Source: Australian Embassy Egypt |

Going for Gold - Australia and Egypt working together to develop the Egyptian mining sector

Egypt has strong potential to develop further its mining sector and attract significant international investment

Australian Ambassador Neil Hawkins is delighted that Australian mining companies are showing increased interest in Egypt’s mining sector. ‘Egypt has huge potential in mining, as the dozens of Australians working at the Sukari mine near Marsa Alam can attest’, he said. ‘We look forward to increasing cooperation between Australian and…

Source: Global Partnership for Education (GPE) |

Unprecedented worldwide support for the Global Partnership for Education and addressing the global learning crisis

Significant new financial commitments from donors and developing countries will enable new and improved support for the education of millions of children

Ten current and three former heads of state and more than 60 ministers gathered at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference (www.GlobalPartnership.org), making this the highest-level education financing event of its kind. The conference, co-hosted by President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal and President Emmanuel Macron…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Africa: Cutlass Express Military Exercise 2018

Criminal activities pose a big threat to the security of Africa’s maritime environment

Cutlass Express 2018, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa is an exercise designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity, promote national and regional security in East Africa as well as information sharing, planning and operating. “Criminal activities pose a big…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa: Deputy Minister Magwanishe Visits EC Macadamia Farm Funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) for R40 Million

Deputy Minister Magwanishe said the supported project is intended to create sustainable jobs, skills transfer, social upliftment and distribution of wealth to previously disadvantaged communities

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Bulelani Magwanishe visited the Amajingqi Macadamia Farming in Willowvale, Eastern Cape as part of taking the dti to the Factories campaign. The community farm, which is located in the Mbashe Local Municipality, was supported with a cash grant of R40 million under…

Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade |

Minister for Foreign Affairs on the Appointment of Ambassador to Zimbabwe

Minister for Foreign Affairs on the Appointment of Ambassador to Zimbabwe: Today I announce the appointment of Ms. Bronte Moules as Australia’s next Ambassador to Zimbabwe, with non-resident accreditation to Malawi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, and Zambia. The appointment comes at an important…

Source: IMPACT |

“Consumers are Being Sold Something That’s Not Real”: Non-Profit Announces Departure from Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme

Founding civil society member announces it is leaving Kimberley Process after reform year fails to produce any needed changes

The Canadian-based non-profit organization IMPACT (formerly Partnership Africa Canada) (www.ImpactTransform.org) today announced it is leaving the conflict diamond certification scheme known as the Kimberley Process. The announcement came at the end of the Kimberley Process Plenary held in Brisbane from December 9-14, during which members were to discuss and adopt…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017

Africa (+8%) was the second fastest-growing region over this period, thanks to a strong recovery in North Africa (+13%) and the sound results of Sub-Saharan Africa (+5%)

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase on the same period of last year, or 70 million more international arrivals. Strong demand for international tourism across world regions reflects the…

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Source: WorldRemit |

Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as first-ever Official Online Money Transfer Partner

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities

WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) becomes the first Official Online Money Transfer Partner of the Premier League club, Arsenal (www.Arsenal.com). The leading digital money transfer business, formed by a UK-based entrepreneur from Somaliland, has joined forces with Arsenal to accelerate the company’s growth and help more people save money on international transfers. The…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Australia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius and Romania

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and also main matters of concern and recommendations

The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Australia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius and Romania. The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s…

Source: Australian Embassy Egypt |

Australian Ambassador to Egypt Announces Australia as the International Guest of Honour at the 2017 Cairo International Film Festival and Launches Orange Day Campaign with the National Council for Women

The Festival will run from 21-30 November 2017 and will feature a showcase of 10 Australian films

Australian Ambassador to Egypt HE Mr. Neil Hawkins alongside Dr. Magda Youssef, President of the Cairo International Film Festival announced Australia as the International Guest of Honour at the 39th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival. The Festival will run from 21-30 November 2017 and will feature a showcase…