Source: U.S. Department of State |

United States to Provide $30.4 Million to Support Democratic Elections in Ethiopia

USAID and its partners will also strengthen the capacity of Ethiopian civil society organizations and political parties to respond to the needs of all Ethiopians more effectively

Today, the United States and the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) signed a memorandum of understanding for a new $30.4 million program to support the upcoming national elections. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones and NEBE Chairwoman Birtukan Midekssa jointly unveiled the new USAID…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Dry replaces injured Visser at HSBC Los Angeles Sevens

Dry, who is the most capped South African forward in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series (72 tournaments and 363 matches), said the trip came unexpected

An ankle injury to Springbok Sevens forward Impi Visser has ruled him out of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson this weekend and he will be replaced by the experienced Chris Dry. Visser sustained the injury on Thursday and Dry was called into the…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Guinness PRO14 pressure continues to rise for South Africa (SA) teams

The Toyota Cheetahs meet the Dragons in Newport on Saturday in what marks their last game on their three-week UK tour and their penultimate match abroad this season

The pressure will fall squarely on the Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings in their Guinness PRO14 clashes this weekend as the Free Staters eye a possible return to the top three in Conference A, while the men from Port Elizabeth will have a deep desire to please their home…

SES
Source: SES |

Orange and SES team up on O3b mPOWER Communications System and open a New Era for Satellite Connectivity Innovation

The system will power low-latency high-throughput solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into existing terrestrial networks

Orange will be the first global telecom operator to integrate satellite-based revolutionary terabitscale O3b mPOWER communications system in its network, to support the growing demand for connectivity in Africa. Orange, one of the world’s leading multi-service telecommunications operators and present in 18 countries in Africa, will be the first telco…

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

Hackathon Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is partnering with Google Developers’ Group of Addis Ababa (DGD Addis) in implementing this project

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is conducting its latest hackathon on the theme “A digital solution for effective vote counting and the announcement of election results.” This is the eighth in a series of twelve hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. Subject matter and technology experts will meet February…

Ambassade des États-Unis en Djibouti
Source: Ambassade des États-Unis en Djibouti |

U.S. provides Defender patrol boats to Djiboutian Navy

Defender patrol boats combine an unmatched ability to conduct high-speed maneuvers in a compact deployable package

Four Defender patrol boats arrived in port at Djibouti City, Djibouti, in two shipments in late February as part of a train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Djiboutian military. The 27-foot boats were delivered to the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) on February 22 for use…

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Ramping up the fight against Fall Armyworm

Tools are available to wrestle Fall Armyworm, a voracious invasive species that is ravaging crops in Africa, Asia and the Near East

FAO advances Global Action to control the spread and damage of a crop-eating pest affecting millions of livelihoods Tools are available to wrestle Fall Armyworm, a voracious invasive species that is ravaging crops in Africa, Asia and the Near East, and it is imperative to intensify coordination to curb the…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain
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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain |

Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs meets Egypt’s Assistant Foreign Minister for Human Rights and International Humanitarian and Social Affairs

During the meeting, the Assistant Foreign Minister welcomed Ambassador Dr. Ahmed Ehab, expressing pride and appreciation over the strength of bilateral relations

The Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Abdullah bin Faisal bin Jabr Al Dossari, praised the solid brotherly relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt, appreciating its pivotal role in preserving Arab national security and defending Arab interests and causes. This came as he met…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland |

Polish-Sudanese political consultations in Warsaw

The officials talked about major issues regarding the political, economic and trade, development, cultural and scientific cooperation

“Sudan is one of Poland’s key partners in Africa, and our bilateral relations have flourished in recent years. We applaud the process of significant peaceful transition in Sudan that was launched in 2019,” Deputy Foreign Minister Maciej Lang said during today’s meeting with his Sudanese counterpart, State Minister in Sudan’s…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain |

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Opens the Ethiopian Trade and Cultural Week

The event is organized on February 26-29 by the Honorary Consulate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in the Kingdom of Bahrain

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa, today opened the Ethiopian Trade and Cultural Week. The event is organized on February 26-29 by the Honorary Consulate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in cooperation…