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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Terrorist Attack in Somalia

Japan, alongside the international community, has always strongly condemned terrorism in all forms, and supports the international community’s fight against terrorism

Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama: In relation to the large number of casualties arising from the explosion of a vehicle loaded with explosives at the Abagedo market in Mogadishu City, the Federal Republic of Somalia on February 20 (February 19 local time), Japan extends its sincere condolences to…

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

Exporters of Fresh Produce Invited to Participate in the Fruit Logistica Asia 2017 Exhibition in Hong Kong, China

The trade fair, which will be attended by exhibitors from over 120 countries around the world, is targeting producers of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh-cut and convenience items, exotic products, organic produce, potatoes, dried fruit or nuts, herbs and spices as well as flowers or plants for self-service outlets, among others

Exporters of fresh fruits and vegetables are invited to apply for assistance to participate in the upcoming Fruit Logistica Asia 2017 trade exhibition, which will take place in Hong Kong from 6-8 September 2017. Companies which are interested in participating in this exhibition are encouraged to submit application forms to…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of Vice President to Rwanda (February 19-21, 2017)

During this visit, the Vice President would be meeting H.E the President of Rwanda and H.E. the President of the Senate and deliver an address at the University of Rwanda

The Vice-President of India Shri M Hamid Ansari, accompanied by Smt. Salma Ansari, will be visiting Rwanda from 19-21 February 2017. He will be accompanied by Shri Vijay Sampla, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment and four members of Parliament, senior officials and a media delegation.   India-Rwanda relations are…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of Vice President to Uganda (February 21-23, 2017)

During this visit, the Vice President would be meeting H.E the Vice President of Uganda and H.E. the President of Uganda

The Vice-President of India Shri M Hamid Ansari, accompanied by Smt. Salma Ansari, will be visiting Uganda from 21-23 February 2017. He will be accompanied by Shri Vijay Sampla, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment and four members of Parliament, senior officials and a media delegation.   Bilateral relations between…

EMRC
Source: EMRC |

JICA to share management best practices with African entrepreneurs during the AFIF 2017 in Nairobi

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will participate in the training for entrepreneurs organised by EMRC on 13-14 February, ahead of the 11th edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF)

The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/y28Bux) 2017 will partner with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the first time on the occasion of the 11th edition of the Forum, taking place in Nairobi. Japanese experts will participate in the AFIF 2-day training, which aims to provide new…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Kenya |

H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa, Ambassador of Japan in Kenya congratulating four organizations which received the grant for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP)

The total amount of the four projects is more than USD 394,980 (approx. Kshs 37.7 Million)

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to non-profit organizations such as Self Help groups, CBOs, NGOs, Schools, Medical Institutions and County Governments through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. On 8th February 2017, five Grant Contracts for GGP were signed by H.E. Mr.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

The Admission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the African Union (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama)

The Government of Japan will continue to work in collaboration both with AU and Morocco

The Government of Japan welcomes the decision by the African Union (AU) Summit held on January 30 (local time) on the admission of Morocco to the AU at the 28th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Morocco is an important partner for the stability and prosperity of Africa, including TICAD…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane conducts fruitful bilateral talks with Indonesian counterpart

The two Ministers discussed the need to reinvigorate bilateral cooperation between the two countries and agreed that South Africa will host the 2nd SA-Indonesia Joint Commission Meeting this year on a mutually agreed date

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today, Monday, 06 February 2017, received Ms Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, for bilateral talks in Cape Town. Minister Marsudi is on a working visit to South Africa in her capacity as Indonesia's Presidential Special Envoy on…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Election of the New Chairperson of the African Union Commission (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama)

The Government of Japan wishes to pay tribute to the achievements and leadership of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the current AU Chairperson, and to express gratitude for contributions made by the AU Commission

The Government of Japan offers its congratulations upon the election of Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat as the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU) in the election held on January 30 (same day local time) at the 28th AU Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Government of…

flydubai
Source: flydubai |

flydubai announces 14.4% passenger growth to 10.4 million and profit of AED 31.6 million

Full-Year Results announced for the year ending 31 December 2016

Reports total profit for the year of AED 31.6 million (USD 8.6 million) Total revenue for the year reached AED 5 billion (USD 1.37 billion) for the 12-month period Carries record number of passengers (10.4 million) and sees 14.4% growth compared to the previous year flydubai (www.flydubai.com) has today announced…