Source: South African Embassy in Paris, France |

South Africans to pay more for Schengen Visa

South Africans will also be subjected to several changes in terms of visa application procedures, rules and benefits, starting from February 2020

South Africans will as from next month pay a fee of €80 instead of €60 when applying for a Schengen Visa from South Africa. The increase also affects children, who will now have to pay €40 instead of €35, as it is currently. South Africans will also be subjected to…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Talented squad named for South Africa (SA) Rugby Academy alignment camp

The camps will play an integral role in the talent identification process for both the Junior Springbok squad and SA Rugby Academy programme

Four 2019 Junior Springbok World Rugby U20 Championship players and another 10 who travelled to Georgia with the SA U19 team in December were included in a 19-man squad invited to the first of four SA Rugby Academy alignment camps in Stellenbosch in February. Celimpilo Gumede (flanker), fondly known as…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Supply of healthcare kits by the Italian Cooperation in Niger

Will support the UNHCR's medical relief effort for the asylum seekers hosted at the centre

In the wake of the fire that severely damaged the accommodation and healthcare facilities in the transit hub of Agadez (Niger), the Italian Foreign Ministry, responding to an international call for support by the United Nations  High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Niger, resolved to send approx. 985 Kg of…

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

Africa Oil & Power launches Renewables, African LNG and Energy Finance Events at Africa Oil & Power 2020 in Cape Town

This year’s event will have a major focus on the driving factors behind Africa’s energy transition

Africa Oil & Power ( 2020 highlights African integration across borders throughout the entire energy value chain; AOP 2020 welcomes presidents, ministers, national oil company and utility heads, IPP and renewables executives and more for the fifth edition of Africa’s Energy Conference; This year’s event will have a major focus…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Berlin Conference on Libya

A conference of Heads of State and Government is now to be held in Berlin

By means of the Berlin Process, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas seek to support the peace efforts of the UN Special Representative to bring about an end to the conflict in Libya. A conference of Heads of State and Government is now to be held in…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Junior Springboks’ draw announced for U20 Championship

The Junior Springboks won the bronze medal in the last three World Rugby U20 Championship tournaments

The Junior Springboks will face England, Fiji and hosts, Italy, in Pool C of the 2020 World Rugby U20 Championship, which will be hosted across four Italian cities – Verona, Viadana, Calvisano and Parma – from Sunday, 28 June, to Saturday, 18 July. Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux’s charges will…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Press Release Regarding the Joint Statement Made by Greece, France, Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) and Egypt on the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey, with the longest coastline in the Mediterranean has the right to speak on any project concerning the region

The press statement regarding the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, following the meeting in Cairo on 8 January 2020 with the participation of the Foreign Ministers of Greece, France, Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) and Egypt as well as Italy, is based entirely on factitious arguments and false premises. The two…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

Somalia: international partners welcome agreement between the Federal government and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ)

The partners believe the agreement is an important step towards establishing a unified and stable administration in Galmudug

Somalia’s international partners welcome the statements by the Federal government of Somalia and the leadership of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ) issued on 12 December. We appreciate the tireless efforts made by the Federal government of Somalia, ASWJ leadership and other concerned stakeholders to resolve points of difference through dialogue…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Stumbling start to New Year for South Africa (SA) teams in Guinness PRO14

The Isuzu Southern Kings were reduced to 12 men at one stage against Edinburgh after receiving a red card in the opening minutes of the clash, but despite this, they managed to produce a competitive first half display

The Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings got the New Year off to a stumbling start in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday as they suffered disappointing defeats against Zebre in Parma and Edinburgh in Scotland respectively. The Isuzu Southern Kings were reduced to 12 men at one stage against Edinburgh…