Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Africa Oil & Power launches Renewables, African LNG and Energy Finance Events at Africa Oil & Power 2020 in Cape Town

This year’s event will have a major focus on the driving factors behind Africa’s energy transition

Africa Oil & Power (https://AfricaOilandPower.com/) 2020 highlights African integration across borders throughout the entire energy value chain; AOP 2020 welcomes presidents, ministers, national oil company and utility heads, IPP and renewables executives and more for the fifth edition of Africa’s Energy Conference; This year’s event will have a major focus…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Southern Africa in Throes of Climate Emergency with 45 Million People facing Hunger across the Region

As the crisis deepens, the world must step up now to save lives and enable communities to adapt to climate change, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned

A record 45 million people - mostly women and children - in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray. As the crisis deepens, the world must step up now to save lives and enable communities to adapt to climate…

Source: Representative Karen Bass |

Rep. Bass releases statement on attempted kidnapping of Mozambican Journalist Matias Guente

A strong message must be sent that journalists must be able to work in a safe environment without intimidation

Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement in response to the attempted kidnapping of Mozambican journalist Matias Guente. “I am concerned by the attempted kidnapping and assault of Mozambican journalist Matias Guente.  No citizen should be harmed for being…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Telephonic Press Briefing with Sean Cairncross, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

Mr. Cairncross will provide a briefing about MCC’s current portfolio in Africa, as well as previewing his upcoming trip to Kenya and Mozambique

EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 4:00pm for a telephonic press briefing with Sean Cairncross, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).  Mr. Cairncross will provide a briefing about MCC’s current portfolio in Africa, as well as previewing his upcoming trip to Kenya and Mozambique from…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Signing of the Japan-Cote d'Ivoire Investment Agreement

This Agreement aims at further liberalization, promotion and protection of investment between the Contracting Parties

On January 13 (same day local time), Mr.KURAMITSU, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, and H.E. Mr. Marcel AMON-TANOH, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, signed the “Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire for the…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber encouraged by Kosmos Energy on Recent Appointment of New West Africa Regional Director

African Energy Chamber demands more action from International Oil Companies (IOC's) and Governments on empowering women in Oil and Gas

The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) is encouraged by Kosmos Energy’s appointment of Senegalese national Khady Dior Ndiaye as Vice President and Regional Director for West Africa. The appointment is a very positive step towards promoting women in leadership positions in the oil sector and recognising the extremely talented energy leaders…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Dispatch of a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for the Inauguration Ceremony of the President of the Republic of Mozambique

Following the result of the Presidential Election of the Republic of Mozambique in October last year, the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi will be held on January 15. Considering the importance of the bilateral relationship between Japan and Mozambique, the Government of Japan has decided to dispatch…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of World Food Programme (WFP) and other agencies to the limit

Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance in Zimbabwe, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Sahel region in the coming months. The…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

International Community Must Step Up Support to Millions of Desperately Hungry Zimbabweans

Years of drought have slashed food production in Zimbabwe, once an African breadbasket

Millions of Zimbabweans pushed into hunger by prolonged drought and economic crisis face an increasingly desperate situation unless adequate funding for a major relief operation materialises quickly, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. With nearly eight million people – half the population – now food insecure, WFP…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Immediate action needed as millions face hunger in Southern Africa, warns the Red Cross

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement already has ongoing operations on food insecurity in Eswatini, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Hunger is threatening the lives of 11 million people in Southern Africa due to deepening drought and in the region. Red Cross teams across Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia are scaling up their response to emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity. “This year’s drought is unprecedented, causing…