Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

“The Enduring Partnership between the United States and South Africa" Speech by Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy

The United States is interested in promoting stronger trade and business ties between Africa and America, to the benefit of the people of both

By U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy at The University of the Witwatersrand As prepared [Thank you Deputy Vice Chancellor Vilakazi for the introduction.  I’m grateful to you and to everyone at Wits University and the African Centre for the Study of the United States for…

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Quality, Reliable and Comparable Data Critical for Migration Management and Governance: IOM Zimbabwe

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is implementing the pilot project Strengthening Migration Data Collection and Analysis in Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week (19-20 June) supported the Government of Zimbabwe in holding a two-day consultative workshop on migration data collection, analysis and management. The workshop, in the capital Harare, provided key national migration stakeholders from Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT), Midlands State University and civil society actors space to have a deeper understanding of the existing data-related…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Media Advisory | June 27 Briefing with co-hosts of the African Land Forces Summit 2019, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Cloutier, Commander of U.S. Army Africa, and Botswana Ground Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Molefi M. Seikano, Commander of Botswana Defence Force

The speakers will discuss the importance of regional cooperation between military forces to strengthen security and stability across the African continent

EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 14:15 GMT for a telephonic press conference with U.S. Army Maj. Gen Roger Cloutier Jr., Commander of U.S. Army Africa, and Botswana Defence Force Maj. Gen. Molefi M. Seikano, Commander Botswana Ground Forces Command. The speakers will discuss the importance…

Source: UK Department for International Trade |

Northern healthcare firms target new opportunities in Africa

Health sector businesses from the Northern Powerhouse could benefit from new export opportunities across Africa thanks to a recent trade mission led by Department for International Trade (DIT)

Businesses including Yorkshire’s Sunflower Medical and Medasil were amongst 16 firms from the north that travelled to trade fair Africa Health 2019 in South Africa as part of a mission organised by DIT and Medilink UK, the UK’s largest association of Life Sciences and Medical Technology companies. This comes as…

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Deputy Humanitarian Chief concludes visit to countries affected by Cyclone Idai and calls for increased support to tackle the effects of climate change

Ms Mueller welcomed the initial outpouring of support and solidarity with Mozambique but urged the international community to do more

At the end of a week-long mission to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to see first-hand the humanitarian response to Tropical Cyclone Idai, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller called on the world to support the three countries to address the challenges, risks and impacts…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Malawi: Banking services in Dzaleka Refugee Camp

For UNHCR this heralds a new approach for the financial inclusion of refugees

Background New Finance Bank, the first bank to open inside a camp in Southern Africa, takes an innovative approach to serving the underserved in Malawi. Here, refugees have limited opportunities to be productive, facing legal restrictions to their movement, and lacking access to land to cultivate and education to expand…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S-Africa Business Summit Prepares To Welcome Heads Of State And Global Business Leaders To Maputo

The Maputo event will address today’s most important challenges to investors in Africa

Preparations in Maputo are well under away ahead of the 12th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on June 18 - 21, 2019. Corporate Council on Africa and the Government of Mozambique will host more than 1,000 U.S. and African private sector executives, international investors, senior government officials and multilateral stakeholders. The Summit’s theme is “Advancing…

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17 Malawians Headed to U.S. to Participate in the 2019 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF)

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) aims to invest in the next generation of African leaders

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced that 17 Malawian young leaders will participate in the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the United States. This current cohort brings the number of Malawian participants to 85 since the Mandela Washington Fellowship began in 2014. Ambassador Palmer…

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DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more African markets following initial success

Platform has been rolled out to nine more countries across Sub Saharan Africa

DHL Africa eShop sees impressive growth in first seven weeks; Platform has been rolled out to nine more countries across Sub Saharan Africa; Growing demand for online retail service fuels further growth. Following the success of the DHL Africa eShop (www.Africa-eShop.DHL) app in 11 countries across Sub Saharan Africa, DHL…

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Speech by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the opening of the Berlin Climate and Security Conference

UN is developing a new analytical tool that we will soon be testing in the Horn of Africa

By Foreign Minister Heiko Maas Can you imagine how much a zero, followed by 33 more zeros after the decimal point and then a one, is? I certainly can’t. Perhaps the very slightest trace of virtually nothing – that’s perhaps the best way of putting it. This is the incredible…