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Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Prime Minister Abiy receives further support for reforms in latest whistle-stop tour of Europe

Prime Minister Abiy led an Ethiopian delegation on a three-nation European Tour

Prime Minister Abiy led an Ethiopian delegation on a three-nation European Tour, in Italy where they met the President and the Pope, Davos where the Prime Minister addressed global leaders at the World Economic Forum and Brussels for meetings with the European Union Commission. Abiy’s last European tour saw him…

Deutsche Post DHL
Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Global Connectedness Index: Globalization hits new record high

Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country

International flows of trade, capital, information and people all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007; Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country; Mozambique named as one of the countries where international flows most exceed expectations DHL (www.DHL.com) released the fifth edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI) yesterday –…

Source: UK Department for International Trade |

UK using mining heritage to secure sustainable development in Africa

Department for International Trade (DIT) panel discussion at Africa's biggest mining conference, Mining Indaba, encourages a responsible approach to mining

On the 6 February 2019, visitors to the biggest mining conference in Africa, Mining Indaba, were invited to an industry dialogue between important figures in mining, agriculture, finance and government. This panel discussion, hosted by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) aimed to: •  forge a holistic, responsible approach…

FACTWIRE NEWS AGENCY
Source: FACTWIRE NEWS AGENCY |

Legal battle for control of Djibouti Ports comes to Hong Kong

China Merchants Port Holdings controls the controversial 1,150-hectare Port of Hambantota, which Sri Lanka handed over to China on a 99-year lease

One of the world’s largest port operators has sued a Chinese state enterprise in Hong Kong over infringement of its exclusive port agreement with a strategically located African nation, in the city’s first court case involving China’s Belt and Road Initiative. FactWire (www.FactWire.org) has obtained a legal filing by United…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Nigerians Hear How Migrating Irregularly “Is Like Killing Yourself”

Many young Nigerians who have attempted the irregular travel to Europe, through the Sahara Desert and across the Mediterranean sea, are back home and campaigning against the practice

 “Don’t assume if you attempt the journey your fortune will change for the better,” a woman says over the public address system in the crowded Uselu market in Benin City, the capital of Nigeria’s Edo State. “Many embarked on the journey and never made it. Many people are dying in the…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Headcounts show reduction in two of South Sudan’s Largest Displacement Sites

Multiple escalations in the conflict in South Sudan since its outbreak in 2013 have caused more than 4 million people to flee their homes

Reports released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in South Sudan show a decline in the number of people in two of the country’s largest displacement hubs: Wau and Bentiu displacement sites. Recent headcounts indicate that 114,330 people are residing in Bentiu UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Protection…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) returns 1000th Ghanaian from Libya, Niger since 2017

International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ghana provides all returnees with assistance upon arrival, including the provision of pocket money to cover immediate needs

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) received a mandate in December 2016 to help rescue vulnerable migrants from Ghana stranded en route to Europe. The plan was to bring 650 men and women home within three years. This week IOM met – and exceeded – that initial target, bringing home its 1001st Ghanaian…

Hanergy
Source: Hanergy |

Hanergy to set up the region’s first thin-film solar power industrial park in Middle East

The total investment of the project will be over one billion dollars

The world's largest thin-film solar power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (00566.hk) (en.HanergyThinFilmPower.com) has signed an MOU investment cooperation agreement with Ajlan & Bros on Monday (Jan. 28) in launching the first solar thin-film industrial park in the Middle East region. The total investment of the project will…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Investment opportunities for Chinese companies in pulses and livestock

Ethiopia is China’s biggest sesame supplier and the fourth largest supplier of agricultural products

This month the Ethiopian Embassy in Beijing organized an “Ethiopia-China Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Sellers-Buyers Matchmaking Seminar" on January 11 and a few days later in Hohhot, capital of the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, an investment forum promoting opportunities in agriculture and livestock processing in Ethiopia. The seminar in Beijing…

Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

GAVI/UNICEF handover 293 motorbikes for vaccination services to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation

Child Mortality rates in Sierra Leone are high at 94 per 1,000 live births, according to the 2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey

UNICEF with funds from GAVI, this week handed 293 motorbikes worth more than $ 600,000 to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation for outreach activities on vaccination programmes. The motorbikes will be dispatched to nationwide.   Vaccination staff in community health facilities will use the motorbikes to reach more children…