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Source: U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa |

South African Students and Scholars Join Fulbright: the U.S. Government’s Flagship International Exchange Program

The U.S. Embassy’s Fulbright office hosted the 2017 class of students and scholars for a pre-departure orientation on June 23 in Sandton, as they prepare for the next step in their academic careers following a highly competitive selection process

Microbiology, mathematics, biochemistry, international affairs, astronomy, ethnomusicology..These are just some of the many disciplines pursued by South Africans in the 2017 Fulbright Students and Scholars cohort. The U.S. Embassy’s Fulbright office hosted the 2017 class of students and scholars for a pre-departure orientation on June 23 in Sandton, as they prepare…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan-Guinea Summit Meeting

Subsequently the two leaders held a joint press occasion at which President Condé invited Prime Minister Abe to visit Guinea and the two leaders issued a joint statement between Japan and Guinea

On June 20, commencing at 6:15 p.m. for approximately 50 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit meeting with H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, who was making an Official Working Visit to Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Conference on Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Resilient Livelihoods

The overall objective of the conference is to engage high level stakeholders, senior leadership, and external experts to deliberate on the interlinkages between climate change, food insecurity and resilient livelihoods towards domestic preparedness on climate change adaptation

The United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Environment and Forestry are organizing a conference on Climate Change, Food Insecurity, and Resilient Livelihoods to be held at Juba Grand Hotel from 28 – 29 June 2017. The conference launch will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 28 June. The…

Source: EUNAVFOR Atalanta |

Spain’s Chief of Defence Staff Visits EU NAVFOR Spanish Aircrew in Djibouti

During his visit, he thanked them for their outstanding support to the European Union’s counter-piracy efforts off the coast of Somalia

Spain’s Chief of Defence Staff, Army General Fernando Alejandre Martínez, recently took time to visit the Spanish Maritime Air Detachment at their base in Djibouti. During his visit, he thanked them for their outstanding support to the European Union’s counter-piracy efforts off the coast of Somalia. A Spanish Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Foreign Minister Gabriel on the UN Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Uganda

“Germany will therefore support Uganda’s refugee policy with around 50 million euros, of which 14 million euros have been earmarked for humanitarian assistance and 36 million euros for development cooperation”

Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement in Berlin today (22 June) on the occasion of the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, which is taking place in Kampala today and tomorrow: “The civil war in South Sudan has forced a large part of the population to flee their homes. Around 1.9 million…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Wang Yi to Visit Ethiopia, the AU headquarters, Jordan and Lebanon and Attend the Opening Ceremony of China-Africa High-level Dialogue on Poverty Reduction and Development and the Think-tank Forum in Ethiopia

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces: At the invitation of Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Workineh Gebeyehu, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ayman Safadi and Minister of Foreign Affairs and…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Group of Five for the Sahel and Mali

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General: The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption on 21 June of resolution 2359 (2017) as a first step in support of the decision by the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5) to set up a joint force to combat terrorism and transnational organized crime,…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Cabinet passes the Draft National Communications Act

The Act, once passed, will regulate the telecom sector, one of Somalia's thriving industries, and protect the rights of both consumers and investors

The Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia has unanimously passed the draft National Communications Act, submitted by the Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology. This act is one of the oldest draft laws that was not passed by the Parliament. However, the Ministry has in the last couple of…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

The African Union Welcomes UN Resolution on G5 Force

The Chairperson reiterated the importance of the FC-G5S to address the persistent threats of violent extremism and transnational organized crimes

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the United Nations Security Council’s authorization for the deployment of a Joint Force for the Group of Five for the Sahel States (FC-G5S). The Chairperson commends the UN support which echoes the African Union’s Peace and Security…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma Arrives in Swaziland for the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit

President Zuma is accompanied by Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry and Mr Sifiso Buthelezi, the Deputy Minister of Finance

President Jacob Zuma has this evening arrived in the Kingdom of Swaziland ahead of the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit to be held on 23 June 2017. The Summit of Heads of States and Government of SACU meets on an annual basis to discuss progress in the implementation…