Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan sends message of congratulations to the newly appointed Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

Following his visit to Austria earlier this year, President Ramkalawan reaffirmed his and the Seychelles government's commitment towards strengthening the two nations' friendship ties

President Ramkalawan sent a message of congratulations to H.E Mr. Alexander Schallenberg, on the occasion of his appointment as Chancellor of the Republic of Austria. In his message, the Seychelles head of state said: “I would like to extend, on behalf of the Government and the people of Seychelles and…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Development Bank of Austria (OeEB) and European Investment Bank launch EUR 100 million African private sector COVID-19 resilience investment initiative

Initiative to provide both direct loans to companies in Africa and through local financial partners

First OeEB-EIB cooperation to accelerate business investment, increase economic resilience to COVID-19 across Africa and create thousands of jobs; Scheme to strengthen access to long-term financing and provide EUR and USD loans; Initiative to provide both direct loans to companies in Africa and through local financial partners. Entrepreneurs and businesses…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Team Europe supports Africa’s COVID-19 response with 1.4 million test kits donated by Germany and delivered by the EU Humanitarian Air Bridge

This donation is to provide direct support for implementation of the Africa Joint Continental Strategy for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), through the African Union, today received the third and last batch of 1.4 million COVID-19 test kits donated by the Government of Germany. The kits were delivered through a European Union (EU) Humanitarian Air Bridge flight as part of the EU’s…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food loss and waste must be reduced for greater food security and environmental sustainability

First International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste observed on 29 September 2020

At the global event marking today the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners urged everyone to do more to reduce food loss and waste or risk an even greater drop in food security and…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Coronavirus: European Investment Bank (EIB) approves € 12.6 billion financing for transport, clean energy, urban development and COVID-19 resilience

Also backed investment in agriculture, water, housing, telecommunications and urban development across Europe, as well as in Africa, Asia and Latin America

€ 3.1 billion for COVID-19 public health and business financing; € 3.5 billion for private sector investment and working capital schemes; € 3 billon for clean energy and energy efficiency investment around the world; € 2 billion for Naples-Bari high speed train link largest loan in EIB history The European…

Source: UN News |

Ozone treaties ‘inspiring examples’ of political will, UN chief says on International Day

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating socio-economic impacts, the Secretary-General urged efforts to build stronger and resilient societies

The United Nations commemorated the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Wednesday, recognizing the success of landmark global agreements in helping restore the protective layer around Earth.  In a message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres applauded the 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, its Montreal Protocol, and the…

Source: NTT Pro Cycling |

Tour de France Stage 7: Reaction

NTT Pro Cycling’s Edvald Boasson Hagen was agonisingly beaten on the line by Wout van Aert (TJV) in Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France in Lavaur

In a stage where it was initially thought that the pure sprinters would line up to challenge for honours, Bora drove a fierce pace that splintered the peleton almost from the start, and then crosswinds played a decisive role in the latter stages and caused further splits. Michael Gogl and…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Au revoir, Abidjan - Hello, Accra: African Development Bank 2021 Annual Meetings to be held in Ghana

The Bank’s Annual Meetings represented a unique opportunity to discuss challenges and ways to advance the continent’s regional integration agenda

Ghana will host the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/) next Annual Meetings in May 2021, it was announced Thursday, at the end of the Group’s 2020 meetings. The 2021 meetings will take place in the country’s capital city, Accra. Côte d’Ivoire Planning Minister Niale Kaba, handed over the baton to Ghana,…

Source: Department of Health, Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: List of countries from which visitors are permitted to enter Seychelles

The Department of Health reviews the COVID-19 situation (transmission levels, trends, public health capacity, etc.) in various countries on a regular basis, to update a list of permitted countries from which individuals can travel to Seychelles. Find below the list of permitted countries based on the latest review, which will…

Source: NTT Pro Cycling |

NTT Pro Cycling name 2020 Tour de France team

NTT Pro Cycling is delighted to confirm the eight riders that will represent us at the 2020 Tour de France

Kreuziger and Boasson Hagen ride 10th Tours; SA Champion Ryan Gibbons and Max Walscheid line up for the first time; Pozzovivo completes remarkable comeback; Nizzolo and Valgren aim for first wins, with Gogl to play key overall role. NTT Pro Cycling (http://www.NTTProCycling.com) is delighted to confirm the eight riders that…