Source: Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to Japan |

Algeria's participation in the 5th Japan-Arab Economic Forum

The forum was jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan, and the League of Arab States

Algeria participated with a delegation headed by the Algerian Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Farid Boulahbel, which also included the CEO of Sonatrach and a representative from Sonelgaz, in the 5th Japan-Arab Economic Forum held in Tokyo on July 10-11, 2024. The forum was jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Meeting between State Minister for Foreign Affairs TSUJI Kiyoto and H.E. Dr. GIBRIL Ibrahim Mohamed, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of the Republic of the Sudan

They exchanged views on the humanitarian situation in Sudan, the cessation of hostilities and the transition to civilian rule, and shared the view to work closely together to achieve peace and stability in the region

On July 12, commencing at 9:45 a.m. for approximately 40 minutes, Mr. TSUJI Kiyoto, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with H.E. Dr. GIBRIL Ibrahim Mohamed, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of the Republic of the Sudan. The overview of the meeting is as follows. At the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Presidential Election in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (Statement by Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA Yoko)

Japan congratulates President GHAZOUANI on his re-election

Following the Mauritanian presidential election held on June 29, the Constitutional Council of Mauritania announced on July 4 that Mr. Mohamed Ould CHEIKH EL GHAZOUANI, the incumbent candidate, has been elected. Japan congratulates President GHAZOUANI on his re-election. Japan reiterates its respect to Mauritania for its important role in peace…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Meeting between State Minister for Foreign Affairs TSUJI Kiyoto and H.E.Mr. Romuald WADAGNI, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Benin

On July 5, commencing at 10:00 a.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. TSUJI Kiyoto, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Romuald WADAGNI, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Benin. The overview of the meeting is as follows. At the outset, State Minister…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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    • Senior leaders from the African Development Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency met in Tokyo to align on key priorities
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African Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Align Priorities Ahead of 9th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD9) Summit

JICA expressed interest in cooperation opportunities, particularly in Nigeria and Ethiopia

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have underscored the critical need for blended and innovative finance mechanisms to back Africa’s efforts to tackle climate change. In a meeting held in Tokyo on 20 June 2024, both sides agreed that providing more productive concessional…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

Government of Japan Supports Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Training in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

The emergency situation in Northern Ethiopia has led to widespread psychological trauma among the affected population, significantly straining the psychosocial support system

In response to the pressing mental health needs caused by the ongoing conflict and drought in Northern Ethiopia, the Government of Japan, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), supported task shifting mental health service provision capacity building training for primary care workers.  The Government of Japan has generously…

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    • Africa offers some of the highest returns globally, VP Urama told the Forum audience
    • VP Kariuki (at right) said Japan has a competitive advantage in geothermal technology
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Africa Offers Attractive Investment Opportunities for Japanese Firms, Say African Development Bank Leaders

Bank leaders underscored the institution's commitment to making investing in Africa more attractive

Africa presents a compelling investment destination for Japanese firms, with high growth potential and the African Development Bank's strong support to manage risks, African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) leaders stressed at the Japan-Africa Business Forum in Tokyo. "Africa has huge private sector opportunities. The continent offers some of the highest…

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    • Annet Luka, a South Sudanese refugee, shares a light moment with her mother outside their home in Terego, northern Uganda. Annet has already helped her family by making the wooden bench that she is sitting on. (Photo: UN Women/James Ochweri)
    • Veronica Konga, a host community member at Nyumanzi settlement, with one of the products she welded as part of her training. . (Photo: UN Women/James Ochweri)
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Breaking barriers, building futures – a second chance for women refugees and the communities that host them in Uganda

UN Women’s Leadership Empowerment Access and Protection (LEAP) programme funded mainly by the Government of Norway and Japan, is running in refugee settlements

Uganda hosts 1,644,870 refugees today, and nearly 56 per cent of them have come from South Sudan, fleeing conflict and hunger. Globally, nearly half of all people forced to flee are women and girls, carrying untold stories of resilience and unseen potential. Often, the communities they escape to are also poor. Yet,…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

Breaking Barriers: A Refugee Mother's Journey of Resilience and determination

Poni is one of the few refugee women working on construction sites as a mason

Displaced by war, Poni Grace, a 23-year-old South Sudanese refugee living in Imvempi Refugee Settlement in Terego district in Uganda, experienced a journey of hardship and displacement, followed by possibility. Her story is a testament to the unwavering strength found within refugee communities and the transformative power of opportunity. Forced…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liberia |

Government of Liberia (GOL) Receives Generous Rice Donation from Japan

This donation of rice is part of our broader effort to assist Liberia in enhancing food security and improving the livelihoods of its people

In a significant gesture of international cooperation and goodwill, the Government of Liberia has received a substantial donation of rice from the Government of Japan. The formal handover ceremony took place on June 18, 2024 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia. The donated KR Food Aid rice, a…