Source: United Nations In Egypt |

The Secretary General -- Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity

Biodiversity is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, ending the existential threat of climate change, halting land degradation, building food security and supporting advances in human health

To achieve a sustainable future for all, we need to act urgently to protect biodiversity, the web of life that connects and supports us all.  We must end our senseless and destructive war against nature.  The rate of species loss is tens to hundreds of times higher than the average…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan Undertakes Successful Visit to Assess Progress of Ongoing Projects on Praslin and La Digue Island

All the recommended new projects and expansions phases being considered presents broad investment opportunities and increased commercial activities for Praslin island

President Wavel Ramkalawan accompanied by Vice-President, Ahmed Afif led a high-level delegation of government officials and heads of various agencies for a full day working visit on Praslin and La Digue Island on Friday. On Praslin, President Ramkalawan was welcomed by the elected Members of the National Assembly for the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) rejects reports of ISIS fighters returning to South Africa

The newspaper reports alleging that DIRCO has facilitated the repatriation of hundreds of ISIS fighters are devoid of any truth and violate the Press Code

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has, in recent days, noted false and irresponsible newspaper reports indicating that hundreds of former ISIS fighters have been repatriated to South Africa through a “secret operation” carried out since 2019. The reports have no factual basis. The South African Embassy in…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Nationals in Abroad Celebrate Independence Day Anniversary

Mr. Tekle Feshaye, chairman of the national committee in Karlsruhe, said that celebrating Independence Day has strong meaning and flavor

Eritrean nationals residing in the German city of Karlsruhe celebrated the 31st Independence Day anniversary with patriotic zeal under the theme “Independent Choice-Backbone of Our Pride”. The celebratory event was highlighted by cultural and artistic performances. According to the report, in the past two years, the Independence Day celebration was conducted…

Source: Basketball Africa League (BAL) |

Basketball Africa League to Host Series of Youth Development, Community Service and Business Events during 2022 BAL Playoffs and Finals

2022 BAL Finals on Saturday, May 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. CAT will air in Africa on ESPN, Canal+, VisionView TV and Voice of America (VOA) Radio

Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), New Fortress Energy (NFE), RwandAir and Visit Rwanda to Support Events and Activations During 2022 BAL (www.theBAL.com ). Playoffs and Finals from May 21-28 in Kigali, Rwanda; 2022 BAL Finals on Saturday, May 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. CAT Will Air in…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Reaffirms Kenya’s Commitment to Enhancing Ties with Switzerland

At a one-on-one meeting with President Ignazio Cassis of the Swiss Confederation, President Kenyatta reiterated that Kenya remains the investment destination of choice in the East and Central African region

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday evening reaffirmed Kenya’s commitment to strengthening bilateral ties with Switzerland. Speaking in Bern at the start of his official visit to Switzerland, the first by a Kenyan Head of State, President Kenyatta said the visit demonstrated Kenya’s desire to reinvigorate the long-standing trade, economic and…

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Source: Department of Employment and Labour, Republic of South Africa |

Durban Call to Action Adopted in South Africa at the Closing Ceremony of 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

Both in-person and online conference attendees adopted the document by affirming their commitment to preventing and eliminating child labour

The 5th Global Conference of the Elimination of Child Labour on 20 May 2022 closed with the adoption of ‘Durban Call to Action’ to deal with the scourge of child labour. The conference was a collaboration between the South African Government, the ILO, Social Partners, International Organisations and other stakeholders.…

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Source: Paradigm Initiative |

Pan-African Enterprise Paradigm Initiative Launches 2021 Report on Digital Rights and Inclusion

The report’s launch brings the 2022 digital rights and inclusion forum across 17 African nations to a close

The Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2022, which was organized by Paradigm Initiative (www.Paradigmhq.org) and a host of country partners across 17 African countries from April 12th to May 20th, has concluded in Kenya with the launch of PIN's 2021 Annual Digital Rights and Inclusion Report -  LONDA (https://bit.ly/3G5PKQl). Londa…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Switzerland: President Cassis receives Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Both presidents paid tribute to the robustness of Swiss–Kenyan bilateral relations

President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Bern on Friday, 20 May 2022. Their talks focused on enhancing bilateral relations, the upcoming elections in Kenya, and matters related to the UN Security Council. During their official meeting both presidents paid tribute to the…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Radio News Release (Soundbite): Heat-tolerant wheat varieties helped Ethiopia stop wheat imports and become a net wheat exporter, says African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…