Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Morocco: His Majesty (HM) The King Congratulates São Tomé And Principe’s President on National Day

HM the King expresses His warmest congratulations to Mr. Carlos Vila Nova and His best wishes for further progress and prosperity to the people of São Tomé and Principe

HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to the President of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe, Carlos Vila Nova, on his country's national day. In this message, HM the King expresses His warmest congratulations to Mr. Carlos Vila Nova and His best wishes for further…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya: Changes in Security Agencies

President Ruto appointed Mr. Douglas Kanja as the acting Inspector-General of the National Police Service

President William Ruto has accepted the resignation of Inspector General of the National Police Service, Japheth Koome. The President expressed his gratitude to Mr. Koome for the service he has rendered to the nation and extended his best wishes in his future endeavours. In his place, President Ruto appointed Mr.…

Source: Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to Japan |

Algeria's participation in the 5th Japan-Arab Economic Forum

The forum was jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan, and the League of Arab States

Algeria participated with a delegation headed by the Algerian Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Farid Boulahbel, which also included the CEO of Sonatrach and a representative from Sonelgaz, in the 5th Japan-Arab Economic Forum held in Tokyo on July 10-11, 2024. The forum was jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign…

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Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

University Research Administrators Gain Experience from The Ohio State University in United States (U.S.) Embassy Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia organized a five-day workshop July 8-12 on university research administration for 20 vice presidents and directors of research from the nation’s leading research universities

As Ethiopia’s public universities transition to new governance models, strong policies and practices to administer research are key to helping universities secure financial resources, improve their research facilities and labs, attract talented faculty and students, and build international partnerships. Continuing its effort to support for Ethiopia’s public universities’ as they…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office |

The threat of terrorism is growing in the Sahel: United Kingdom (UK) statement at the United Nations (UN) Security Council

Statement by Fergus Eckersley, UK Political Counsellor, at the Security Council meeting on West Africa and the Sahel

I would like to start by welcoming the agreement of this Council of a Presidential Statement on UNOWAS. During what is a challenging period for the region, that was an important signal of the Council’s full support for the region’s peace and security. We commend the penholders Sierra Leone and Switzerland for their excellent work to…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

United States of America: The President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement Delegation Travels to Nigeria

Members of the Advisory Council will convene in Lagos and Abuja, where they will meet with government, civil society, and private-sector partners to discuss diaspora-led investments

The President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States (PAC-ADE) will host its second meeting of the year from July 14-17, 2024, in Nigeria.  This is the first PAC-ADE trip to the African continent.  Members of the Advisory Council will convene in Lagos and Abuja, where they…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

United Arab Emirates (UAE) leaders congratulate President of Sao Tome and Principe on Independence Day

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, also sent similar message to President of Sao Tome and Principe

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Carlos Manuel Vila Nova of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe on the occasion of his country's Independence Day. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister…

Source: Government of UK |

New United Kingdom support for up to 150,000 vulnerable Sudanese refugees

UK announces £2 million package to support up to 150,000 Sudanese refugees in Libya fleeing violence

UK to contribute £2 million support to refugees in Libya fleeing violence in Darfur, Sudan; Funding will support much-needed emergency health, water and sanitation services; Alongside international partners aid will deliver support to up to 150,000 refugees. International Development Minister Anneliese Dodds has today [Friday, July 12] pledged new UK…

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Source: UNFPA - East and Southern Africa |

Malawian sisters confirm the lasting effect of Dignity Kits

The kits provide women, girls, and people who menstruate with essential supplies that are often overlooked when there is an immediate need for safety, food, and water

“The items we received have proven incredibly durable; throughout all the times we have had to move from place to place, we carried them with us, and they have continued to be useful to this day,” Shanil Nyamula explains. These were words spoken by Shanil and her twin sister Atupele…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2024 Article IV Mission to Botswana

Botswana’s economic growth decelerated from 5.5 percent in 2022 to 2.7 percent in 2023, below the long-run potential growth of 4 percent

Botswana’s economic growth is expected to slow to 1 percent in 2024, primarily because of a diamond market contraction; Inflation has declined sharply since the peak of mid-2022 and returned to the central bank’s objective range of 3 – 6 percent, where it is expected to remain in the medium term.…