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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Representatives from small island developing States (SIDS) from the Caribbean and the Pacific regions are meeting this week in Sydney, Australia, to discuss partnership and resource opportunities for a proposed interregional IAEA technical cooperation project on SIDS. International and regional organizations including the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the European Investment Bank and the US Regional Environmental Office are also attending the meeting.

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), the Portuguese-speaking African country with the highest level of development and greatest political and economic stability, is preparing a set of measures to further open up the archipelago to foreign investment, according to a recent publication.

The signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC) 60 years ago in March 1957, came at a tumultuous time in relations between Europe and Africa. Just weeks earlier Kwame Nkrumah had declared Ghana a republic, an event which was a turning point in the decolonisation of sub-Saharan Africa. Nkrumah remarked that the treaty's inclusion of colonial territories was to neocolonialism what the Berlin Treaty of 1885 had been to colonialism.

The Governments of New Zealand and Samoa, the Asian Development Bank and the European Union are combining to further develop hydro-electric power in Samoa. A ceremony today turned the first sod for the construction of the Fuluasou hydropower plant which has a preliminary capacity of 0.68 megawatts

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended France for assisting Ghana, especially in the area of security, with the hope that the bilateral relationship between the two countries will help bring massive development into the country.