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Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly three-quarters – 393 million – of the global number of children living in countries affected by emergencies, followed by the Middle East and North Africa where 12 per cent of these children reside

An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four – live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, often without access to medical care, quality education, proper nutrition and protection, UNICEF said today. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly three-quarters – 393 million – of the global number of…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

IGAD Regional Capacity Enhancement Initiative Concludes Annual Review Workshops

Participants in the review workshops, which took place in Juba throughout November and December, included the “twins,” the CSSOs, as well as their supervisors

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Initiative for Capacity Enhancement in South Sudan, commonly referred to as the “IGAD Regional Initiative” finalized yesterday a series of workshops aimed at reviewing the progress, strengths, opportunities, and challenges of mentoring South Sudanese civil servants, which responds to sections of the Agreement…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Workshop on Sustainable Conservation and Cultural Heritage Preservation

The workshop will discuss the challenges of sustainable conservation and cultural heritage preservation in Ethiopia, review best practices, and explain the innovative methodologies used at Biet Gabriel Rafael

The U.S. Embassy will organize a two-day workshop on sustainable conservation and cultural heritage preservation, and provide an overview of a recently completed project at Biet Gabriel Rafael Church in Lalibela. The workshop will discuss the challenges of sustainable conservation and cultural heritage preservation in Ethiopia, review best practices, and…

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Source: Alpha Capital International |

Multi-billion dollar MoAs signed by Chongqing Construction Engineering Group, Oilserv, Tianjin Energy, and Alpha Group to develop Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Infrastructure

The agreements set the stage for jointly developing, financing, and constructing several high profile projects including crude oil and gas pipelines, oil refineries, port, highways, and railways across Nigeria

Chongqing Construction Engineering Group Co. Ltd (CCEGC) (www.CCEGQ.com) Chairman/Party Secretary General Mr. Yang Jingpu, Tianjin Energy Resources Ltd (Tianjin) (www.TianjinEnergy.com) Managing Director Engr. Peter Lin, Oilserv Limited (Oilserv) (www.OilservLtdNG.com) Chairman Engr. Emeka Okwuosa, and Alpha Group of Companies’ (Alpha) Chairman Mr. Sheikh Mohamed Bayorh signed eight memorandum of agreements (MOAs)…

Pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards
Source: Pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards |

International media experts to judge Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2017

The winners will be announced at the Continental Reinsurance CEO Summit on 6 April, 2017 in Dakar, Senegal

Continental Reinsurance Plc (www.Continental-Re.com) has today announced the jury members for the second edition of the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards (www.Continental-Re.com/journalism-awards).   Afif Ben Yedder, Founder of IC Publications, publisher of leading magazines African Business and New African, will chair the jury this year. Other panelists of the Pan-African Re/Insurance…

Source: EU Delegation to Somalia |

EU contributes €1 million EUR to IMF Somalia Trust Fund

The EU support will contribute to normalizing relations with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and lay the groundwork for an eventual resumption of their financial assistance

The EU has contributed €1 million EUR to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Somalia Trust Fund as part of its long-standing commitment to support economic governance and capacity development in Somalia. The EU support will contribute to normalizing relations with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and lay the groundwork for…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

UN Secretary-General on Ghana

The Secretary-General is following with great interest the situation in Ghana after the presidential and parliamentary elections that took place on 7 December

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Ghana: The Secretary-General is following with great interest the situation in Ghana after the presidential and parliamentary elections that took place on 7 December. He congratulates the people of Ghana for exercising their democratic rights and on the peaceful conduct of the elections. He…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

EU/US: Sanction Senior DR Congo Officials

Urgent Action Needed to Deter Large-Scale Violence, Repression

The European Union and United States should expand targeted sanctions against those most responsible for recent violent repression and other serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a coalition of 72 Congolese and 15 international human rights organizations said today.   Ten days before the December 19,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba |

Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Ghana and Cuba strengthen work relations

The Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Mr. Gerardo Peñalver, in transit in Ghana, held a meeting with Mr. Edwin Nii Adjei, Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana

The Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Mr. Gerardo Peñalver, in transit in Ghana, held a meeting with Mr. Edwin Nii Adjei, Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, who analyzed and updated aspects of common…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Libya: Security Council reaffirms full support for political agreement signed a year ago

The Council urged all Libyan stakeholders, especially those not currently fully engaged in the process, to work together with the Presidency Council to resolve outstanding issues and focus all Libyan efforts on rebuilding the country

Expressing deep concern over the serious political polarization resulting in a deterioration of the security, economic and humanitarian situation in Libya, the Security Council today reiterated its support for the United Nations envoy for Libya, who leads efforts in facilitating implementation of the political agreement signed about a year ago.…