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

South Africa condemns the suspected terrorist attack in the United Kingdom

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, H. E. President Jacob Zuma extends his heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of the United Kingdom, in particular the families and loved ones of the deceased and wish the injured speedy recoveries

The South African Government joins the international community in strongly condemning what appears to be a terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena in Manchester on Monday, 22 May 2017, resulting in the unfortunate deaths and injuries of numerous children and youths. On behalf of the Government and the people of…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

Statement by British High Commissioner to Kenya on incident at Manchester Arena

Nic Hailey expresses condolences and thanks Kenya for support

British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey said: "My thoughts and prayers are with all those caught up in the terrible incident last night in Manchester. The full details of what has happened are still emerging, but the incident is being treated by the Greater Manchester Police as a terrorist…

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

President Faure condemns attack in Manchester and sends message of condolence to the United Kingdom

In his message President Faure described the attack as vicious and one which sought to perpetuate both an ideology of hate and instill fear

Following the attack which took place in the city of Manchester during a concert in the 'Manchester Arena' which claimed over twenty lives and injured many others, President Danny Faure has extended his deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Seychelles.…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

AU condemns Manchester bomb attack; condoles with United Kingdom

The Chairperson also extended his wishes of quick recovery to those who sustained injuries

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, extends his most sincere condolences to the families of those who died in last night's bombing in Manchester, the United Kingdom. "I strongly condemn this senseless act of violence and loss of life, this time in Manchester,” said H.E.…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) held its 23rd meeting in Nairobi Kenya

The Chiefs of Defence Forces received briefs from the AMISOM Special Representative, Force Commander and Police Commissioner, US, EU and UNSOS thereafter, important issues were discussed

The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) convened its 23rd meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on 19 May 2017, which was hosted by the Kenyan Defence Forces. The Chiefs of Defence Staff (CDS) of AMISOM Troops Contributing Countries (Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda)…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Joint Statement on the recent violence around Brak Al-Shatti airbase

Joint Statement by the Ambassadors to Libya of the People’s Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America on the recent violence around Brak Al-Shatti airbase

In light of recent violence around Brak Al-Shatti airbase in Libya’s south which again risks escalating into renewed conflict, Taking note of relevant UN Security Council resolutions(UNSCRs), including UNSCRs 2213, 2259 and 2278, and our statement of 11 April 2017 concerning violence around Tamanhint airbase, Reiterating our determination to support…

Source: Commonwealth Secretariat |

Commonwealth African countries to discuss priorities for reviving world trade

Since 2014, world trade has declined by more than US$3 trillion with Sub-Saharan Africa’s combined exports falling by about 40 per cent - from US$403 billion to less than US$250 billion

Amid an unprecedented global trade slowdown, African policy-makers, negotiators and trade analysts will meet on 25-26 May 2017 in Mauritius to discuss priorities for reviving world trade and strengthening their trading capacity. Since 2014, world trade has declined by more than US$3 trillion with Sub-Saharan Africa’s combined exports falling by…

Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA)
Source: Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) |

The Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) brings one of the world’s biggest killers, schistosomiasis, to the attention of the G20 Health Ministers in Berlin

#MakingSchistory: Wormzilla makes a splash in Berlin

#MakingSchistory: A giant worm in the Humboldthafen, Berlin, represents the parasitic worm of schistosomiasis that causes suffering to millions around the world. Its impact is second only to malaria. To bring the devastating disease, schistosomiasis, to the attention of Health Ministers worldwide, the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) (www.EliminateSchisto.org) has positioned…

Africa Independents Forum
Source: Africa Independents Forum |

16th Africa Independents Forum: Developing & driving change in Africa’s oil & gas industry

Corporates will benefit from invaluable insights, rethinking Africa’s financing and investments

As one of the foremost events on the international Oil and Gas calendar, the 16th Africa Independents Forum (www.Africa-IndependentsForum.com) to take place in London over 24th and 25th May brings together all stakeholders in Africa’s upstream oil and gas to review the state of the industry and exchange ideas on…