Africa Oil Week
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Ministers from some of Africa’s largest oil and gas producing nations to meet in Cape Town to discuss future of energy industry

The ministers will be using Africa Oil Week Summit as a platform to discuss national strategies, sovereign competitiveness, issue licences and finalise tenders

Seventeen Ministers from Africa’s largest energy producing nations, including countries such as Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia among others, have agreed to meet in Cape Town at Africa Oil Week (AOW) (www.Africa-OilWeek.com), taking place from 4-8 November 2019 to broker new partnerships for their energy sectors. The ministers will be…

Source: Council of the European Union |

EU-Tunisia Association Council, 17/05/2019

The Association Council will review EU-Tunisia bilateral relations

Agenda highlights The Association Council will review EU-Tunisia bilateral relations. It will take stock of the EU-Tunisia privileged partnership and discuss next steps. The Association Council will focus on key themes of the EU-Tunisia partnership, including: support for socio-economic development and trade relations, in particular the importance of the ongoing structural and socio-economic…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Growing insecurity in Tripoli endangers displaced civilians and migrants as armed clashes enter second month

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Tripoli and neighbouring areas

According to IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), there are now over 66,000 displaced individuals, approximately 13,310 families, from affected areas in Tripoli since the onset of the armed conflict on 4 April. The rapidly increasing displacement figures are worrying as fighting intensifies in the absence of a humanitarian ceasefire. DTM’s Emergency Event…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Global partners announce $61.8 million allocation to boost African Development Bank initiative for women entrepreneurs

“This substantial support from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, We-Fi, will help us scale up our actions and achieve greater results for women entrepreneurs across the continent” - Vanessa Moung

The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/en/) Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) (https://bit.ly/2Q1fF1L) program. We-Fi (https://We-Fi.org/) is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and…

Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU)
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Zambia u20 National Rugby Team are the Champions

Zambia now joins Tunisia, Ivory Coast and fellow Southern Africans Zimbabwe in the 2020 edition of Group B Junior championships

The Zambia u20 National Rugby Team held on to a slender 14-12 slender score line to clinch their maiden Barthes’ Group C trophy against hosts Uganda at Kampala's Kyandondo Rugby Club. One try by Red Arrows Rugby winger George Mwamba plus 3 penalties was all Zambia needed to lay claim…

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Ghana Rugby Eagles Crowned by Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) as National Team of 2018

Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, said that he was extremely pleased with the recognition given to the Ghana Eagles by SWAG

The Ghana Rugby National Team (http://GhanaRugby.org), the Ghana Eagles, has been crowned as the 2018 National Team of the Year. The 44th edition of the prestigious SWAG (Sports Writers Association of Ghana) awards that celebrate excelling Ghanaian sportsmen and women was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday…

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Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals

The report also highlights that unemployment in NENA, particularly for young people and women, is a significant regional challenge

Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect food security for years to come, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.  Conflicts and civil instability have long-lasting impacts on the food and…

APO Group
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Cameroonian journalist Monica Nkodo Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum, one the most prestigious EU-Africa events

Each year APO Group offers African journalists the opportunity to attend major events as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Monica Nkodo (@mimiost) from Cameroon has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum (www.EurAfricanForum.org) which will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 4-5 July, 2019.…

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF)
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Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) 2019 urges African businesses to dive in to the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2019.com) comes to Tunis on June 25-26; Confirmed speakers include Government ministers and officials from Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Somaliland, Tunisia and Seychelles; Aims to raise awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of the Blue Economy. African businesses are being challenged to wake up…

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Art Meets Migration: Mirage of Hope Exhibition opens in Tunisia

The exhibition’s opening in La Marsa was attended by artists, patrons, partners and friends of IOM

“In art, no borders,” said Victor Hugo. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Centre for Culture and Arts opened the Mirage d'espoir (Mirage of Hope) exhibition this past weekend (03/05), which continues through 2 June at Palais El Abdelliya.   This contemporary art exhibition is part of an IOM Tunisia initiative to present art merged with migration as a pluralistic phenomenon.  To…