Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana
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U.S. and Ghana partner to Build Capable and Resilient Security and Justice Sector Institutions

The National Border Fusion Center will serve as an information-sharing hub for border security to facilitate informed, rapid decision-making

The United States and Ghana continue bilateral efforts in the areas of border, maritime, police peacekeeping, cyber security, and the administration of justice to build capable and resilient security and justice sector institutions.  Three high-level officials – U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

U.S.- Cameroonian Military Cooperation Broadens and Matures

The United States has made significant contributions to Cameroon’s maritime security

Starting in January 2020, the United States began its one-year secretariat of the G7++ Friends of Gulf of Guinea Group, with Gabon serving as co-secretariat.  This group coordinates the support of international partners for the maritime security standards agreed upon by West and Central African heads of state at a…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

Accelerating innovation to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030

Launching UNDP Accelerator Lab in South Africa

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals come with a deadline: 2030. And so far, very few countries have introduced the changes to keep the promises they have made. The deadline to achieve these goals is looming and there is a need to intensify the efforts of all sectors of society towards…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

British Prime Minister, African Leaders urge Investors to accelerate Economic Role on the Continent

The UK-Africa Investment Summit, the first of its kind hosted by the UK Government, was attended by the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, the international development secretary, Alok Sharma, and Prince Harry

UK companies must leap at the chance to deepen economic ties with Africa, a continent with unmatched investment opportunities, several African leaders said at a high-level panel. At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President…

Source: Ventures Africa |

Is waste the future?

How Africa is making the most of waste

VA BizHive: Ventures Africa releases the second edition of its business series—Is waste the future? Ventures Africa (VenturesAfrica.com), an online news platform and community that produces stories about an evolving Africa, has released the second edition of its business series, Ventures Africa BizHive. The quarterly digital magazine covers news analysis and…

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Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) Ibn Chambas: The United Nations committed to enhancing its partnership with ECOWAS towards improving governance and attaining the Sustainable Development Goals

The on-going political dialogue and electoral processes illustrate the determination of the governments and people of West Africa to use democratic means to resolve political disputes

Speaking at the 56th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, held in Abuja on 21 December 2019, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, said that to definitively defeat and eradicate terrorism, we…

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Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) supports development of Algeria’s energy sector through two loan facilities to Sonatrach Petroleum Investment Corporation worth USD 250 million

Loans to support Sonatrach’s efforts to diversify energy assets, ensure steady crude oil supplies and increase geographic footprint

Loans to be used to carry out maintenance works on Sonatrach’s refinery in Italy, its first overseas investment in Europe, and purchase of Aramco crude; Loans to support Sonatrach’s efforts to diversify energy assets, ensure steady crude oil supplies and increase geographic footprint. The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) (http://www.APICORP.org/),…

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‘Revitalized Africa Policy’ to Guide Sri Lanka’s Engagement with Africa

The policy document aims to optimize the strategic linkages through proximity to the Indian Ocean, centrality of Sri Lanka’s location, and cooperation through the 54 member-African Union (AU)

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has said the operationalization of the recently developed ‘RevitalizedAfrica Policy’, seeks to enhance Sri Lanka’s cooperation in the political, economic and cultural spheres across Africa. Among the envisaged measures for closer engagement are the expansion of Sri Lanka’s diplomatic presence in Africa, stronger and mutually productive economic…

African Energy Chamber
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Equatorial Guinea Grants ExxonMobil Extension on Offshore Blocks

ExxonMobil discovered oil at the Block EG-06 Avestruz-1 well in October 2017 and has been assessing its commerciality since

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea has granted ExxonMobil a six-month extension for offshore blocks EG06 and EG-11. Located next to legacy oil-producing Block B and EG-11, the licenses are considered highly prospective acreage. ExxonMobil discovered oil at the Block EG-06 Avestruz-1 well in October 2017 and…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Mauritania shipwreck survivors returned home by authorities

On Friday (6/12), a second fishing boat carrying between 150 and 180 migrants was intercepted by the Mauritanian coast guard

Mauritanian authorities in coordination with the governments of The Gambia and Senegal today began returning the 87 survivors of Wednesday’s fatal shipwreck to their countries of origin. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been providing humanitarian assistance including medical and psychosocial care to the 78 Gambian and nine Senegalese…