Source: U.S. Department of State |

The United States to Elevate Diplomatic Representation with Sudan

Prime Minister Hamdok has led Sudan’s transitional government, installed a civilian cabinet, and made key personnel changes

The Department of State warmly welcomes Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on his first visit to Washington.  Today, we are pleased to announce that the United States and Sudan have decided to initiate the process of exchanging ambassadors after a 23-year gap.  This decision is a meaningful step forward in…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the appointment of the members of the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

Last year the number of people displaced as a result of conflict reached an all-time high of more than 41 million

Following his statement of 22 October announcing the establishment of a High Level-Panel on Internal Displacement, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has today appointed its eight members. The Panel will be co-chaired by Federica Mogherini, the former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…

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

Ambassador of Belarus S.Terentyev presents Credentials to the President of Egypt

On December 2, 2019 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sergei Terentiev, presented his Credentials to the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. During the ceremony, the Ambassador of Belarus and the President of Egypt exchanged views on the state…

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‘Continuing Deterioration’ Leaves Mali Facing Critical Security Level: UN Expert

Security in Mali has become critical, with unprecedented incidents of communal violence and increasingly more deadly terror attacks, reported a UN human rights expert on Monday, following a 10-day visit to the country

“I am gravely concerned at the continuing deterioration of the overall security situation, which has now reached a critical threshold”, said Alioune Tine, the UN Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Mali. “It is time to recognize the inadequacy of the current security responses so Mali can move to more…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

Statement on Tanzanian Local Elections

The United States is deeply concerned by reports of irregularities in Tanzania’s November 24 local elections.  Election officials overwhelmingly excluded opposition candidates during the election process.  This troubling development calls into question the credibility of the election process and results.  The Government of Tanzania’s refusal to provide observation accreditation in…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Hendrikse relishing Georgia opportunity with SA U19s

The calm-and-collected No 9 was one of the key players in the Junior Springboks’ World Rugby U20 Championship campaign in Argentina in June

Junior Springbok and Cell C Sharks scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse is relishing the opportunity to represent his country for the second time this year after being included in the South Africa Under-19 team to tour Georgia, and he said they are keen to express themselves on the field. The calm-and-collected No…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen of the Republic of South Africa to chair Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group

The Multistakeholder Advisory Group advises the Secretary-General on the programme of Internet Governance Forum annual meetings

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen of the Republic of South Africa ‎as the new Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group. The Multistakeholder Advisory Group advises the Secretary-General on the programme of Internet Governance Forum annual meetings. It comprises 50 members drawn from…

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Source: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) |

Al-Sumait Prize Board of Trustees announced joint winners for the US$1million prestigious award in the 2019 cycle in the field of food security in recognition of their exemplary work in agriculture development in the African continent

Following consideration of the jury and selection committees’ reports, the Board of Trustees of the Al Sumait Prize for African Development (AlSumaitPrize.org) has decided to jointly award the Million Dollar 2019 Prize in the field of food security to: The Africa Rice Center (Based in Cote d’ivoire) for its important…

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H.E Richard A. Opembe, Ambassador-Designate Presents an Open Copy of His Credentials

On 21st November 2019, H.E. Richard A. Opembe, Ambassador-designate to the Kingdom of Spain, presented the open copy of his credentials to the Office of the Chief of Protocol of the Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. He was received by the Deputy Chief of Protocol, Subdirector General of travel…

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Announcing the Arrival to Cairo of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Arab Republic of Egypt on November 14, 2019

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce the arrival in Cairo of the new U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Jonathan Cohen. Ambassador Cohen presented his credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 17, 2019.  Jonathan Cohen was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary…