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Canada promotes women’s economic empowerment and play-based learning

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OTTAWA, Canada As part of Canada’s re-engagement with Africa, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will tomorrow conclude a four-day visit to Ghana along with Right To Play athlete ambassadors Kaylyn Kyle, Olympic bronze medalist for the Canadian women’s soccer team, and Joannie Rochette, Olympic bronze medalist and six-time Canadian national champion figure skater. These Canadian athletes are in their own right powerful role models for girls and ambassadors for the transformative power of play and sports. In Ghana 80% of farmers live under the poverty line and women and girls continue to face significant social and economic barriers Ghana and Canada have a long and productive history of cooperation and

Canada announces funding for child protection and women’s economic empowerment

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OTTAWA, Canada The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $97 million in funding to improve child protection, promote growth that works for all and provide crucial humanitarian assistance in the DRC and the region. The Minister made this announcement as she concluded a two-day visit to the DRC, as part of Canada’s re-engagement with Africa and its commitment to work together to address issues facing the continent. The DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world with more than 87% of its population living on less than $1.25 a day. Years of conflict have resulted in more than 3 million internally displaced people. Women and children are particularly vulnerable as they have limited means to support the

“Made in Germany” – Pavilion at the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair 2017

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania The “German Pavilion” at the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair gives German companies the opportunity to access the attractive Tanzanian market as well as the high-potential market of the entire East African Community. German know-how and technology can provide Tanzania with some of the best opportunities to fully develop its future industrial potential. On 30th June the “German Pavilion” will open its doors also to the Tanzanian Press presenting innovation and the newest technology from Germany at Saba Saba Grounds. From 1st July to 7th July six German Companies will show opportunities for cooperation for industries as well as consumers from Tanzania. German Chargé d’Affaires John Reyels has this message for the participating companies

Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs V.Makei meets the Minister of External Relations of Angola

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MINSK, Belarus On June 28, 2017 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, met with the Minister of External Relations of Angola, Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoti, on the occasion of the completion of his official visit to our country. During the meeting, the sides summed up the results of the visit, discussed in detail the plan of measures to enhance bilateral cooperation in the political, trade and economic spheres. The parties agreed to establish a joint intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation, the first meeting of which should be held before the end of this year. The Ministers underlined that the key promising project in the field of industrial cooperation is the elaboration of the creation of an assembly pr...

Basic needs of refugees not being met despite generous policy

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GENEVA, Switzerland The international response in Uganda is failing refugees and must prioritise life-saving supplies such as food and water to prevent a medical emergency, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today ahead of a major refugee summit. Governments and international organisations are meeting in Kampala on 22 and 23 June to raise funds for Uganda’s refugee response. The country currently hosts 950,562 refugees and receives about 2,000 new arrivals every day, the vast majority of them fleeing violence in South Sudan. Uganda is a pilot country for the UNHCR-led Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), which aims to improve the situation of refugees and host communities through increasing s

$1 billion Israeli solar commitment to ECOWAS

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MONROVIA, Liberia, $20 million agreement for Liberia’s first solar field inked as Prime Minister Netanyahu arrives; “Power to the African people,” says Israeli MP NeguiseUnder the MOU signed today between the State of Israel and ECOWAS, Israel’s leading solar developer will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green energy power projects across the 15 member states of the West African economic community.    “In honor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s two terms in office, and Liberia’s friendship with the State of Israel, Energiya Global and our international partners will finance and build a commercial-scale solar field at the Roberts International Airport, which will supply 25% of the country’s generation capacity,” says Yosef I. Abramowitz

Argentine cooperation in South Africa

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, In the context of the project "Development of experimental plots in sustainable agriculture", carried out through the Argentine Fund of South-South Cooperation (FO.AR) in South Africa, Argentine experts from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) participated in the exhibition On 16-19 May, Argentine Cooperation was present in NAMPO, the most important agroindustrial exhibition of the African continent, held this year in Bothaville, South Africa. South African companies and institutions, such as Grain SA and the University of Pretoria, also participated in the event, under the oversight of the Agriculture Research Council In the context of the project "Development of experimental plots in sustainable agriculture", carried ou...

Argentina-Netherlands-Mozambique triangular cooperation

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, The Argentine Republic thus reaffirms its commitment to cooperate with African countries in the field of agro-industry, through public-private and third sector partnershipsOn 22-23 May, experts from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), with the Directorate General for International Cooperation and the Argentine Embassy in Mozambique, held working meetings in the city of Maputo with the NGO Technoserve, at which it was agreed to work on the development of no-till farming demonstration plots in the central region of the country. The project seeks to show how the implementation of the Argentine production system and its related technologies can raise food production levels while reducing environmental degradation. The Argentine Re...

Angela Merkel

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Angela Dorothea Merkel  born 17 July 1954 is a German politician who is currently Chancellor of Germany. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Merkel has been described at various times as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and one of the world's most powerful people. A former research scientist with a doctorate in physical chemistry, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, and briefly served as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government headed by Lothar de Maizière in 1990. Following German reunification in 1990, Merkel was elected to the Bundestag for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and has been reelected ever since. Merkel was appointed as the Mi

“I will defend Europe”; France’s youngest elected president Emmanuel Macron

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  The youngest ever, newly elected French president Mr. Emmanuel Macron on addressing the nation in front of thousands of supporters in the grand country yard of Louvre, promised to work and rebuild ties between Europe and its citizens. The known centrist, liberal and a left- right candidate at 39 years won a decisive victory in the presidential run of Sunday over socialist Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate by 65% to become the first French President who does not belong to a major political party despite working with the outgoing government he launched an independent political party “En Merche” a year ago. A former economy minister in the outgoing socialist government, investment banker and senior civil servant grew up in a bourgeois family in Amiens, also served as depu