Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Federal Foreign Office on emergency aid to contain Ebola in eastern Congo

The Federal Foreign Office is now providing the WHO with a further four million euros for immediate humanitarian relief in eastern Congo to contain the Ebola outbreak

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (19 May) on stepping up assistance measures to combat the world’s second largest outbreak of Ebola: "The Federal Foreign Office is now providing the WHO with a further four million euros for immediate humanitarian relief in eastern Congo to contain the Ebola…

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Canon brought game-changing large format graphics innovations to FESPA 2019 to fuel customer ambitions

To help customers unlock new application opportunities, Canon launched the Océ Colorado 1650 roll-to-roll printer at FESPA 2019

Last week at FESPA 2019 (14th-17th May 2019, Messe Munich, Germany), Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) presented game-changing innovations designed to help signage and graphics producers create high margin end-user products and improve operational efficiencies to fuel business growth. The highlights of the Canon stand were as follows: the newly launched Océ Colorado…

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Committee Against Torture closes Sixty-Sixth Session

Adopts Concluding Observations on the Reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom

The Committee against Torture this morning concluded its sixty-sixth session after adopting concluding observations and recommendations on the reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom, on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…

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Minister of State Müntefering on the return of the Stone Cross of Cape Cross to Namibia

Minister of State for International Cultural Policy Michelle Müntefering issued the following statement today (16 May) on the decision by the board of trustees of the Deutsches Historisches Museum about the return of the Stone Cross of Cape Cross to Namibia. "I expressly welcome the proposal by the Deutsches Historisches Museum…

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‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

The Joint Force aims to bolster coordination to “neutralize” armed groups in the region

The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeeping official said on Thursday, calling for enhanced political and economic solutions to help tackle the strife-torn region’s myriad challenges. Dubbed the…

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Merck Foundation marks “World Hypertension Day 2019” by their continuous programs of advancing hypertension and diabetes care in African and Asian countries

Merck Foundation has been providing One Year Diploma in Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine and Diabetes to young doctors from more than 40 African and Asian countries

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marked ‘World Hypertension Day 2019’ by building hypertension care capacity in Africa and Asia through their nationwide programs. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation “Merck Foundation launched ‘Merck Hypertension Award’ in 2016 in more than 40 African and Asian…

Source: United Nations University |

Six New Members Join United Nations University (UNU) Council

Professor Adam Habib (South Africa), Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Witwatersrand joins the United Nations University (UNU) Council

The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the governing United Nations University Council: Dr Denisa Čiderová (Slovakia), Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies, University of Economics in Bratislava Dr Comfort Ero (United Kingdom), Program Director, Crisis Group Dr Xin Fang (China), President & Professor,…

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Chief Curator for National Museum of Namibia Invited to Germany on a Cultural Heritage Preservation Information Visit

The visit takes place from 16 to 22 June 2019 in Berlin/Brandenburg, Weimar and Dessau, and is part of the Visitors Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany

The Chief Curator for the National Museum of Namibia, Ms Nzila Marina Mubusisi, will participate in an information visit on the topic of “Preserving and protecting cultural property in Germany and around the word”. The visit takes place from 16 to 22 June 2019 in Berlin/Brandenburg, Weimar and Dessau, and…

World Rugby
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Record hosting interest for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022: Eleven unions – including South Africa and Tunisia – confirmed their expression of interest

The record level of interest is a strong endorsement of the sevens format, which is the driving force behind record rugby fan growth

World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) has confirmed that a record number of unions have formally expressed their interest in hosting Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022. Eleven unions – Argentina, Cayman Islands, France, Germany, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Qatar, Scotland, South Africa and Tunisia – confirmed their expression of interest to the international federation…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

The 28th European Film Festival: European and Kenyan Films, Masterclasses, Community Screenings & More from 4 to 26 May 2019

In addition to film screenings with European, African, and Kenyan films, the European Film Festival will include special engagements with invited European and Kenyan industry professionals

The 28th European Film Festival in Nairobi will take place from 4 to 26 May 2019. This follows a successful festival in 2018, which included over 40 feature length movies from 21 countries, Q&A Sessions with the film-makers, an exhibition on Portuguese cinema history, a concert and virtual reality screenings.…