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Exercise Shared Accord: U.S. Embassy Invitation to Telephonic Briefing with U.S. Brigadier General William Prendergast and South African Defense Force’s Brigadier General Gustav Lategan

It is taking place at the South Africa National Defense Force Combat Training Center in Lohatla

On July 17, the U.S. military, in partnership with the South Africa National Defense Force, launched Exercise Shared Accord 2017, a command post and company-level field training exercise that will take place July 17 – August 3. Shared Accord 17 is a U.S. Africa Command directed and U.S. Army Africa…

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    • From left to right: H.E. Roman Tesfaye, The First Lady of Ethiopia; H.E. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, The First Lady of Ghana; H.E. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, The First Lady of Nigeria; Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation; Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation
    • H.E Sia Nyama Koroma, The First Lady of Sierra Leone (centre); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (right); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (left)
    • H.E. Brigitte Touadera The First Lady of C.A.R. (front right); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (left); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (back left)
    • H.E. Roman Tesfaye, The First Lady of Ethiopia (centre); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (right); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (left)
    • H.E. Maria Rosa Teixeira, The First Lady of Guinea Bissau (right); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (back left); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (left)
    • H.E. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, The First Lady of Nigeria (left); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (centre); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (right)
    • H.E. Inkhosikati LaMbikiza, The First Lady of Swaziland (front) greets Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation as H.E Sia Nyama Koroma, The First Lady of Sierra Leone (centre back) and Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (left back) look on
    • H.E. Hinda Deby Itno, The First Lady of Chad (left) greets H.E Sia Nyama Koroma, The First Lady of Sierra Leone as H.E. Maria Rosa Teixeira, The First Lady of Guinea Bissau (back left), Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation and Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation look on
    • H.E. Dominique Ouattara, The First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire (left); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (right), Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (centre)
    • H.E. Mathato S. Mosisili, The First Lady of Lesotho (centre); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (right); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (left)
    • H.E. Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, First Lady of The Gambia (right); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (left); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (second left)
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Merck Foundation at African Union Assembly, African First Ladies Summit

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation and Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, meet the First Ladies

Guest of honour, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp affirms Merck’s long term partnership with African countries  Watch this video: Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp-Merck Foundation at African First Ladies Summit, AU Assembly (http://APO.af/geVAie)  Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) continues its strong partnership with African Countries, to build healthcare capacity, improve access to cancer care and advance people lives…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Africa Oil Week 2017 Announces A-List Speakers

As Africa’s premier oil industry event, Africa Oil Week draws over 1,250 senior stakeholders from the global upstream ecosystem for five days of content, thought leadership, networking and deal making

ITE (www.ITE-Exhibitions.com) is proud to announce its top-level speakers and sponsors for the 2017 edition of the globally recognised Africa Oil Week, the world’s longest running oil and gas conference on the African continent, being held in Cape Town, South Africa, from the 23rd-27th October. As Africa’s premier oil industry…

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

Minister Rob Davies to Serve 67 Minutes of Mandela Day in Vosloorus

The Nelson Mandela International Day is a call to action for individual people across the globe to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place

The Minister of Trade and Industry (the dti), Dr Rob Davies will serve his 67 minutes of community service for the Nelson Mandela International Day, with leaners of Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Dr Davies will be handing out groceries, toiletries and blankets. Members of the media are invited to cover…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Humanitarian Chief to Visit the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The purpose of his missions is to see first-hand the devastating humanitarian consequences of the ongoing violence in the two countries

WHO: Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator WHAT: Mission to the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo WHEN: 16 to 21 July 2017 WHERE: Bangui, Bangassou, Kinshasa, Goma, Bukavu, Kalemie, Kananga UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien will travel to the Central African…

Source: Bench Events |

Hosting Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) generates a seven-figure economic boost

Independent report reveals benefits of hosting Africa’s top hotel conference

The significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.Africa-Conference.com) have been quantified in an independent assessment by the international audit, tax and advisory experts, Grant Thornton. The total contribution to African economies is estimated at $16.8 million and since inception, it is estimated…

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Mozambique’s First Deepwater Gas Field Development to be Discussed in October Summit

The event will be organized by acclaimed oil and gas events company, the CWC Group, in partnership with Mozambique’s national hydrocarbon’s company ENH

The announcement last month from Eni and the Mozambican Government on signing the Coral South floating LNG facility became the first of its kind for the African nation. This marks the start of an implementation phase for the gas industry of Mozambique, with more such deals expected to move from…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Workshop Opening - Regency Hotel, Gammarth, Tunis - 10 July 2017 at 09:00 AM

Bani Walid Commits to release, rehabilitate and reintegrate children associated with armed conflicts  Within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNICEF and the Municipal Council of Bani Walid, signed in August 2016 under the UNICEF’s “Together for Children” national campaign launched in 2015, a five-day workshop is organized…

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Vice President of Tanzania and other Government Officials to Meet Investors in September

Tanzania Oil & Gas Congress, 11 September – 12 September 2017, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania has formally announced her support and participation in the upcoming Tanzania Oil & Gas Congress (www.CWCTOG.com), organised by the CWC Group (www.TheCWCGroup.com).   The Congress will gather senior representatives from the Tanzanian oil and gas industry including…