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

Press Statement on the Drought Appeal

It is estimated that the drought is affecting close to 5 million people and they are in need of emergency food, water and medical supplies.

The President of Somali Federal Republic, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, hold a breakfast meeting for the Arab League Ambassadors and representatives in Mogadishu with the National Drought Response Committee, which consists of FGS FMS, Civil Societies. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the drought situation and its implications…

Germany-Africa Business Forum
Source: Germany-Africa Business Forum |

Germany and African Countries Seek to Strengthen Trade and Investment Ties at First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum

The Germany-Africa Business Forum seeks to “bridge the gap” by facilitating dialogue, business dealings and dynamic commercial and political interchange

Africa is a priority for German government in 2017 as it holds G20 presidency There is much consensus for building trade relations; Africa is world’s fastest growing region and German companies need to find new markets This year, Germany will host the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk

FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño

New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today. While an impressive government-led humanitarian effort has sharply reduced the…

ENGIE
Source: ENGIE |

ENGIE signs an agreement for the development of Renewable Energies in Senegal

In Senegal, ENGIE has been selected for the Dakar TER project in partnership with Thales for the design and production of infrastructures and systems, with a contract amounting to 225 million euros

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) announces the signature of a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country. The first part of this agreement involves the development of solar energy for individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing. The aim is to…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Des Van Rooyen saw first-hand the devastation caused by storms in OR Tambo District Municipality - Eastern Cape Province

This visit follows severe weather condition on 02 January 2017 characterised by thunderstorms and strong winds

The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, honourable Des van Rooyen visited the Eastern Cape Province on 10 January 2017. This visit follows severe weather condition on 02 January 2017 characterised by thunderstorms and strong winds. To this effect, the purpose of Minister’s visit was to see first-hand the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Des van Rooyen visited Western Cape to assess the damages caused by wild fires

The Minister indicated disaster management is part of his portfolio within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, hence his visit to assess the damage caused by fire in the areas around Stellenbosch

“The primary responsibility for disaster management in South Africa rests with the government”, this was the sentiment expressed by Minister Des van Rooyen during his visit to the Western Cape today (09 January 2017). The Minister indicated disaster management is part of his portfolio within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Prolonged drought warning in the Horn of Africa

Aid agencies, together with UNHCR and governments in the Horn of Africa have raised the red flag concerning the drought condition which has been a slow-onset disaster throughout 2016

Over 15 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are facing imminent drought and famine with water scarcity, food shortage and increasing loss of livestock. Displaced people are experiencing severe shocks as a result of the ongoing phenomenon, which is likely to worsen in the new year. In addition, vulnerable…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa |

African Climate Policy Center and Development Partners Roundtable

The objective was to present a new strategy that repositions ACPC within the Economic Commission of Africa's (ECA) institutional architecture as a center of reference

Today, 15 December, the Africa Climate Policy center (ACPC) organized a development partners round table. The objective was to present a new strategy that repositions ACPC within the Economic Commission of Africa's (ECA) institutional architecture as a center of reference, responding to new realities and harnessing emerging opportunities in the…

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

United Nations Peacebuilding Fund on Libya

The Fund’s involvement is linked with the geopolitical implications of the Libyan conflict for both the Sahel region and the migrant influx into Europe

The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund approved almost $3 million in funding for national reconciliation efforts in Libya, aimed at creating an enabling environment for the political process to end the various conflicts in the North African country, UN Peacebuilding announced Tuesday. The international community and Libyan experts have consistently stressed…

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Crowding the private sector into Africa's climate action

It is in the enlightened self-interest of African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa's climate action

The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that his…