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Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

IAEA Mission Says Nigerian Nuclear Regulator Committed to Safety, Sees Areas for Improvement

The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded a 10-day mission today to assess the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Nigeria

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said that Nigeria has a committed regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety, but noted challenges related to its independence in implementing regulatory decisions and activities. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded a…

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

Seychelles delivers a successful 20th Plenary of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

The Seychelles delegation has returned to Seychelles following the successful 20th Plenary of the Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS), which was co-hosted by the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), and held at the Inter Continental Hotel, Balaclava, Mauritius, from 5th to 7th July 2017. The Plenary…

Source: EUNAVFOR Atalanta |

Sailors and Marines Talk with Somali Fishermen about how EU NAVFOR Protects World Food Programme Vessels and Deters Pirate Attacks

Meetings between EU NAVFOR and Somali fishermen also help EU NAVFOR to better understand local concerns of the fishermen

During their counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, EU NAVFOR sailors and marines will often take the opportunity to talk to Somali fishermen about the role of EU NAVFOR in the region. During a recent patrol Spanish Marines from EU NAVFOR’s flagship, ESPS Galicia, met some Somali fishermen and…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Regional, National, and Sub-national Stakeholders Discuss Practical Actions to Address Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Resilient Livelihoods in South Sudan

In the context of a multifaceted crisis causing widespread and urgent humanitarian needs, the conference participants actively engaged in discussion on durable solutions to persistent food insecurity, including immediate, medium, and long term actions needed

A wide-ranging coalition of policy makers, political leaders, and development partners held a two-day interactive conference in Juba, South Sudan designed to generate ideas and concrete action points to protect and help vulnerable communities to adapt against the negative effects of climate change. “South Sudan should approach climate change as…

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

PwC’s 7th edition of the ‘Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021’ projects that South African hotel room revenue will grow by 10.1% in 2017 to R17.5 billion

South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry Leader for PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.co.za), says: “Africa’s hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic…

Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade |

High Commissioner to Mauritius

Australia and Mauritius enjoy warm relations based on strong economic and people-to-people links, particularly in education and marine economic activity

Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP: Today I announce the appointment of Ms Jenny Dee as Australia’s next High Commissioner to Mauritius with non-resident accreditation to Comoros, Madagascar and Seychelles. Australia and Mauritius enjoy warm relations based on strong economic and people-to-people links, particularly in education and…

Mercer LLC
Source: Mercer LLC |

Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing the same ranking with Moscow. Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally.…

Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

FNB Partners with NAS to Operate New Lounge at Maputo International Airport

With Maputo added to its network, NAS, one of the fastest growing aviation services providers in the emerging markets now operates 31 airport lounges across 12 countries

First National Bank (FNB) (www.FNB.co.za), one of South Africa’s big four, has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero) to operate a new departure lounge at the Maputo International Airport for the next five years. The agreement also includes an additional five year renewal option. In 2016, FNB won a…

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU)
Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

Global transit system to boost India trade

The milestone decision puts India and her neighbours at the centre of efforts to increase overland trade and regional integration across South Asia and beyond, fast-tracking the region’s potential to become a strategic trade hub

India has become the 71st country to ratify the United Nations TIR Convention (www.IRU.org/tir).  Managed and developed by IRU (www.IRU.org), the world road transport organisation, TIR is the global standard for goods customs transit. The milestone decision puts India and her neighbours at the centre of efforts to increase overland…