Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan donates US$6.5 million to WFP to stem food insecurity in South Sudan

Latest contribution consists of US$4.5 million for life-saving food assistance to people who are severely food insecure and US$ 2 million to restore livelihoods and enhance resilience

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$6.5 million from the Government of Japan. This contribution is timely at the start of the lean season when more than 7.2 million people in South Sudan are expected to face acute food shortages. This latest contribution consists of…

Source: BSMO Co., Ltd. |

SBI Motor Japan officially establishes its very first office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and begins taking applications for new partnerships in the East African region

SBI Africa, in alliance with BSMO, has been focusing on used car exports as its core business in the African region

BSMO Co., Ltd. (https://BSMO-net.com/en/company/) and SBI Africa Co., Ltd. (https://SBIMotor.com/) have established the SBI Motor Tanzania office in Dar es Salaam, the very first official SBI Motor office in Africa. The group will be working in partnership with Afritel Systems LTD, which handles customs clearance and land transportation arrangements locally…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Fund: Japan, African Development Bank Group, sign JPY 73.6 billion loan agreement

The concessional donor loan will support the 15th replenishment of the African Development Fund, approved in December 2019 by ADF donor countries

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the African Development Fund (ADF) – the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) – on Tuesday signed a loan agreement of 73.6 billion Japanese yen ($668.1 million) to support the 15th replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-15). During a…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan supports WFP food assistance in conflict-hit Central African Republic

CAR is facing serious food shortages, as violence cuts off the landlocked country’s traditional supply routes and leaves food convoys stranded outside its borders

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1.6 million (JPY 178 million) contribution from the Government of Japan to provide much-needed food assistance to vulnerable people in the Central African Republic, amid a deepening humanitarian crisis. Japan’s contribution will enable WFP to provide life-saving assistance to nearly 66,000…

World Rugby
Source: World Rugby |

New Report Highlights Global Rise in Rugby Interest in 2019

A new global study from Nielsen has recorded 877 million followers and 405 million fans of rugby union worldwide in 2019

Rising rugby interest in Africa is not limited to just South Africa, and several emerging nations, particularly Zimbabwe and Namibia, have shown impressive growth In Namibia and Zimbabwe, 50 per cent of people are interested in rugby; 23 per cent of people in Kenya are very interested in rugby In…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

Coronavirus: Members discuss intellectual property response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Discussion on a proposal submitted by India and South Africa for a temporary waiver of certain Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) obligations

At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 15-16 October 2020, WTO members discussed how best to use the global intellectual property (IP) system to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Members also discussed the extension of the transitional period for least developed countries (LDCs)…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Emergency Grant Aid in response to the humanitarian crisis in the Province of Cabo Delgado and surrounding areas in Mozambique

The grant will help alleviate the impact of COVID-19 by supporting the health sector

On October 9, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of four million and two hundred thousand US dollars for persons internally displaced due to deteriorating security conditions in the Province of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique and their host communities. The grant is to provide food, shelter…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Coronavirus: Japan’s Response to COVID-19 for Developing countries

Japan will proactively lead international efforts in collaboration with international partners as well as through providing assistance to developing countries

In today’s society where economic activities are sustained by the global flow of people, it is important to take measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in cooperation with the international community. Human Security is in crisis facing the spread of infectious diseases. Japan will proactively lead international efforts…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa Offers Asian Business an Abundance of Investment Opportunities, Webinar Participants Learn

The two-hour virtual event, held in English, Korean, and Chinese, offered participants an opportunity to learn more about the Bank and its operations

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) today held a workshop to convey the continent’s immense investment and partnership opportunities to Asian business leaders, particularly as the continent seems poised to return to economic growth in 2021 following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-hour virtual event, held in English, Korean,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Emergency Assistance to Niger in Response to Flood Disaster

Decision was made to meet Niger’s humanitarian needs, upon request of Government of Niger, in light of humanitarian perspective and cordial relations between Japan and Niger

On September 18, upon a request of the Government of the Republic of Niger, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, plastic sheets, portable jerry cans and water purifiers) to Niger through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to floods occurring in the…