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

UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series

The United Nations and the African Union are deepening our strategic partnership in all areas

By UN Secretary-General Welcome to the Africa Dialogue Series. As we look to build and bolster multilateralism, we need strong coalitions across international and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society, academia, the media and more. The Africa Dialogue Series is an important part of this effort.  The United Nations…

Source: Dangote Group |

Dangote named among greatest leaders on Earth…global leaders laud his public spirit

Foremost philanthropist and richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote has been rated 11th of the 50 World’ Greatest leaders for 2019

The rating carried out by the Fortune Magazine, an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States was released recently and focused mainly on the businesses run by the men and how they have used it to impact their society positively. The time-tested magazine, which first edition…

Source: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) |

Webinar: Project Opportunities in South Africa’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Market

The interactive program will provide market intelligence on projects in South Africa’s ICT sector, a US$7.3B market

WEBINAR: Thursday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST The U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), City of Cape Town, and Global Resources, Inc. invite you to participate in a webinar to learn about upcoming ICT project opportunities in the City of Cape Town.…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

U.S. Firms will not be left behind as Energy Investments pick up in Angola’s Oil Sector

Angola, the second-biggest oil producer in Africa after Nigeria, has just released a new oil licensing strategy up to 2025

Angola has emerged as the hub of foreign direct investments within Africa, and the prospects of attracting more FDI this year are bright, particularly in the country’s oil and gas sector. The ambitious reform agenda of President João Laurenço and that of the Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Dr.…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

ECA pledges practical support to Angola’s economic reform

A series of high-level talks with Angolan authorities culminated with discussions at the Presidential palace in which four main areas of cooperation were agreed

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has established three work streams aimed at supporting Angola on its sustainable development trajectory and macroeconomic reform agenda, following the accession to power of President João Lourenço in September 2017. A series of high-level talks with Angolan authorities culminated with discussions at the…

Africa Oil Week
Source: Africa Oil Week |

Ministers from some of Africa’s largest oil and gas producing nations to meet in Cape Town to discuss future of energy industry

The ministers will be using Africa Oil Week Summit as a platform to discuss national strategies, sovereign competitiveness, issue licences and finalise tenders

Seventeen Ministers from Africa’s largest energy producing nations, including countries such as Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia among others, have agreed to meet in Cape Town at Africa Oil Week (AOW) (, taking place from 4-8 November 2019 to broker new partnerships for their energy sectors. The ministers will be…

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U.S. State Department hosts “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”

The Ethiopian Partnership Forum seeks to build on the already vibrant U.S. commercial representation in Ethiopia

The U.S. Department of State hosted the “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”, an economic engagement platform organized in by the Secretary of State’s office of Global Partnerships in collaboration with the Corporate Council on Africa, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Citi in Washington D.C. In remarks at the opening panel discussion,…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

EU support to promote access to clean water and improved sanitation in Zambia

EUR 5 million EU investment grant, channeled by the European Investment Bank, from the EU Water Facility Pooling Mechanism, targets investments in peri-urban areas

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has teamed up with the EU’s external action service in a bid to provide clean water and adequate sanitation to citizens in the Zambian Copperbelt Province, bordering on the DRC. The EU grant financing, will help the Mulonga Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) implement the…

Source: Council of the European Union |

EU-Tunisia Association Council, 17/05/2019

The Association Council will review EU-Tunisia bilateral relations

Agenda highlights The Association Council will review EU-Tunisia bilateral relations. It will take stock of the EU-Tunisia privileged partnership and discuss next steps. The Association Council will focus on key themes of the EU-Tunisia partnership, including: support for socio-economic development and trade relations, in particular the importance of the ongoing structural and socio-economic…

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    • Minister Abela with Michael Farrugia, Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum
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Diplomacy the only way out of Libyan crisis

In Tuesday’s joint Foreign Affairs Minister’s Council (FAC), Minister Abela expressed Malta’s deep concern over the continued prolongation of hostilities in the Sahel region

An immediate halt to the ongoing violence in Libya and the commencement of a dialogue process between the warring sides would minimise the space for terrorist elements and render the entire region more secure. Speaking during an exchange of views with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé,…