Source: High Commission of India, Port Louis, Mauritius |

Indian Navy Ship (INS) Sarvekshak to carry out hydrographic survey in Mauritius

INS Sarvekshak also ferried back to Mauritius the Inshore Survey Vessel (ISV) ‘Pathfinder’, after its comprehensive overhaul at the Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi

Indian Navy Ship, INS Sarvekshak, arrived in Port Louis today on a two month deployment for undertaking hydrographic surveys. It was welcomed by Hon. Purmanund Jhugroo, Minister of Housing and Lands of the Republic of Mauritius and Shri Abhay Thakur, High Commissioner of India. The ship will be undertaking the survey…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Joint Press Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Japan and Seychelles

The two Ministers expressed their commitment to enhancing cooperation to maintain and strengthen a free and open maritime order based on the rule of law

H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and H.E. Mr. Vincent Meriton, Vice President and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles, held a meeting and discussed a wide range of issues, on the occasion of Vice President Meriton’s visit to Japan from December 1…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Media Statement: Informal BRICS Leaders' Meeting on the Margins of the G20 Summit

We recognize the importance of infrastructure for development and commit to contribute to bridging the global infrastructure gap

Media Statement: Informal BRICS Leaders' Meeting on the Margins of the G20 Summit: 1. We, the Heads of State and Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met on 30 November 2018 for…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

The Deputy Secretary-General Remarks to the African Youth Development Summit

There are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world today, and Africa is the youngest continent

It is wonderful to be here today at the African Youth Development Summit to talk with you about youth leadership, the participation of young women and men in Africa’s development, and the obstacles that stand in their way. Globally, today’s young people are a historic phenomenon — the largest cohort…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gabon (November 28-30, 2018)

During the meeting, both sides discussed issues of bilateral and regional interest, including combating terrorism and development partnership

H. E. Mr. Regis Immongault, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, Francophonie and Regional Integration of Gabon visited India from 28-30 November, 2018. The minister called on the External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj on 30 November, 2018. During the meeting, both sides discussed issues of bilateral and regional interest, including…

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Family Bank partners with SimbaPay to launch instant transfers to China’s WeChat

This initiative therefore connects Africa’s largest mobile money ecosystem to China’s largest payment service in real-time

Family Bank Limited (FamilyBank.co.ke), a leading bank in Kenya, has partnered with London-based financial technology firm SimbaPay (www.SimbaPay.com) to launch an instant money transfer service from Kenya to China through WeChat – a service that will help boost Kenya-China trade. Over seven million customers and businesses in Kenya will now access…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

World Trade Organization (WTO) members review regional trade agreements covering European Union (EU), Ghana and Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

Members also considered the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) treaty and EAEU accessions of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic

WTO members reviewed the interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Ghana at the 19 November meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements. Members also considered the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) treaty and EAEU accessions of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic. Parties to the EU-Ghana interim Economic Partnership…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018

To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease. For the second consecutive year, the…

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McKinsey shows Africa is the world’s next big growth market

There is a trillion-dollar opportunity to industrialize Africa, to meet rising domestic demand and create a bridge-head in global export markets

A new book by McKinsey (https://www.McKinsey.com/) confirms that Africa is poised for economic acceleration, akin to the Asian boom. While other geographies are seeing incremental growth, global companies that get in early and join the African champions shaping the right strategies, can sustain double-digit profit growth over the next few…

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Merck Foundation announces the winners for their “Merck Diabetes Award” to mark “World Diabetes Day 2018”

Merck Foundation to provide One Year on-line Post-graduate Diploma in Diabetes Management from UK to the winners of the Merck Diabetes Award 2017

Merck Foundation marked the “World Diabetes Day” themed ‘The Family and Diabetes’ on 14th November 2018. Merck Foundation to provide One Year on-line Post-graduate Diploma in Diabetes Management from UK to the winners of the Merck Diabetes Award 2017. Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marked…