Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Capetown, The Republic of South Africa
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The handover of The Protocol and Consular Functions of The Indonesian Consulate General in Cape Town

Farewell ceremony was also held for Mr. Herianda Latief who had ended his term of service at the Indonesian Consulate General in Cape Town

Monday (24/01) 2022, at the Indonesian Consulate General in Cape Town, the handover of the protocol and consular functions of the Indonesian Consulate General in Cape Town. The handover of the position was carried out from Mr. Herianda Latief, Counselor to Mr. Faiez Maulana, Second Secretary.  The activity was witnessed…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President releases report on investigation of Special Investigating Unit into COVID-19-related procurement by State institutions

The SIU has investigated 5,467 contracts awarded to 3,066 service providers with a total value of R14.3 billion

President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the release to the public of the final report of the investigation by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) into procurement by all spheres of government of goods, works and services associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The report published today does not include details of ongoing…

Source: Government of UK |

United Kingdom signals West African expansion at Africa Investment Conference

Support package worth over £500 million from the UK government unlocks new markets for exporters in the high-growth region

UK exporters gain foothold in West African region, which accounts for over one-quarter of Africa’s GDP; Demand for UK products and services expands in West Africa, with deals to build hospitals, roads and bridges; UK government export finance support at its highest in decades in the region, including a record…

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FIFA Sends Condolences after Tragic Incident in Cameroon

The thoughts and prayers of the global football community are with the victims

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) sends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims who lost their lives following the tragic incident that took place at Olembe Stadium during the Africa Cup of Nations fixture between Cameroon and Comoros. The thoughts and prayers of the global football community are with…

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Guterres calls on Burkina Faso coup leaders to ‘lay down their arms’

Civilians and military elements have voiced growing criticism for months over the Government’s inability to tackle a growing Islamist insurgency

Following Sunday’s coup in Burkina Faso carried out by sections of the armed forces, the United Nations’ Secretary-General is following the developments in the landlocked West African nation with deep concern. In a statement released by his Spokesperson, António Guterres says he is particularly worried about the whereabouts and safety of President Roch Marc…

Source: Department of Communication - Kingdom of Morocco |

Moroccan Sahara: Italian Experts Underline Algeria's Responsibility, Call for Dialogue

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres insisted on dialogue between all the parties, within the framework of the UN political process

Algeria is "the primarily responsible" for the artificial regional conflict created over the Moroccan Sahara, Italian political scientist Massimiliano Boccolini said on Sunday. Algiers, a "main party" in the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara, "must assume its responsibilities and take part in the political process, based on dialogue," the…

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Unified Libya will come only via ballot box, ‘not the gun’, Security Council hears

Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, also recognized the challenges that must be overcome

Libya is at a “delicate and fragile juncture in its path to unity and stability”, the UN Political Affairs chief told the Security Council on Monday, urging the international community to remain united in supporting national elections postponed last month.  In welcoming positive developments across three different tracks of intra-Libyan dialogue, Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, also recognized the challenges that must be overcome.   “So…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Press Release Regarding the Developments in Burkina Faso

Türkiye will continue to stand by Burkina Faso throughout this critical period

We are deeply concerned about the news of an attempted coup in Burkina Faso and the detention of President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. We hope that the constitutional order, social peace and stability of friendly and brotherly Burkina Faso will not deteriorate. Türkiye will continue to stand by Burkina Faso…

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Orange Corners South Africa and AstraZeneca South Africa join forces in a new partnership to bolster support for young entrepreneurs

Partnership aims to support young entrepreneurs, nurture local talent, and boost inclusive economic progress in South Africa

Earlier today, Orange Corners South Africa (OC) and AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca.com)South Africa officially announced a new partnership to support Orange Corner’s programme in South Africa focused on creating an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs. The Orange Corners (OC) programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands…

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DRC: As long-simmering conflict escalates, MSF scales up response in Northeastern Ituri

This new escalation has pushed vulnerable people already displaced by the conflict to the brink

Since 2017, the Djugu territory of Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been convulsed by conflict. In November 2021, rising community tensions resulted in four attacks of unprecedented violence in Tché, Drodro, Paroisse, Luko, and Ivo.  This new escalation has pushed vulnerable people already displaced by the conflict…