Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Norway to provide NOK 30 million for school meals in Mali

The Norwegian funding will be channelled through the school meals programme run by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Mopti

Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Belgian-Backed Labour Migration Initiative boosts Employability of Tunisian Youth

Launched in March 2018 and running through October 2019, the project Enhancing Tunisian Youth Employability through Professional Internships in Belgian Companies

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) supported 31 Tunisian students and university graduates with concrete opportunities to build up their skills and increase their chances of finding an adequate job, or to create their own opportunities through a 20-month project linking Belgium and Tunisia. Launched in March 2018 and running through October 2019, the project Enhancing Tunisian Youth Employability through Professional Internships…

Source: European Commission |

Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

The results of the 2019 Erasmus+ call bring the total number of exchanges between Africa and Europe to 26,247 since the beginning of the programme in 2014

The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech in September 2018 to have supported…

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Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

The narration on migration should change. It’s time for European Union (EU) to see Africa as important trade partner - Carmelo Abela

Minister Abela emphasised that by investing in countries of origin the EU will be leading to addressing the root causes of irregular migration

The narration on migration should change. It is time for the European Union to see African countries as important trade partners. This was remarked by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela while addressing a panel discussion held as part of the 14th edition of the annual Bled Strategic Forum…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt |

Sixth meeting of the Belarusian-Egyptian Joint Intergovernmental Commission held in Minsk

The meeting was attended by a high level Egyptian delegation, which included more than forty representatives of ministries, departments and business circles of Egypt

On September 2 – 5, 2019, the sixth session of the Belarusian-Egyptian Joint Intergovernmental Commission and the Belarusian-Egyptian business meeting took place in Minsk. The meeting was attended by a high level Egyptian delegation, which included more than forty representatives of ministries, departments and business circles of Egypt. The Belarusian…

EY
Source: EY |

Africa dialogue only effective if followed by action

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Africa remains small by global standards, but prominent in relation to Gross domestic products (GDP)

Africa’s growth remains uneven, with East Africa out-pacing the rest of the continent; The continent grew 3.8% in 2018, with Sub-Saharan Africa rising somewhat slower, at 2.6%; FDI into Africa remains small by global standards, but prominent in relation to GDP; The US and western Europe remain Africa’s largest investors;…

Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

A pressing need for a coherent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approach to Libya

Minister Abela recalled his recent meeting, in Malta, with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela, spoke – at an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) in Helsinki – on the pressing need for a coherent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approach on Libya, especially at this juncture, when no less than five EU Member States…

Niyel
Source: Niyel |

Water Quality and Fecal Sludge Management: NIYEL’s contribution through its “Chasing Poop – Breaking the Silence” documentary at the World Water Week in Stockholm

Less than 1/3 of the 15,000 tons of fecal sludge produced per day in Senegal, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire is discharged into treatment plants. Where does the rest go?

During the World Water Week in Stockholm, a screening of a documentary entitled “Chasing Poop – Breaking the Silence” was organized by the international firm NIYEL (www.NIYEL.net) for a wide range of actors in involved with water treatment and sanitation . The documentary highlights the danger that poor fecal sludge…

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Belarusian delegation met with the Minister of State for Military Production of Egypt

The meeting was attended by the leadership of the National Organization for Military Production, its subordinate enterprises and private companies

On August 27, 2019 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Sergei Rachkov along with Eng. Valery Ivankovich, Director General of JSC «MAZ» met with the Minister of State for Military Production of the Arab Republic of Egypt Maj.-Gen. Dr. Mohamed…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Europe Information at Europe Forum Turku – Africa rises – How does the EU react?

The media reports only bad news about Africa even though they represent only a small fraction of the whole picture – the continent is full of opportunities

On 29–31 August 2019, Europe Forum Turku will gather Finnish opinion-makers and citizens to discuss Finland's role in Europe and in the European Union. The Foreign Ministry’s Europe Information will organise a discussion event in Turku on Thursday 29 August. All too often, the media reports only bad news about…