Source: U.S. Department of State |

Republic of Congo National Day

Secretary's Remarks: Republic of Congo National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of the Republic of Congo on the 58th anniversary of independence on August 15th. The United States looks forward to increased cooperation with the Republic of Congo through African Growth and…

Source: Cable News Network (CNN) |

Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

By David A. Andelman

Look out Donald Trump, while you're not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind. Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia's two superpowers -- China and India -- and, for…

Source: Temenos |

Temenos and AUC Venture Lab team up to accelerate fintech innovation in Egypt

Temenos to support participants of AUC Venture Lab FinTech Accelerator

The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo (AUC Venture Lab) (, the leading university-based startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region, and Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (, the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Cairo. Temenos will support financial…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe |

Joint Local Statement on the targeting of opposition in Zimbabwe

The Heads of Mission urgently call on the Government of Zimbabwe to guarantee the physical integrity and safety of Mr Biti, to ensure that his constitutional and human rights are respected, and that he will be treated in full accordance with the rule of law

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of EU Member States present in Harare* and the Heads of Mission of Australia, Canada, and the United States of America issue the following statement in Zimbabwe: The Heads of Mission of the EU, Australia, Canada and the United States of America…

Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

Federated Investors, Inc. and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation to Develop a Trade-Finance Portfolio Focused on Sovereign Energy Sector

The portfolio will be Shari’ah compliant with investments realized through transaction structures that rigorously adhere to Islamic principles

Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) (, one of the largest investment managers in the United States, and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (, member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, announced an agreement to launch a sovereign energy trade-finance portfolio. The ITFC Sovereign Energy Fund (ISEF) will…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Ramaphosa Declares Special Provincial Official Funeral for Acclaimed Actor-Playright Mr Winston Ntshona

President Ramaphosa has extended his sincere condolences to the Ntshona family, as well as friends, colleagues and comrades

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2 for the late celebrated actor-playwright, Mr Winston Ntshona, who passed away on 02 August 2018. This Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2 funeral is designated by the President of the Republic of South Africa for distinguished persons. The…