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Source: U.S. Department of State |

Seychelles National Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 29, 2016   On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Seychelles as you celebrate 23 years of independence on June 29. The United States and Seychelles share a strong commitment to regional security,…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Kenyan Paralympians Go Green as They Go for Gold in Rio

Team Kenya champions responsible travel to the Olympics

As the stars of the Kenyan Paralympics Team prepare to set off for Rio, they will visit the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi to support the Green Passport Campaign promoting responsible travel to the Rio Olympics. The team, led by Bernard Kosgei Kipng’etich - double medallist of the…

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

Arbitrary Detention: UN expert group releases 22 Opinions from 17 countries

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released today 22 Opinions concerning 101 individuals in detention in 17 countries. The Opinions were adopted by the expert group during its last session held in Geneva from 18 to 27 April 2016. The Working Group has a mandate to investigate allegations…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

Fifteen African Countries and Partners Take stock of Progress Made in Access to Medicines ‘Good Results Require Sustained Efforts’ | 29 June 2016

The European Union (EU), the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) this week meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to take stock of progress made by a joint four year programme to improve access to quality medicines in 15 Sub-Saharan African countries .…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Africa – EU Partnership reaffirmed with signature of African Union Support Programme III (€51 Million)

In the framework of the first Steering Committee on the Aide Memoire between the European Commission (EC) and the African Union Commission (AUC) on measures to strengthen the financial management of the African Union Commission, The African Union Commission and the European Union (EU) signed today, 29 June 2016 the…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Inception Workshop for AUC-FAO Project on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Africa.

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA What:           Inception Workshop for AUC-FAO Project on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Africa. When:             30th June – 1st July, 2016 Who:            African Union Commission and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Where:           African Union Commission New Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Background:…

Deutsche Post DHL
Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Delivers Black Rhino Eliska to Africa

DHL provides dedicated Boeing 757-200 freighter to ensure maximum comfort and minimal travel time

Female Eastern black rhino Eliska transported from Czech Republic to Tanzanian sanctuary as part of conservation project DHL provides dedicated Boeing 757-200 freighter to ensure maximum comfort and minimal travel time DHL (www.dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express delivery provider, has completed another landmark transportation project with the delivery of…

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

Unprecedented level of food insecurity in South Sudan, UN agencies warn

More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country

Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies warned today. The Food and Agriculture Organization…

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

USAID Reaffirms Partnership with Ethiopian Government to End TB

The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and implementing partners KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), today celebrated the transition from the HEAL-TB activity to Challenge TB. Working closely with the…

Source: Federal Republic of Somalia - Office of the President |

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud condemns Istanbul Ataturk Airport terrorism attack

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has strongly and unequivocally condemned the heinous violent acts of terrorism at Istanbul Airport which killed innocent people and injured many more. “The fact that the terrorists would target innocent people in such a brutal and unforgivable manner…