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Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) study on satellite navigation services provision in the Africa and Indian Ocean region takes...

Download logoThe definition study for the satellite-based augmentation system “SBAS for Africa and Indian Ocean” took a major step forward, with validation of the system’s architecture and geographic coverage. This marked a major milestone in the development of this system designed by Thales Alenia Space (www.ThalesAleniaSpace.com), the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), within the scope of the preliminary design study (phase B) contract signed in February 2

Coronavirus – Seychelles: Extraordinary Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Intergovernmental Committee Meeting by Video Conferencing

Download logoGiven the COVID 19 pandemic affecting the region and the world, the COMESA Secretariat decided to call for an extraordinary Intergovernmental Committee (IC) meeting, held on 12th May 2020, at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Among items discussed where measures to facilitate the movement of goods and services across the COMESA region during the COVID 19 pandemic, as well as solidarity and mitigation of austerity measures. Ms. Amanda Padayachy, Director General

Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 impacts observing system

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is concerned about the increasing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the quantity and quality of weather observations and forecasts, as well as atmospheric and climate monitoring. Meteorological measurements taken from aircraft have plummeted by an average 75-80% compared to normal, but with very large regional variations; in the southern hemisphere, the loss is closer to 90%. Surface-based weather observations are in decline, especially in Africa a

Coronavirus – South Africa: Address by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, on the occasion of the Media Briefing on COVID-19 Transport Level 4 Directions

Download logoBy Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Transport We have always been mindful that Transport is not only an enabler of economic activity and access to social amenities, but also a potent instrument, capable of spreading the COVID-19 virus far and wide.  After all, it was the aviation sector that enabled the virus to reach our shores.  Ours is to ensure that the mobility of the virus through our transport system is stopped dead on its tracks. Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ha

Coronavirus – Morocco: Foreign ministers from 13 countries agree on key principles to keep transportation links and supply chains open

Download logoThe Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and counterparts from Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Turkey and the United Kingdom, today took part in the sixth call of the Ministerial Coordination Group on COVID-19 (MCGC) to reiterate the need to maintain essential global links as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. The group agreed on a Joint Declaration outlining a

Mitigating COVID-19’s impact on Africa’s food systems (By Atsuko Toda and Martin Fregene)

Download logoBy Atsuko Toda and Martin Fregene We are facing great uncertainty on the African continent. The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fueling anxiety about negative economic growth, failing healthcare and collapsing food systems. We are already grappling with a locust outbreak in the Horn of Africa, drought and flood extremes due to climate change and increasing food importation costs  of more than $47 billion in 2019. The converg

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Statement by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (March 26, 2020)

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Over the last few days I have received extensive briefings on the state of the nation as it relates to the Covid-19 pandemic, from the relevant Federal Government agencies as well as the Lagos State Government.    

Accordingly, I approved the following:

The immediate release of a 10 billion Naira grant to Lagos State, which remains the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria. This grant will enable Lagos increase its capacity to control and co

Australia and Mauritius celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations through Diaspora Links and Launch of “Motherland” Art Exhibition

Australian Embassy (Union of Comoros & Madagascar)
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The Australian High Commissioner HE Ms Jenny Dee and Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage the Hon Avinash Teeluck, in the presence of the President HE

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