Source: British High Commission Pretoria |

South African U18 men’s football team in London preparing for the U18 men’s World Cup

South African U18 men’s football team in London for fixtures against the English and Brazilian teams in preparation for the U18 men’s World Cup

The South African U18 men’s football team departed for London last weekend for fixtures against their English and Brazilian counterparts. The planned matches are part of the teams’ preparations for the U18 men’s World Cup taking place in India at the beginning of October 2017. The team of 20 players…

Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business |

Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Two Educational Opportunities to Empower Youth and Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa

Silicon Valley-based university continues to expand global program offerings with new partnership with De Beers Group

Stanford Graduate School of Business (www.GSB.stanford.edu) (Stanford GSB) today announced a USD $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018. Stanford is expanding two of its…

Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade |

High Commissioner to Kenya

Australia enjoys warm relations with East African countries through our shared membership of the Commonwealth, the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the Indian Ocean Rim Association

Today I announce the appointment of Ms Alison Chartres as Australia’s next High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya, with non-resident accreditation to Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. Ms Chartres will also be Australia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements…

Source: International Office of Migration (IOM) |

Up to 50 Somali, Ethiopian Migrants Deliberately Drowned by Smugglers off Yemen

Shortly after the tragedy, staff from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, found the shallow graves of 29 migrants on a beach in Shabwa, during a routine patrol

Early this morning (09/08), a human smuggler, in charge of the boat, forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the pitching sea as they approached the coast of Shabwa, a Yemeni Governorate along the Arabian Sea. The migrants had been hoping to reach countries in the Gulf via…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers

South Africa has strong and growing trade and investment ties with the other BRICS members, particularly China and India

Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, participated in the 7th meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Trade in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, from 1 to 2 August 2017. South Africa has strong and growing trade and investment ties with the other BRICS members, particularly China and India.…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia to India (31 July - 04 August 2017)

Foreign Minister (FM) of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mr. Yusuf-Garaad Omar is on his first official visit to India from 31 July - 04 August 2017 at the invitation of the External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj. He was accompanied by a senior-level official delegation. During the visit, the…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Minister Davies Arrives in the Republic of China to Attend BRICS Trade and Industry Meetings

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has arrived in the Republic of China to attend the BRICS Industry Ministers Meeting and Trade Ministers Meeting. The two meetings will be preceded by official’s meetings from the BRICS countries. The meetings will discuss areas in which BRICS countries can…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Official visit of the Foreign Minister of Federal Republic of Somalia to India (31 July - 04 August 2017)

Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mr. Yusuf-Garaad Omar will pay his first official visit to India from 31 July - 04 August 2017 at the invitation of the External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj. He will be accompanied by a senior-level official delegation.   During the upcoming…

Source: EUNAVFOR Atalanta |

Spain Hands Over Force Command to Italy During Ceremony on board ESPS Galicia in Djibouti Port

On Thursday 27 July 2017 Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado (Spanish Navy) handed over force command of the EU’s counter-piracy ‘Operation Atalanta’ to Rear Admiral Fabio Gregori (Italian Navy) during a ceremony in Djibouti

On Thursday 27 July 2017 Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado (Spanish Navy) handed over force command of the EU’s counter-piracy ‘Operation Atalanta’ to Rear Admiral Fabio Gregori (Italian Navy) during a ceremony in Djibouti.  EU NAVFOR’s Deputy Operation Commander, Rear-Admiral Alfonso Pérez de Nanclares (Spanish Navy), also attended the ceremony. This…