Source: The Federal Council, Switzerland |

Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann to travel to Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire

The aim of the visit is to support and promote the Swiss private sector in the Nigerian and Ivorian markets, deepen bilateral economic relations with the two countries and to assess the business climate

On 21 March, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann will set off on a visit to Nigeria (21-23 March) and Côte d’Ivoire (23-25 March) accompanied by an economic delegation. He will be joined by a scientific delegation on the Côte d’Ivoire leg of his visit. The aim of the visit is…

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

Seychelles: President Faure congratulates President Putin on reelection

President Faure looked forward during the Russian President's renewed mandate to work together towards further enhancing the friendly relations between Seychelles and Russia

Following the re-election of H.E. Vladimir Putin as President of the Russian Federation, President Danny Faure has sent a congratulatory note on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Seychelles.  In his message, President Faure expressed the close relationship shared between the Russian federation and the Republic of…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Speech by Minister of State Niels Annen to the German Bundestag in the debate on the extension of the UN peace mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Speech by Minister of State Niels Annen to the German Bundestag in the debate on the extension of the UN peace mission in South Sudan (UNMISS): Madam President, Ladies and gentlemen, Fellow members of this House, I expect you feel the same way I do. Looking at the situation in…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Improves Living Conditions for Internally Displaced Families in DR Congo’s Tanganyika Province

More than 200 families were transferred by IOM from the EP La Gloire school to Kalunga on Wednesday (14/03), bringing the total number of families helped to relocate to 1,930

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the south-eastern Congolese city of Kalemie, continues the urgent relocation of internally displaced families from congested and unhealthy urban collective centres to a displacement site recently established in nearby Kalunga. The majority of the collective centres are former schools. More than 200 families were…

Source: British Embassy Addis Ababa |

British Ambassador hands funds to UK-Ethiopia Social Enterprise

Ambassador Susanna Moorehead handed funds raised at a High Fashion and High Tea networking event to Arakele Fashion Design College

British Ambassador to Ethiopia Susanna Moorehead visited Arakele Design College on 15 March to see how one innovative British-Ethiopian partnership is helping create both stunning new fashion and new opportunities for underprivileged women and refugees in Ethiopia. Arakele is the brainchild of Briton Arabella Stewart and Ethiopian Mikele Goitom. Since…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Ramaphosa to Undertake a Working Visit to Mozambique and Zimbabwe

During the visit, President Ramaphosa and his counterparts will discuss bilateral cooperation as well as regional, continental and global issues of mutual concern

President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a Working Visit to the Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of Zimbabwe on 17 March 2018 as the Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The visit forms part of a long-standing tradition in the SADC region, whereby newly elected Heads of State…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan and Government Break Ground for South Sudan’s First Juvenile Reformatory Centre in Juba

For the first time in South Sudan, this JRC will allow 90 children in conflict with the law to be safely and securely housed

Today (March 15, 2018), the United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mr. Moustapha Soumaré, and the Minister of Interior, Hon. Michael Chienjiek Geay, broke the ground to establish South Sudan’s first Juvenile Reformatory Centre (JRC) in Juba. This project is part of ongoing technical cooperation between the…

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

Gauteng Engineering Company to Seek Market in Ghana and Nigeria

Most power and electricity transmission infrastructure in Africa presently operates at a fraction of installed capacity, owing to insufficient maintenance and lack of modernisation

Gauteng-based civil engineering and multi-disciplinary service company in the built environment, Isivuvu Technical Solutions is eager to seek market and expand its footprint to Ghana and Nigeria. The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Nhlanhla Maphalala, expressed optimism as he will embark on a week-long Outward Trade and Investment Mission…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Ramaphosa Receives Courtesy Call by President Lungu of Zambia

President Ramaphosa and President Lungu committed that South Africa and Zambia will continue to work together on the region’s common agenda relating to, among others, peace, security and economic integration

President Cyril Ramaphosa received a courtesy call by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu of the Republic of Zambia today, Tuesday 13 March 2018. President Ramaphosa, Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) hosted President Lungu in Pretoria for a meeting that formed part of President Ramaphosa’s current round of consultations…