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

South Africa business delegation arrives in Angola for Trade and Investment mission

These companies represent the aerospace and defence, built environment professionals, mining products and services, and infrastructure sectors. The mission will include a trade and investment seminar, targeted business-to-business meetings and sector-specific site visits

The South African business delegation has arrived in Luanda, Angola for a five-day Trade and Investment Mission that is led by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe. The mission will take place from today until 21 July 2018. While addressing the business delegation on their arrival,…

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

Gauteng company hopes to expand market to Angola

UWP Consulting (Pty) Ltd is one of the 20 companies which received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to participate in the mission

A Gauteng civil and structural consulting engineering company is looking forward to expanding its customer base when they participate in the Trade and Investment Mission to Angola that will take place from 16-21 July 2018. The mission will be led by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani…

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

Deputy Minister Magwanishe to Lead a Trade and Investment Mission to Angola

South Africa can consider this mission as a strategic intervention of its investment-led trade approach

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa working visit to Luanda, Angola in March 2018, where he pronounced that South Africa will continue to work to increase cooperation with Angola at higher levels and the State Visit to South Africa by Angolan president, Mr João Lourenço in November 2017, the Deputy Minister of…

U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne
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Djibouti - Doraleh port terminal: U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne Expresses Concern About Chinese Actions in Africa

Djibouti recently illegally seized control of the Doraleh port terminal by presidential decree, and some reports indicate Djibouti plans to gift the facility to the Chinese government

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) (https://byrne.house.gov), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, on March 6, 2018, expressed his concerns about recent actions by China in Africa, specifically actions in the Republic of Djibouti. Djibouti recently illegally seized control of the Doraleh port terminal by presidential decree, and some reports…

Source: Uganda Rugby Union |

Uganda National Rugby 7s Series

The competition returns to Kampala at Kyadondo Rugby ground where Toyota Buffaloes will be hosts of the third leg of the National Rugby 7s series

The Black Pirates have now backed up the Kyadondo leg of the circuit with another endurance-filled display to remain the last team standing. The sea robbers on Saturday returned to their winning ways completing an unbeaten run in the second circuit of the National 7's at Dam waters Rugby Club…

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

South African Space Industry Has Capabilities to Enable the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding

The South African space industry has capabilities of manufacturing small satellites, satellite components, products and services which can enable the achievement of sustainable development goals. This was said by the Managing Director of SCS Aerospace Group Mr Francois Denner. Denner was part of the panel discussions on Space and Industries…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone |

United States Department of Defense Transfers Excess Defense Articles to Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces

The Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) has sought out equipment, such as field gear, combat boots and uniforms, computers, radios, tent sets, and industrial sewing machines, which will enhance the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces’ (RSLAF) operational effectiveness

On May 30, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Maria Brewer transferred U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Excess Defense Articles (EDA) to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). The Ambassador visited the Armed Forces Training Center (AFTC) at Benguema Barracks to welcome the RSLAF’s new recruits, present military equipment to distinguished…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Secretary-General to Visit Troops in Mali on International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Three fallen peacekeepers from Egypt among those to be honoured at UN Headquarters ceremony

On Tuesday, 29 May, the United Nations will commemorate the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Today, more than 96,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- and-police-contributing countries serve under the blue flag, alongside more than 15,000 international and national civilian staff and nearly 1,600 United Nations Volunteers. In his message…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

European Union Operation Atalanta and Kenyan maritime authorities conducting joint exercises

European Union naval forces are working with other organisations to strengthen maritime security and protect vulnerable shipping in the Horn of Africa and in the Western Indian Ocean

Senior Kenyan and European officials are today meeting in Mombasa where the flagship of the European Union's Atalanta operation, the ITS Carlos Margottini, is making a port visit. Kenya's National Assembly is represented by members of its Defence and Foreign Relations Committee, led by its chairman Hon. Katoo Ole Metito.…