National Aug 8, 2016

Japan, Africa to vow at TICAD summit to combat threat of terrorism

Japanese and African leaders will seek at their summit late this month to combat the growing threats of terrorism, military conflicts and violent radicalism through the promotion of education and job creation, according to a draft of their declaration obtained by Kyodo News on ...

National Jan 31, 2016

Kenya to host Tokyo-led Africa development summit in August

Kenyan President Uhuru Ken-yatta said Sunday the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, which Japan cosponsors with the United Nations and the African Union, will be held in Nairobi on Aug. 27 and 28. Kenyatta made the announcement at a joint news conference with ...

National / Politics Aug 20, 2015

Japan mulling three-year, ¥1 trillion aid package for Africa

Japan is considering extending around ¥1 trillion in official development assistance to Africa over three years from 2016, a Japanese government source said Thursday. The government would announce the financial aid toward the next round of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the ...

National / Politics May 5, 2014

African nations assured of continued flow of aid

Japan told foreign ministers and senior officials from about 50 African countries on Sunday that it will continue to arrange for ¥3.2 trillion ($32 billion) in aid to flow into the continent over the five-year period ending in 2017. With the public and private sectors ...