IADE TUNISIA 2022

Following the postponement of the IADE TUNISIA 2022 aerospace and defence exhibition at the initiative of the Tunisian Government, we are pleased to formally confirm that the exhibition will be held from 12 to 16 October 2022. The Organising Committee and its partners will therefore take advantage of the six months that separate us from the event to consolidate the broad invitation programme already in place, to increase the international presence of the world leaders in the defence sector and […]

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First Dakar 2026 initiatives underway

The first Dakar 2026 initiatives were launched through the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP), with 60 future OVEP implementers taking part in a training course to help them develop their own educational programmes around the Olympic values. Since the start of spring, Senegal has been celebrating sport and its values with activities organised in the lead-up to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2026. The goals are to engage with young people, get them moving, introduce them to the Olympic […]

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EU-African trade gets new opportunities

The Ukraine war will also lead to a reorganisation of supply chains in the mechanical and plant engineering sector, strengthening closer economic ties between Europe and Africa. VDMA, Europes’s most important Mechanical Engineering Industry Association has established training centres in Botswana, Nigeria and Kenya, where prospective skilled workers are trained on modern machinery and equipment as part of the initiative “Skilled Workers For Africa”. “After the Ukraine war, many companies from the mechanical and plant engineering sector will try to […]

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Focus will be on local businesses, products and services at upcoming Automechanika Johannesburg

Wide-ranging participation by large numbers of overseas exhibitors from a host of countries has been a feature of Automechanika Johannesburg since the first of these trade shows for the automotive aftermarket was staged at Expo Centre, Nasrec, in 2009. This all changes in favour of local exhibitors at Automechanika Johannesburg 2022, which takes place at the same venue from June 7-10. “Although the only international exhibitors currently signed up to come to Automechanika Johannesburg this year are from Germany, the […]

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Egypt and Nigeria medicines regulators achieve high maturity level in WHO classification and WHO launches list of regulatory authorities that meet international standards

Today, WHO announced that Egypt’s and Nigeria’s medical products regulatory agencies had reached maturity level 3. This means that these national bodies have been found to function well and that they could be eligible for inclusion into the transitional WHO Listed Authorities, a list that will comprise the world’s regulators of reference – that is, regulatory authorities that should be globally recognized as meeting WHO and other international standards. Egypt has reached maturity level 3 for vaccines regulation (locally produced […]

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at announcement “spokes” of mRNA technology transfer hub

Your Excellency President Macron,Excellency President Macky Sall,Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi,Excellency President Kenyatta,Excellency President Buhari,Excellency President Saied,Excellency President Michel,Excellency President von der Leyen,Excellencies, dear colleagues, and friends,Good morning, bonjour, it’s an honour to be here with you. It’s incredible to think that just over two years since COVID-19 began spreading, there are now multiple safe and effective vaccines against it, and more than 10 billion doses have been administered globally. The tragedy, of course, is that billions of people are […]

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Rwanda’s Renus Uhiriwe: “I really hope that I will be at the 2025 World Championships”

Amidst his preparations for the race, Renus took the time to tell us a bit more about himself and his hopes for the future 20-year-old Renus Uhiriwe is currently preparing to race the upcoming Tour du Rwanda for the national team ahead of travelling to Europe and linking up with his Italian-based UCI Continental Team Qhubeka (www.TeamQhubeka.com) squad. He treads a familiar path for talented young riders from Africa, as they look to first make their mark at home and […]

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Historic Memorandum of Understanding signed between 12 Private Sector Automotive Associations in Africa and Europe to develop the Automotive industry in Africa

A memorandum of understanding was signed virtually between 12 Automotive Associations within the ambit of the EU – Africa Business Forum 2022 on 16 February with the aim of driving the development of the Automotive Industry in Africa. The Automotive sector whilst key for the industrialisation of Africa is often associated with several challenges including, persistent market fragmentation, lack of regulatory alignment between African countries and the two continents, industrial and trade policies not conducive to local and foreign investment, […]

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