Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Preventing further conflict in Cameroon and the Lake Chad Basin

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on UNOCA

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen Thank you Mr President. I may I also thank Special Representative Fall and Ms Ghelani of OCHA for briefing the Council today and for all that your respective teams are doing in what is a complicated and difficult region as you’ve both set out. Today…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

UK aid for children caught up in Cameroon conflict

The UK is to supply new emergency aid to help tackle a humanitarian crisis in Cameroon, as the Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin calls for full humanitarian access to save thousands of children’s lives

ighting between Anglophone separatists and Cameroon security forces has displaced almost half a million people since tensions flared more than a year ago in the North-West and South-West regions of the country. The humanitarian situation on the ground is deteriorating, food supplies are critical and thousands of children are at…

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Source: British High Commission Accra |

Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery Presentation

Lt Col Simon Westlake RM, Defence Adviser presented equipment to assist with the maintenance of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Accra

On Wed 12 Dec 18, at the British High Commission in Accra, the United Kingdom Defence Adviser to Ghana, Lt Col Simon Westlake RM, presented to the Director of the Department for Works and Gardens, Mr Ishmael Browne, a large quantity of equipment to assist with the maintenance of the…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

British Ambassador to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) delivers speech to mark International Anti-Corruption Day

The British Ambassador, John Murton, spoke at the opening of an event in Kinshasa to mark International Anti-Corruption Day

Ambassador Murton said: “I would like to welcome and to sincerely thank you all for coming here today, to attend this event, to mark the recent International Anti-corruption Day that took place on Sunday.” “I would like to sincerely thank the DRC Private Sector Anti-corruption Initiative, led by Ms Marie-Chantal…

Source: British High Commission Accra |

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)’s inaugural graduation ceremony: Dr. Letitia Obeng honoured

At the inaugural graduation ceremony of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), Dr. Letitia Obeng was honoured and presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has honoured Dr. Letitia Obeng at its inaugural graduation ceremony at Liverpool’s iconic Liver Building, as she was presented with an honorary Doctor of Science Degree. Dr. Letitia Obeng is a graduate of LSTM, completing her PhD in Liverpool during the 1960s following an…

Source: British High Commission Accra |

Ghanaian military officer to receive prestigious award in the UK

Officer Cadet Gershon Anerboi Abbey of the Ghana Army is to receive the most prestigious award ever presented to a Ghanaian officer

Ghanaian military officer to receive prestigious award at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. Officer Cadet Gershon Anerboi Abbey of the Ghana Army is to receive the most prestigious award ever presented to a Ghanaian officer on completion of training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in…

Forbes
Source: Forbes |

Forbes: The Gabonese Journalist Who Built A Multi-Million Dollar Media Relations Company

Forbes interviews the founder of APO Group, a leading media relations consulting firm and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East

Franco-Gabonese entrepreneur Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is the founder of the APO Group (www.apo-opa.com), a leading media relations consulting firm and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East. The company, which Pompigne-Mognard founded in 2007, employs close to 80 employees across its offices in Switzerland, Dubai, Senegal and Hong…

MainOne
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MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke honored with Data Centre Dynamics “Business Leader of the Year” award

Opeke was recognized for her role in leading her company, MainOne to success in West Africa, taking on the task of building a Tier III certified data centre

The Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) Awards has announced MainOne (www.MainOne.net) CEO, Funke Opeke, the 2018 Data Centre Dynamics Business Leader of the Year during the 2018 edition at the Royal Lancaster, London on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The Business Leader of the Year Award recognises a company or individual who…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

Egyptian ministers and UK companies launch Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Leaders Forum

Leading international infrastructure finance experts at the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Leaders Forum

4 December – Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait and Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat joined the British Ambassador in Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams and UK Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson in welcoming leading international infrastructure finance experts at the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Leaders Forum. Industry experts of British companies Mott…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Media Advisory | December 6, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.

The moderator will facilitate the Q and A among the connected callers

EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11:30 UTC| 13:30 SAST| 14:30 EAT for a telephonic press briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary Nagy will speak to us from Nairobi, Kenya to discuss U.S. policy in Africa and…