Le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein a déclaré ce vendredi que l’ouverture d’une enquête internationale sur les violations odieuses des droits de l’homme et atteintes à ces droits dans la région du Kasaï en République démocratique du Congo envoie aux auteurs présumés le message que la communauté internationale a fermement l’intention… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/drc-high-commissioner-zeid-welcomes-creation-of-international-investigation-into-kasais?lang=fr

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday said the creation of an international investigation into allegations of gross violations and abuses in the Kasai regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo sends a strong message to the perpetrators that the international community is serious about bringing them to justice. The resolution, passed by consensus, in the UN Human… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/drc-high-commissioner-zeid-welcomes-creation-of-international-investigation-into-kasais?lang=en

Dans une entreprise de réseau telle que DHL Express ([www.dpDHL.com](http://www.dpdhl.com/)), il est essentiel d’inculquer aux employés une culture de motivation pour qu’ils puissent offrir un service de premier ordre à nos clients. La Semaine annuelle de reconnaissance des employés de DHL est une initiative permettant de valoriser l’engagement des employés. Cette année, cette initiative à… Read more on https://dhl.africa-newsroom.com/press/dhl-express-lauds-employees-as-cornerstone-of-success?lang=fr

Num negócio em rede como o da DHL Express ([www.dpDHL.com](http://www.dpdhl.com/)), a existência de uma cultura de motivação entre os funcionários é essencial, de forma a proporcionarem um serviço superior aos nossos clientes. A Semana Anual de Valorização dos Funcionários DHL é uma dessas iniciativas de compromisso dos funcionários. Este ano, esta iniciativa desenvolvida ao nível de… Read more on https://dhl.africa-newsroom.com/press/dhl-express-lauds-employees-as-cornerstone-of-success?lang=pt

Microbiology, mathematics, biochemistry, international affairs, astronomy, ethnomusicology..These are just some of the many disciplines pursued by South Africans in the 2017 Fulbright Students and Scholars cohort. The U.S. Embassy’s Fulbright office hosted the 2017 class of students and scholars for a pre-departure orientation on June 23 in Sandton, as they prepare for the next step in their academic… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-african-students-and-scholars-join-fulbright-the-us-governments-flagship-international-exchange-program?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 June 2017

Japan-Guinea Summit Meeting

On June 20, commencing at 6:15 p.m. for approximately 50 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit meeting with H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, who was making an Official Working Visit to Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows. Following the summit meeting, a [signing of exchange of notes on the provision of medical equipment (Economic… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/japanguinea-summit-meeting5432?lang=en

The United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Environment and Forestry are organizing a conference on Climate Change, Food Insecurity, and Resilient Livelihoods to be held at Juba Grand Hotel from 28 – 29 June 2017. The conference launch will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 28 June. The First Vice President H.E. Taban Deng Gai is the Guest of Honour and will preside over the opening… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/conference-on-climate-change-food-insecurity-and-resilient-livelihoods?lang=en

Spain’s Chief of Defence Staff, Army General Fernando Alejandre Martínez, recently took time to visit the Spanish Maritime Air Detachment at their base in Djibouti. During his visit, he thanked them for their outstanding support to the European Union’s counter-piracy efforts off the coast of Somalia. A Spanish Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) has been stationed in Djibouti since… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/spains-chief-of-defence-staff-visits-eu-navfor-spanish-aircrew-in-djibouti?lang=en

Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement in Berlin today (22 June) on the occasion of the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, which is taking place in Kampala today and tomorrow: “The civil war in South Sudan has forced a large part of the population to flee their homes. Around 1.9 million South Sudanese people have fled to the neighbouring countries of Uganda, the Sudan, Ethiopia,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-minister-gabriel-on-the-un-solidarity-summit-on-refugees-in-uganda?lang=en

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces: At the invitation of Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Workineh Gebeyehu, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ayman Safadi and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Republic of Lebanon Gebran Bassil,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/wang-yi-to-visit-ethiopia-the-au-headquarters-jordan-and-lebanon-and-attend-the-opening-ceremony-of-chinaafrica-highlevel-dialogue-on-poverty-reduction-and-development-and-the-thinktank-forum-in-ethiopia?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 June 2017

Angola analisa cooperação com Hungria

O ministro das Relações Exteriores, Georges Chikoti, encontrou-se nesta quarta-feira (21) na Hungria, onde assinou um acordo de cooperação económica e técnica com o ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros e Comércio do Governo húngaro, Peter Szijjartó. Segundo uma nota de imprensa do Ministério das Relações Exteriores, chegada à Angop, em Luanda, durante a sua estada em Budapeste, Georges… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/angola-analisa-cooperacao-com-hungria?lang=pt

