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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Wang Yi Holds Talks with Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui of Tunisia

Appreciating Tunisia for supporting the "Belt and Road" initiative, China is willing to combine the "Belt and Road" construction with the implementation of cooperative measures under the frameworks of China-Africa Ten Major Cooperation Plans and China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, and enhance bilateral strategic integration, so as to realize common development

On July 19, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Beijing with visiting Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui of Tunisia. Wang Yi expressed that China and Tunisia enjoy a long-standing friendship, and both sides have always supported each other on issues concerning respective core interests and major concerns. With the…

Source: GE |

GE leads the end to end power technology debate at PowerGen and DistribuTech 2017 event in Johannesburg

The electricity industry in Africa is undergoing massive transformation and the old linear model of conducting electricity affairs is being challenged and tested, as new models are emerging with far reaching impact

GE’s George Njenga shows how new technologies across the electricity value network are helping countries meet their electricity demands Sustaining these investments is key to assuring Africa’s growth Technology available today can be employed to create reliable, sustainable, localized and more efficient energy networks. That was the message that George…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Angola

Jessica Hand has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Angola

Mrs Jessica Hand has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Angola and non-resident Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe in succession to Mr John Dennis, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mrs Hand will take up her appointment in February…

Source: Embassy of France to Ghana |

Training Session for Handlers of Explosive and Drug Detection Dog

The trainees were also taught specific recruitment tests to carry out in order to ensure an effective selection process

A training session was organized for twelve explosive and drug detection dog handlers from 10th to 14th July 2017 at the Sniffer Dogs Academy in Accra. To begin the session, the two French officers from the Dog Training Center in Cannes Ecluse in France, bomb detection expert Brigadier Christophe Bihoreau…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

USAID-Sponsored Livestock Identification and Traceability Systems Launch Ceremony

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries will launch the Ethiopian Livestock Identification and Traceability System. The system will help to gather information regarding the source/origin of the animal, type of husbandry, and management system in place to support improved quality for consumers…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Pope Francis donates to FAO to assist drought and conflict-stricken populations in East Africa

Gesture aims to encourage governments to support FAO's emergency response

In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to Address the Launch of the Truman Magubane Family Foundation

The Foundation, which is named after its founder and Grand Patron, Mr Truman Magubane, will support underprivileged children particularly in the fields of education, leadership training, cultural activities and sports in uMsunduzi and surrounding areas in KwaZulu-Natal

President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday, 22 July 2017, address the launch of the Truman Magubane Family Foundation whose aim is to support underprivileged children in various fields, in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.    The Foundation, which is named after its founder and Grand Patron, Mr Truman Magubane, will support underprivileged children…

Source: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) |

COMESA to observe elections in Kenya and Rwanda

Ambassador Dr. Simbi Mubako from Zimbabwe will lead the team to Kenya. The team is expected to arrive in Nairobi on 30 July 2017. Bishop Mary Nkosi from Malawi will lead the team to Rwanda. The advance team will arrive in Kigali on 27 July 2017

COMESA will deploy short term electoral observation missions to the upcoming presidential and general elections in Rwanda and Kenya scheduled on 4th and 8th August 2017 respectively. Both missions will be led by members of the COMESA Committee of Elders. Ambassador Dr. Simbi Mubako from Zimbabwe will lead the team…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

In Nigeria, UN deputy chief says 'messages of women' vital to sustainable peace, development

Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security

Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security.…