Greenpeace
Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace Activists Ship Plastic Monster Back to Nestlé’s Factory in Kenya

Activists also held protests at Nestlé offices in the Philippines, Germany and other countries across the globe

Greenpeace Africa (https://www.Greenpeace.org/africa) activists and volunteers delivered a #PlasticMonster partly covered with Nestlé branded plastic packagingright back to its source: the Nestlé factory servicing Kenya and other East African countries calling on the multinational corporation to end its reliance on single-use plastic. Activists also held protests at Nestlé offices in the Philippines,…

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Pupils of the Maritime Operational Planning Course visited the ESPS Navarra

Navarra officers delivered a presentation to the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) members about EU NAVFOR operations and procedures

Members of the Maritime Operational Planning Course of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) visited the ESPS Navarra yesterday in Victoria, Seychelles. During the visit, Navarra officers delivered a presentation to EASF members about EU NAVFOR operations and procedures. EASF expressed their deepest gratitude and said the information conveyed in…

Embassy of Denmark in Ghana
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Maritime visit to Ghana

Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization, Kitack Lim, expressed his appreciation for Denmark’s effort to fight piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GOG) is on the rise. In 2018 five separate pirate attacks were reported in Ghana. Kitack Lim made it clear during a dinner on Tuesday that he was concerned about the situation in GOG. During the dinner he expressed gratitude for the maritime cooperation…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO chief calls for innovative approaches and investments to ensure enough water for everyone in the Near East and North Africa

Water scarcity can exacerbate food insecurity, migration and malnutrition in the region

Scaling up innovation, policies and investments in the water sector in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region is fundamental "to prevent water scarcity from setting us back in our ambitious vision of eradicating all forms of malnutrition, sustaining peace and leaving no one behind", FAO Director-General José Graziano…

Source: Embassy of Denmark in Ghana |

Researchers on field trip to Ghana

The research project is titled ‘Port Efficiency and Public Private Capacity’ (PEPP) and have received a 4.997.029DKK grant under the Danida support to development research

A research delegation from Denmark visited Ghana to see the field sites of four Danida funded projects. The port of Tema is the focus point of a maritime research project between Denmark and Ghana. Representatives from a Danish research delegation visited the port on Friday for a guided tour. The…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

IOM Statement: Protecting Migrants in Libya Must be our Primary Focus

IOM in Libya is present at the disembarkation points to deliver primary assistance to migrants that have been rescued at sea

With regard to its activities in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) would like to clarify that we follow the UN position indicating that Libya cannot yet be considered a safe port. IOM in Libya is present at the disembarkation points to deliver primary assistance to migrants that have been rescued…

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Tackling piracy : EU’s role crucial for maritime security in the Horn of Africa

Maritime security is a priority for the EU as the world's largest trading bloc and as a global security provider

13 March 2017… A group of Somali pirates hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia with eight sailors on board. Less than four days later the crew was safely back on land, thanks to the EU's military operation EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta and the key support of the…

Source: Council of the European Union |

EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended until 30 September 2019

The Operation Commander has been instructed to suspend temporarily the deployment of the Operation's naval assets for the duration of this extension for operational reasons

The Council today extended the mandate of EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia until 30 September 2019. The Operation Commander has been instructed to suspend temporarily the deployment of the Operation's naval assets for the duration of this extension for operational reasons. EU member states will continue to work in the appropriate fora on…

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Meeting between President Ouattara and Ambassador Alex Laskaris, Deputy Commander of United States Command for Africa Civil-Military Commitment (AFRICOM)

The meeting between President Ouattara and Ambassador Alex Laskaris takes place on the sidelines of Obangame Express 2019

Ambassador Alex Laskaris, Deputy Commander of the United States Command for Africa Civil-Military Commitment (AFRICOM), met on March 24 2019 with the President of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara. Discussions focused on defense cooperation and the strengthening of government and economic institutions in the region. “The meeting provided an update on…

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Handshake for a Safer Maritime Sector

Another milestone in the maritime, strategic sector cooperation between Ghana and Denmark was passed Monday 25 March 2019

In a signing ceremony the Minister of Transport, Hon. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, along with the newly appointed Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Mr. Thomas Kofi Alonsi and the Director General Andreas Nordseth from the Danish Maritime Authority, signed a contract for three-year collaboration. The contract was also signed…