National Aviation Services (NAS)
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#VisaFreeAfrica Initiative Announces Winners of 55 Voices for Africa Competition

All winners will receive cash prizes, a winning certificate and have the opportunity to have their work published on the #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) website

With over 185 entries from over 33 countries, Shareefa Youshna Jewan from Mauritius emerged as the winner of the 55 Voices for Africa (55Voices4Africa) writing competition conducted under the #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) initiative. She is closely followed by Priscilla Takondwa Semphere and Olewuenyi Chioma Catherine as the first and second runners…

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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with H.E. First Ladies of Burundi, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Niger, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Ghana, Namibia, Botswana, Liberia and Former First Lady of Mauritania.
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Merck Foundation to conduct 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” October 2019 in Ghana

African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, Gender, Information and Education from 20 African countries will attend the conference

The 6th edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary will be co-chaired by H.E. MADAM REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation  (Merck-Foundation.com); The President of Ghana, H.E. MR. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO will officially inaugurate the “Merck Africa Asia Luminary”; 2nd Anniversary…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
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Rugby – Kenya: 2019 Safari Sevens Scheduled for 18th-20th October

Safari Sevens has been the launch pad for the careers of many a great rugby talent

The 23rd Edition of Safari Sevens will be held on the Mashujaa Day weekend, 18th-20th October at the RFUEA Grounds. The tournament made its return to this venue in 2018 after a seven-year hiatus with Samurai lifting the 2018 title, beating Shujaa 21-14 in an enthralling final. Safari Sevens has been…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Portugal |

Press Release on the agreement on the cessation of military hostilities between the Mozambican Government and Renamo

The signing of this agreement is a moment of great importance to the peace process in Mozambique

The Portuguese Government warmly welcomes the signing of the agreement on the definitive cessation of military hostilities between the Mozambican Government and the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo), which took place today in Gorongosa, in the province of Sofala. The signing of this agreement is a moment of great importance to…

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EU Moves Toward Agreement on Sharing Responsibility for Migrants and Refugees

14 EU countries endorsed “in principle” a France-Germany proposal for a “temporary solidarity mechanism” for swift disembarkation at the closest safe port

Judith Sunderland Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division After a year of disputes and ad hoc solutions to resolve stand-offs that have stranded people on rescue ships for weeks off European coasts, there finally appears to be progress towards a European Union-coordinated approach to receiving migrants arriving by sea.…

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In Mozambique, it’s ‘a matter of the heart’ says Guterres, lauding the cyclone-struck nation’s ‘undeniable moral authority’

More aid and more support will be needed from the international community in Mozambique to respond effectively

Arriving in Mozambique to express solidarity and see for himself the damage wrought by two back-to-back cyclones earlier this year, UN chief António Guterres on Thursday said “undeniable moral authority” lay with its people, who had borne the brunt of a disaster linked inexorably to climate change, and a warming world. “For me,…

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‘Nothing left to go back for’: UN News hears extraordinary stories of loss, and survival as Mozambique rebuilds from deadly cyclones

As people struggled to recover, a second devastating monster storm - Cyclone Kenneth hit the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula, affecting more than 400,000 people

As UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrives in the southern African nation of Mozambique on Thursday for a two-day visit, he will be surveying the damage wrought by the deadly back-to-back cyclones earlier this year. UN News reports from the ground, on some of the extraordinary stories of loss, courage, survival and recovery,…

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EurAfrican Forum 2019: “A shared imagination is behind some of society’s greatest achievements” - Siyanda Mohutsiwa

With the contribution of 40 international speakers, the Forum had the participation of 450 participants, from 17 European countries and 24 African countries

For the second year, Portugal was the stage of the EurAfrican Forum 2019 (www.EurAfricanForum.org), that gathered 450 participants from Europe and Africa on July 4-5, with the theme “Partnership of Equals: Sharing Values, Sharing Prosperity” - a new approach and paradigm for the relationship between Europe and Africa, changing the…

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Angola to Sign Lusophone Country-Specific Compact

On 10 July 2019, The Governments of Angola and Portugal and the African Development Bank, will sign a Country-Specific Compact

WHO: The Government of Angola, the Government of Portugal, and the African Development Bank WHAT: Lusophone Country-Specific Compact Signing Ceremony         WHERE: Luanda International Fair (FILDA), Special Economic Zone    WHEN: 10 July 2019, 10:15-11:25 a.m. On 10 July 2019, The Governments of Angola and Portugal and the African Development Bank, will…