The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant supporting a feasibility study for a 130 MW wind power project in Zambia. The grantee is Access Zambia Wind One Limited, a wind power project developer and subsidiary of Access Power, a Power Africa partner and developer, owner, and operator of power assets in emerging and frontier markets. Slated for completion in 2019, the wind farm is anticipated… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ustda-connects-us-companies-to-wind-power-opportunities-in-zambia?lang=en

Opening Remarks by His Excellency The Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, San, Gcon, At The National Economic Council, NEC, National Security Retreat, at the Banquet Hall of The State House, Abuja, 17 August 2017: I am delighted to welcome you to this special session of the National Economic Council, focusing on Security. As you’re all aware, the Buhari administration came into office on a vision… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/today-we-draw-line-hate-speech-will-no-longer-be-tolerated-acting-president-osinbajo?lang=en

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) brought together in Luxor this week 600 Egyptian technical school teachers and administrators from 28 schools to highlight the Workforce Improvement and Skills Enhancement (WISE) project’s efforts to link Egyptian students with the workforce and private sector jobs. The WISE… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaid-and-ministry-of-education-and-technical-education-link-egyptian-technical-school-students-to-jobs?lang=en

Le Président de la République, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, a reçu les lettres de créance de la nouvelle ambassadrice de l’Australie à Madagascar, Son Excellence Madame Jenny Dee, ce 17 août, au Palais d’État d’Iavoloha. Elle succède ainsi à Madame Susan Coles. Pour la nouvelle ambassadrice, les priorités seront le renforcement de la coopération entre l’Australie et Madagascar dans les domaines… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/madagascar-australie–presentation-des-lettres-de-creance-de-la-nouvelle-ambassadrice-australienne?lang=fr

What: The Ministry of Health will officially announce that Ethiopia will be hosting Acting on the Call conference of Ministers and high level policy makers on maternal and child survival When: Friday 18 August 2017, from 2:00 P.M – 3:30 P.M Where: Ministry of Heath, Addis Ababa Ethiopia Who: – H.E Prof. Yifru Berhan, Minister of Health, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia – Dr Ephrem Tekle, Director,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ethiopia-to-host-the-fourth-acting-the-call-conference-of-ministers-and-policy-makers-on-maternal-and-child-survival?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 17 August 2017

Secretary’s Remarks: Gabon National Day

Press Statement attributable to Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State:

On behalf of the United States of America, our best wishes to the people of Gabon on the occasion of the Gabonese Republic’s 57th Independence Day. The United States values its partnership with Gabon and will continue to support the Gabonese people in strengthening democracy, human rights, and economic progress. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarys-remarks-gabon-national-day?lang=en

Aos 27 de Julho de 2017, a Agência dos Estados Unidos para o Desenvolvimento Internacional (USAID) e a Direcção Nacional de Saúde Pública de Angola (DNSP) realizaram uma actividade de encerramento do Projecto de Capacidade de Comunicação em Saúde Colaborativa, conhecido como HC3. A ocasião assinalou a conclusão bem-sucedida de três anos de esforços colaborativos no sentido de responder… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/governo-dos-estados-unidos-e-direccao-nacional-de-saude-publica-encerram-projeto-de-comunicacao-sobre-planeamento-familiar?lang=pt

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement today (16 August) on Horst Köhler’s appointment as Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara: I would like to offer Horst Köhler my most sincere congratulations! Horst Köhler has long devoted himself to the African continent with dedication and passion – for many years as Federal President and latterly on behalf… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-minister-gabriel-congratulates-horst-kohler-on-his-appointment-as-personal-envoy-of-the-un-secretarygeneral-for-western-sahara?lang=en

Two United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concern over a new European Commission policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues, warning that more people will drown. “The EU’s proposed new action plan, including a code of conduct for organizations operating rescue boats, threatens life and breaches international standards by condemning people to face further human rights violations in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/eu-trying-to-move-border-to-libya-using-policy-that-breaches-rights–un-experts?lang=en

O Chefe de Estado angolano, José Eduardo dos Santos, prestou um apoio institucional à Assembleia Nacional, que tornou possível o sucesso do trabalho do parlamento, no período 2012 a 2017. A informação foi prestada pelo presidente do parlamento angolano, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, na cerimónia solene de encerramento da 5ª sessão legislativa da III legislatura, realizada hoje, terça-feira,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/destacado-apoio-institucional-do-presidente-da-republica?lang=pt

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, paid his first official visit as High Commissioner to Sudan this week, at a time when refugees continue to flee the brutal conflict in South Sudan. He called on the international community to recognize Sudan’s long-standing tradition of hosting refugees and asked for more support for the country. “For decades, Sudan has kept its doors open to… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-refugee-chief-urges-international-recognition-and-support-for-sudan?lang=en

Seychelles’ Paris-based Ambassador, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, has presented his Letters of Credential to Mrs. Irina Bokova, the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris yesterday. Ambassador Radegonde and the Director General reviewed UNESCO’s activities, particularly those centred on Africa and Small Island… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ambassador-radegonde-accredited-as-new-permanent-delegate-of-seychelles-to-unesco?lang=en

