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

Africa Oil & Power 2019 to Show How Energy Will Generate Jobs, Economic Growth in Africa

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) announces its 2019 theme #MakeEnergyWork

Africa Oil & Power 2019 ( is the official conference of South Africa’s Department of Energyand will welcome 20+ African petroleum and power ministers. AOP announces its 2019 theme #MakeEnergyWork.The theme will showcase the energy sector as a key driver of economic growth, jobs and opportunity for Africa’s people and private sectors. ‘Africa’s Energy…

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Returnees share harrowing experiences at latest ‘Migration Conversation’

Since 2017, International Organization for Migration (IOM) has adopted a holistic reintegration approach for migrants that also involves communities

 In a packed auditorium, two migrant returnees share their experiences: One, a trained professional with a university degree, made do as a school janitor in Morocco. The other survived six years’ imprisonment in Zambia. The two met at a gathering here, the third ‘Migration Conversation’ – a platform arising from a partnership…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

U.S. Firms will not be left behind as Energy Investments pick up in Angola’s Oil Sector

Angola, the second-biggest oil producer in Africa after Nigeria, has just released a new oil licensing strategy up to 2025

Angola has emerged as the hub of foreign direct investments within Africa, and the prospects of attracting more FDI this year are bright, particularly in the country’s oil and gas sector. The ambitious reform agenda of President João Laurenço and that of the Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Dr.…

Source: Embassy of Sweden in Cairo |

Photo Exhibition on Fatherhood in Egypt and Sweden at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The exhibition features photos from Egypt and Sweden, portraying the universal role of fatherhood and promoting cultural exchange and gender equality

On the 9th May 2019, the Embassy of Sweden inaugurated the exhibition “Because I am a Father: Egyptian and Swedish Dads” in Alexandria. The exhibition features photos from Egypt and Sweden, portraying the universal role of fatherhood and promoting cultural exchange and gender equality. The exhibit will be open 9th-28th…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

EU support to promote access to clean water and improved sanitation in Zambia

EUR 5 million EU investment grant, channeled by the European Investment Bank, from the EU Water Facility Pooling Mechanism, targets investments in peri-urban areas

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has teamed up with the EU’s external action service in a bid to provide clean water and adequate sanitation to citizens in the Zambian Copperbelt Province, bordering on the DRC. The EU grant financing, will help the Mulonga Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) implement the…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
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Public opinion survey reveals widespread hope for lasting peace among South Sudanese

The survey found that 70 % of those interviewed felt that the current security situation in South Sudan was either very or somewhat safe while 28 % felt they were still not safe

FRANCESCA MOLD A new public opinion survey has found that 89 percent of South Sudanese believe that it is likely that there will be durable peace in the war-ravaged country by the end of this year. The survey, commissioned by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, asked approximately 2300…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Deputy High Commissioner Tom Hartley's Speech at the memorandum of understanding (MOU) Signing between British Council and the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation

Mr. Tom Hartley reiterated UK's commitment to supporting education & development of Kumasi and Ashanti Kingdom

Speaking at the MoU signing between British Council and the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation, Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana Mr. Tom Hartley reiterated UK's commitment to supporting education & development of Kumasi and Ashanti Kingdom. By Mr. Tom Hartley Your Majesty / Lady Julia Osei Tutu / Honorable…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

Universal Periodic Review 33: The Democratic Republic of the Congo

The UK welcomed DRC’s recent successes in bringing perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence to justice, but urged the Government to increase its efforts to fight impunity

Thank you, Mr President, The United Kingdom recognises the continued engagement of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the UPR process. However, the human rights situation in the DRC remains of serious concern. The UK welcomes the recent successes in bringing prepetrators of sexual and gender based violence to…

Source: UK Department for International Trade |

Uganda's Ministry of Agriculture signs memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 2 UK companies

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) partners with M/S Alvan Blanch and Colas Ltd to improve post harvest processing systems in Uganda

The joint venture between M/S Alvan Blanch Development Company and Colas Limited will manufacture, supply, install and commission multiple post-harvest processing systems. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will also include delivery of related training and construction of associated infrastructure. This will supplement other already initiated partnerships created by government to…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Côte d’Ivoire: Government seeks Bank’s support for $5.8 bln tourism plan

The document entitled "Sublime Côte d’Ivoire", was presented to the Bank’s Vice-President responsible for Private sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, Pierre Guislain, at the headquarters in Abidjan

Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana on 25 April 2019 presented a strategy document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development Bank ( , and sought its support to implement the plan. The document entitled "Sublime Côte d’Ivoire", was presented to…