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Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

German Government Supports Research on Namibian Artifacts in German Museums

The German Federal Foreign Office invited Dr Jeremy Silvester of the Museums Association of Namibia from 6 to 17 April 2017 for a research trip to three German museums which house collections of artifacts from Namibia

The German Federal Foreign Office invited Dr Jeremy Silvester of the Museums Association of Namibia from 6 to 17 April 2017 for a research trip to three German museums which house collections of artifacts from Namibia. The programme was organized by the Goethe Institute under the Visitors Programme of the…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa Agro-Processing Companies to Showcase Products in Iran

The exhibition is organised collaboratively by the Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran and the Iran International Exhibitions Company

South African companies in the agro-processing sector are showcasing their products at the 24th annual International Agricultural Trade Fair taking place in Tehran, Iran. All participating companies received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry's (the dti) Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA). The exhibition is organised…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Outgoing Swedish Ambassador to Seychelles pays farewell visit

President Danny Faure expressed his thanks to Ambassador Borgstam for his Nation's continued support to the Republic of Seychelles, especially in the fight against piracy, drugs and other illegal trafficking, maritime security, and climate change

The outgoing Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Johan Borgstam, paid a farewell call on President Danny Faure at State House this morning as his four year tenure comes to an end. The Ambassador was based in Nairobi, Kenya. President Danny Faure expressed his…

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

ICD cooperates with Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences High Technologies Park to help SMEs

Through this collaboration, both institutions will be exploring potential investment opportunities that may contribute to developing the private sector of the ICD member countries as well as to achieving the strategic goals of ANAS HTP

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of IDB Group, and Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences High Technologies Park (ANAS HTP) have entered into a Joint Strategic Collaboration to help provide financing to companies and SMEs interested in realizing investment projects…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist attack against MINUSMA

The members of the Security Council called on the Government of Mali to swiftly investigate these attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) near Aguelhoc, Mali, on 23 May 2017, which caused the death of two Chadian peacekeepers and injured another and which was claimed by Jama’at Nusrat…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

AU congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on historic win as first WHO Director-General from Africa

The AU Commission Chairperson also thanks African Ministers of health for their united and steadfast support for Dr Tedros during the campaign

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, warmly congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on his election as the first ever Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) from the African region. “The world has chosen a consummate global health statesman with a strong track record of…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General Appoints David Mclachlan-Karr of Australia as Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau

Mr. McLachlan-Karr will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his new Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. McLachlan-Karr will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau.   Mr. McLachlan-Karr succeeds Maria do…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to host the 2017 Africa Day Celebration

Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963 and the African Union in 2002 as well as chart the progress made by the continent since then to advance democracy, peace, stability and socio-economic development

President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday, 25 May 2017, host the national 2017 Africa Day celebration at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, in Pretoria. Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963…