International Sports Press Association (AIPS)
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International Sports Press Association (AIPS) honours veteran Africa Cup of Nations journalists in Egypt

Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi presented the certificates of achievement to the recipients

The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) (www.AIPSMedia.com), in collaboration with AIPS Africa and the Egyptian Sports Press Association, on Saturday celebrated journalists who have covered 10 or more Africa Cup of Nations in an emotional and colourful ceremony held at the heart of Egyptian sports, the national Olympic Center in…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Remarks to African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism

Africa is increasingly the new frontline in the global struggle against terrorism and violent extremism

By The Secretary-General Your Excellency, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the Government of Kenya for helping the United Nations organize this landmark conference. To begin, I would like to honour the tens of thousands of African victims of terrorism and…

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60 young debaters from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Balkans met in Malta to debate a sustainable 2030 future

The overall objective of the Young Mediterranean voices programme is to empower young people to enhance a culture of dialogue to contribute to public policy

“It is our duty to build the next generation of Euro-Mediterranean dialogue leaders to transform debate into action for a sustainable future. This was stated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela in his address at the 1st Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum. Held in Malta for the first…

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European Investment Bank backs high-speed Cabo Verde internet and telecom connection

Connects Cabo Verde to trans-Atlantic EllaLink cable

New link to transform communications and enable 4G services; connects Cabo Verde to trans-Atlantic EllaLink cable; Reduces dependence on a single submarine cable The European Investment Bank, the world’s largest international public bank, has agreed to provide USD 25 million for construction of a new telecom connection to Cabo Verde.…

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IOM Assists Survivors of Shipwreck Tragedy Off Tunisia’s Coast

The survivors told IOM staff that the inflatable boat carrying 86 people including four women and two children left Zwara around 6:00am on 1 July

More than 80 migrants, among them women and children are believed to have drowned when a vessel capsized off Tunisia’s Mediterranean coast this week. On Thursday (04/07) the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted four male survivors who said they sailed from Zwara, Libya, early Monday. One of the men,…

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UNHCR saddened by large loss of life in Tunisia shipwreck, calls for end to detention in Libya

According to the two survivors, the incident occurred on Wednesday night (3 July)

More than 80 people are feared drowned following a boat disaster off Tunisia. According to the two survivors, the incident occurred on Wednesday night (3 July). Passing Tunisian fisherman came to their rescue and were able to bring four people to shore and to hospital. However, one later passed away.…

Murdoch University
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Africa’s Small-Scale Fisheries Critical to Food Security

Fish accounts for more than one-fifth of the protein intake of African south of the Sahara and provides a livelihood to millions of people

Africa’s small-scale fisheries play a critical role in global food security and must be supported with greater research and investment, say international and African experts. Industry, NGO, government and academic representatives attended Murdoch University’s second Blue Economy Symposium in Tunis last week as part of the Africa Blue Economy Forum…

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Ghana Rugby Goes to West Africa Rugby (WAR) with Regional Rugby Tournaments

The first of a series of rugby encounters between West African nations are planned in the form of the Ghana Rugby Invitationals towards the end of July

Ghana Rugby (http://GhanaRugby.org/) announced a groundbreaking initiative on the development of the Game of Rugby Union in the sub-region of West Africa with the first series of international men’s fifteens and women’s sevens matches. According to the President of Ghana Rugby, Mr Herbert Mensah, these series of matches is the…

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    • From left to right: HE Samir Taieb, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries, Republic of Tunisia; Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and; HE Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Republic of Ghana; Leila Ben Hassen, Founder and CEO of Blue Jay Communication, HE Mokhtar Hammami, Minister of Environment, Republic of Tunisia
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Africa pledges to deliver Blue Economy at Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) 2019

International and Pan-African organizations agree to collaborate on initiatives following successful ABEF2019

The prospect of a fully sustainable Blue Economy for Africa gathered significant momentum following the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) (www.ABEF2019.com) held in Tunis on 25-26 June. Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy and finance industries all came under the spotlight at ABEF2019, which drew in Government ministers, business leaders,…

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African Development Bank hosts masterclass on women’s skills in business development

The masterclasses are jointly conducted by the African Development Bank Group and Entreprenarium

The fourth Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA)/Entreprenarium masterclass began Monday in Pretoria, South Africa, aimed at improving women’s skills in business development and financial management. 40 business women, who came through an online application process, will attend the two-day masterclass, which will cover financial planning, lean start-up…