The U.S. Embassy today awarded approximately $103,000 (MWK 92 million) to nine organizations working in six districts across Malawi through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund, the Julia Taft Fund, and the Fiscal Transparency Innovation Fund.
University for Development Studies (UDS) Center for Educational Innovation and Leadership marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities under the global theme “Leadership and Participation of Persons with Disabilities towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-Covid-19 World”.
As the governments of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) launch a joint military operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels, following recent attacks in Uganda attributed to this group, Amnesty International is calling on all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and adherence to international humanitarian law.
On 3 December in Bern, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis welcomed Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates. This official visit marks the centenary of Switzerland's diplomatic presence in Morocco. Both sides signed a joint declaration, a memorandum of understanding on political consultations and a declaration on cooperation under the Paris Agreement.
The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) lauds the South African High Court’s decision to allow multinational oil and gas company Shell to conduct seismic surveys offshore South Africa. Following an 11th hour attempt by environmentalists to halt plans by Shell to conduct seismic surveys along the eastern coast of South Africa, the court ruled in favor of the oil supermajor, which is now free to proceed with its offshore survey, with the application to halt the operations having failed to
On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, calls for increased recognition of the rights of persons with disabilities under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave welcomed the Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) Director Brigadier General, Getachew Shiferaw, at Maison Quéau de Quinssy, on 1st December 2021. The EASF Director was on a working visit in Seychelles, meeting with various high government officials, including a courtesy call on the President of the Republic, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, at Statehouse, on 2nd December 2021.
The Government of Sweden, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a four-year programme to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by food insecurity, malnutrition, and the effects of climate change in the Malian regions of Segou and Sikasso.
The President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö approved an amendment to the Decree of the President of the Republic on the Foreign Service. The amendment concerning the locations of Finland’s diplomatic missions and the provision of consular services in the Diplomatic Service will enter into force on 10 December 2021. With the amendment, embassies of Finland will be established in Dakar, Senegal, and in Doha, Qatar, as of 10 December 2021.