Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Joint Statement on Escalating Conflict in South Sudan

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) are alarmed about the escalating conflict around Yei, which represents a flagrant breach of the December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the September 2018 revitalized peace agreement.  These military actions, and the trading of blame, must…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Mozambique presents credentials

Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service

The new Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations (Vienna), Amadeu Paulo Samuel da Conceição, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career, Mr. da Conceição, who is also serving as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and…

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

U.S. Embassy Hosts Africa English Language Fellows Midyear Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

The conference brought together more than 20 English Language Fellows serving in 13 African countries

The U.S. Embassy hosted the annual Africa English Language Fellows Midyear Conference that also marked the 50th Anniversary of English Language Fellow program from February 20 - 21, 2019.  The conference brought together more than 20 English Language Fellows serving in 13 African countries – Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea,…

Source: Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington DC |

UK Expresses Continued Commitment to Support Ethiopia’s Efforts to Promote Regional Peace

The UK was among the first countries to open an embassy in Addis Ababa, while Ethiopia was the first African country to establish an embassy in London, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, today received UK’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the AU and ECA, Alastair David McPhail. The Minister commended UK’s strong relations with Ethiopia highlighting the allrounded political and economic cooperation between the two countries. Dr. Workneh briefed the ambassador on the…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

POSTPONED - Online Video Press Briefing with David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

We will notify you directly when a new date for briefing has been scheduled

The below event has been POSTPONED - We will notify you directly when a new date for briefing has been scheduled EVENT:  Please join us on February 21, 2019 at 4:15PM for an online video press briefing with the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador David Hale. Under Secretary Hale will discuss…

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

Online Video Press Briefing with Ambassador David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, on U.S. Africa policy

Under Secretary Hale will discuss his recent travel to Africa and U.S. Africa policy

Please join us on February 21, 2019 at 4:15PM for an online video press briefing with the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador David Hale. Under Secretary Hale will discuss his recent travel to Africa and U.S. Africa policy.  Broadcast-quality video and audio files will be made available for clipping…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Fair elections and access to human rights reporting in Burundi

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

Delivered on: 19 February 2019 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered):  Well thank you, Mr President and let me join others in thanking our briefers today for what they had to tell us as well. Mr President, we welcome former President Mkapa’s efforts and dedication to the East African…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Sudan |

Sudan: Photography Competition

Deadline: Thursday 28 February 2019 (4 PM SLT)

On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, the Delegation of the European Union is honoured to launch a photography competition open to all professional, non-professional photographers and other organizations interested from all the regions in Sudan. The theme of the competition is that the submitted pictures should speak, demonstrate,…

United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to South Sudan: May 2019

Mr Christopher Trott has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan

Mr Christopher Trott has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan. Mr Christopher Trott has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan in succession to Ms Alison Blackburne who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Trott will take up…

Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

Local EU Statement on violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan in Yei River and Amadi States

The impact of the ongoing violence on the lives of civilians is grave and unacceptable

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of South Sudan issues the following statement in agreement with the Heads of Mission of EU Member States Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The EU Delegation acknowledges and welcomes the relative calm across the country but follows…