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African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) converts to concessional finance facility

First established in 2012, SEFA is anchored in a commitment of $121 million by the Governments of Denmark, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Norway and Spain

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board of Governors has approved the conversion of the Bank-administered multi-donor trust fund SEFA into a “special fund”, to amplify its development impact by allowing it to access a wider range of financial instruments beyond the current scope of technical assistance. Currently, SEFA, the Sustainable…

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Kaspersky supports the Paris Peace Forum 2019, the Paris-based international event promoting global governance for sustainable peace

Kaspersky will be supporting and joining this second edition, presenting its Global Transparency Initiative, a cornerstone of its commitment to a more secure digital future

The Paris Peace Forum (ParisPeaceForum.org) is back for a second edition, which will be held from 11 to 13 November 2019, at the Grande Halle in La Villette. This year again, the event will bring together a multitude of public, private and civil society actors to discuss global governance and multilateralism…

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The Government of Burundi is purchasing the Russian collaborative office suite solution MyOffice®

As a part of the state strategy for cooperative trade and economic development between Russia and African countries, Russian IT companies have started working with Africa

At the Russia-Africa Summit and Economy Forum 2019 (Oct. 23-24, Sochi, Russian Federation) Dmitry Komissarov, Member of the board of Russian Software Products Association “Russian Software” and CEO of New Cloud Technologies (NCloudTech.com) announced the start of deliveries of MyOffice® (MyOffice.ru) solutions to the Republic of Burundi, with the integration…

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Operation ATALANTA assists Somali Navy Personnel stranded off the Coast of Cadale

EU NAVFOR Somalia launched a maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) to determine the location of the Somali Naval vessel in distress

On the morning of 20 October 2019, EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation ATALANTA received a request to assist a vessel belonging to the Somali Navy in distress some 60 km north of Cadale. The vessel had reportedly experienced mechanical difficulties and the crew was concerned for their safety. EU NAVFOR Somalia…

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Telecoming will attend AfricaCom 2019 to present the new digital entertainment offer

Telecoming will look for partners to enhance its presence across the African market in which it operates since 2015

Telecoming will also submit its female-oriented proposal to inspire and empower African women, launched in collaboration with local influencers;Telecoming will look for partners to enhance its presence across the African market in which it operates since 2015 Telecoming (https://www.Telecoming.com/), the European technology company specialized in digital services monetization, witll attend AfricaCom…

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A Hispanic American at U.S. Embassy Malabo

Africans need to understand that their contribution to all the cultures in the Americas is deep because this influence displays of the spirit and strength of their ancestors

By Roselix Quinones-Mercado I am a Venezuelan American.  That makes me a Hispanic American.  As many of you know, Hispanics are a mix of races:  indigenous people, European, and Sub-Saharan African (not to mention that some of those Europeans [Spaniards] were already mixed with North Africans before they had left…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain |

Elections in Tunisia

The participation of Tunisian citizens in this presidential election, as well as in the legislative elections held on 6 October has been a new lesson of civic and democratic culture

The Government of Spain wishes to congratulate the newly elected president of Tunisia, Mr. Kaïs Saïed, who on 13 October won the second round of the presidential election. The participation of Tunisian citizens in this presidential election, as well as in the legislative elections held on 6 October has been…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain |

Spain Hosts the 7th Informal Meeting of EU Special Representatives and Sahel Partners

The event will take place over two days and will be inaugurated on Thursday 17 October at 3 p.m

Casa África, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, hosts the 7th Informal Meeting of European Union Ambassadors, Special Representatives and Sahel Partners. The meeting is to be held on 17 and 18 October and is jointly organised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, which…

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New International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data Collection Reveals Latest Migratory Trends in Mauritania

Through a sample of 1,183 interviews conducted with migrants, a large majority of individuals who moved to Nouakchott indicated they have been able to attain income-generating jobs

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mauritania presented a research study this week (17/09) revealing Mauritania, a country of 3.9 million people in West Africa, as both a transit country on the Western Mediterranean Route, and a destination for West African migrants seeking job opportunities in the country’s growing…

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Record 54 Current NBA Players To Compete In 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

National Team Rosters feature current NBA Players from 21 NBA Teams

A record 54 current NBA (https://in.NBA.com) players will be featured on national team rosters at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, up from 45 in 2014.  The tournament, which tipped off Saturday, Aug. 31, will feature a record 103 combined current NBA players, NBA draftees, and players with…