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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: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

British High Commissioner welcomes returning Zambian Chevening scholars

The British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet spoke at a reception in Lusaka for returning 17 Zambian Chevening scholars who studied in the UK

Speaking at the event, which was also attended by the Zambian Minister of Higher Education Prof. Nkandu Luo, Mr Cochrane-Dyet said: "Welcome, and thank you for coming this evening. "I am delighted to be hosting this event to welcome the 17 Zambians who went to study at prestigious British universities.…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN allocates $21 million to help thousands in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan

The United Nations, through the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) – a multi-donor fund that responds to critical humanitarian needs in Sudan – has allocated $21 million to help thousands of people in need of humanitarian assistance across Sudan in 2017.   The humanitarian challenges in Sudan are diverse and complex,…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Joint Troika Statement Supporting African Union High Level Implementation Panel Peace Process in Sudan

The Troika (Norway, UK and US) urge signatories of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement to honour their commitments

The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) expresses its continued support for the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) peace process, led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. In support of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement signed by both the Government of Sudan and the opposition, the…

Source: British High Commission - Lusaka |

UK and Zambian teachers forge professional partnerships

Nine Primary Schools in the UK have formed links with Zambian schools to prepare young people for life and work in the 21st century

Speaking at the Professional Partnership Conference for teachers under the connecting classrooms project in Lusaka today, British High Commissioner to Zambia, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, said: Access to the right kind of education is very important in ensuring our children are able to thrive in today’s globalised world. As much as core…

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: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Accreditation of new Seychelles High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

Mr Ally was accompanied at this ceremony by the Principal Counsellor in the High Commission, Mrs Lalatiana Accouche, and Ms Tinaz Wadia, Commercial Attaché and STB Manager for London

The new Seychelles High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr Derick Ally was accredited to the Court of St James’s this morning after presenting his credentials to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. During the Audience with The Queen,…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

Strong British Presence at EGYPS 2017

As Egypt becomes an energy superpower, a strong British presence at EGYPS confirms UK as Egypt's Top Oil & Gas partner

On 14-15 February, British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson and UK Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson attended the first ever Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS2017), opened by President Sisi. EGYPS2017 is the largest Oil and Gas industry event to happen in North Africa, and the UK played a leading role with…