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Under-Secretary of State Anttonen leads a Team Finland visit to South Africa

The destinations of the visit will be Johannesburg, the economic hub of South Africa, Pretoria, the capital, and Cape Town Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Relations Matti Anttonen will lead a Team Finland trade mission to South Africa on 17-21 October. In 2015, Finland’s exports to South Africa totalled …

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UN Refugee Agency condemns Rising Violence against Civilians in Central African Republic

The United Nations refugee agency today condemned attacks on civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR), where clashes between rival groups have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and disrupted vital humanitarian aid operations. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) “strongly condemns attacks against …

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Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

President Keita shared his views on the situation in Mali and Sub-Saharan Africa, pointing to the need to consolidate efforts to rally effective resistance against terrorism and extremism in Africa On October 12, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov met …

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South Africa congratulates Mr Gutteres for his appointment as the next Secretary-General of the UN

The South African Government looks forward to establishing a close working relationship with Mr Gutteres and wishes him well in shouldering the momentous responsibility that comes with leading the world’s foremost international organisation The South African Government extends its warm congratulations to Mr António Gutteres from Portugal following his appointment …

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Statement by HRVP Federica Mogherini, Neven Mimica, Christos Stylianides on the release of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria

After two and a half years away from their homes and families, 21 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, are finally released Statement by High Representative/Vice- President Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development Neven Mimica and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the release …

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Statement of the AUC Chairperson, H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on the occasion of the Launch of the African Union Campaign to Restore the Dignity of Women and to Ensure Accountability in South Sudan

Statement attributable to AUC Chairperson, H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Three years ago, the AU Heads of State and Government committed to silencing the guns by 2020. In August 2015, the Peace Agreement signed in South Sudan gave hope that peace would be possible for the people of South Sudan. This hope …

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From the Office of Mr. Jamal Benomar, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Conflict Prevention, on his briefing to the Security Council

The Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Conflict Prevention (including Burundi), Jamal Benomar, briefed the Security Council today on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2303 [29 July 2016]. Below is his statement after the briefing: I just briefed the Security Council on the status of the implementation of resolution …

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STATS SA delivers Annual Report to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee

The annual report shows that Stats SA had obtained yet another clean audit opinion from the Auditor-General The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, today presented the Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) annual report for the financial year 2015/2016 to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration …

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Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on her call with President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique

“I had today a very open and constructive phone call with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi. I underlined that the EU remains fully committed to continue supporting the peace process in Mozambique I expressed my condolences following the murder of peace negotiator Jeremias Pondeca and we both agreed that the peace …

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