Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Tunisia: Winning design for 2015 Sousse and Bardo Memorial announced

‘Infinite Wave’ selected as the memorial dedicated to 31 British nationals who lost their lives to terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015

The ‘Infinite Wave’ by London and Gloucester-based George King Architects has been selected as the design for the memorial dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives, and to all of those affected by the two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015. An independent panel shortlisted seven designs…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Ms. Bience Gawanas of Namibia appointed as Special Adviser on Africa

A champion of women’s health and rights in Africa, she has been commended for her role in initiating far-reaching campaigns

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Bience Gawanas of Namibia as Special Adviser on Africa. She will succeed Maged Abdelaziz of Egypt to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization. The Secretary-General also wishes to extend his appreciation to…

Source: Federal Republic of Ambazonia |

The Interim Government of Southern Cameroons Condemns the Incommunicado Detention of President Julius AyukTabe and Leaders of His Interim Government in Nigeria

The President and his team have not been granted access to lawyers, family members and have not been seen by any International Organization including the United Nations

Condemns the continuous extra judicial killings, rape, torture and burning down of villages of Anglophone minorities in Cameroon. Barrister Harmony Bobga-Mbuton, University of Nottingham Law Graduate, appointed as Chairman of an Interim Presidential Council to coordinate activities with the Cabinet. Calls on Nigeria and the UN to protect Southern Cameroons…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles: President Faure receives the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Representative for Eastern Africa to Seychelles

Mr. De Andres will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and leaves the country tomorrow

The President of the Republic, Mr. Danny Faure, met with the new United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, Mr. Amado Philip De Andres, during a courtesy visit to State House this afternoon. The President welcomed Mr. De Andres to Seychelles and congratulated him…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

British Embassy in Addis Ababa hosts Cranfield University Alumni event

British Embassy in Addis Ababa hosted an event for alumni of Cranfield University's Executive Masters Programme in Security Sector Management

On 13th January , The British Embassy in Addis Ababa hosted an event for the UK’s Cranfield University Alumni in Ethiopia. The Alumni group comprised military officers and government officials from across East Africa, including many Ethiopians, who have completed an Executive Masters programme in Security Sector Management. The Masters…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

Joint statement of the African Union and the United Nations on the situation in South Sudan

Joint statement of the African Union and the United Nations on the situation in South Sudan: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, strongly condemn the recent violations of the 21 December 2017 Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities,…

Source: High Commission of India, Nairobi, Kenya |

Visit of Senior Indian Defence Delegation to Kenya

Both sides identified several areas of cooperation and agreed to further enhance bilateral defence ties

A 3-member defence delegation led by Mr. Sanjay Mitra, Defence Secretary of India is visiting Kenya on 11-12 January 2018 to discuss issues of bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries. This is the first-ever visit to Kenya by India’s Defence Secretary in recent decades. The Indian delegation held talks with the Cabinet…

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

South Africa - The dti invites Black Industrialists to participate in trade mission to Mozambique

The programme is aimed at promoting industrialisation, sustainable economic growth and transformation through the financial and non-financial support of black-owned entities in the manufacturing sector

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites Black Industrialists to apply for participation in the Trade Mission to Mozambique that will take place from 5-9 March 2018. The mission to Mozambique is part of the implementation of the Black Industrialists Programme. The programme is aimed at promoting industrialisation,…

Source: Institute for Security Studies (ISS) |

Time for Africa to take concrete action in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The African Union must resume its leadership role; taking a back seat to the Southern African Development Community is a recipe for inaction

The fight between the Congolese government and the political opposition over who is right and wrong continues to drive the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) electoral crisis, now entering its third year. This has been an important aspect of the battle to win the support of international, regional and…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Zambia, Washington, D.C. |

U.S. firm seeks to set up Energy Renewable manufacturing plant in Zambia

Zambia has been chosen as a preferred choice of investment in the energy sector because of its geographical position among countries in the Southern African region

A U.S. San Francisco, California based company, RD Global, working with a Japanese company, Mera Group Corporation, plans to set up a manufacturing plant of energy renewable products in Zambia in an effort to mitigate the energy deficit in the region. Mera Group Corporation, Business Development Advisor Rune Gunnar Dige says Zambia…