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

43rd Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Meeting of Intergovernmental Committee and 43rd Council of Ministers Meeting

Interventions in the meetings centered on the role Seychelles has played in supporting specific activities under COMESA

High Commissioner Claude Morel, based in Pretoria, South Africa, and Permanent Representative to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), represented Seychelles at the meetings of the 43rd Intergovernmental Committee and Council of Ministers held in Lusaka, Zambia, from 29th November to 1st December 2022. The meetings, held under the theme…

Source: Webb Fontaine |

Port Community System as a turnkey solution (By Pascal Minvielle)

The PCS builds on bespoke interfacing with the electronic payment platform Paylican and is equipped with a CMS connectivity toolkit that connects all systems

By Pascal Minvielle, Chief Operating Officer, Webb Fontaine ( The Port Community System (PCS) is an electronic collaborative hub which allows public and private stakeholders involved in cargo release to exchange instructions, movements, documents and authorizations associated with import and export consignments within the Port or Airport. Automation, better transmission and…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan visits coastal rehabilitation and infrastructure projects

He was accompanied by the Minister for Land Use and Housing, Mr. Billy Rangasamy, the Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change & Environment, Flavien Joubert

President Wavel Ramkalawan yesterday conducted visits at key locations on Mahé of project at Beau Vallon, Corgat Estate, Anse Gaulette as well as the Baie Lazare Police Station. The purpose of the visits was to view first-hand how far the mitigation projects were being implemented and discuss pertinent issues on…

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Source: Mercy Ships |

Girl starts school with confident smile after surgery

Aissatou from Louga, in northwestern Senegal, was born with a cleft lip and palate, and the stigma around the condition in her home village left her trapped at home

A little girl has been able to start school with her new confident smile after receiving surgery from a medical charity to treat a birth defect. Aissatou from Louga, in northwestern Senegal, was born with a cleft lip and palate, and the stigma around the condition in her home village…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

President El-Sisi Meets with Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairman

The Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority briefed the President on the navigation indicators in the canal from the beginning of this year until now

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met today with Chairman and Managing Director of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Admiral Osama Mounier Mohamed Rabie. The Spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency stated that the meeting discussed the efforts made by the Suez Canal Authority. In this regard, the President was briefed on navigation…

Source: The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) |

Release of new advocacy note on minimising climate change's impact on African aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity

The advocacy note argues in favour of the creation of a climate change mitigation effort that incorporates the involvement of stakeholders at the local, national, sub-regional, and regional levels

Thanks to financing from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), AU-IBAR has released a new Advocacy Note – “Mitigating the impact of climate change on African aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity” as part of the Conserving Aquatic Biodiversity in the African Blue Economy Project. The advocacy note argues in favour…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Stronger action required to address changing dynamics of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Actions such as increased patrols, deployment of naval assets, enhanced coordination, as well as convictions, have served as deterrents to criminal activity

Although the past decade has seen a steady decline in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, countries and their international partners must accelerate efforts to counter this singular threat, a senior UN official said in the Security Council on Tuesday.  Presenting the Secretary-General’s latest report on the issue, Martha Pobee,…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

Alysha Clark Sports Envoy in Tanzania

During the visit, Alysha will host basketball clinics and speak with girls basketball players from schools in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, and Arusha

Alysha Clark, a professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), is in Tanzania this week as a U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy, a long-time program that bolsters the U.S.-Tanzania cultural and social relationship through sport. During the visit, Alysha will host basketball…

Source: U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Morocco |

United States of America (USA)/Morocco/Italy Mediterranean (MED) Trident Exercise to Detect Radiological/Nuclear Materials

The exercise developed participant understanding of the applicability of international legal frameworks against acts of R/N terrorism

From November 9-11, 2022, Italy, the Kingdom of Morocco, and the United States hosted the Mediterranean (MED) Trident Tabletop Exercise in Rome, Italy in collaboration with the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the European Union (EU). The three-day multilateral activity demonstrated…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Leaders from Western Indian Ocean countries share progress on Great Blue Wall at Conference of the Parties (COP27)

The host of the event, President of the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Wavel Ramkalawan, expressed the Seychelles’ commitment to protecting 100% of his country’s seagrass and mangrove ecosystems by 2023

At COP27 in Sharm el-Sheik, heads of state and senior government officials from the Western Indian Ocean region and representatives of IUCN, the African Union, the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the World Economic Forum discussed progress made on the Great Blue Wall and pledged their support for this…