Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Mozambique presents credentials

Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service

The new Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations (Vienna), Amadeu Paulo Samuel da Conceição, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. da Conceição, who is also serving as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and…

Source: Kaspersky |

From geeky tech to popular payment method: Kaspersky Lab finds one-in-ten people now use cryptocurrency

However, cybercriminals are also embracing this trend by targeting cryptocurrency exchanges and modifying old threats to attack investors

Cryptocurrency, often associated with ‘geeks’ or those looking to raise cash quickly, has turned into a popular payment method. According to a recent report from Kaspersky Lab (https://bit.ly/2Spbz7T), one-in-ten people (13%) have now used it to make a purchase. However, cybercriminals are also embracing this trend by targeting cryptocurrency exchanges and modifying old…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Total’s South Africa gas discovery first step towards exploiting the country’s full hydrocarbons potential

The discovery, which will help open a new hydrocarbons province in South Africa, could prove the presence of billions of barrels of oil equivalent in South African waters

Gas discovery in the offshore Outeniqua Basin speaks to South Africa’s hidden oil & gas potential; gives an opportunity for a meaningful dialogue on attractive legislation and local content development. The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (EnergyChamber.org) welcomes the recent gas condensate discovery by Total in Block 11B/12B, 175km off the…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Namibia presents credentials

During her career, Ms. Kruger has served in various capacities

The new Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations (Vienna), Nada Kruger, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Kruger has served in various capacities, among them: Deputy Director, Southern Africa, Ministry of International Relations and…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Conference on Disarmament to hold First Public Plenary of its 2019 Session on Monday, 21 January

In addition to Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe will also hold the presidency during 2019

The Conference on Disarmament, the world's single multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations, will hold the first public plenary of its 2019 session on Monday, 21 January at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The session will open under the presidency of Ukraine.  The presidency of the Conference rotates among its…

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

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Somalia

The Secretary-General remains strongly committed to assisting Somalia in its efforts to achieve peace, stability and prosperity for all

The Secretary-General deeply regrets the decision of the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia to declare the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Nicholas Haysom, persona non grata. The Secretary-General has full confidence in Mr. Haysom, an experienced and…

The Hungarian Government
Source: The Hungarian Government |

We must take help over there, not bring the problems here

Arriving at the EU-Africa Forum in Vienna on Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that there is a good chance of strengthening Hungary’s strategic policy course

He stressed that “we would like to strengthen this strategic course, and we have a good chance of doing so.” With regard to the United Nations Global Migration Compact, Mr. Orbán said that the majority of countries in the UN are source countries: those from which migrants come to Europe.…

Source: The Hungarian Government |

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán travelled to Vienna to attend High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

The event will be hosted by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and President of Rwanda Paul Kagame

The meeting will be attended by representatives of 25 African states, including seven heads of state and government, as well as by 13 European heads of state and government and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. The event will be hosted by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and President of…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa Investment Forum 2018: Unveiling the boardroom deals, key highlights

Investment interest secured for 45 deals worth US$32 billion

The first of its kind transaction-based investment Forum in Africa, on Friday unveiled the conclusions of the boardroom sessions at the heart of the Forum, which brought together over 1,000 participants from government, the private sector, development finance institutions, commercial banks, and institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and…

Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2018: The 5th edition on 20 to 22 November for the first time in Abidjan

80+ exhibitors from 18 countries and a high-profile conference programme

80+ exhibitors from 18 countries and a high-profile conference programme; HortiFresh Fruit and Vegetable Programme for Côte d'Ivoire to be launched officially at agrofood WA 2018; Bosch: Seminar on dry food processing and packaging; VDMA: Symposium on plastic packaging and recycling The 5th edition of the International Exhibition agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa…