Source: Federal Republic of Somalia - Office of the President |

Joint Press Statement between the Federal Government of Somalia and the State of Eritrea

The two Presidents held bilateral discussions at Villa Somalia and they agreed to strengthen the two nations historical relations

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and President Isaias Afwerki, President of the State of Eritrea, held a two-day consultation meeting in Mogadishu, Somalia on December 13th-14th 2018. The two Presidents held bilateral discussions at Villa Somalia and they agreed to strengthen the two…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Development, Diplomacy, and Defense: Promoting U.S. Interests in Africa

Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs House Foreign Affairs Committee

Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs House Foreign Affairs Committee Thank you Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee for the opportunity to testify today on U.S. policy toward Africa, and to my colleague and friend Ramsey Day of USAID here with…

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

Joint Press Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Japan and Seychelles

The two Ministers expressed their commitment to enhancing cooperation to maintain and strengthen a free and open maritime order based on the rule of law

H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and H.E. Mr. Vincent Meriton, Vice President and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles, held a meeting and discussed a wide range of issues, on the occasion of Vice President Meriton’s visit to Japan from December 1…

Source: Council of the European Union |

EUCAP Somalia: mission extended, budget agreed

The mission mandate is to enhance Somalia'smaritime civilian law enforcement capacity

The Council extended the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia,  EUCAP Somalia until 31 December 2020. The Council also agreed on a budget of €66.1 million for the period 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2020. The mission mandate is to enhance Somalia'smaritime civilian law enforcement capacity, through supporting Somali authorities…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Reestablishment of a Permanent Diplomatic Presence in Somalia

This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing U.S. diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu

On December 2, for the first time since the closure of the U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu on January 5, 1991, the United States reestablished a permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia. This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing U.S. diplomatic engagement in…

Source: The World Bank Group |

The Lake Victoria Challenge — Transforming Mobility

UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the World Economic Forum join the Lake Victoria Challenge, an initiative launched by the Government of Tanzania and the World Bank Group

The World Bank, the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution have come together to support the Government of Tanzania in the organization of the Lake Victoria Challenge, an initiative that aims to explore drones as a new mobility model for the…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Statement of the Nineteenth International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

The low coverage with routine Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) vaccination in several countries neighboring DR Congo heightens the risk of international spread

The nineteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 27 November 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on…

Source: Federal Republic of Somalia - Office of the President |

Speech Delivered by H.E President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo at the Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi

Somalia potentially stands to gain the most from a robust and sustainable blue economy

Speech Delivered by H.E President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo at the Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, Excellences, Heads of States and Governments, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen I am enormously pleased to join this historic remarkable first conference on sustainable blue economy in this beautiful city of Nairobi. May I…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

South Sudan’s Oil and Power investment drive is a path towards lasting peace, stability and prosperity

The success of the South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 conference, which was attended by over 750 participants is a step in the right direction

The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) is encouraged by the progress made in South Sudan’s oil sector after the peace agreement. The success of the South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 conference, which was attended by over 750 participants representing upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil sector from Africa,…

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President of Senegal leads 9 First Ladies, 12 health ministers and 500 experts to highlight Africa’s healthcare solutions (By Simon Ateba)

The occasion was the 5th edition of the “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” hosted by the President of Senegal Macky Sall and First Lady Marieme Faye Sall

By Simon Ateba Africa is a big continent with big resources but also very big problems, especially in the health sector. With over 1.2 billion people spread across 55 countries, Africa is a diverse place, but the challenges seem to be the same everywhere as you travel from the Horn…