Niger – Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, President of Niger attend signing of bilateral agreements

2018/11/12 – The UAE and Niger on Monday signed a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MoUs, in Abu Dhabi with the aim of developing bilateral partnerships and co-operation.His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger, were present during the signing and exchanging of the documents of the agreements and MoUs at the Presidential Palace. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, President of Niger attend signing of bilateral agreements »

Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence

2018/12/11 – Rival Libyan factions and international delegations have arrived in the Italian city of Palermo for a two day conference focused on uniting the country’s institutions and preparing for a national election. Continuer à lire … « Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence »

UAE’s Yahsat satellite spreads opportunities in Africa

2018/8/11 – Having to conduct your business from your local burger joint because of unreliable internet connectivity should be a necessity that – even for the humblest of freelancers or start-up entrepreneurs – belong to a distant past or a rare emergency situation. Continuer à lire … « UAE’s Yahsat satellite spreads opportunities in Africa »

Dubai to host ‘Africa Investment Conference’

2018/05/11 – On Wednesday, the fifth « Africa Investment Conference » will be held at the Four Seasons Resort in Dubai.The two-day conference, which will be hosted by the African Legal Network, aims to promote investments in Africa and encourage discussions on critical issues facing the continent, and is expected to attract more than 400 representatives and will include speakers from many companies, government departments and research centres. Continuer à lire … « Dubai to host ‘Africa Investment Conference’ »

UAE, Nigeria seeking stronger bilateral ties

2018/05/11 – Fahad Mohammed Obaid Al Tafaq, the new UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, has met here with Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the Nignerian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, to discuss ways of bolstering bilateral ties between the two friendly nations and exchange views on a range of issues of mutual interest.While welcoming the new diplomat, the Nigerian minister affirmed that he would receive every possible assistance to properly discharge his diplomatic duties of enhancing bilateral tries.

In turn, Ambassador Al Tafaq thanked the minister, emphasising his desire to further consolidate ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

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Saudi Arabia and the UAE Look to Africa (Opinion-Camille Lons)

2018/28/10 – By mediating conflicts and combining their assets in the Horn of Africa, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are slowly cementing an arc of political influence across the region.

In September 16, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement in Jeddah. This move, initiated by Ahmed’s election and supported by intense UAE and U.S. back-channel diplomacy over the past few months, is putting an end to a decade of war and tension between their two countries. The next day, Saudi Arabia also hosted the first face-to-face talks between Eritrea and Djibouti after more than a decade of border disputes, following a peace agreement the two countries had signed on September 6. Saudi mediation was warmly welcomed by Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who declared in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that Saudi Arabia’s role was key to normalizing Djibouti’s relations with Eritrea. Continuer à lire … « Saudi Arabia and the UAE Look to Africa (Opinion-Camille Lons) »

Mali – ERC signs cooperation agreement with Mali’s Ministry of Health

2018/27/10 – The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Health and Hygiene in Mali to promote the capacities of the medical sector in the country.According to the agreement, the ERC will fund the restoration of two critical hospitals in the capital Bamako, and supply them with the required medical equipment and supplies. The project also includes the restoration of Point G and Gabriel Tore hospitals and providing them with laboratory equipment, clean water network, general maintenance of the two hospitals and enhancing their medical and therapeutic efficiency. Continuer à lire … « Mali – ERC signs cooperation agreement with Mali’s Ministry of Health »