Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Singapore |

Visit by Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman to South Africa, 17 to 19 October 2017

Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman attended the 17th Council of Ministers Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association in Durban, South Africa on 18 October 2017

Senior Minister of State (SMS), Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman attended the 17th Council of Ministers Meeting (COMM) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Durban, South Africa on 18 October 2017. The 17th COMM reviewed the progress by IORA and discussed…

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

President Zuma sends condolences to Portugal following tragic fires

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s condolences to the Republic of Portugal following tragic fires ravaging parts of the country that have claimed the lives of many and destroyed property and land. This is especially sad coming so…

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

State of Readiness Media Briefing for the O.R Tambo Centenary Celebrations

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on O.R Tambo centenary celebrations chaired by Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe will hold a media briefing to provide status on the upcoming centenary celebration. Details are as follows:- Date: Friday, 20 October 2017 Time: 10h00 Venue: Tshedimosetso House, 1035…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

Cameroon takes action on three United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Treaties

These three treaty actions are a remarkable illustration of Cameroon’s greater commitment to the harmonization of international trade law in Africa

On 11 October 2017, the Government of Cameroon deposited instruments of ratification or accession to three international conventions prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). These three treaty actions are a remarkable illustration of Cameroon’s greater commitment to the harmonization of international trade law in Africa.…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

USAID Administrator Green Announces Call to Action

Administrator Green called on the private sector, universities, foundations, international research centers, and other development partners to join together to combat the Fall Armyworm, an invasive pest that is spreading rapidly through Africa

Statement by Clayton M. Mccleskey, Acting Spokesperson of United States Agency for International Development (USAID): In a keynote address at the annual World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced a call to action to combat the Fall Armyworm, a…

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MultiChoice Tanzania Celebrates 20 years of changing lives

The celebration will involve a two days special exhibition set to take place at the Mlimani City in Dar es Salaam

MultiChoice Tanzania (MCT) (www.DStv.com) the country’s first Pay TV Company has reached an exiting milestone as the company celebrates 20 years of changing lives through innovative delivery of ground-breaking content. The celebration will involve a two days special exhibition set to take place at the Mlimani City in Dar es…

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ENGIE accelerates its development in the off-grid energy market by joining forces with Fenix, a pioneer in Africa’s Solar Home System market

This investment will contribute to ENGIE’s goal of providing 20 million people around the world with access to decarbonized, decentralized energy by 2020, using the latest digital technologies

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) and Fenix (www.FenixIntl.com) announce that they have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire [1] 100% of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa. Founded in 2009, Fenix employs over 350 people and has its main activities in Uganda where…

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Quantum Global Group’s USD 1.1 billion Infrastructure Fund Exits Savannah Cement, a Leading East African Cement Producer

Quantum Global’s investment was designed to support the cement producer on a number of value creation initiatives, including the development and launch of new products and the optimization of existing facilities

QGIAM, the private equity arm of Africa focused investment firm Quantum Global (http://QuantumGlobalGroup.com), today announced that on behalf of their investors, the sale of its interest in Savannah Cement, a leading Kenyan cement producer, has been completed following the receipt of regulatory approvals. Quantum Global’s investment was designed to support…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to Travel to South Africa for Africa Oil Week

Secretary Perry will also participate in a DOE-led workshop on Sharing Natural Gas Development Experiences and meet with African energy ministers

Next week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will travel to South Africa to represent the United States at Africa Oil Week. During his time in Cape Town, the Secretary will provide remarks on U.S. oil and gas development, highlighting the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) commitment to bilateral energy partnerships…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN torture prevention body to make first visit to Morocco

At the end of the visit, the SPT will present its confidential preliminary observations to the Government of Morocco

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is due to make its first visit to Morocco from 22 to 28 October to advise the Government on the establishment of a national detention monitoring body, officially known as the National Prevention Mechanism (NPM). The SPT will also assess the…