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

Director of Media Affairs Tjiuai Kaambo invited to Germany

The visit takes place from 28 May until 03 June 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government

Tjiuai Kaambo, Director of Media Affairs in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, has been invited to participate in a regional group visit to Germany, themed “Ethics and the Media”. The visit takes place from 28 May until 03 June 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme of…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Red Cross steps up emergency water and sanitation for thousands more South Sudanese refugees in Uganda as influx continues

With refugee settlements in Uganda swelling beyond capacity, a new site called Imvepi opened in late February for new arrivals

The Uganda Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are scaling up emergency water treatment and latrine construction in northern Uganda as thousands of refugees fleeing violence and hunger in South Sudan stream into the country daily. As of this week, a…

Source: Infomineo |

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa

The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 countries, according to a new report released by Infomineo (www.Infomineo.com), a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East. The report focuses on multinationals looking at entering, or already present, in…

Source: Claviger Middle East |

Claviger Hosts First Five City Sales Roadshow from 18th to 23rd March across the Middle East

These events will showcase the Agency’s impressive portfolio of luxury hotels around the world

Claviger (www.ClavigerME.com), a comprehensive Sales and Marketing Agency specializing in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism that recently launched its operations in the Middle East will host its first five city sales roadshow from 18th to 23rd March 2017 with customer events in Kuwait City, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. These…

The Medical City
Source: The Medical City |

Outstanding Philippine Healthcare Highlighted at Kuwait Medical Travel Congress

The Medical City Clark located at Kuwait-invested Sabah Al-Ahmad Global Gateway Logistics City in the Philippines presents at Kuwait Health Exhibition & Conference

Top notch medical expert on international patient safety and quality healthcare, The Medical City Clark Philippines (www.TheMedicalCity.com), was highlighted at the recently concluded Medical Travel Congress at Kuwait Health. The Medical City Clark (www.Facebook.com/TheMedicalCityClark), a private tertiary hospital known for its cutting-edge health services with centers of excellence in the field…

Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

Record participation of more than one hundred exhibitors from 19 countries at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2017

More than 2,000 visitors are expected

Official French and German Pavilion – China and Italy with remarkable presence VDMA again holds foodtec-symposium More than 2,000 visitors expected Organized by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade (www.Fairtrade-Messe.de), agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2017 take place on 28 to 30 March at the Landmark Centre in Lagos. More than one…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

In a phone call with the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Foreign Minister Gabriel pushes for concerted action to combat hunger and pledges to provide 15 million euros in emergency aid

If comprehensive international relief measures are not taken quickly, millions of people in the affected regions are at risk of starvation

Following a phone call with UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement today (12 March): Today I discussed the measures required to combat the dramatic famines in the Horn of Africa, the Lake Chad region and in South Sudan with UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen…

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Liberated Africa: Pathways to Self-Transformational Development

By Ehiedu Iweriebor

In the period since independence in the 1950s, Africa has undergone profound social, cultural, economic and political changes. Some inherited and historically rootless colonialist political and social systems have collapsed, been transcended and reconstituted. Different political systems – single party rule, personal rule and military governments have come and gone.…

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

New Gymnasium for DHPS

The new gymnasium is scheduled for inauguration in 2018, enabling the DHPS to be an excellent host for the next Sports Olympiad of the German schools in Southern Africa

Soon, the gymnasium of the DHPS will shine in a new look and become one of the most modern sports facilities in Namibia. The Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany supports the extension of the building with a financial contribution to the tune of 1.2 Million Euro (ca.…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

Priti Patel calls on international community to improve global response to humanitarian crises

UK leads the charge by stepping up support and urges others to do the same before it is too late

The International Development Secretary has set out a five point plan to deliver a more effective global response to the unprecedented number of crises the world currently faces. Before last month, there had been only one certified famine globally since 2000. Parts of South Sudan are now in famine and…