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Source: EU External Action |

Statement by the Spokesperson on the death in custody of Gambian opposition member Ebrima Solo Krummah

Mr Ebrima Solo Krummah, a Gambian opposition member, has died after undergoing surgery whilst being held in custody

Mr Ebrima Solo Krummah, a Gambian opposition member, has died after undergoing surgery whilst being held in custody.    He had been arrested on 9 May, together with other members of the UDP party, having participated in peaceful protests and reportedly being brought to court only in June.    After…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Ravi Shankar appointed as the next High Commissioner of lndia to the Republic of Uganda

Shri Ravi Shankar (lFS: 1995), presently Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy of India, Rome, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of lndia to the Republic of Uganda

Shri Ravi Shankar (lFS: 1995), presently Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy of India, Rome, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of lndia to the Republic of Uganda. He is expected to take up his assignment shortly. 

Source: United Nations Information Center in Nairobi |

UN Special Adviser on Africa to attend TICAD 6

Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa, (OSAA) is among the senior UN officials attending TICAD 6 scheduled from 27th -28th August 2016 in Nairobi

Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa, (OSAA) is among the senior UN officials attending TICAD 6 scheduled from 27th -28th August 2016 in Nairobi. Also present are Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) and Director-General of UN Office…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

U.S. Embassy Honors the National Chief Imam with the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Since 2008, this annual award from the U.S. Embassy has recognized a Ghanaian citizen who exemplifies the spirit of American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

On August 25, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson presented the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice to National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu in recognition of his lifelong commitment to promoting peace and mutual understanding. Since 2008, this annual award from the U.S. Embassy…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Remarks at a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Girls Event

I started a program about young adolescent girls’ empowerment within the State Department

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you, Cathy. First of all, let me thank you for your tremendous work and leadership. We’re very proud of – Ambassador Russell’s really been at the forefront of leading efforts like this around the world, and I’ve seen her in more places around the world than…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Increasingly Complex Armed Conflicts have dire Impact on Children – UN Envoy

In her annual report to the UN General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts

The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, the senior United Nations envoy on the subject said today, stressing that this situation stems directly from an erosion of respect…

Source: Mining Indaba |

Mining Indaba Appoints Harry Chapman Director of Content

Harry joins Mining Indaba having developed outstanding content for Metal Bulletin, Mines and Money/Aspermont and most recently Informa

Investing in African Mining Indaba® (http://APO.af/RCMXkp), the world’s largest mining investment event, today announced the appointment of Harry Chapman as Director of Content. In this role he will oversee all content for the Mining Indaba and new mining investment events developed globally. Harry joins Mining Indaba (www.MiningIndaba.com) having developed outstanding content…

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

Empowering Women and Girls through STEAM

The U.S. Embassy in collaboration with UNESCO and the Institute of International Education (IIE) will launch the inaugural TeachHer Master Class from August 29 to September 2, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in collaboration with UNESCO and the Institute of International Education (IIE) will launch the inaugural TeachHer Master Class from August 29 to September 2, 2016 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Addis Ababa. TeachHer is a new public-private partnership (PPP) spearheaded by the United States Government, UNESCO,…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

South Sudan: Access to Essential Healthcare Dramatically Reduced Due to Increased Violence

While MSF teams continue to treat 60,000 patients per month across the country, ongoing insecurity is causing a significant decline in access to healthcare for tens of thousands more people who are in dire need

Thousands of people in South Sudan in desperate need are unable to access medical and humanitarian assistance due to ongoing fighting, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today warned.  While MSF teams continue to treat 60,000 patients per month across the country, ongoing insecurity is causing a…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Joint statement on Libya

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States

The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the statement of the Presidency Council (PC) of 24 August 2016 and the announcement of its intention to submit a revised list of Government of National Accord (GNA) Ministers to the House of Representatives (HoR).…