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Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

Highlights of the Countess of Wessex’s visit to Malawi

A recap of Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex' four-day visit to Malawi

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO concluded her four-day visit to Malawi on Thursday, March 16th, which was aimed at celebrating the progress that Malawi has made to end avoidable blindness and championing young leaders’ contribution to society. The Countess of Wessex, born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones, is the…

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

President Faure sends message of condolence to the United Kingdom following vicious act terror

In his message, President Faure also commended the effective manner in which the police force and the emergency response agencies dealt with incident, maintaining calm amidst the chaos and urgency imposed by the callous attack

President Danny Faure has sent a message of condolence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on behalf of the Government and people of Seychelles following the act terror perpetrated in London, United Kingdom claiming lives and injuring many others.  President Faure said that the Government of the Republic of Seychelles unreservedly…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

UK Foreign Secretary visits Kenya

The Foreign Secretary met with President Kenyatta and other leaders to discuss the UK-Kenya partnership

UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, was in Kenya on 17 March as part of a three-day tour of east Africa. During his visit, he met with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Amb Amina Mohamed and discussed matters of mutual interest between the two countries including…

Source: Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom |

Zambia Tourism Roadshow in the UK

The roadshow was borne out of the fact that there is a recognition that it is important to provide detailed product information to travel consultants and their product managers to enable them effectively sell the various Zambian tourism products

The Zambia Tourism Agency in partnership with KAMAGEO a hugely dynamic and vibrant tourism Public Relations and Marketing Company dedicated to increasing tourism to Africa, last week coordinated one of the most successful trade roadshow in the United Kingdom. The roadshow was borne out of the fact that there is…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

CERF approves $22 million loan to further scale up FAO action to prevent famine in Somalia

The funds will allow for increased livelihoods support to rural communities affected by repeated drought

FAO is further scaling up its  activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which complements the loans already provided by FAO's Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities. This effort is part…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

IOM Egypt Opens Migration Health Assessment Centre

The centre, which was opened 16 March, provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States

IOM Egypt opened its migration health assessment centre (MHAC) for the purpose of providing full health assessments to migrants and refugees migrating from Egypt. The centre, which was opened 16 March, provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New…

Source: Africa-Israel Summit |

The international news network i24 NEWS will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit

i24News aims to strike deep and long-term roots in the African continent

The international news network i24News (www.i24News.tv/en) and the executive committee of the Africa-Israel Summit (www.AfricaIsraelSummit.org) have signed a partnership agreement, making i24News the official media partner for the summit which will take place in Lomé, Togo, from October 23-27, 2017. i24news, a channel broadcasted from Tel Aviv, will offer exclusive…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

News story: Foreign Secretary visits Ethiopia

On his first visit to Ethiopia the Foreign Secretary outlined the potential for a deeper partnership on prosperity and regional security

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was in Ethiopia on 16 March as part of a three-day tour of east Africa. He met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Foreign Minister Workneh and discussed regional security and expanding cooperation in areas such as migration, development, investment and trade. Mr Johnson told…

Source: British High Commission - Lusaka |

UK choice for WHO chief visits Zambia

Dr David Nabarro, candidate for the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), is visiting Zambia to meet with key representatives from the health sector

Speaking ahead of his visit Dr Nabarro said: “I am delighted to be visiting Zambia to hear more about how the WHO can improve the lives of Zambian people across this great country. Our world faces many challenges including climate change, widespread poverty and conflict as well as the threat…