Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Climate research should inform development policies in Africa

The 2018-2022 strategic plan further focuses on four structural goals aimed at improving research capacity in Africa as an ingredient for achieving sustainable development

In a meeting held on the 14-15 February in Entebbe, Uganda, members of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Institutional Collaboration Platform (ICP) unanimously adopted the CR4D five-year strategic plan. The participants further resolved to implement the strategy that emphasizes three climate research priority areas of science, practice and policy, strategies to…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Mozambique presents credentials

Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service

The new Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations (Vienna), Amadeu Paulo Samuel da Conceição, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. da Conceição, who is also serving as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and…

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MCB Group wants to position itself as strategic partner of Kenya businesses

The Group’s new representative office has been officially opened on 30th January

Mauritian-based MCB Group (www.MCB.mu), through its representative office situated on the 7th Floor of Pramukh Towers, Westlands, in Nairobi, aims at positioning itself as a strategic partner of businesses in Kenya and East Africa. The Group’s new representative office has been officially opened on 30th January and has given the opportunity to…

Rugby Africa
Source: Rugby Africa |

Société Générale in Partnership with Rugby Africa

This new partnership is an additional milestone in Société Générale's ongoing commitment to supporting the development and openness of rugby in France and internationally, especially in Africa

Société Générale (www.SocieteGenerale.com) and Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) have agreed to join forces for the next two years to support the development of rugby in Africa, with a particular emphasis on rugby competitions for women and young athletes. This new partnership is an additional milestone in Société Générale's ongoing commitment to…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA |

Speech of Ambassador Mariani at the Signing Ceremony of the FA for the Regional Enterprise Competitiveness and Access to Markets Programme, 18/02/2019

The European Union has committed EUR 10 Million for this programme

H.E. Ms Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, COMESA Secretary General, The COMESA Assistant Secretary General for Programmes, Ambassador Kipyego Cheluget, The COMESA Assistant Secretary General for Finance & Administration Dr Dev Haman – Ambassadors from EU Member States; COMESA colleagues; colleagues from the EU Delegation; Colleagues from the media; Distinguished ladies and gentlemen I am delighted to participate this morning…

Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

Local EU Statement on violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan in Yei River and Amadi States

The impact of the ongoing violence on the lives of civilians is grave and unacceptable

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of South Sudan issues the following statement in agreement with the Heads of Mission of EU Member States Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The EU Delegation acknowledges and welcomes the relative calm across the country but follows…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

MEDIA ADVISORY | Online Video Press Briefing with David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

David Hale took the oath of office as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs on August 30, 2018

EVENT: Please join us on at 08:30 Eastern (13:30 UTC) on February 21, 2019 for an online video press briefing with the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador David Hale. Under Secretary Hale will discuss his recent travel to Africa and U.S. Africa policy. Broadcast-quality video and audio files will…

Source: European Union Delegation to the Republic of Zimbabwe |

Wanted: You! Internship at the European Investment Bank

Are you a university student or a recent graduate? Are you looking for work experience at the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s financing institution? If so, you may be interested in the ACP Internship Programme

The ACP Internship Programme, funded from the resources of the EU Member States, is open to students who are nationals of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Partner Countries. The goal of this Internship Programme is to offer successful candidates an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the…

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Prime Minister Abiy receives further support for reforms in latest whistle-stop tour of Europe

Prime Minister Abiy led an Ethiopian delegation on a three-nation European Tour

Prime Minister Abiy led an Ethiopian delegation on a three-nation European Tour, in Italy where they met the President and the Pope, Davos where the Prime Minister addressed global leaders at the World Economic Forum and Brussels for meetings with the European Union Commission. Abiy’s last European tour saw him…

Source: Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) |

Investisseurs & Partenaires announces the second closing of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2

To date, I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2) has invested in four SMEs and aims to support more than thirty companies in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2022

The impact investing group Investisseurs & Partenaires (www.IETP.com), dedicated to small and medium-sized African companies, carried out the intermediate closing of its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2), reaching a total amount of 75 million euros. To date, IPAE 2 has invested in four SMEs and aims to support…