministers of Africa’s two largest economies, Nigeria and South Africa. Developments in Africa are important to Norway, and we have many common challenges. African countries are also important…

Deutsche Post DHL
Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

Intra-Africa trade to play larger role in local GDP contributions

Intra-African trade can catalyze investment and foster growth on the continent

As growth in developed markets such as Europe, China and North Africa continue to stagnate, greater regional integration in Africa, amongst all role players, is needed to capitalize on the continent’s growth potential. This is according to Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (http://www.DHL.com), who says that when…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Environment “cannot be an afterthought”, says Kenya’s President at opening of high-level environment assembly in Nairobi

120 ministers among over one thousand delegates in Nairobi charting course for strong action on sustainable future

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta today urged hundreds of key decision-makers from across the world to prioritize environmental action in support of economic and societal growth at the opening of the high-level segment of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2).   Over 170 countries, 120 represented at ministerial level, are represented…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Forests to cover one quarter of China in country’s bid to build “eco-civilization”

UNEP reports shed light on how countries are using different tools to shift to low-carbon, resource-efficient economies that achieve sustainable development

Almost one quarter of China will be covered in forest by 2020 if the country succeeds in its mission towards building an “eco-civilization”, a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) finds. The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the first universally binding climate change agreement…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Message of H.E. Dr.Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union Commission on theCommemoration of “AFRICA DAY” 25 MAY 2016

Fellow Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora, Our Friends and Supporters across the globe, On this historic day of May 25, celebrating the 53rd Anniversary of the foundation of our beloved Continental Organization, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), allow me to extend…

TMT Finance
Source: TMT Finance |

TMT Finance Africa in Lagos 2016 event announced in partnership with IHS Towers

The event will bring key telecom, media and technology focused international institutions and investors to Lagos

TMT Finance (www.TMTfinance.com), the global telecom investment news and events provider, and IHS Towers (www.IHStowers.com), the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, have announced the launch of the inaugural TMT Finance Africa in Lagos, Nigeria conference on September 20, 2016. http://www.TMTfinance.com/lagos The conference will gather…