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Disease outbreak news: Monkeypox - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The West African clade of monkeypox was identified in the two confirmed cases

Situation at a glance On 13 May 2022, WHO was notified of two laboratory confirmed cases and one probable case of monkeypox, from the same household, in the United Kingdom. On 15 May, four additional laboratory confirmed cases have been reported amongst Sexual Health Services attendees presenting with a vesicular…

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Kenya Elections: National Police Service on elections safety, sexual violence and reform

Kenya’s police service is undergoing significant reforms to create a gender transformative service and better manage GBV response

Violence against women in elections (VAWiE) is one of the major hindrances to their engagement with electoral processes and taking on leadership roles; this includes physical, verbal and psychological violence in the private and public space, and more recently cyber-based abuse. Commissioner Dominic Kisavi has been serving Kenya’s National Police Service…

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Investing in women’s empowerment yields major peace, prosperity dividend, Security Council hears

The UN Women chief explained that patterns of exclusion, discrimination and antiquated gender norms keep women away from employment

Investing in women’s economic empowerment yields enormous dividends for peace and prosperity, the head of UN Women told the Security Council on Tuesday, stressing that countries where women are economically marginalized and shut out of the workforce are much more likely to go to war. “We have an opportunity to do things differently in…

Source: The Republic of Uganda - Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

New E-Passport System Launched at Uganda Mission, London

The system comes into operation as the country approaches the deadline for phasing out of the Machine-Readable Passports (MRP) due on 4th April 2022

The High Commission of the Republic of Uganda in London has today officially launched the operationalization of  a new e-Passport system at the Mission premises. The High Commission is the first among Uganda's Mission's abroad to operationalize the new system. The roll out is expected to be followed by other…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Joint Communiqué: South Africa – Ireland Second Joint Commission for Cooperation, Pretoria, 22 February 2022

The second meeting of the JCC follows the successful inaugural meeting held in Dublin in 2019

South Africa hosted a successful second South Africa–Ireland Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) on 22 February 2022. The meeting was co-chaired by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Alvin Botes, and the Minister of State for Overseas Development and Diaspora of…

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UK, Ireland and UNICEF support Uganda’s school re-opening

The focus will be on school-based surveillance for early identification, reporting, and management of emerging COVID-19 cases in schools

As schools in Uganda prepare to reopen after a prolonged period, the UK and Ireland have partnered with UNICEF to support two key activities which aim to support safe and sustainable reopening. The focus will be on school-based surveillance for early identification, reporting, and management of emerging COVID-19 cases in…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Non-Resident Irish Ambassador pays courtesy call on Seychelles Foreign Minister

Ambassador O’Neill presented her credential letters before the President of the Republic, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, on Tuesday 5 October 2021, at State House

The newly accredited Irish Ambassador to Seychelles, Mrs. Mary O’Neill paid a courtesy call on Minister Radegonde, at Maison Quéau de Quinssy, on Monday 4 October 2021. Ambassador O’Neill presented her credential letters before the President of the Republic, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, on Tuesday 5 October 2021, at State House.…

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CR2 named as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies 2021

The company, which demonstrated superior business performance this year, was recognised at a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 8 September

CR2 (www.CR2.com) has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies. The awards programme is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance this year, was recognised at a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 8 September. Ireland’s Best Managed Companies…

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Coca-Cola to Open New Digital Delivery Center in Johannesburg

Africa rounds out latest advance in global technology vision as seventh network location

There’s no doubt Coca-Cola (www.Coca-Colacompany.com) is driving digital transformation through its consistent messaging and movement into a more agile and growth-minded work environment. Technology Services is leading the charge by enabling the broader corporate vision to build scalable capabilities across the system. Just last month, Dublin entered the mix of…

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Ireland, France, and Russia secure a place in the Tokyo 2021 Olympic games following this weekend’s 2021 World Rugby Sevens Repechage

The Olympic repechage is the final part of the global qualifying process and features the best-placed eligible teams who missed out on automatic qualification

Twenty- two teams took to the field, but it was the Irish men’s team and French and Russian women’s’ teams that secured the winning tickets to Tokyo, following the three-day 2021 World Rugby Sevens Repechage that took place this weekend at the Stade Louis II in Monaco. The Olympic repechage…