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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund signs US$20m loan with Burkina Faso, attends inauguration of health and education facilities

Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA) aims to contribute to poverty alleviation and to enhance food security in Burkina Faso

The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA). Dr Alkhalifa signed the loan in Ouagadougou with Burkina Faso’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, Lassané…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Twelfth round of the Destination Egypt 2030 activities in Beni Suef

The activities kicked off on Thursday 5 December with capacity building workshops, including an interactive theater performance

The European Union and the Ministry of Youth and Sports took the twelfth round of the Destination Egypt 2030 activities to the governorate of Beni Suef on December 5 – 7 with the cooperation of the General Department of Sports Tourism, Sport and Youth Directorate in Beni Suef and Etijah.…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Ambassador Sales’ Meeting with Sudan Prime Minster Hamdok

Prime Minister Hamdok outlined the progress Sudan has made on democracy and human rights

Acting with the authorities of the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales met Tuesday with the Republic of Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. Prime Minister Hamdok outlined the progress Sudan has made on democracy and human rights and expressed confidence that…

Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Shujaa in Pool D for Cape Town Sevens

Shujaa have been grouped with Ireland, Australia and Samoa

Kenya are in Pool D for the second leg of the 2019/2020 HSBC Sevens World Series, the Cape Town Sevens taking place in Cape Town, South Africa from 13th to 15th December 2019. Shujaa have been grouped with Ireland, Australia and Samoa. They will start their campaign with a clash…

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African Ambassadors Accredited to Sudan Visit North Darfur

Mr. Suge called on the international community to support Sudan during this transitional period, especially the delisting of the Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism

African Ambassadors accredited to Sudan from 3 to 4 December, visited El Fasher, North Darfur, where they met with Government officials, UNAMID senior management and representatives of the Internally displaced Persons (IDPs) from ZamZam camp. During these interactions, the African Ambassadors discussed various issues related to security situation in the…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt |

Representatives of the Belarusian and Egyptian companies hold meetings

As part of the negotiations and business meetings, the opportunities of Belarusian enterprises, their production and export potential were presented

On December 8, 2019 with the assistance of the Embassy of Belarus in Egypt, representatives of OJSC “Babushkina Krynka”, OJSC Milkavita and OJSC Rogachev ICC held meetings with Deputy Chairman of Cairo Chamber of Commerce Sameh Zaki and representatives of Egyptian companies working in the field of dairy products supplies. As…

Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

The Prime Minister receives Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali

Following the visit to Stockholm, Prime Minister Abiy will continue to Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

On Monday 9 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. They will discuss Ethiopia’s reform efforts and enhanced cooperation between Sweden and Ethiopia on bilateral and multilateral issues. Prime Minister Abiy has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for “his efforts to achieve…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Soyizwapi Left 'Speechless' by Blitzboks’ Effort in Dubai

With the SA Rugby Sevens Academy team winning the International Invitational tournament in Dubai, it was understandable that Soyizwapi credited the Springbok Sevens programme as a whole

To keep a New Zealand team scoreless in a rugby match is almost impossible; to prevent the All Black Sevens team from scoring in a final even more so. Yet, that was exactly what the Blitzboks did on Saturday in the final of the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens, blanking the…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Mauritania shipwreck survivors returned home by authorities

On Friday (6/12), a second fishing boat carrying between 150 and 180 migrants was intercepted by the Mauritanian coast guard

Mauritanian authorities in coordination with the governments of The Gambia and Senegal today began returning the 87 survivors of Wednesday’s fatal shipwreck to their countries of origin. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been providing humanitarian assistance including medical and psychosocial care to the 78 Gambian and nine Senegalese…