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Chinese Energy companies push to acquire Mining, Oil and Gas Assets in Equatorial Guinea ahead of July 2nd Roadshow

The EG Ronda Licensing Round Roadshow 2019 in Beijing will be showcasing the 27 oil & gas blocks on offer under the country’s 2019 oil & gas licensing round

Equatorial Guinea Ronda has received great interest from public and private Chinese companies to invest in Equatorial Guinea and explore opportunities in oil & gas and minerals at the upcoming EG Ronda Licensing Round meetings in Beijing organized by the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org). The Chamber will be hosting the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

The attacks on high-ranking officials in Ethiopia

Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga

The Government of Japan strongly condemns the attacks which took place on June 22nd in Ethiopia that led to the killing of Mr. Ambachew Mekonnen, Amhara Regional State President, General Seare Mekonnen, Chief of Staff, and three other persons, and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the victims and their bereaved…

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Govt. of Japan avails US$1.5million towards treatment of malnutrition in Sierra Leone

UNICEF and the Government of Sierra Leone will implement the project “Addressing critical gaps in the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in four high burden districts,”

The Government of Japan has approved a supplementary budget of US$1.5million to improve the coverage of critical Severe and Acute Malnutrition treatment services and thereby reduce child mortality in Sierra Leone. This agreement was formally announced at a project launch officiated by the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha…

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UNHCR and The British Embassy supporting solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day

Egypt is currently a host to more than 247,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers from 56 different nationalities

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the British Embassy joined forces to honour the achievements and resilience of refugees and asylum-seekers in a reception at the British Ambassador’s residence on Wednesday. The attendees included Egyptian government officials, representatives of donor countries, the diplomatic…

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Innovators from Africa recognised at Commonwealth 70th anniversary

Fifteen trailblazers won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award, with winners attending a special ceremony on Friday, 14 June

The Duke of Sussex presented prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary in London. Fifteen trailblazers won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award, with winners attending a special ceremony on Friday, 14 June. Amongst them was Elizabeth Kperrun from Nigeria…

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Tunisia women's national rugby team

On the international level, the women's national team has realised many good results and valuable titles

The Tunisian Rugby Union has set up a long-term strategy to boost rugby women's sport. In fact, the union has given it utmost priority to the rugby seven's by providing all the possibilities to develop this sport in Tunisia through supporting women's rugby associations and pushing forward to establishing women's…

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African Development Bank showcases impact of Korean drone technology on agricultural productivity

Drone technology is being used to collect and analyse data, and monitor irrigated areas, combat pests

At a special event highlighting the partnership between the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Korea held on the sidelines of the Bank’s Annual Meetings, the role of drone technology to boost food productivity in Africa, was on full display. A pilot project, underway in Tunisia, is designed to reduce food…

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Attack on civilians at Sobame Da village, Mopti Region, in central Mali

Violent attack took place at Sobame Da village, Mopti Region, in central Mali and at least 95 civilians were killed and 19 disappeared

On 9 June 2019, a violent attack took place at Sobame Da village, Mopti Region, in central Mali and at least 95 civilians were killed and 19 disappeared. The Government of Japan firmly condemns this attack and expresses its deepest condolences and extends its heartfelt sympathy to the families of…

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The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Kapitalbank sign a bilateral agreement to develop Islamic Finance in Uzbekistan

The agreement was signed during ICD official visit to Uzbekistan as part of its mandate to explore development opportunities

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org), signed an agreement to assist Kapitalbank (www.Kapitalbank.uz) with technical advisory services for the establishment of new Islamic banking window. The agreement was signed during ICD official visit to Uzbekistan as part of its mandate to explore development opportunities…

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Donors pledge $17 million to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund at African Development Bank Annual Meetings side event

The donor conference was attended by the presidents of Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, the prime minister of Eswatini and several high-ranking diplomats, ministers and development and banking institutions

African and non-regional donors on Tuesday pledged $17 million to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent. The pledges were made at a high-level donor round table convened by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation…