Source: European Parliament - The President |

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows

A delegation of representatives from European entities including the European Commission and European Investment Bank, as well as international organisations, such as UNIDO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, together with European private sector representatives, will accompany President Tajani

“Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara…

Source: Udeme Etukeyen |

Akwa Ibom - Sustainable Development in Nigeria's Prime Investment Destination

By Udeme Etukeyen

Seen from afar, Nigeria is one large African nation and the continent's most robust economy, but within the powerhouse that Nigeria represents there are several engines that drive the economy. Best known is Lagos State, which includes Nigeria's largest city and economic capital, but beyond there a less known success…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Experts meet to validate study on climate data sharing in Africa

At the end of the two days of rich and insightful discourse on data sharing practices, experiences, best practices, barriers and gaps, participants formulated a set of recommendations for strengthening climate data sharing in the continent

On the 10-11 July 2018, over 15 climate scientists from African Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) met to review a study report on the application of WMO resolution 40 on climate data sharing standards and protocols in Africa. The study and expert group meeting…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Government Activities for the Week 16 -22 July 2018

On Wednesday, 18 July, South Africans and the world will again celebrate the birthday of South Africa’s first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela

Government has scheduled the following briefings/activities for the week: 16 - 22 July 2018. The activities, which are aligned to the National Development Plan and outlined in the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-2019, are undertaken to build a better South Africa: The Minister of Communications, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, will on…

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…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Premier NTombela to Lead Free State Provincial Government Delegation in Support of 100 Men March for Madiba on Violence Against Women and Children

The march is expected to draw men and other sectors of society within the Free State Province, such as government, business, labour, faith-based and non-profit organisations, and the media

The Premier of the Free State, Sefora ‘Sisi’ Ntombela, accompanied by MEC for Health, Montsheng Tsiu and MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, Sam Mashinini, will tomorrow, July 13, 2018, participate in the Free State Chapter of the 100 Men March for Madiba on Violence against Women and Children, as…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Ilboudo at High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) 2018

Investing in data for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development goals was crucial if the continent is to achieve the goal of leaving no-one behind

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity to produce accurate, high quality and timely data to inform policies that will support the full implementation of the sustainable development goals and the continent’s Agenda 2063, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Tinfissi Joseph Ilboudo. In a presentation on the role of data…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Climate change threatens lives and economies across the globe

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Open Debate on the Climate and Security

Ambassador's Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN Speech: Thank you very much indeed Madam President, and may I once again thank and congratulate Sweden for picking such a good menu of themes for us to discuss in the Security Council. I was here in 2007 when we had…

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: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Statement of United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer at Opening Plenary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum

Ambassador Lighthizer: Welcome to this year’s AGOA Forum.  I am pleased to be with you all this morning.  The theme for this AGOA Forum is “Forging New Strategies for U.S. – Africa Trade and Investment.”  I’d like to spend my time with you addressing one very specific new strategy—the Trump…