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FIAT celebrates its first 125 years and smiles to the future

The celebration’s special guest is the 500e Giorgio Armani, the refined limited edition which will be distributed globally and pair Italian excellence to eco-sustainability

The “La Pista 500” at the Lingotto building in Turin hosted FIAT’s 125th anniversary "Smiling to the future” ceremony; Founded on July 11th 1899, FIAT (www.FIAT.com) is one of the longest-operating automotive brands in the world and is now set for an even brighter future. Olivier Francois, FIAT CEO, lays out…

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Honouring 10 Years of African Fisheries Development: The Policy Framework and Reform Strategy (PFRS) Commemoration

The PFRS serves as a blueprint for ensuring the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture in Africa

The African Union (AU) commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy (PFRS) for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa at the 36th Session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI). The event took place on July 9, 2024, at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. The United Republic…

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Eritrea: Italian Delegation Visits Various Development Sites

The delegation toured the Misilam Dam and associated agricultural infrastructure in Halhale

The senior Italian delegation, led by Minister Adolfo Urso and including CEOs of various companies, visited various development sites in Dubarwa sub-zone, as well as the railway station and repair workshop in Asmara. The delegation, accompanied by Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hagos Gebrehiwet, Head of Economic…

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Eritrea: President Isaias Afwerki Met and Held Talks with Senior Italian Delegation

In the extensive discussions, President Isaias elaborated on the potential and prospects of phased Italian investment in several sectors

President Isaias Afwerki, in the afternoon hours today, met and held talks at the Denden Guest House with a senior Italian delegation led by Mr. Adolfo Urso, Minister of Enterprises and Made in Italy. President Isaias commended the Italian Initiative taken at this auspicious time and which was a testimony…

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G-7 leaders reaffirm support for billion-dollar infrastructure programme for Africa; pledges more support to African Development Bank-backed initiatives

African Development Bank had invested over $50 billion in quality infrastructure in Africa over the past eight years

G-7 leaders meeting at their summit in Puglia, Italy have reaffirmed support for multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects across Africa to realise the continent’s economic potential and transformation. US President Joseph Biden and current G-7 President, the Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, co-chaired a special ad hoc meeting on the sidelines of…

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Joint Press Statement between Ms. Giorgia Meloni, Prime Minister of Italy, and Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group—G7 Heads of State and Government Summit

Italy has committed approximately $150 million in highly concessional loans and grants and the African Development Bank Group will at least match this amount

The Prime Minister (PM) of Italy, Ms. Giorgia Meloni, and the President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, met on the sidelines of the G7 Heads of State and Government Summit in Puglia. Their discussion focused on the forthcoming launch of a series of joint initiatives…

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Italian contribution allows United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to expand early warnings for early action in Kenya

This includes facilitating the training for national officials on the use of an open-source system for real-time monitoring and forecasting of natural hazards to enable decision-makers to take early actions

On 11 June 2024, the Government of Italy signed an agreement with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to strengthen early warning for early action systems in Kenya. Under this agreement, Italy is providing EUR 1.5 million over the period of 2024-2027. To mark the occasion, during his…

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Inauguration of Tanzania’s ‘Emergency Operation and Communication Center’ Situation Room – a step to advancing ‘Early Warnings for All’

Working under the authority of the Prime Minister's Office, the EOCC Situation Room will work to combine real-time data on current and emerging risks with data on past disasters to issue timely forecasts and bulletins

On 14 June, Tanzania celebrated the inauguration of its first Emergency Operation and Communication Center (EOCC) Situation Room, which is also the first national situation room to be set up under the African Union's Africa Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Early Action System (AMHEWAS) Programme. The event marked a milestone in…

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Eri-Diaspora Engages in Varied Public Diplomacy Activities

Participants, including the Head of the Public and Community Affairs branch in the Embassy of Eritrea in Scandinavian countries, discussed observed strengths and weaknesses

Eritrean nationals residing in Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the USA are actively participating in extensive public diplomacy activities, including seminars, conferences, and celebrations, among others. According to a report from the Public and Community Affairs Office in Italy, seminars were held from 14 January to 28 April in 11…

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Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A (CDP) Agree New Alliance to Strengthen African-Italian Investment Collaboration

The strategic alliance endeavours to bolster African infrastructure, harness natural resources, and propel industrial development through shared expertise and enhanced financial cooperation

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (www.AfricAFC.org), Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, in partnership with Italy’s national development finance institution Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A (CDP) yesterday announced a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that sets out to elevate Italian-African business collaboration, contributing to sustainable growth and prosperity on a global scale.…