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Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Foreign Secretary statement on the appointment of a new UN SRSG for Libya

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson welcomes the appointment of Ghassan Salamé as Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Libya

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: I welcome the appointment of Ghassan Salamé to the role of Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) for Libya and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Mr Salamé brings a wealth of experience from three decades in public service and…

Source: British High Commission Abuja |

RAF Force Protection Wing deploy to Nigeria

The detachment comes after a request from Nigeria's Chief of Air Staff to assist in capacity building for the Nigerian Air Force Regiment

A 66 person Short Term Training Team (STTT) from No 5 Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection Wing deployed from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria for a 6 week period to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment. The focus of the STTT is to deliver a training package which enables students…

Source: British High Commission - Yaounde |

Cameroon welcomes returning Chevening scholars

British High Commissioner, Brian Olley hosted a reception in honour of the 2015-2016 Chevening cohort

The event that held at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, Brain Olley was also an avenue for networking for the returning scholars with CEOs from some large corporations. Speaking during the ceremony, Brian Olley said the 2015 batch is a special one for Cameroon. The large cohort arose…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Angelina Jolie visits British military team in Kenya

Ms Angelina Jolie, the Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI), yesterday visited training for United Nations and African Union Peacekeepers at the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) in Nairobi, Kenya

This specialist instructional course hosted by the IPSTC is funded by the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and delivered with the support of the British Peace Support Team (East Africa). Ms Jolie’s visit to the region has two distinct but complementary purposes: to highlight the continued plight of…

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Source: Mercer LLC |

Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing the same ranking with Moscow. Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally.…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

Call for bids for the Inspire Egypt Programme Fund closes 15 July

Open call for bids for the Inspire Egypt Programme Fund closes on 15 Jul 2017

The Inspire Egypt Programme Fund aims to strengthen the voluntary and social entrepreneurship sectors in Egypt, through supporting leadership in these sectors and encouraging greater numbers of Egyptians to participate in civic life. It supports British Embassy (BE) Cairo’s Inspire Egypt Campaign. We welcome bids for projects in the following…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Council Discusses Côte d’Ivoire and The Democratic Republic of the Congo under Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting held an interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on enhancing capacity building and technical cooperation with Côte d’Ivoire in the field of human rights.  It then heard an oral update by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al…

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Source: Facebook |

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge (https://MessengerChallenge.splashthat.com). The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

Security sector plays key role in ending use of child soldiers in Somalia

A ten-day Training of Trainers’ course for representatives of the Somali Security Sector ended at the International Peace Support Training Centre, in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, with a commitment to work together to end the recruitment and use of children in conflict in Somalia

The training, which was sponsored by the British Embassy Mogadishu and conducted by AMISOM in conjunction with the British Peace Support Team- East Africa and the Dallaire Initiative, equipped the 24 participants with the skills and expertise needed to plan, organise and train others on preventing the recruitment and use…