Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Media Advisory | October 23, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.

The Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs is focused on the development and management of U.S. policy concerning the continent

EVENT: Please join us on October 23, 2018 at 07:45 EDT | 13:45 SAST for a telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary Nagy will discuss U.S. policy in Africa and preview his upcoming travel to the region.…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Cairo |

Strategy for Norway’s efforts in the Sahel region 2018-2020

Norway is stepping up its efforts in the Sahel

The full strategy is available in English here and French here. The Sahel region is facing significant security, humanitarian and development challenges. Weak state structures and porous borders have enabled Islamist terrorist groups to gain a foothold in the region. Conflicts are threatening stability in several of the region’s countries and…

Source: Embassy of France in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Mission of the Lyon Confluence Museum in Addis Ababa

This mission, under the auspices of the city of Lyon, was conducted with the help of the Embassy of France

The Confluences museum team came to Addis Ababa this week. The objective: to lead a workshop for the national museum, that wishes to take again part in the section devoted to ethnography along its course. This mission, under the auspices of the city of Lyon, was conducted with the help…

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

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to lead Agro-Processing Companies on Mission to Explore New Markets at Paris Trade Fair

7 020 companies from more than a hundred countries will be presenting their products to retail and foodservice professionals

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a delegation of 38 agro-processing companies on a mission to explore new markets at the 27th edition of the Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) International Food Exhibition, that will be taking place in Paris, France from 21-25 October 2018.  SIAL…

Source: The Zimbabwean |

Zim general warns on foreign bases in Djibouti

One of Zimbabwe’s most senior soldiers and a key US congressman say trouble may be coming to the Horn of Africa

Major General Trust Magoba – who now serves as a special advisor to the African Union office for Peace and Security – has raised concern at foreign interference on the continent. “The establishment foreign bases and the involvement of external forces in the conflicts on the Horn of Africa is…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Media Advisory | October 15, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims on World Food Day

Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of World Food Day, including USAID’s Feed the future program

EVENT: Please join us on Monday, October 15 at 09:00 EDT | 15:00 SAST for a telephonic press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims.  Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of…

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African needs to speak with one voice on climate issues, says Kenya’s Environment Minister

Speaking on behalf of President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Minister said climate change was a matter of life and death for Africa

Africa needs to prepare and speak with one voice when it goes to COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, in December, Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko said Wednesday at the opening of the Seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA – VII) conference in Nairobi. Speaking on behalf…

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

Economic Commission for Africa will continue to explore ways to help Africa fight climate change & build resilience, says Africa Climate Policy Centre (ACPC’s) Murombedzi

The County Climate Change Fund mechanism integrates climate risk and empowers poor and vulnerable communities in the face of climate change

Devolved governance is playing a crucial role in helping Kenya come up with ways to mitigate effects of climate change at community level, says Mr. Keriako Tobiko, the country’s Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary. In a speech presented during the country’s first National Conference on Climate Governance in Nairobi, Mr.…

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

Kenya praised for taking threats of climate change seriously

Mr. Mithika Mwenda, Head of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, said Kenya remained one of the few pioneering countries in the world that have a comprehensive law on climate change

Kenya was on Tuesday lauded for leading Africa in trying to find solutions to threats posed by climate change through policy development, devolution and establishment of the Climate Change Council, among other initiatives. In presentations at the country’s first ever National Climate Governance Conference, which was convened by the Economic…

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Francophone Africa – The Continent’s Hottest Hospitality Market

With 50 % of its Africa deals in 2018 taking place in the Francophone Region, one international operator focussed on the region is the Radisson Hotel Group

Identified as a strategic growth point for major international hotel brands, Francophone Africa has become one of the world’s most competitive and lucrative deal making environments. In a market first, the FrancoReal Summit (www.FrancoReal.com) taking place in Dakar, Senegal on 16 and 17 October 2018, will provide the platform for hospitality leaders…