Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

From Ethiopia the Remains of Fellow Italians

The return operations were coordinated by the Crisis Management Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa

The bodies of our compatriots who died in Ethiopia on 10 March in the ET 302 Ethiopian Airlines crash shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa have been returned to Italy. The return operations were coordinated by the Crisis Management Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Organizes First Humanitarian Charter Flight from Algeria to Niger

This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien migrants through IOM voluntary return activities facilitated by the governments of Algeria and Niger

This week (15/10), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized its first flight for voluntary return from the southern Algerian city of Tamanrasset to Niger’s capital, Niamey, carrying 166 Nigerien nationals, in close collaboration with the Governments of Algeria and Niger.  This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien…

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Mozambique’s Gas Projects Enter Implementation Phase

Mozambique Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is set to be a game-changer for this East African nation of 31 million people

With a second FID in just 2 years, Mozambique has officially positioned itself as a key player in the global gas and LNG market for years to come. The latest FID on the US$20 billion Mozambique LNG project, makes it the largest sanction ever in sub-Saharan Africa oil and gas.…

Source: Embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Fashion week in Addis Ababa

Young and promising Ethiopian and African designers will present their collections in the current edition

The Hub of Africa Fashion Week (HAFW), which has become one of the main events in the fashion sector not only in Ethiopia but in all of East Africa, currently at its ninth's edition, opens today in Addis Ababa. Young and promising Ethiopian and African designers will present their collections in the current…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

News comment by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on anniversary of Lampedusa shipwreck

More than 1,000 people dying at sea in 2019, the majority of those on the route between Libya and Europe

By UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi Today in Lampedusa, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is joining with civil society, local and national authorities, survivors of the shipwreck, and well-wishers from Italy to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Reception, established by law in 2016 to honour the…

Source: Drees & Sommer |

Pushing the boundaries of African hospitality (By Filippo Sona)

According to the annual African Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey from W Hospitality Group, there are 75,000 branded rooms in 401 hotels in the pipeline across Africa

By Filippo Sona On the occasion of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (https://www.AHIF.com) this week, Filippo Sona, Managing Director, Global Hospitality Drees & Sommer (https://www.DreSo.com/), asks whether Sub-Saharan Africa is ready for an iconic hotel asset that will shape the image of African tourism. According to the annual African…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

LUKOIL Leader says New Africa Energy Book Billions at Play describes Workable Solutions for Africa’s Infrastructure Challenges

Ayuk sees the irony in oil and gas produced in Africa being sent away to be refined, then returned as finished products that Africans pay a premium for

Leading African energy attorney NJ Ayuk does not believe in handouts as a long-term strategy for impoverished people or nations. But he does think that the companies working on the continent have a responsibility to help their host nations build the infrastructure necessary to expand industrialization. Bruce Falkenstein, Joint Operations…

Source: UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction |

Africa and Europe share Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) experiences

The study tour included visits to civil protection facilities in Brussels, Rome and Genoa

Disaster risk managers from Africa have been participating in a five-day study tour in Europe this week organised by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and CIMA Research Foundation, a non-profit research organization founded by the Italian Civil Protection Department. Participants come from the disaster management agencies…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

​Libya: humanitarian operation brings to Italy four Libyan paediatric patients

The patients who were brought from Benghazi to Rome's military Ciampino Airport aboard an Italian Air Force C130 aircraft

Following an initiative promoted by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, and as a result of the cooperation  between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Minister of Defence, a humanitarian operation was accomplished today with the arrival in Italy of a…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

New International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data Collection Reveals Latest Migratory Trends in Mauritania

Through a sample of 1,183 interviews conducted with migrants, a large majority of individuals who moved to Nouakchott indicated they have been able to attain income-generating jobs

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mauritania presented a research study this week (17/09) revealing Mauritania, a country of 3.9 million people in West Africa, as both a transit country on the Western Mediterranean Route, and a destination for West African migrants seeking job opportunities in the country’s growing…