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Friday, 22 June 2018

As part of its mission to raise quality standards of fish in our country, the Ministry of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Maritime Economy, through the National Bureau for Sanitary Control of Fishery Products (ONSPA), this week handed over two ice-making factories and a cold storage facility to the Jasmin Trading House company, the only fish factory satisfying the required health standards during a recent visit by EU experts, with the aim of strengthening the company.

Tens of thousands of young Africans are expatriated in Europe to pursue scientifc training. As the need for researchers and engineers continues to grow in Africa, how many of them will contribute in the future to the scientifc and technological development of their own countries? On July 6, 2018, the YASE conference will highlight the role of these young African scientists in the development of science in Africa.

Monday, 14 May 2018

After the start of provisional application of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) on 1 November 2017, the EU and Cuba are holding on 15 May 2018 the first ministerial-level Joint Council under the new Agreement. The EU and Cuba thereby take one further step towards enhanced collaboration to the benefit of the Cuban and European people. Between 1996 and 2016, the diplomatic relations between Cuba and the EU – first established in 1988 – were governed by the so-called Common Position.

In September 2015, the Member States of the United Nations approved a new global development framework, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, built around 17 Sustainable Development Goals, covering economic, social and environmental issues. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Agenda) adopted in July 2015 which is an integral part of the 2030 Agenda. It provides a global framework for financing for development and sets a new paradigm for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through effective use of all financial flows as well as non-financial means of implementation, emphasising domestic action and sound policies.

Spanish multinational Abengoa will officially launch its third large-scale solar thermal plant in South Africa on May 18, near Pofadder in the Northern Cape. It is expected to have an impact on the local community and demonstrate the viability of renewable energy as a sustainable source of electricity. The parabolic thermal installation, Xina Solar One, has a total installed capacity of 100MW and follows the launch of KaXu and Khi, making it the largest such system in Africa.