Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

MEDIA ADVISORY | Online Video Press Briefing with David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

David Hale took the oath of office as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs on August 30, 2018

EVENT: Please join us on at 08:30 Eastern (13:30 UTC) on February 21, 2019 for an online video press briefing with the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador David Hale. Under Secretary Hale will discuss his recent travel to Africa and U.S. Africa policy. Broadcast-quality video and audio files will…

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Source: Kaspersky |

Romantic Phishing is on the Rise – How Not to Lose Your Money While Losing Your Heart

Phishing is one of the most popular and easiest social engineering techniques to exploit online users

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com) experts have detected a sharp increase in phishing activities from criminals offering users various romantic goods on the eve of St. Valentine’s Day. The total number of user attempts to visit fraudulent websites with a romantic theme that were detected and blocked during the first half of…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

MEDIA ADVISORY |  Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso Andrew Young and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) to discuss the upcoming SOCAFRICA-Sponsored Flintlock 2019 Joint Military Exercise in Burkina Faso

During the briefing, Ambassador Young and Major General Hicks will discuss the U.S.-Burkinabe bilateral relationship, including development and diplomatic efforts

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 14:30 GMT|15:30 WAT|16:30 SAST for a telephonic press briefing with Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa.  They will discuss our multiform efforts to reinforce development, security, and diplomatic…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso Andrew Young and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) to discuss the upcoming SOCAFRICA-Sponsored Flintlock 2019 Joint Military Exercise in Burkina Faso

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 14:30 GMT |15:30 WAT |16:30 SAST

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 14:30 GMT|15:30 WAT|16:30 SAST for a telephonic press briefing with Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa.  They will discuss our multiform efforts to reinforce development, security, and diplomatic…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

CHANGE OF VENUE: African Development Bank to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit

The theme for this year’s African Economic Outlook is “Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity”

What: Presentation of the 2019 African Economic Outlook report When: 8 February 2019  Location: Small Conference Hall 1, AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Time: 8.30 – 10.30 am The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will present the 2019 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook (https://bit.ly/2Djcpf8) (AEO) report on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly…

Source: Verdade |

President Joao Lourenço: businesses, arms deals and old ghosts (by Miguel Sanz)

Skepticism about the new president and his policies is growing

by MIguel Sanz When President João Lourenço attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss town of Davos last January, he suggested that the winds of change were blowing in Angola. His message to investors was clear: the economic outlook looks bleak, but Angola’s poor record with corruption, its…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana |

Ghana and Hungary join Forces to Boost Water Management

The signing ceremony took place on Tuesday January 22, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium on the sidelines of the just ended first annual European Union (EU) – African Union (AU) Ministerial Meeting

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP) on behalf of the Republic of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hungary on Cooperation in the Field of Water Management with a commitment to work toward establishing a framework for a swift and seamless…

Source: CAJ News Africa |

The arrest of a former finance minister has raised some concern in Angola where some firms indicted in Mozambique are present (by Arimando Domingos)

A minister from 2005 to 2015, Chang is detained in South Africa on charges bordering on fraud and money laundering for his alleged involvement in a US$2 billion scandal during Mozambique’s debt crisis

by Arimando Domingos The arrest of a former finance minister as well as the indictment of several other government officials has bust wide open the level of government corruption in Mozambique and to an extent, raised some concern in Angola where some firms indicted in Mozambique are present.  In Mozambique, the turn of events…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Sisulu media statement on the four South Africans who drowned in Mozambique, Mr Andre Hanekom, and protests in Zimbabwe

Minister Sisulu also received a report from Ambassador Mpahlwa on Mr Andre Hanekom who is detained in Mozambique

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu has received a briefing this morning on the developments in Zimbabwe, South Africans who drowned in Mozambique and  Mr Hanekom who is detained in Mozambique.  On the four South Africans who drowned in Mozambique's Portuguese Islands, the Minister has on behalf…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

MEDIA ADVISORY | Online video press briefing with Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs

08:30 EST/13:30UTC Friday, December 21

EVENT: Please join us on at 08:30 EST/13:30UTC Friday, December 21 for an online video press briefing with the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.  Assistant Secretary Nagy will discuss the Trump Administration’s new Africa strategy.   Broadcast-quality video and audio files will be made…