Farhan Haq, porte-parole adjoint du Secrétaire général : Le Secrétaire général salue l’adoption, le 21 juin, de la résolution 2359 (2017), première étape du soutien à la décision du Groupe des cinq pour le Sahel (G5) de mettre en place une force conjointe pour lutter contre le terrorisme et la criminalité transnationale organisée, en coordination avec les forces nationales et internationales.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretarygeneral-on-the-group-of-five-for-the-sahel-and-mali?lang=fr

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General: The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption on 21 June of resolution 2359 (2017) as a first step in support of the decision by the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5) to set up a joint force to combat terrorism and transnational organized crime, in coordination with national and other forces. The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretarygeneral-on-the-group-of-five-for-the-sahel-and-mali?lang=en

The Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia has unanimously passed the draft National Communications Act, submitted by the Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology. This act is one of the oldest draft laws that was not passed by the Parliament. However, the Ministry has in the last couple of months accelerated the review process of this draft law through consultations with all stakeholders,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cabinet-passes-the-draft-national-communications-act?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the United Nations Security Council’s authorization for the deployment of a Joint Force for the Group of Five for the Sahel States (FC-G5S). The Chairperson commends the UN support which echoes the African Union’s Peace and Security Council communique of 13 April 2017. The Chairperson reiterated the importance… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-union-welcomes-un-resolution-on-g5-force?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma has this evening arrived in the Kingdom of Swaziland ahead of the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit to be held on 23 June 2017. The Summit of Heads of States and Government of SACU meets on an annual basis to discuss progress in the implementation of the agreed work programme. The Summit also follows high level consultative meetings undertaken by President Zuma… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-arrives-in-swaziland-for-the-5th-southern-african-customs-union-sacu-summit?lang=en

Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today. The study, published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, uses statistical modelling to measure the impact of Red Cross safe and dignified burial (SDB) teams during the Ebola outbreak. It found that the practice of safe and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/lifesaving-role-of-red-cross-volunteers-during-ebola-outbreak-highlighted-by-new-study?lang=en

Government loses revenue due to illegal gambling. Therefore, it is important for communities to gamble responsibly and legally. This was said by the Director of Gambling Law and Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Nkoatse Mashamaite. Mashamaite was speaking during the education and awareness campaign on the Liquor, National Gambling, Lotteries Amendment, National Credit, Consumer… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/communities-urged-to-gamble-responsibly-and-legally?lang=en

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 academia, specialising in international relations and conflict resolution. I would like to thank Martin… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-secretary-statement-on-the-appointment-of-a-new-un-srsg-for-libya?lang=en

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Mr. Ghassan Salamé will succeed Martin Kobler of Germany, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and service, as well as for his effective leadership of UNSMIL. Mr. Ghassan… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-appoints-ghassan-salame-of-lebanon-as-special-representative-and-head-of-the-united-nations-support-mission-in-libya-unsmil?lang=en

Christopher Painter, the Secretary’s Coordinator for Cyber Issues, and Julie Zoller, Acting U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, will travel to Nairobi, Kenya from June 22-23 to discuss cyber and digital economy policy issues with government officials, the private sector, and civil society as part of the U.S.-Kenya Cyber and Digital Economy Dialogue. During their… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-coordinator-for-cyber-issues-and-us-coordinator-for-international-communications-and-information-policy-to-participate-in-the-us-kenya-cyber-and-digital-economy-dialogue?lang=en

“It is extremely favourable to Hungary from an economic perspective that it has the opportunity to cooperate with an African country that has a strong economy like Angola”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Wednesday following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Angolan Republic Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti. At the press conference following the meeting,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cooperation-with-angola-is-extremely-advantageous-to-hungary?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 June 2017

RAF Force Protection Wing deploy to Nigeria

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 to operate effectively in the Complex Air Ground Environment (CAGE) by understanding their role to provide security and Force… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/raf-force-protection-wing-deploy-to-nigeria?lang=en

On June 21, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Russian Federation Mohammed Al-Badri at the latter’s request. During their conversation, the officials exchanged views on the Middle East agenda, with an emphasis on settlement in Syria, the situation around Qatar and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/press-release-on-deputy-foreign-minister-mikhail-bogdanovs-meeting-with-egyptian-ambassador-to-russia-mohammed-albadri?lang=en

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