Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Ghana’s New Ship Repair Dock Project Funding Sealed as Financiers Sign $94 MN Syndicated Loan

With this milestone, the project, nicknamed “Shiprite,” has secured the total commitment of all providers for the required $137 million in capital

A consortium, including the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), has signed an agreement to extend $94 million in senior debt funding to PMD Assetco Limited (PMD) for the construction and operation of a floating dock ship repair facility in Ghana’s western Takoradi port. Other consortium members are the African Export-Import Bank…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles highlights priority areas during the 26th Committee of Senior Officials meeting

The objectives of the CSO’s centre on establishing regional economic cooperation priorities and coordinating work programs for specific actions and projects

From the 30th – 31st April 2024, High Commissioner Lalatiana Accouche participated in the 26th Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) which was hosted by Sri Lanka, the present IORA Chairmanship, in a virtual mode. Participants from the 23 Member States, IORA Specialized Agencies and…

Source: State House Seychelles |

Seychelles: President Ramkalawan holds talks with President of the Marshall Islands

Among the topics of discussions were the existential issue of the climate crisis such as rising sea levels and adverse weather patterns

On the sidelines of the Fourth Small Island Developing State Conference (SIDS4), the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Wavel Ramkalwan yesterday held talks with the President of the Marshall Islands, Mrs. Hilda Heine. During discussions the two leaders agreed to further cooperate in key areas of mutual interest…

Source: Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt |

Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets the Minister of Transport

The President was briefed on work progress in the establishment, upgrading and operation of ports across the republic

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Minister of Transport, Lieutenant-General Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir; Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ashraf Atwa; and a number of commanders of the Armed Forces. The President was briefed on work progress in the establishment, upgrading and operation of ports across the republic, given…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Supports Fishermen’s Cooperative in Cameroon

Within the scope of the project, the fish farm, with its increased production capacity, is expected to contribute to employment in the region

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) established a fish farm in the city of Maroua, located in the Far North Region of Cameroon. TİKA established 3 fish ponds and provided material support to enhance the production capacity of the fish farm operated by the cooperative “SCOOPS Agros Pisciculteurs Du Sahel”,…

Source: Save the Children |

Number of Migrants Arriving in Spain Nearly Triples so far this Year

Save the Children Spain works in coordination with other organisations and local administrations to meet the specific needs of migrant children

About20,000 migrants, including more than 1,500 children, arrived in Spain in the first four months of 2024, with 80% headed to the Canary Islands, making it the most heavily used migration route to Europe so far this year, Save the Children said.  Even though migrant crossings to Spain usually decrease…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Supports Ugandan Fishers

The project aims to reach fishers working in 10 different cities, especially in Yumbe, and in the settlements on the borders of Congo and South Sudan

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided a feed pellet machine to fishers working in Yumbe, a city in the northwest of Uganda, to enhance their production capacities. In Yumbe, located in the northwest of the country and being the second poorest region, through the ACOSED development program, which carries…

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Government experts meeting on the draft Supplementary Act relating to cooperation in suppressing illicit maritime activities in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region

This meeting, organized by ECOWAS in collaboration with UNODC via the support of the EU-funded SWAIMS project, is an important step towards enhanced cooperation

Government experts from ECOWAS member states are meeting in Lomé, Togo, from May 6 to 8, 2024 to examine in detail the draft supplementary Act relating to cooperation in suppressing illicit maritime activities in the ECOWAS region. The aim of the meeting is to present the details of the draft…

Source: European Union External Action: The Diplomatic Service of the European Union |

New Head of European Union Capacity (EUCAP) Somalia takes up duties

The Mission provides strategic level advice, mentoring, capacity building and training on issues ranging from coastguard functions to police-prosecution cooperation and law drafting

Mr. Kęstutis Lančinskas, the new Head of Mission of EUCAP Somalia, met with Mr. Stefano Tomat, Civilian Operations Commander and Managing Director of CPCC HQ prior to taking up duties in Somalia. Mr. Lancinskas takes over the leadership of EUCAP Somalia from Mr. Kauko Aaltomaa with effect from 1 May.…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

“Greater Co-Operation Key to Safeguarding Maritime Domain” - Pres Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo said this at the opening of the second African Maritime Forces Summit and third Naval Infantry Leadership Symposium Africa in Accra on Tuesday, 30th April, 2024

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called for greater levels of co-operation and collaboration amongst the broad spectrum of global maritime stakeholders. “No nation can afford to do it alone. Ghana, being cognizant of her responsibilities as a coastal state, is playing her part in collaborating…