Source: Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) |

2025 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships in Rwanda: Union Cycliste Internationale and Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa join forces to develop African riders

Selected athletes will then be able to train at the UCI WCC in Switzerland or elsewhere in Europe where they will gain appropriate race experience over the next three years

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) (https://AfricaOlympic.com) are delighted to announce that they have joined forces to develop cycling on the African continent in the lead up to the 2025 UCI Road World Championships to be held in Kigali, Rwanda. A…

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Ghana signs grant agreement with African Development Fund, government of Switzerland, to support development of mini-grids and solar PV net metering

The agreements, for the development of 35 mini-grids and stand-alone solar PV systems, were signed on Wednesday 25 May at a short ceremony held on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s 2022 Annual Meetings

The government of Ghana has signed a grant agreement with the African Development Fund, and a financing agreement with the government of Switzerland, for the Ghana Mini Grid and Solar Photovoltaic Net Metering project. The project will benefit schools, health centres and communities across the country. The agreements, for the…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Reaffirms Kenya’s Commitment to Enhancing Ties with Switzerland

At a one-on-one meeting with President Ignazio Cassis of the Swiss Confederation, President Kenyatta reiterated that Kenya remains the investment destination of choice in the East and Central African region

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday evening reaffirmed Kenya’s commitment to strengthening bilateral ties with Switzerland. Speaking in Bern at the start of his official visit to Switzerland, the first by a Kenyan Head of State, President Kenyatta said the visit demonstrated Kenya’s desire to reinvigorate the long-standing trade, economic and…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Switzerland: President Cassis receives Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Both presidents paid tribute to the robustness of Swiss–Kenyan bilateral relations

President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Bern on Friday, 20 May 2022. Their talks focused on enhancing bilateral relations, the upcoming elections in Kenya, and matters related to the UN Security Council. During their official meeting both presidents paid tribute to the…

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World champion Gianluca Zambrotta joins FIFA Museum as Ambassador

The FIFA Museum is welcoming an illustrious new member to its team of ambassadors as Gianluca Zambrotta, winner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ with Italy, joins its ranks

The FIFA Museum’s team of ambassadors has been bolstered by the addition of a world champion in the form of Gianluca Zambrotta, who is enthusiastic about the museum’s mission of spreading football fever across the globe. The FIFA Museum is welcoming an illustrious new member to its team of ambassadors…

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Gelson Fernandes to join FIFA as Director Member Associations Africa

Former Swiss international midfielder Fernandes will take up the new role on 1 August 2022

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gelson Fernandes as Director Member Associations Africa. Former Swiss international midfielder Fernandes will take up the new role on 1 August 2022, with responsibility for overseeing services to strengthen the development of the African member associations through the Forward Programme. The…

Source: The Federal Council, Switzerland |

Switzerland to help protect children and adolescents on the West and North African migration route

As part of its foreign policy on migration, Switzerland helps countries of origin and transit to better protect and integrate migrants on the ground

Every year, 5 million children and adolescents travel along the migration routes from and within West and North Africa. Many are unaccompanied minors who are exposed to considerable risk. At its meeting on 30 March, the Federal Council decided to provide around CHF 21.8 million in funding over the next…

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Dire impact from floods in South Sudan as new wet season looms

33 out of 79 counties have been badly affected by the flood waters, which have not significantly subsided since the last wet season

Flooding and displacement in South Sudan are expected to worsen when the wet season begins in around a month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, warned on Tuesday. “Urgent action is needed to protect already vulnerable populations from its worst impacts,” Andrew Harper, UNHCR Special Advisor on Climate Action, told a regular press briefing in…

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New Director-General of the International Labour Organization elected

The ILO Governing Body has elected Gilbert F. Houngbo as the Organization’s 11th Director-General, who will take office in October 2022

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) next Director-General will be Gilbert F. Houngbo from Togo. Houngbo is currently President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He was elected by the ILO’s Governing Body, comprising representatives of governments, workers and employers, during their meeting in Geneva. He will be the…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Drought in Horn of Africa: Switzerland announces new funding to help people in Somalia and Ethiopia

Three consecutive droughts have caused severe water shortages in the region

The Horn of Africa is being ravaged by one of the worst droughts in recent history. About 10 million people in Ethiopia and Somalia – including large numbers of women, children and elderly people – are facing an existential threat caused by severe food shortages. Switzerland is gravely concerned about…