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Renewal of U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Agreement Increases Opportunities for Youth and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educators

The renewal of the U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement Science is key to further strengthening bilateral cooperation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (or STEM) fields

On November 15, the U.S. State Department hosted a signing ceremony in the Treaty Room in recognition of the ten-year renewal of the U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement.  Present to sign the Agreement were Libyan Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and…

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    • Minister of Defense Ziankahn addresses delegates from 21 African partner nations
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Liberia hosts 6th African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) Key Leader Meeting in partnership with U.S. Africa Command

21 African partner nations were in attendance

The African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) is an initiative of senior African medical leaders to collectively prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Liberia hosted the sixth APORA key leader meeting from November 12-15, 2018. The meeting was held in partnership with the Liberian Ministry of Defense and…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the 7th EU-South Africa summit

South Africa, like all our international partners, is concerned by Brexit

First of all, let me thank President Ramaphosa for being here today, for our good summit and for your commitment, dear President, to the EU-South Africa Strategic Partnership. Our talks today demonstrate that, from climate change and migration to trade and security, we can develop an even stronger partnership between…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Declaration of High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on EU-Tanzania relations

The EU calls on Tanzanian authorities to refrain from exerting undue pressure and limitations on diplomatic missions

For many decades, the European Union and its Member States have enjoyed close and fruitful relations with the United Republic of Tanzania and have been its main development partner and one of its top trade and investment partners. This partnership, which has also found expression in a common involvement in peace…

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Joint statement of the 7th EU-South Africa summit

The summit also served to reaffirm the commitment of both EU and South African leaders to effective multilateralism and the rules-based international order

Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, met in Brussels today for the 7th Summit between the European Union (EU) and South Africa, and noting that the last Summit took…

Source: European Parliament |

The EU and Africa are bound by common values, says South African President

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed Members of European Parliament in a formal sitting on Wednesday

Commemorating the centenary of the birth of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who in 1994 became the country’s first black head of state following the dismantling of the oppressive apartheid regime, Mr Ramaphosa said: “As we celebrate the birth of Nelson Mandela, the founding father of our democratic nation,…

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United States Embassy Launches SolveIt! 2019 During Global Entrepreneurship Week

At the launch ceremony, the top three winners from the SolveIt! 2018 competition shared their experiences and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

The U.S. government is committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Ethiopia as a means to stimulate local economic growth, open new markets for U.S. companies, and increase global prosperity.  The annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), taking place November 12-18, 2018, is designed to celebrate self-starting innovators and connect entrepreneurs to potential…

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    • Madam Chantal Biya, The First Lady of the Republic of Cameroon
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A Call For Compassion: An Open Letter To Mrs. Chantal Biya

I write to you today, forced into exile and no longer in Cameroon, nearly twenty-four years later with a heavy heart

It is with greatest concern and respect for the future of women, children and people of Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia) that I greet you in this unusual correspondence. It is my hope and certainly my trust that this letter finds you in the best of health. I still recall the excitement…

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Update on the UN Biodiversity Conference (17– 29 November 2018, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt)

In collaboration with the Government of Egypt, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will hold its 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP14)

Media accreditation remains open; Press conferences available for booking; Live and on demand webcasting of conference available; Online press kit available; Sign up for conference mailing list In collaboration with the Government of Egypt, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will hold its 14th meeting of the Conference of the…

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Remembrance Day 2018 luncheon in Ghana to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice

On 11 November 1918 church bells and other bells, which had fallen silent during the course of the First World War, rang out spontaneously as news of the Armistice spread across Europe and the world

Last Sunday, exactly 100 years on, the British High Commission hosted a special centenary luncheon, alongside the Government of Ghana and representatives of the nations involved in the conflict, in an act of remembrance for those who lost their lives serving their country. The centenary commemorations were also a thanksgiving…