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

Seychelles and EU Committed to Bolstering Relations

On behalf of Seychelles’ Government, the President thanked Ambassador Sall and her delegation for the support and assistance provided by the European Union over the years

President Danny Faure received the Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mrs Marjaana Sall, at State House today. Ambassador Sall was accompanied by the Ambassador of the French Republic to Seychelles, Mr Lionel Majesté-Larrouy, and the British High Commissioner to Seychelles, Ms…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Egypt - Women’s Film Festival of Aswan

The days dedicated to the Italian shorts will be presented by director Cristina Picchi, who is in Aswan to present the screening of her own film “Champ des Possibles” and to meet with the young Egyptian talents admitted to the workshops organised by the Festival

The first edition of the Aswan Women’s Film Festival (20-26 February 2017) will open on Monday, 20 February, with a large attendance of Italian participants. The task of selecting the films was assigned to Ahmed Al Hassouna, former director of the Cairo International Film Critics Week who, in cooperation with…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

New British Deputy High Commissioner for Lagos arrives Nigeria

Laure Beaufils looks forward to working with a variety of Nigerian partners to further progress on the UK/Nigeria relationship

The British High Commission in Nigeria has announced the arrival of Laure Beaufils, appointed as British Deputy High Commissioner for Lagos, Laure is the first female to head the UK mission in Lagos. She arrived Nigeria on Monday, 20 January 2017, and already looks forward to the tasks ahead. Commenting…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Lindiwe Zulu to Launch the Technology Businesses Incubation Partnership that Focuses on Black Entrepreneurs

The launch, which will take place in Century City, Cape Town, is a partnership between Methys, an international company operating in digital transformation and Seda (Small Enterprise Development Agency), an agency of the Department of Small Business Development

Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu and the French Ambassador, Mr Christophe Farnaud will, on Tuesday, the 21st of February launch the French South African Tech Labs, the new incubator and accelerator dedicated to South African and French entrepreneurs. The launch, which will take place in Century City,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to Officiate at the 6th Armed Forces Day Celebration

This year’s Armed Forces Day celebration also commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi steamship which killed more than 600 black South Africans during the First World War

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Jacob Zuma, will on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, officiate at the 6th Armed Forces Day celebrations at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. This year’s Armed Forces Day celebration also commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi steamship which killed more…

Source: Sciences Po Executive Education |

LeAD Campus – Global Leaders for Africa’s Development Certificate Programme Accepting Applications for Second Course

Sciences Po Executive Education is seeking for 30 participants reflexive of the excellence and socio-professional diversity of leaders in Africa to take part in the second LeAD Campus course

Sciences Po Executive Education (www.SciencesPo.fr/executive-education), in partnership with the French Development Agency, the University of Cape Town, the Higher Institute of Management in Dakar and the AfricaFrance Foundation, is pleased to announce the start of the second LeAD Campus course on 2 April. Sciences Po Executive Education is seeking for…

Source: Embassy of France to Ghana |

Ambassador of France to Ghana pays a visit to the Maamobi General Hospital to inspect French government funded project aimed at the preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy

A delegation led by the French Ambassador to Ghana Mr François Pujolas visited the Maamobi General Hospital where a medical research program sponsored by France is being undertaken for the preventive treatment of malaria in pregnant women

Ghana is one of many countries benefitting from the “5% initiative” that was launched by France at the end of 2011, as an indirect contribution to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The 5% initiative is a program through which the French government dedicates an amount equivalent…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S. Congressional Delegation Seeks Stronger Ties with Egypt

The delegation addressed a range of mutual interests and cooperation, and expressed U.S. support for Egypt’s security, stability, and prosperity

A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived Friday on a visit to strengthen ties between the American and Egyptian peoples. Headed by Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California, senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the delegation held productive meetings with President Abdel…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN expert urges Cameroon to restore internet services cut off in rights violation

The UN Special Rapporteur will continue to monitor developments in Cameroon closely, and is at the disposal of the authorities to provide assistance or advice as required

A United Nations expert has called on the Government of Cameroon to restore internet services to predominantly English-speaking parts of the country which have been cut off in “an appalling violation of their right to freedom of expression.”   “I am particularly concerned at the tightening of the space for…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

ECA and AfDB ploughing together for Central Africa’s development

A higher degree of experience sharing among development partners would make a huge difference in technically supporting the economies of Central Africa at these trying but opportune moment, say the two top officials of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) serving in Cameroon,…