Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Nigeria: Court Bans Shia Group

Decision Tramples on Basic Rights of Religious Movement

A Nigerian court ruled on July 26, 2019 that activities of the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) amount to “acts of terrorism and illegality” and ordered the government to ban the religious group, Human Rights Watch said today. Nigeria’s presidency then announced the ban on July 28. “The sweeping court ruling…

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns of Desert Locust outbreaks in Yemen and the Horn of Africa

Locusts multiply and spread due to weather conditions causing damage to crops

Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Somalia during the next three months, FAO warned today. This could result in potentially adverse impacts on the agricultural seasonal yields and local…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Spokesman condemns attack on Egypt Military Forces

Mousavi offered sympathy to the families of the victims as well as the Egyptian nation and government

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has condemned an attack on the Egyptian military in Sinai Peninsula. In a Thursday statement, Mousavi offered sympathy to the families of the victims as well as the Egyptian nation and government. He also underlined the Islamic Republic's principled policy of condemning acts…

Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

Despite difficult business environment in Iran, 865 exhibitors from 21 countries present the entire value chain at iran agrofood 2019

National pavilions of Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Russia and Turkey

Despite the currently difficult business environment in Iran, as many as 865 exhibitors from 21 countries will be presenting their products, solutions and technologies "from field to fork" at iran agrofood 2019. More than 40,000 trade visitors from all over Iran and neighbouring countries are again expected. Brazil, China, Germany,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Spokesman’s reaction to escalation of Sudan crisis

Mousavi underlined the need to address people"s demands and the importance of a quick transition of power to civilians

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed deep concern over the re-escalation of tensions and deepening of internal conflicts in Sudan and condoled with the families of the victims of the recent clashes over the past days. In a statement on Tuesday, Mousavi underlined the need to address people"s…

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

President of Angola to attend Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Heads of State Gas Summit

Angola joined the organization as an Observing Member in November

The President of Angola, H.E. João Lourenço, has accepted an official invitation to attend the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) (https://www.GECF.org) 5th Heads of State Summit held in Malabo in November. The invitation was delivered by the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, during an…

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

President of Iran Officially Invited To Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Heads of State Gas Summit

The invitation was delivered by the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea

The President of Equatorial Guinea H.E. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has officially invited the President of Iran H.E. Hassan Rouhani to attend the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) 5th Heads of State Summit in Malabo; The invitation was delivered by the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea H.E.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Spokesman expresses regret over Niger tanker explosion

Mousavi offered condolences and sympathy to the Nigerien nation and government

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed regret over the explosion of a fuel tanker in the Nigerien capital of Niamey, which killed and wounded dozens of people. In his Tuesday statement, Mousavi offered condolences and sympathy to the Nigerien nation and government, particularly the families of the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Nigerian Lawmakers Meet with Foriegn Minister Zarif in Tehran

Foreign Minister Zarif pointed to the important position of relations with African countries in Iran's foreign policy

Members of Niger-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group at the African country’s legislature have met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran. During the Monday meeting, FM Zarif pointed to the important position of relations with African countries in Iran's foreign policy, and highlighted the good and friendly relations of…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

UK Ambassador presents his credentials to Somali President

Ambassador Ben Fender arrived in Mogadishu in February taking over from his predecessor who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment

British Ambassador Somalia Mr. Ben Fender, presented his credentials to President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H. E President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo. Ben arrived in Mogadishu on 14th February 2019, taking over from his predecessor Ambassador David Concar, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Ben…