Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa: Minister Pandor Arrives in Finland for the Nordic – Africa Foreign Ministers' Meeting

The Africa-Nordic Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is an important annual forum for informal and open-minded discussions between African and Nordic countries

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has arrived in Helsinki, Finland, where she will participate in the 19th Nordic-Africa Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Minister Pandor's visit to Helsinki is at the invitation of her Finnish counterpart, Minister Pekka Haavisto. The meeting takes place from today, Monday, 13…

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New Cameroon business incubator signs up with Pan-African tech firm and Finnish education technology network to spread 5G Tech Spaces across the African continent

BB Incubator is the first of its kind in Africa to adopt the 5G Mokki Tech Spaces, a high-tech learning and communication environment in the shape of a small cottage

Today, the recently launched Boris Bison Youth Empowerment Business Incubator in Douala, Cameroon, the Pan-African video game publishing company Ludique Works and Start North (www.StartNorth.com), the Finnish technology learning accelerator network, have announced mutual memoranda of understanding to introduce their technologically advanced learning environments, the ‘5G Mokki Tech Spaces’, across…

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African Development Bank Group to Launch New Trust Fund for the Circular Economy

Circular economy principles play a strategic role in advancing the African Development Bank’s High-5 development priorities

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved the establishment of a €4 million Africa Circular Economy Facility to drive integration of the circular economy into African efforts to achieve nationally defined contribution (NDC) targets. The Facility (https://bit.ly/3voaQVl), a multi-donor trust fund, will operate over a period…

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Kenya Elections: National Police Service on elections safety, sexual violence and reform

Kenya’s police service is undergoing significant reforms to create a gender transformative service and better manage GBV response

Violence against women in elections (VAWiE) is one of the major hindrances to their engagement with electoral processes and taking on leadership roles; this includes physical, verbal and psychological violence in the private and public space, and more recently cyber-based abuse. Commissioner Dominic Kisavi has been serving Kenya’s National Police Service…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

The new Finnish Ambassador to Seychelles accredited

President Ramkalawan congratulated Ambassador Tapiola on his new role and expressed his hope that it marks a new beginning

The new Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E Mr. Pirkka Tapiola, presented his letters of accreditation to the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan during a ceremony held at State House this morning. President Ramkalawan congratulated Ambassador Tapiola on his new…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

The Ambassador of Finland pays a courtesy call on Seychelles Foreign Minister

Ambassador Tapiola expressed his Government’s appreciation for the support extended to Finnish candidature to the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2022-2024

The Ambassador of the Republic of Finland, H.E Mr Pirkka Tapiola, paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr Sylvestre Radegonde, on Monday 4th April 2022. Seychelles and Finland have shared excellent bilateral relations, as well as aligning on similar concerns on international platforms. Ambassador Tapiola…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Morocco - MFA Nasser Bourita: Real Parties to the Conflict must Take Responsibility

The Minister stressed, in this regard, that these real parties must assume their responsibility in the creation and maintenance of the conflict

The real parties involved in conflict situations must assume their responsibility, said Wednesday, February 2nd, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, MFA Nasser Bourita, at a Ministerial Meeting of the UN Group of Friends of Mediation, held virtually. "Despite the unique legitimacy conferred on them by…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO and Finland Scale up Technical Innovation to help African Countries Better Monitor and Manage Forest Resources

New agreement supports a $7 million multi-donor project which aims to enhance accuracy, accessibility, and transparency of forest data

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Finland today signed an agreement to enhance the capacity of countries in forest resources and data management especially in Africa. The $7 million multi-donor project will be implemented jointly by the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment and National Forest…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Finland increases its support to victims of the most serious crimes of international concern

The Trust Fund for Victims at the ICC assists victims of the most serious crimes of international concern and human rights violations, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

Finland’s support will be targeted at providing assistance to victims of sexual and gender-based violence in Uganda, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and at implementing reparations awarded to former child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as ordered by the…

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Finland invests in fighting climate change in North Africa

Finland will allocate EUR 39.73 million in funding for the High Impact Partnership on Climate Action (HIPCA) launched by the EBRD

Finland will strengthen its role in the fight against climate change through an investment in a new partnership launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The funding will be targeted at climate action in North Africa. Finland will allocate EUR 39.73 million in funding for the High…