Source: Embassy of Ghana in France |

Ghana Cocoa Trade Syndication Signing Ceremony

At the ceremony were representatives of the Government of Ghana, COCOBOD, Ghana Embassy in France and the twenty four banks involved in the agreement

The Ghana Cocoa Board on Friday 13th September completed the agreement for a 1.3 billion dollar syndicated loan in a signing ceremony held in Paris at La Défense. The loan guarantees the purchase of Ghanaian cocoa beans for the international market and the funds are used to improve cocoa farming…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

British Government signs agreements worth £31m to support development in Somaliland

The programmes will be delivered in partnership with the Somaliland government to promote long-term stability in the region

The UK yesterday signed an agreement with the Government of Somaliland and the Netherlands to support the implementation of Phase II of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF2) programme, which aims to improve the lives of local people through the delivery of essential public services. SDF2 (£25m, 2018-2022), will be delivered…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe |

Joint Local Statement on Respect for Human Rights and Freedom of Assembly

The security forces must adhere to their Constitutional mandate and exercise restraint and proportionality while maintaining public order

The Heads of Mission of the Delegation of the European Union, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Australia, Canada and the United States of America issue the following statement in Zimbabwe: Intimidation, harassment and physical attacks on human rights…

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

Joint Military Exercise Justified Accord 2019 strengthens Partner Networks and Peacekeeping Operations

U.S. Army Africa-led exercise designed to enhance the capacity and capability of participating staff and forces in peacekeeping operations in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia

The U.S. military and the Ethiopian National Defence Force, in cooperation with other partner nations, successfully concluded exercise Justified Accord 2019 (JA19) on July 30, with a closing ceremony held at the Peace Support Training Center in Addis Ababa. Justified Accord is a U.S. Army Africa-led exercise designed to enhance…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Senegal’s energised renaissance (By Sebastian Wagner, CEO, DMWA Resources)

A chance for Senegalese economic growth is here but many steps need to be taken to avoid the pitfalls of a curse

By Sebastian Wagner, CEO, DMWA Resources After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest. With the government's bet in recent years in new power generation facilities, power outages have…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Foreign Ministry's Secretary General Holds Farewell Ceremony for Ambassadors of Sudan, Netherlands

A lineup of Their Excellencies heads of diplomatic missions and bureaus accredited to Qatar attended the ceremony

HE Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi held on Monday a farewell ceremony in honor of HE Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to the State of Qatar Fatah Al Rahman Ali Mohammed, and HE Ambassador of the Kingdom of the…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Business Development Link Event Spotlights Opportunities and Solutions for Upcoming Entrepreneurs in South Sudan

The Juba-based South Sudanese-owned firms and businesses met at Palm Africa Hotel on Thursday for the first-ever Business Development Link event

More than 200 corporate leaders, financiers and entrepreneurs attended the Business Development Link event focusing on critical actions needed to harness the power of existing private sector, improve value chains and linkages, and uplift the rising generation of young business owners in South Sudan. The Juba-based South Sudanese-owned firms and…

CWC Group Limited
Source: CWC Group Limited |

Minister of Energy to provide updates on 2022 LNG Plant Construction at Leading Oil & Gas Congress

The Honourable Minister stated that the project aims conclude in 2028 and will have capacity to produce 10 million tonnes per annum of LNG

Hon. Dr Medard Kalemani, Tanzania’s Minister of Energy, has confirmed his attendance at the Tanzania Oil and Gas Congress this October where he will give updates on the recently announced plans for a syndicate of oil companies to commence construction of the $30bn LNG project in 2022. In March, the…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, and Tajikistan

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, and Tajikistan. The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Covenant…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Central African Republic: New Court Should Step Up Effort

Donors, Government Should Increase Support

The Central African Republic’s Special Criminal Court should intensify investigations and urgently recruit additional staff to deliver justice for war crimes and other serious offenses, Human Rights Watch said today. The new court is operating in a tremendously difficult setting after years of brutal conflict and insecurity in the country and needs greater government…