Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

Carly Vogelsang, English Language Fellow

Carly Vogelsang went into the field of teaching English as a second language because she was inspired by the bravery of immigrants, refugees, and students

Carly Vogelsang, English Language Fellow posted to Cameroon, arrived on October 13, 2018. She will teach English language to students at the Université des Montagnes in Bangangté, West Region. Carly is an experienced professional who holds a M.A. in TESOL and a B.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University.…

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU)
Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

Pakistan launches first outbound Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) transport

The first Pakistan Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) transport leaves Karachi today, bound for Kabul via Peshawar and Jalalabad

IRU (www.IRU.org) member, PNC-ICC, issued the first TIR carnet this week to Pakistani transport operator, TCS Logistics, ahead of the departure today, which is marked by a ceremony in Karachi. Today’s launch follows recent meetings in Istanbul between Afghanistan and Pakistan – where TIR was highlighted as the customs standard…

Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

International Road Transport Union (IRU) announces finalists for the 2018 IRU Media Prize on the future of transport and trade

Three journalists have been selected as finalists for the 2018 IRU Media Prize on the future of transport and trade

The IRU (www.IRU.org) Media Prize celebrates significant contributions from the media to the transport sector debate, to coincide with its World Congress in Oman, 6-8 November 2018. This year’s honour is around the theme of “the future of transport and trade”. Tying in with the World Congress focus on “innovation…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Public lecture by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule on the Outcomes of the 10th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Johannesburg Summit at the Sol Plaatjie University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, 19 September 2018

Public lecture by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule on the Outcomes of the 10th BRICS Johannesburg Summit at the Sol Plaatjie University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, 19 September 2018 : Our Programme Director, Prof Mary Jean Baxen, Prof Collin Miruka, Prof Patrick Fitzgerald, Members of Senate and Council present, MEC of Education,…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

“The status quo must change.” - Adesina tells FinDev Canada conference in Montreal

Launched six months ago, FinDev’s mandate is to support the growth and sustainability of businesses in developing markets

“No country can possibly move forward in the 21st century if it leaves half of its talent on the sidelines,” African Development (www.AfDB.org) President, Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the launch of FinDev Canada, in Montreal, while making the Bank’s case for supporting women. FinDev Canada is a subsidiary of Export…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, on the occasion of the monthly media briefing, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 02 August 2018

Good afternoon to you all, ladies and gentlemen of the media, I would like to recognise specifically our Acting Director-General, Amb Nkosi, my advisors present here today and all DIRCO senior managers. The last time we met in this setting, we made an undertaking that we will convene more of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Statement by H.E President Cyril Ramaphosa on the Occasion of the Post-10th BRICS Summit Media briefing, 27 July 2018, Sandton, Johannesburg

Statement by H.E President Cyril Ramaphosa on the Occasion of the Post-10th BRICS Summit Media briefing, 27 July 2018, Sandton, Johannesburg : We have just completed a successful 10th BRICS Summit that was held from 25 to 27 July 2018 in Sandton, South Africa, hosted by  H.E President Cyril Ramaphosa…

Source: President of Russia |

Vladimir Putin attended a meeting of BRICS leaders with delegation heads from invited African states and chairs of international associations

Speech at the meeting of BRICS leaders with delegation heads from invited states

Those invited included the leaders of African countries, namely, Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gabon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The meeting was also attended by the heads of Argentina (the current chair of the G20), Turkey (the current chair of…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara |

Turkey: Beach Cleaning Day outside of Istanbul on World Environment Day

In Norway, due to awareness campaigns, almost 100,000 people joined the annual “clean the ocean days” in May – a high number in a country of 5 million people

On the UN World Environment Day the Embassy and TURMEPA organised a beach cleaning day, with the attendance of the State Secretary Marianne Hagen and Mr. Ambassador Vegard Ellefsen Ahead of the activity, Ms. Hagen had a comment in Hurriyet Daily Newspaper, where she wrote: "Today is U.N. World Environment Day,…

Source: Kaspersky |

Africa & Middle East: Slingshot, the spy that came in from the router

So far, researchers have seen around 100 victims of Slingshot and its related modules, located in Kenya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, Congo, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and Tanzania

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers have uncovered a sophisticated threat used for cyber-espionage in the Middle East and Africa from at least 2012 until February 2018. The malware, which researchers have called ‘Slingshot’, attacks and infects victims through compromised routers and can run in kernel mode, giving it complete control over…