Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World food prices jump in November

Meat and vegetable oils lead Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over…

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) preparing for major expansion of sports programs for people with disabilities

One country where the ICRC works with disabled athletes is South Sudan

With the goal of increasing sports opportunities and societal acceptance for people with disabilities, the International Committee of the Red Cross is in the midst of a major expansion of its sports programs for people with disabilities. Next year the ICRC will expand its programs into nine new countries*, bringing…

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A Tanzanian Delegation at Water Technology and Environment Control (WATEC) 2019 led by Prof. Kitila A. Mkumbo, PS to the Ministry of Water

The WATEC event is an important and central part of the branding and marketing process of the Israeli water industry

WATEC 2019 is being held on November 18-21, 2019 at the InterContinental David Tel Aviv Hotel, with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of participants from around the world. Thousands of guests from around the world came to Israel to attend the WATEC 2019, which include conferences, exhibition and professional discussions. Among the…

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Announcing the Arrival to Cairo of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Arab Republic of Egypt on November 14, 2019

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce the arrival in Cairo of the new U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Jonathan Cohen. Ambassador Cohen presented his credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 17, 2019.  Jonathan Cohen was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary…

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New Permanent Representative of Liberia presents credentials

Ms. Telewoda is a member of the Board of Directors of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women Empowerment and Leadership

The new Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations (Vienna), Youngor Sevelee Telewoda, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Telewoda, who is also Ambassador to Germany, has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador…

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7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development

Thai delegation headed by H.E. Mrs. Pornpimol Kanchanalak, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development

On 25 August-1 September 2019, an official Thai delegation headed by H.E. Mrs. Pornpimol Kanchanalak, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama, Japan, with the participation of heads of states and representatives from over 40 countries in Africa.…

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Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

Both sides also exchanged views on the global challenges including climate change, marine debris, and stability and security

On 28 August 2019 H.E. Mr. Habib El Malki, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco met with H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand on the occasion of his visit to Thailand to attend the 40th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM), Private Agribusiness agree to promote Youth Employment in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Africa, indeed in the entire world

It’s been more than 15 years since the end of Sierra Leone’s civil war – and later a devastating Ebola outbreak – both of which combined to make an underperforming economy difficult to revive. Sierra Leone has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Africa, indeed in the entire…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand |

Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Co-organise “The Colours of Africa 2019”

The event aims to promote a better understanding of the African continent amongst the Thai public, create awareness of trade, investment and tourism opportunities in Africa

The Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, in cooperation with seven African Embassies in Bangkok (Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan and South Africa), Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, Minor Hotel Group, and Central…

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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…