Source: High Commission of India, Pretoria, South Africa |

Statement by South Africa on Pulwama: South Africa condemns deadly attack in Kashmir

The South African Government wishes to reiterate its solidarity with the Government of India in confronting the scourge of terrorism

The South African Government condemns in the strongest terms the attack in Kashmir, killing around 40 security personnel and injuring many others in one of the deadliest attacks on Indian forces in this area for years. President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa,…

Source: High Commission of India, Victoria, Seychelles |

Formal Handing over of Various Laboratory Equipment to Seychelles Police Department

High Commission of India in Seychelles formally hands over various Laboratory Equipments for the Seychelles Police Department worth SCR 3.6 million

The High Commissioner of India to Seychelles, H.E. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed formally handed over various critical police equipment for enhancing its operations including: Equipment for Crime Laboratory, Toxicology, Drug Analysis and Fingerprint Investigation Equipment/ Chemicals. The handover ceremony took place at the Central Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters of the Police…

Source: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) |

Applications for 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards Now Open

The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action

Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change can nominate their work for a UN Global Climate Action Award. The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action.…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

MEDIA ADVISORY |  Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso Andrew Young and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) to discuss the upcoming SOCAFRICA-Sponsored Flintlock 2019 Joint Military Exercise in Burkina Faso

During the briefing, Ambassador Young and Major General Hicks will discuss the U.S.-Burkinabe bilateral relationship, including development and diplomatic efforts

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 14:30 GMT|15:30 WAT|16:30 SAST for a telephonic press briefing with Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa.  They will discuss our multiform efforts to reinforce development, security, and diplomatic…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso Andrew Young and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) to discuss the upcoming SOCAFRICA-Sponsored Flintlock 2019 Joint Military Exercise in Burkina Faso

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 14:30 GMT |15:30 WAT |16:30 SAST

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 14:30 GMT|15:30 WAT|16:30 SAST for a telephonic press briefing with Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa.  They will discuss our multiform efforts to reinforce development, security, and diplomatic…

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Guterres calls for urgent climate action and increased ambition, as UN Weather Agency confirms record global warming

Middle East and North Africa region faces more extreme weather

In the wake of data released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), showing the past four years were officially the ‘four warmest on record,’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent climate action and increased ambition, ahead of his climate summit in September. His reaction on Wednesday came…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Africa Minister makes two-country trip to Southern Africa to deepen partnership

Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin visited South Africa and Mozambique last week on a four-day trip discussing development, trade and investment

Foreign Office and DFID Minister Harriett Baldwin arrived in Johannesburg on 31 January for a two-day visit to South Africa. She held talks with senior South African government officials, the business sector and civil society to discuss the UK-South Africa bilateral relationship, regional African issues, as well as trade and…

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Eskom cannot be given a new licence to kill

Between April 2016 and December 2017, Eskom’s seventeen coal-fired power stations reported nearly 3,200 exceedances of their daily Atmospheric Emissions Licenses limits for particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen

Yesterday, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org) submitted comments to Naledzi Environmental Consultants [1] opposing Eskom's application for postponements and suspensions [2] from complying with South Africa's Minimum Emission Standards (MES). The MES, which are relatively weak [3], are designed to improve air quality in the country, but this has been significantly compromised…

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Merck Foundation marks World Cancer Day by increasing the limited number of oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with African ministries of Health and first ladies to build cancer care capacity in the continent

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) provides one and two year Oncology Fellowship Program to African doctors to be the future oncologists in their countries; Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with African ministries of Health and first ladies to build cancer care capacity in the continent. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm…

Source: EU Delegation to Somalia |

Different tasks, one common objective: The EU putting civil-military cooperation in practise in the Horn of Africa

The EU currently conducts a military training mission (EUTM Somalia) and a civilian capacity building mission (EUCAP Somalia) as well as a military naval operation called ‘Atalanta’, safeguarding waters in the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean

The Horn of Africa is an area of intensive maritime trade, as well as a centre of migratory routes towards Europe. For the EU, cooperation with the regional countries leading to more security and stability is thus of great importance. This is why the EU deploys a naval military operation…