Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Minister Skinnari to a seminar on Europe and Africa in Brussels

During the visit, Minister Skinnari will also have bilateral discussions with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will visit Brussels on 9 October. The Minister will speak at a seminar entitled Europe and Africa: Neighbours with a shared future – Investing in people, which is organised by Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union together with…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Mellon Educate joins Africa Oil & Power as Charity Partner

Mellon Educate collaborates with governments, schools, and communities to improve the quality of teaching and learning

Mellon Educate continues to promote quality education at the Africa Oil & Power (AOP) (https://AfricaOilandPower.com/) conference and exhibition; Mellon Educate collaborates with governments, schools, and communities to improve the quality of teaching and learning; AOP supports charities that make an impact in the Western Cape and across Africa; The 2019…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

UN General Assembly 2019: Scaling Up Nutrition Lead Group meets to chart way forward

The meeting of the group’s leaders took place at the UNICEF headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly

“Energy, passion and a lot of young people who care about nutrition” will underpin the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement’s newest phase, alongside stronger private sector engagement, members of the Lead Group heard on Tuesday. The meeting of the group’s leaders took place at the UNICEF headquarters in New York…

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Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

New ambassadors from Ireland, Namibia and Malaysia

Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 19 September 2019. The ambassadors are: Ambassador of Ireland, H.E. Mr Keith McBean Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Mr George Mbanga Liswaniso (resident in Stockholm) Ambassador of Malaysia, H.E. Mrs Nur…

Canon
Source: Canon |

Canon to operate production-level implementation of the Free Viewpoint Video System and provide highlight footage of Rugby World Cup 2019

These video highlights feature viewpoints and angles not possible with conventional cameras, effectively conveying the thrill of such sports as rugby

Canon Inc. (Global.canon) announced today that during seven matches of Rugby World Cup 2019, to be held from September 20 to November 2, the company will provide highlight footage created by the Free Viewpoint Video System to the International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS). These video highlights feature viewpoints and angles…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Liberia |

Joint European Union (EU)-US Statement on Recent Electoral Violence in Montserrado County

We urge the Liberian authorities to complete a swift and objective investigation to hold accountable those instigating or executing violence in this and previous incidents

The EU Delegation and the Embassies of the United States of America and the EU Member States (France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom) in Monrovia are concerned about recent incidents of violence after the by-elections in Montserrado County. We condemn the violence that took place on Saturday, 17…

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Irish Aid support to Young Scientists Kenya

The second Young Scientists Kenya National Science and Technology Exhibition took place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi from 3-7 August 2019

The competition is closely modelled on the Irish BT Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition and was introduced to Kenya by the Embassy of Ireland in partnership with the Government of Kenya. This year some 460 students produced 220 innovative science projects to compete for the top prize, which includes a…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ireland |

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcome signing of Mozambique Peace Agreement

This historic agreement provides the people of Mozambique with the prospect of a more hopeful and prosperous future after many years of conflict

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., and Minister with Special Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., have welcomed the signing of a historic peace and reconciliation agreement in Maputo on Tuesday 6 August between the Government of Mozambique and opposition party RENAMO (Resistência Nacional…

World Rugby
Source: World Rugby |

Rugby Africa Women’s Cup kicks off Rugby World Cup 2021 regional qualification process

Women’s international rugby has a new team with Madagascar set to enter the test arena in Johannesburg

All games will be live streamed from 9-17 August, 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup takes place over three matchdays on 9, 13 and 17 August The winning team will qualify directly for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 The event is the first opportunity for a team to directly qualify through…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

EU Moves Toward Agreement on Sharing Responsibility for Migrants and Refugees

14 EU countries endorsed “in principle” a France-Germany proposal for a “temporary solidarity mechanism” for swift disembarkation at the closest safe port

Judith Sunderland Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division After a year of disputes and ad hoc solutions to resolve stand-offs that have stranded people on rescue ships for weeks off European coasts, there finally appears to be progress towards a European Union-coordinated approach to receiving migrants arriving by sea.…