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HRH The Duke of York, KG Will represent the UK in Botswana’s 50th anniversary celebration on an official three day visit from 28 september The visit will be Prince Andrew’s second visit to Botswana, having previously accompanied The Queen on a State Visit in 1979. This visit underlines the ongoing strength of the unique historical …

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A recent report from the Royal College of Physicians concluded that vaping is “at least 95% safer” than smoking A little-known bureaucracy based in Geneva that wields enormous influence over governments across the world has been operating in secret to limit access to new technologies that millions of smokers are using to save their lives. …

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The African Ministers of Trade tabled an Africa position in the 15th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, held on 26 September 2016 in Washington DC, United States. The position is on the report titled “Beyond Agoa: Looking to the future of the U.S. – Africa Trade and Investment” issued by the US on …

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Representatives from 80 nations, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia are in London today to discuss Better Peacekeeping The Governments of Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, …

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More than 140 humanitarian practitioners, academicians and advocates met for the 4th annual International Humanitarian Partnership Conference in Nairobi on 21-22 September Including persons with disabilities and the aged in humanitarian practices was the theme for the 4th annual International Humanitarian Partnership Conference in Nairobi on 21-22 September. More than 140 humanitarian practitioners, academicians and …

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Sierra Leone: IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Sierra Leone An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by John Wakeman-Linn visited Freetown during September 14-27, 2016 to conduct the sixth and final review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF).[1] At the conclusion of the visit, Mr. Wakeman-Linn issued the following statement: “Sierra Leone’s economic reforms …

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The Sixty-third Session of WHO’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean will take place this year in Cairo, Egypt, from 3 to 6 October. The Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean is WHO’s decision-making body in the Region. It meets each year to formulate regional policies designed to protect public health and respond to common …

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The German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Dr. Barbara Hendricks, will visit Kenya from 28th September to 1st October. The visit is part of a trip to three African countries on the occasion of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species …

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A statement by UK government following the Constitutional Court’s verdict on the outcome of the Presidential elections. The United Kingdom notes the verdict of the Gabonese Constitutional Court in confirming the victory of Ali Bongo Ondimba in last month’s Presidential election. We welcome the decision to use legal channels to address the dispute. The United …

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British companies from energy, infrastructure, education & training industry to visit Ghana and Nigeria Representatives from energy, infrastructure and education & training companies will be participating in the Department for International Trade (DIT) London trade mission to Nigeria and Ghana, taking place 25-30 September 2016. This year’s mission will be led by Carl Woolf, International …

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