Source: Council of the European Union |

Libya: Council adopts conclusions

The Council welcomes the outcome of the Conference for Libya hosted by Italy in Palermo on 12 and 13 November 2018, which followed the Paris Conference held on 29 May 2018

The Council adopted conclusions on Libya. The Council welcomes the outcome of the Conference for Libya hosted by Italy in Palermo on 12 and 13 November 2018, which followed the Paris Conference held on 29 May 2018. The Council states that the status quo in Libya is a prevalent source…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Europe’s Future Lies in the South and not the North, says Italian Finance Minister at Africa Conference

Africa is currently home to five of the world’s fastest growing economies, and only 4 African countries out of 54 will record negative growth in 2018, compared to 8 in previous years

“Africa is a continent of great change and opportunities. However, Europe finds it difficult to understand that its future lies in the South and not in the North,” said Giovanni Tria, Italian Minister of Finance and Economy. He was a speaking in Rome at a conference on Africa, challenges and…

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International study shows that people and organisations don’t fully trust anyone when it comes to their online data

From cybercriminals to their own government, employers and even family, people worry about who could access their online life

A new study of mid-size businesses and consumers reveals that many are confused and lack trust when it comes to the privacy and security of their online data and behaviour. The research, which covered six countries in Europe and North America, found that people worry that hackers, their own and…

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

agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2018: The 5th edition on 20 to 22 November for the first time in Abidjan

80+ exhibitors from 18 countries and a high-profile conference programme

80+ exhibitors from 18 countries and a high-profile conference programme; HortiFresh Fruit and Vegetable Programme for Côte d'Ivoire to be launched officially at agrofood WA 2018; Bosch: Seminar on dry food processing and packaging; VDMA: Symposium on plastic packaging and recycling The 5th edition of the International Exhibition agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa…

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MARTINENGO MILESTONES: “Two months of counter-piracy operations”

Since 11th August, significant acts of international cooperation have taken place, proving that EU assets in the area can make a substantial difference to the livelihoods and security of the countries around the Horn of Africa

EU NAVFOR’s Italian warship Federico Martinengo has been on counter-piracy operations for the last two months. Over this time, some significant milestones and world firsts have occurred building ground-breaking new relationships. Since 11th August, significant acts of international cooperation have taken place, proving that EU assets in the area can make…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Italy-Africa: The Farnesina hosts The Ministerial Conference on 25 October

The Italy-Africa Conference will involve 46 African Countries, many representatives at ministerial level and 13 International Organizations, including the African Union, for a total of 350 delegates

The Italy-Africa Conference scheduled to be held at the Farnesina next 25 October, will involve 46 African Countries, many representatives at ministerial level and 13 International Organizations, including the African Union, for a total of 350 delegates. It will be a big event that, in the words of the Minister of…

Source: The Zimbabwean |

Zim general warns on foreign bases in Djibouti

One of Zimbabwe’s most senior soldiers and a key US congressman say trouble may be coming to the Horn of Africa

Major General Trust Magoba – who now serves as a special advisor to the African Union office for Peace and Security – has raised concern at foreign interference on the continent. “The establishment foreign bases and the involvement of external forces in the conflicts on the Horn of Africa is…

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Merck Foundation plans to conduct 5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” in Dakar, Senegal

Merck foundation will celebrate 350th Anniversary of Merck and the 1st anniversary of Merck foundation during their Luminary

5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” will be conducted under the patronage of The President of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL; Merck foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) will celebrate 350th Anniversary of Merck and the 1st anniversary of Merck foundation during their Luminary; 14 African First Ladies, 20 Ministers of Health and More…

Source: Solarplaza |

Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

After a foreign kickstart, African investors and regulators have to take over the lead in shaping the continent’s sustainable energy future

For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even preparing to feed Europe’s growing energy needs through various…