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Source: European Parliament |

Congo: DROI Chair condemns the execution of two UN Experts

Chair Pier Antonio Panzeri urges the Congolese authorities to act with diligence, to resolve both the political crisis and the extremely serious security crisis that are jeopardizing the future of the DRC

The Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Antonio Panzeri (S&D, IT) condemns the execution of two members of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “The summary execution of two United Nations experts is a clear sign of the security…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

WHO AWD Surge Team field visit to Somali Region

The aims of the visit are, among others, to effectuate a rapid assessment of the situation and to identify the needs and gaps so as to strengthen the response to the outbreak

The World Health Organization delegation conducted a four-day field visit to Dollo and Korahey zones from 22-26 April 2017, as part of WHO’s interventions in the Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) outbreak emergency response, in the Ethiopia Somali Region. The aims of the visit are, among others, to effectuate a rapid…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Zambia: UN expert to assess situation of the right to adequate food

There is a strong concern about the levels of malnutrition in this context, leaving around 40 percent of children under the age of five at below average height

The situation of the right to food in Zambia will be investigated by United Nations Special Rapporteur Hilal Elver, during an official visit from 3 to 12 May 2017.   “I will pay special attention to the situation of peasants and smallholders, including women, and the efforts made to improve…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Infrastructure Development critical priority for SA – Deputy Minister Magwanishe

Magwanishe was speaking at the opening ceremony of the South African headquarters of the China Overseas Infrastructure Development and Investment Corporation (COIDIC) in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe says South Africa has identified infrastructure development as a critical priority for the country in order to boost economic growth. Magwanishe was speaking at the opening ceremony of the South African headquarters of the China Overseas Infrastructure Development and Investment…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Warring parties urged to stop suffering of people in Upper Nile, South Sudan as fighting intensifies

Up to 25,000 people have reportedly fled their homes on the West Bank of the River Nile over the last few days following increased military activity

The warring parties in South Sudan have been urged by the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, (UNMISS), David Shearer to “stop the suffering they are causing, take responsibility for the lives they have destroyed and to uphold their responsibility to protect civilians” as fighting intensifies once again…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Statement attributable to the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, on Sudan opening a third humanitarian corridor for the delivery of aid into crisis-hit South Sudan

This additional route from El Obeid in central Sudan to Aweil, a city in Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, will allow the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver an additional 7,000 metric tons of sorghum to support the 540,000 people in need of food assistance in the area

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, today welcomed the decision by the Government of Sudan to open a third humanitarian corridor, the second in as many months, for aid to be delivered from Sudan to famine-struck South Sudan.   This additional route from El…

Source: The Nigerian Stock Exchange Corporate News |

The Nigerian Stock Exchange X-Gen News Alert - Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

Company Name: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. (http://GTBank.com) Company Symbol: GUARANTY [GUARANTY]>> Company Report Name of Company Guaranty Trust Bank Plc  Date: 26 April, 2017  Period: 31 March, 2017    Statement of Comprehensive Income  Mar-17 Mar-16 N'000 N'000 Gross Earnings 104,656,897 75,394,191 Profit/Loss before Tax 50,392,075 30,675,985 Taxation (8,914,666) (5,061,537) Profit/Loss…

Source: EU Delegation to Somalia |

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement jointly with the EU Missions in Somalia

On Monday 24 April 2017, four alleged Al Shabab members were executed in Baidoa

The EU Delegation regrets the news on the recent execution of several people in Somalia, and notes with growing concern the recurrent use of military courts in Somalia. On Monday 24 April 2017, four alleged Al Shabab members were executed in Baidoa. The four were accused of carrying out a…