Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank launches landmark US$500 million credit insurance deal with African Trade Insurance Agency and UK reinsurers

This transaction is expected to have an important demonstration effect to encourage similar institutions to invest more on the continent in the future

Responds to G20 Action Plan for MDB Balance Sheet Optimization; Creates additional headroom that will be chanelled to support further development across Africa; Supported by Insurance Broker - RFIB Group Ltd and leading UK reinsurers. The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) and African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announce the successful completion…

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Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

United Kingdom and United States Embassies Partner to Support Communication between Government and Media

The “Supporting Communication between Government and Journalists” program is part of ongoing efforts to support the Ethiopia’s political reform process

The Embassies of the United Kingdom and United States of America in Addis Ababa are pleased to launch a joint capacity-building project for government communicators and journalists.  The “Supporting Communication between Government and Journalists” program is part of ongoing efforts to support the Ethiopia’s political reform process. The project seeks…

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Source: Today News Africa |

In Djibouti, a major contract was signed. Then the Chinese arrived. Everything changed. (by Simon Ateba)

Under the terms of the contract, Djibouti granted DP World exclusive rights over port and free zone facilities within Djibouti, including container handling facilities

When a major contract between DP World Limited and the Republic of Djibouti was signed, everyone seemed to be happy and satisfied with the business deal. Both sides pledged to respect the terms of the agreement, and it seemed back then, that Djibouti, a tiny but important country located in the…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Minister for Africa statement on Cameroon elections

Minister Harriett Baldwin gave a statement on the recent elections in Cameroon and the situation in the Anglophone regions

Following the recent elections in Cameroon, the Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin said: "The UK congratulates President Paul Biya on his re-election. We remain deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in the Anglophone regions, which continue to suffer from high levels of violence and human rights abuses perpetrated by both…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Media Advisory | October 23, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.

The Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs is focused on the development and management of U.S. policy concerning the continent

EVENT: Please join us on October 23, 2018 at 07:45 EDT | 13:45 SAST for a telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary Nagy will discuss U.S. policy in Africa and preview his upcoming travel to the region.…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Mozambique |

Call for Project Abstracts and Full Proposals: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world

U.S. Mission Maputo is calling for project abstracts and full proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2019 Small Grants Program.  Project abstracts submitted via email at MaputoPDProposals@state.gov will be accepted until 5:30 p.m. on November 9, 2018.  For proposal abstracts that advance to Round 2, the deadline…

Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) Media Prize awarded to journalist Mike King from Breakbulk, USA

Mike King is a multi-award-winning journalist, as well as a shipping and logistics consultant

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) (www.IRU.org), the world road transport organisation today announces the winner of the 2018 IRU Media Prize on the future of transport and trade. The IRU Media Prize celebrates the significant contribution of journalists to current debate within the transport sector, and coincides with the upcoming IRU…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

British High Commissioner's speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

Welcome everyone. Your excellency The Vice President of Ghana Dr. Bawumia, Honorable Minister of Finance, Honorable Minister of Trade, Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade & Export promotion in the UK, Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public in the Policy Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University,…

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.…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion delivered a speech at the UK-Ghana Investment Summit in Accra

Your excellencies The President and Vice President of Ghana, Honorable Minister, High Commissioners, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. Thank you. I am delighted to be here in Accra to welcome you all here to this first UK-Ghana Investment Summit (Ghana). It is the culmination of a great deal…