Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

The attacks on high-ranking officials in Ethiopia

Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga

The Government of Japan strongly condemns the attacks which took place on June 22nd in Ethiopia that led to the killing of Mr. Ambachew Mekonnen, Amhara Regional State President, General Seare Mekonnen, Chief of Staff, and three other persons, and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the victims and their bereaved…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Kenya U20 delegation Heads to Brazil for World Rugby U20 Trophy Championship

Kenya will be up against fellow upcoming giants, Uruguay, Japan and hosts Brazil during their stay in Sao Paolo

The Kenya U20 delegation traveling to Brazil on 4th July for the World Rugby U20 Trophy Championship has been named by the Head Coach Paul Odera. The side lifted the Africa U20 Trophy in April at the KCB Sports Club after beating the defending Champions Namibia 21-18. This is the second…

Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

Govt. of Japan avails US$1.5million towards treatment of malnutrition in Sierra Leone

UNICEF and the Government of Sierra Leone will implement the project “Addressing critical gaps in the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in four high burden districts,”

The Government of Japan has approved a supplementary budget of US$1.5million to improve the coverage of critical Severe and Acute Malnutrition treatment services and thereby reduce child mortality in Sierra Leone. This agreement was formally announced at a project launch officiated by the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon releases nail sticker designs for all 20 teams competing in Rugby World Cup 2019TM!

Fans can coordinate their nails with friends to show their support together at Rugby World Cup 2019

Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) has released nail sticker designs for all twenty teams competing in Rugby World Cup 2019 through its free Nail Sticker Creator for Canon application. Canon designers have created these designs by drawing inspiration from the color schemes of each national team’s kit with plans to release additional designs based…

Fédération Tunisienne de Rugby
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Source: Fédération Tunisienne de Rugby |

Tunisia women's national rugby team

On the international level, the women's national team has realised many good results and valuable titles

The Tunisian Rugby Union has set up a long-term strategy to boost rugby women's sport. In fact, the union has given it utmost priority to the rugby seven's by providing all the possibilities to develop this sport in Tunisia through supporting women's rugby associations and pushing forward to establishing women's…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Attack on civilians at Sobame Da village, Mopti Region, in central Mali

Violent attack took place at Sobame Da village, Mopti Region, in central Mali and at least 95 civilians were killed and 19 disappeared

On 9 June 2019, a violent attack took place at Sobame Da village, Mopti Region, in central Mali and at least 95 civilians were killed and 19 disappeared. The Government of Japan firmly condemns this attack and expresses its deepest condolences and extends its heartfelt sympathy to the families of…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Local leaders help turn the tide on Ebola

So far there have been more than 2008 cases in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri

Joseph Kakule, the community leader of the Vighole area, has become one of the most committed social mobilizers in a region ravaged by the ongoing outbreak Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kakule, 47, is a native of Butembo. He is one of the local leaders who are…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Deterioration of the political and security situation in Sudan

Japan demands the Transitional Military Council to address the situation through dialogue

 On June 3, 2019, Sudanese security force delivered attacks in Khartoum, Sudan against the group of demonstrators requesting transition to the civilian rule in the country, resulting in many innocent civilians killed or injured. Japan expresses grave concerns about the deterioration of the political and security situation in Sudan and…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Dispatch of a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for the Democracy Day Celebration of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

With this dispatch, Japan wishes to offer its congratulations on the re-election of President BUHARI following the result of the Presidential election held on February 23

The Democracy Day celebration of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will be held on June 12. Considering the importance of the bilateral relationship between Japan and Nigeria, the Government of Japan has decided to dispatch Mr. Shunsuke Takei, a Member of the House of Representatives of Japan and the secretary…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Entry into Force of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)

The Government of Japan hopes that the entry into force of this Agreement will promote trade among African countries and contribute to further economic growth in Africa

The Government of Japan welcomes the entry into force of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on May 30. The Government of Japan hopes that the entry into force of this Agreement will promote trade among African countries and contribute to further economic growth in Africa.…