On August 14, 2017, Director-General of the Department of African Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Dai Bing met with visiting Secretary of Cabinet and Director-General in the Presidency Cassius Lubisi of South Africa, exchanging in-depth views on China-South Africa relations, the implementation of outcomes of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in South Africa, BRICS cooperation… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/directorgeneral-of-the-department-of-african-affairs-of-the-foreign-ministry-dai-bing-meets-with-secretary-of-cabinet-and-directorgeneral-in-the-presidency-cassius-lubisi-of-south-africa?lang=en

Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara. The new Personal Envoy succeeds Christopher Ross of the United States who completed his assignment on 30 April 2017. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Ross’ tireless efforts and dedication to facilitate negotiations… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-appoints-horst-kohler-of-germany-as-his-personal-envoy-for-western-sahara?lang=en

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arrives in South Sudan today to view the devastating effects that the country’s continued violence is having on the millions of residents on the brink of extreme hunger. The numbers associated with South Sudan’s violence reveal the level of brutality being carried out against civilians. Of the country’s population of 12 million,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-number-of-hungry-displaced-at-staggering-levels-icrc-president-says-during-visit?lang=en

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders est choqué par la souffrance occasionnée suite aux dramatiques inondations et glissement de terrain qui ont endeuillé ce lundi la Sierra Leone et plus particulièrement sa capitale Freetown, faisant des centaines de morts et privant des milliers de personnes de leur habitation. Les pensées du Ministre vont aux familles… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-shocked-by-suffering-after-floods-and-landslide-in-sierra-leone?lang=fr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked about the suffering caused by the dramatic floods and landslide last Monday in Sierra Leone, especially in the capital, Freetown. Hundreds were killed and thousands rendered homeless. The Minister’s thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends, as well as with the Sierra Leonean people, who were hit hard by… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-shocked-by-suffering-after-floods-and-landslide-in-sierra-leone?lang=en

Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a annoncé, le 14 août 2017, la nomination de Ruby Sandhu-Rojon en tant que nouvelle Représentante spéciale adjointe pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel. Mme Sandhu-Rojon remplace Mme Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, qui a terminé sa mission le 6 août 2017. Le Secrétaire général remercie Mme Guebre Sellassie pour toutes ses réalisations… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-appoints-ruby-sandhurojon-of-the-united-states-as-deputy-special-representative-for-west-africa-and-the-sahel43?lang=fr

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ruby Sandhu-Rojon as his new Deputy Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel. Ms. Sandhu-Rojon succeeds Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, who completed her assignment on 6 August 2017. The Secretary-General is grateful for Ms. Guebre Sellassie’s accomplishments as Special Envoy for the Sahel and later as Deputy… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-appoints-ruby-sandhurojon-of-the-united-states-as-deputy-special-representative-for-west-africa-and-the-sahel43?lang=en

We strongly condemn the recent terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso and Mali. Our prayers are with the families of those killed and injured in this senseless violence. In Mali, terrorists killed one UN peacekeeper and several other employees of the UN peacekeeping mission. Attacks on innocent civilians and those who put themselves in harm’s way to protect them are especially shameful. We take these… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/declaration-de-mme-lambassadrice-haley-suite-aux-attentats-terroristes-au-burkina-faso-et-au-mali?lang=en

Nous condamnons fermement les récents attentats terroristes au Burkina Faso et au Mali. Nous adressons nos prières aux familles de toutes les victimes et de tous ceux qui ont été blessés dans cette violence insensée. Au Mali, des terroristes ont tué un Casque bleu de l’ONU et plusieurs autres employés de la mission de maintien de la paix des Nations unies. S’attaquer à des civils innocents… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/declaration-de-mme-lambassadrice-haley-suite-aux-attentats-terroristes-au-burkina-faso-et-au-mali?lang=fr

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food assistance to 7,500 people affected by the massive mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone that have killed scores of people and left many more homeless and in desperate need of assistance. Hours after Monday’s mudslides around Freetown, WFP began distributing initial two-week rations of rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt to the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/wfp-begins-food-distributions-to-thousands-hit-by-mudslides-in-sierra-leone?lang=en

Le Président de la République Hery Rajaonarimampianina a procédé, ce mercredi 16 août, à l’inauguration de la rénovation de la Centrale Thermique de Mandroseza, en présence du Premier Ministre Mahafaly Olivier, du Président du Sénat Honoré Rakotomanana, du Président de l’Assemblée Nationale Jean Max Rakotomamonjy, du Ministre de l’Eau, de l’Énergie et des Hydrocarbures Lantoniaina Rasoloelison,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/inauguration-de-la-renovation-de-la-centrale-thermique-de-mandroseza—un-grand-defi-pour-lamelioration-et-le-developpement-du-secteur-de-la-production-energetique-a-madagascar-?lang=fr

En seulement deux ans, [Angonix](https://www.angonix.net/) ([www.Angonix.net](http://www.angonix.net/)) – un point d’interconnexion Internet (IXP) basé à Luanda – a connu une croissance exponentielle jusqu’à devenir le troisième plus grand IXP en Afrique. [Avec un pic de trafic à 10,8 Go/s](https://www.angonix.net/about-angonix/statistics/) (www.Angonix.net/about-angonix/statistics/) (enregistré… Read more on https://angolacables.africa-newsroom.com/press/angolabased-internet-exchange-point-ixp-now-topthree-in-africa?lang=fr

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