Source: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) |

Somalia Becomes 182nd Member of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Amid global uncertainty, country’s membership is key part of accessing international private investment capital

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group, is pleased to announce that the Federal Government of Somalia has become the 182nd member of the Agency, following normalization of its financial relationship with the World Bank. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Somalia’s membership affords…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Africa - Outbreak Brief #10: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

333,393 cases and 14,508 deaths

Outbreak Update: Globally, a total of 333,393 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirmed cases1, and 14,508 (CFR 4%) related deaths have been reported to date. Since the last brief (17 March 2020), 165,803 new COVID-19 cases and 7,900 new deaths have been reported globally. Thirty-five new countries and territories, including 13…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issues findings on Belgium, Benin, Guinea, Norway, and Ukraine

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 17 February to 6 March 2020: Belgium, Benin, Guinea, Norway, and Ukraine. The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the International Covenant…

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Zimbabwe: African Development Bank Executive Directors conduct consultative mission, tour project sites

The delegation also met officials from various ministries, civil society, private sector and multilateral financial institutions

A seven-member delegation of Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) visited Zimbabwe on a week-long fact-finding mission where they held meetings with a number of officials including President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. The delegation also met officials from various ministries, civil society, private sector and multilateral financial institutions, during…

Source: Embassy of Finland, Addis Ababa |

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari to visit Tanzania and Mozambique

During the visit, the Minister will learn about Finland's development cooperation in the two countries and have meetings with their political leadership

Minister Ville Skinnari will visit Tanzania on 23–25 February and Mozambique on 26–28 February. During the visit, the Minister will learn about Finland's development cooperation in the two countries and have meetings with their political leadership. The visit will also promote commercial cooperation between Finland and these countries. Minister for…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Record 19 International Players from 15 Countries highlight Global Reach of NBA All-Star 2020

NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages

All-Star Starters Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid and Siakam Headline Record Eight International All-Stars; NBA All-Star 2020 Will Reach Fans in 215 Countries and Territories in 47 Languages A record 19 international players from 15 countries will participate in NBA All-Star 2020 (NBA.com/AllStar), which will reach fans in 215 countries and territories…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Minister Ville Skinnari to Brussels to discuss the EU's new Africa Strategy

Finland considers that the EU must be a strong geopolitical player in Africa and should not abandon its role as Africa's most important partner

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell Fontelles and EU Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen have invited EU development ministers to discuss the new EU Strategy for Africa at an informal lunch in Brussels on 13 February. Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville…

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All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp

Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp During NBA All-Star 2020 Will Bring Together Top 64 High School Age Boys and Girls from 34 Countries and Regions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com/) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp, which will be held Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Personal Envoy of UN Secretary-General to visit Finland to report on Mozambican peace process

The Mozambican peace process is in a critical phase as the opposition troops are being demobilised

Mirko Manzoni, Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Mozambique and Neha Sanghrajka, Senior Mediation Advisor, will visit Finland on 3–4 February. The Mozambican peace process is in a critical phase as the opposition troops are being demobilised. The aim is to return them to their communities and reintegrate them…

Source: Embassy of Finland in Nairobi |

Embassy of Finland in Nairobi has two open vacancies; Driver (Team Leader) and Coordinator (Private Sector, Communications)

Candidates who meet the criteria are invited to apply

Embassy of Finland in Nairobi is looking for a driver and a coordinator. Driver (Team Leader) The post of locally employed Driver will be available at the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi on a contract of two years with a possibility of an extension upon satisfactory performance starting from 8…