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Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S. Supports Sustainable Tourism in Egypt’s Red Sea Governorate

This program is part of the $30 billion that the American people have invested in Egypt through USAID since 1978 to bolster self-reliance, foster stability, and promote economic growth

In support of Egypt’s economic development and the prosperity of the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians that work in Egypt’s tourism industry, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on December 13 participated in the inauguration of an interpretive center, an ecotourism enterprise, and a refrigeration facility to conclude a…

Source: High Commission of India, Port Louis, Mauritius |

Indian Navy Ship (INS) Sarvekshak to carry out hydrographic survey in Mauritius

INS Sarvekshak also ferried back to Mauritius the Inshore Survey Vessel (ISV) ‘Pathfinder’, after its comprehensive overhaul at the Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi

Indian Navy Ship, INS Sarvekshak, arrived in Port Louis today on a two month deployment for undertaking hydrographic surveys. It was welcomed by Hon. Purmanund Jhugroo, Minister of Housing and Lands of the Republic of Mauritius and Shri Abhay Thakur, High Commissioner of India. The ship will be undertaking the survey…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Joint Press Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Japan and Seychelles

The two Ministers expressed their commitment to enhancing cooperation to maintain and strengthen a free and open maritime order based on the rule of law

H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and H.E. Mr. Vincent Meriton, Vice President and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles, held a meeting and discussed a wide range of issues, on the occasion of Vice President Meriton’s visit to Japan from December 1…

Source: Council of the European Union |

EUCAP Somalia: mission extended, budget agreed

The mission mandate is to enhance Somalia'smaritime civilian law enforcement capacity

The Council extended the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia,  EUCAP Somalia until 31 December 2020. The Council also agreed on a budget of €66.1 million for the period 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2020. The mission mandate is to enhance Somalia'smaritime civilian law enforcement capacity, through supporting Somali authorities…

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

Songwe leads Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in showcasing its work at inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo, Egypt

Egypt this weekend hosted a high-level business forum in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh as the country takes over as the Chair of the African Union

All is set for the Intra-African Trade (IATF) that begins in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday with Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, set to attend three events at this inaugural African continental business development event. Ms. Songwe is set to attend a roundtable on Aligning the interests of…

Source: The World Bank Group |

The Lake Victoria Challenge — Transforming Mobility

UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the World Economic Forum join the Lake Victoria Challenge, an initiative launched by the Government of Tanzania and the World Bank Group

The World Bank, the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution have come together to support the Government of Tanzania in the organization of the Lake Victoria Challenge, an initiative that aims to explore drones as a new mobility model for the…

Source: Federal Republic of Somalia - Office of the President |

Speech Delivered by H.E President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo at the Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi

Somalia potentially stands to gain the most from a robust and sustainable blue economy

Speech Delivered by H.E President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo at the Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, Excellences, Heads of States and Governments, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen I am enormously pleased to join this historic remarkable first conference on sustainable blue economy in this beautiful city of Nairobi. May I…

Source: European Parliament |

Libya: Situation of migrants and rescue operations up for discussion

The situation of migrants in Libya and the conditions under which the Libyan coast guard is conducting rescue operations will be up for debate in the European Parliament (EP) on Tuesday

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will try to get clarification from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Frontex and the Search and Rescue Observatory for the Mediterranean (SAROBMED) about Libya being assigned a Search and Rescue area in the Mediterranean. Being in charge of managing a SAR area implies that vessels carrying…

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Dubai sues China’s Merchants Port (By Paul Nyakazeya)

The lawsuit was filed in the High Court of Hong Kong for unlawfully procuring and inducing the Republic of Djibouti to breach various agreements between the African country and DP World

By Paul Nyakazeya UNITED Arab Emirates’ (UAE) DP World Limited and its subsidiaries has taken legal action against China for building an international free zone on a terminal being disputed with Djibouti. The lawsuit was filed in the High Court of Hong Kong for unlawfully procuring and inducing the Republic…