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Video interviews – The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021

The video interviews are submitted as reaction files from The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021

The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 ceremony, held as a virtual TV show from the Home of FIFA in Zurich (www.FIFA.com), crowned two household names, Alexia Putellas and Robert Lewandowski, as the outstanding players in women’s and men’s football respectively. The video interviews below are submitted as reaction files from…

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Verdant Capital and KfW establish new fund to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) growth in Africa

The fund is targeting high developmental impact, including job creation and income generation through SMEs and micro-entrepreneurship

Verdant Capital (www.Verdant-Cap.com) Hybrid Fund initially has USD 36 million of committed capital; Support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) through investment in financial institutions; Better access to financing, creation of employment and income generation for MSME in Africa Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund (VCHF) has reached its first closing…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeir, Sends a Message to His Majesty King Mohammed VI on the Occasion of the New Year (Statement by the Royal Office)

His Excellency Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeir, underlined that "Morocco undertook under Your leadership vast reforms", recalling the "continuous and sustained support (of Germany) to the impressive development of Morocco"

Germany "welcomes the vast reforms undertaken under the leadership of His Majesty the King" Mohammed VI, considers the autonomy initiative as a "good basis" for the settlement of the Moroccan Sahara issue and expresses its "gratitude for the active engagement of the Sovereign in the peace process in Libya". In…

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Finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper and The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper announced

These two awards are given to the outstanding goalkeeper in women’s and men’s football as voted for by an international jury respectively

The final nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper and The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper have been revealed; tomorrow, FIFA will announce the finalists in the coaching categories; the virtual awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 17 January. FIFA has announced the…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Germany donates over 100 million vaccine doses in 2021

Germany wants to secure regional healthcare in the long term and will provide funding to help set up vaccine production in countries including South Africa and Senegal

Germany is working to ensure fair global distribution of vaccines and has donated or contractually guaranteed over 100 million doses. 2.2 billion euro for vaccines, diagnostic tools and medicines The pandemic can only be overcome if it is brought under control all over the world. Germany thus opted early on to…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Mauritius receives a donation of 460,000 non-surgical sterile face masks from Germany

In his address on the occasion, Dr Jagutpal expressed gratitude to the German Government for the donation of the face masks

The Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Marius Schneider, handed over, today, some 460,000 non-surgical sterile face masks on behalf of the German Government, to the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, during a ceremony held in Port Louis. In his address on the…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zambia |

United States and Germany Join Hands for Young Women’s Empowerment in Zambia

Produced by the young women in the DREAMS initiative, the nearly 30,000 cloth-based products were distributed with COVID-19 support kits for adolescents and young people

The U.S. government’s Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) initiative has produced 20,000 face masks, over 4,400 packs of reusable sanitary pads, and 4,000 cloth bags upon request and for procurement by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. GIZ placed the order through the German-funded “Strengthening Girls’ Rights!”…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Temporary Closure of Identified Sri Lanka Missions / Posts Overseas: High Commission of Sri Lanka in Abuja/Nigeria, Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt/Germany, Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Nicosia/Cyprus

The decision is part of a restructuring process of Sri Lanka’s network of Missions and Posts overseas carried out by the Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry, following careful consideration, has taken a decision to temporarily close three of its Missions / Posts overseas, i.e., the Sri Lanka High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria; the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt, Germany; and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Nicosia, Cyprus; with effect…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office |

Joint statement on elections in Libya – December 2021

The UK, US, France, Germany and Italy have issued a joint statement on elections in Libya

France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the United States of America welcome the statement of the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser (SASG) on Libya, Stephanie Williams on 23 December and commend the work of the SASG to engage in broad consultations across Libya over the past ten days. We express our strong…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Morocco Welcomes Positive Statements, Constructive Stances of New German Government

These statements enable to consider the resumption of bilateral cooperation

The Kingdom of Morocco welcomes the positive statements and constructive stances recently expressed by the new Federal Government of Germany. These statements enable to consider the resumption of bilateral cooperation as well as the normal work of the diplomatic representations of the two countries in Rabat and Berlin. The Kingdom…