Source: British Embassy Addis Ababa |

Killings in Ethiopia, June 2019: British Embassy statement

The British Embassy in Addis Ababa has given a statement on the killings of Regional State President Ambachew Mekonnen and CDS Seare

British Embassy statement: "The Ambassador and Embassy of the United Kingdom express their deepest condolences to the Ethiopian Government and people and to the families of those who lost their lives in Saturday’s appalling attacks in Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa". "Violence should have no place in Ethiopia’s development and…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

We must not let down the people of South Sudan

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the UN Security Council briefing on the situation in South Sudan

By Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Thank you, Mr President. Thank you also to our briefers. And let me just signal our strong support for SRSG Shearer and for the men, women serving in South Sudan on behalf of us all here, for all that…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan

A broad group of international partners met in Berlin to ensure that our efforts are fully coordinated in support of a peaceful resolution to the Sudan’s current challenges

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan at the Federal Foreign Office on 21 June: We need a peaceful resolution to the current crisis in the Sudan. It is good that we succeeded in bringing together important international and regional…

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UNHCR and The British Embassy supporting solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day

Egypt is currently a host to more than 247,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers from 56 different nationalities

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the British Embassy joined forces to honour the achievements and resilience of refugees and asylum-seekers in a reception at the British Ambassador’s residence on Wednesday. The attendees included Egyptian government officials, representatives of donor countries, the diplomatic…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

USAID Administrator Mark Green's remarks on Prosper Africa at the Corporate Council on Africa Conference

Sixty percent of Africans are under 25, and a decade from now there will be about 320 million Africans between the ages of 15 and 24

Thank you for that kind introduction, and thank you for your great leadership.  And a special thanks to Florie Liser, President of the Corporate Council on Africa for inviting me to join you today.  As many of you know, I served as America's Ambassador to Tanzania, Mozambique's beautiful neighbor to…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Queen’s birthday celebration 2019 in Madagascar: Phil Boyle’s speech

British ambassador to Madagascar Phil Boyle delivered a speech to celebrate The Queen's 93rd birthday as well as the UK-Madagascar efforts to conserve environment

By Phil Boyle, British ambassador to Madagascar We are delighted to welcome you all to our first Queen’s Birthday Party in Madagascar. Our national day event due to be held in early May last year was unfortunately cancelled because of the political crisis. I think it is fair to say…

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Innovators from Africa recognised at Commonwealth 70th anniversary

Fifteen trailblazers won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award, with winners attending a special ceremony on Friday, 14 June

The Duke of Sussex presented prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary in London. Fifteen trailblazers won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award, with winners attending a special ceremony on Friday, 14 June. Amongst them was Elizabeth Kperrun from Nigeria…

Source: UK Department for International Trade |

Northern healthcare firms target new opportunities in Africa

Health sector businesses from the Northern Powerhouse could benefit from new export opportunities across Africa thanks to a recent trade mission led by Department for International Trade (DIT)

Businesses including Yorkshire’s Sunflower Medical and Medasil were amongst 16 firms from the north that travelled to trade fair Africa Health 2019 in South Africa as part of a mission organised by DIT and Medilink UK, the UK’s largest association of Life Sciences and Medical Technology companies. This comes as…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Alone in Libya : Children Returning to Burkina Faso Assisted by IOM

IOM organized events and activities on 16 June bringing together 300 host community children and those of returned migrants

Since the 2017 launch of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration, IOM Burkina Faso has assisted with the voluntary return of 60 migrant children under 18 years of age from among 1,681 Burkinabe returnees, the clear majority of whom returned from Libya. The effort is funded by…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Entertainment, Social Cohesion, Tailored Assistance for Migrant Children in Niger

The festival will take place between 21-24 June in Niamey and will bring together artists from Benin, Togo, Guinea-Conakry and Spain

Marking the International Day of the African Child this past Sunday (16/06) in Niamey, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized an afternoon of dance, acrobatics, magic, theatre, storytelling and puppet shows for the migrants staying at IOM’s transit centres for unaccompanied migrant children and migrant women. To make the…