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UN establishes new dates devoted to food and agriculture

2021 was designated as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, 21 May as International Tea Day and 29 September as International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, according to resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly.

IBRAF aims to strengthen Las Palmas as a hub port between America and Africa

Puertos de Las Palmas president Luis Ibarra and Puertos de Las Palmas Foundation manager Sergio Galván confirmed this Wednesday (18) the participation of the Ports Foundation and the La Luz Port Community at the Atlantic Port Management Summit, an event that will take place in Fortaleza on May 5 and 6, 2020.

Egypt: AfDB approves resources to increase sewage coverage on Upper Nile

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved €109 million to transform sewage coverage in rural areas in Luxor Governorate in Egypt’s Upper Nile region.

Algeria elects new president amid protests

A new president is elected in Algeria after a wave of protests calling for a renewal of the policy. Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected the new commander of the country after winning 58% of the vote. The elections suffered a strong boycott by the population and, therefore, the number of voters was the lowest in the country's history. The National Electoral Authority indicated that participation was 39.83%, the lowest in history, equivalent to about 9 million people.

Brazilian chancellor reaffirms Africa as priority

Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo reiterated the country's commitment to strengthen relations with the African continent. This week, when he met an agenda in four West African countries, he reaffirmed that Africa "is a priority" for Brazil. The sentence has simi

South African Ambassador to Brazil participates in strategic meetings in Fortaleza in partnership with IBRAF

South Africa Ambassador to Brazil, Joseph Mashimbye, accompanied by the president of the Brazil Africa Institute, João Bosco Monte, was in Fortaleza on December 10th, participating in strategic meetings. The ambassador met with local private sector representatives and discussed business opportunities that may arise between Ceará and the African country.

Brazilian takes over UN peacekeeping mission in Congo

The Brazilian Ricardo Augusto Ferreira Costa Neves will be Commander of MONUSCO. Lieutenant Colonel Costa Neves has a career of over 30 years. In addition, he has previous experience with the Peace Forces, having served as a Military Observer at the UN Verification Mission in Angola. He succeeds Lieutenant Colonel Elias Rodrigues Martins Filho, also a Brazilian, who completed his term on October 31.

Nigeria discusses the effective implementation of AfCFTA

Nigeria will hold a forum in the next days to discuss the effective implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The forum is intended primarily to attract the Nigerian private sector.

Uganda will also use Brazilian knowledge in electronic data collection

Brazil continues to share its expertise with African countries through the use of new census technologies. After Cape Verde and Senegal, Uganda enters Brazil's list of partners in this regard. Representatives from various institutions met in Entebbe to discuss the project involving trilateral South-South cooperation to share expertise in electronic data collection for censuses.