Source: U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe |

Joint Local Statement on the targeting of opposition in Zimbabwe

The Heads of Mission urgently call on the Government of Zimbabwe to guarantee the physical integrity and safety of Mr Biti, to ensure that his constitutional and human rights are respected, and that he will be treated in full accordance with the rule of law

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of EU Member States present in Harare* and the Heads of Mission of Australia, Canada, and the United States of America issue the following statement in Zimbabwe: The Heads of Mission of the EU, Australia, Canada and the United States of America…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mateus Magala as Vice President for Corporate Services and Human Resources, effective from September 1, 2018

He worked earlier at the African Development Bank from 2008-2015 in various roles

The African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org/en/) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mateus Magala as Vice President for Corporate Services and Human Resources, effective from September 1, 2018. Dr. Magala, a citizen of Mozambique, is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity of Mozambique (EDM).…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Resignation of Mr. Gaetan Barallon as Honorary Consul General of Seychelles in Australia

The Department of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the public and its partners that Mr. Gaetan Barallon has tendered his resignation as the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Seychelles in Australia. Mr. Barallon’s resignation took effect on 1st May 2018. Mr. Barallon was appointed as Honorary Consul on…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) “From Seeds to Clothing” Project to Launch Training Series on Sustainable Fashion Design and Product Conception

Training facilitators include renowned Italian fashion designer Marina Spadafora and Professor Giovanni Maria Conti, Associate Professor at Politecnico University of Milan

In the framework of the “From Cotton Seeds to Clothing” project, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, UNIDO Egypt is organizing a series of training workshops on sustainable fashion design and product conception. The training will be delivered to the Fashion Design Center (FDC) of the Ministry of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Keynote Address delivered by the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza at the Launch of the Meerkat Telescope In Carnavon, Northern Cape

This day represents some of Africa’s milestones in the successful interweaving of science, technology and innovation into our solutions of dealing with our developmental challenges

Programme Director; Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane; Ministers and Former Ministers; Ambassadors and High Commissioners; SKA International Organisation Board of Directors; Distinguished International Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; Today is a special day of pride for the continent of Africa. This day represents some of Africa’s milestones in…

Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU)
Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Rugby Africa Gold Cup: Press release from the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU)

This match was Peter De Villiers first competitive match since taking on the Zimbabwean job

Zimbabwe taking on Morocco, the side recently promoted from Silver to Gold group was the opener for this year Africa Gold Cup. The Africa Gold Cup this year, 2018, is also working as Japan 2019 World Cup qualifiers. The match ended in a peculiar 23 all draw. Download the sound…

Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade |

Australian Contribution to Fighting Ebola and other Infectious Disease Outbreaks

This commitment will support the WHO Contingency Fund’s containment efforts in the recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The Australian Government will increase its efforts to support international organisations to respond to infectious disease outbreaks in developing countries. Australia will contribute $4 million to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Contingency Fund for Emergencies to enable quick and effective mobilisation of WHO responses to outbreaks. This commitment will support…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa strongly objects to the travel advisory issued by Australia

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will raise the concerns of the South African Government relating to the advisory with her Australian counterpart, Minister Julie Bishop

The South African government takes strong exception to the Travel Advisory issued by the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, which contains misleading information about South Africa in general and, in particular, about the experiences of foreign tourists visiting South Africa. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will raise the concerns of the…

Source: Australian High Commission in Ghana |

Reported deportation of Ghanaian ‘journalists’ from Australia

The Australian High Commission will continue to liaise with relevant authorities from the Government of Ghana on this matter

The Australian High Commission can confirm the Australian Border Force (ABF) has cancelled the visas of several dozen travellers from a variety of countries, including Ghana, who attempted to travel to Australia posing illegitimately as journalists, athletes or officials.   While this situation is regrettable, anyone wishing to enter Australia, including…