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Source: United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) |

Japan donates US $906,000 to Mine Action in South Sudan

Last year alone, Japanese-funded teams cleared a total of 1,799,211 sqm, and closed 450 spot tasks including emergency operations by UNMAS Quick Response Teams to survey and clear civilian locations in Juba in the immediate aftermath of conflict in July 2016

The Government of Japan has contributed USD 906,000 for the mine action project “Humanitarian Mine Action in Support of Conflict Affected Communities in South Sudan.” Over the past five years, Japan has contribution over USD 13 million to mine action operations in South Sudan. Last year alone, Japanese-funded teams cleared…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Rwanda presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Francois-Xavier Ngarambe, presented his credentials today to the Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs

The new Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Francois-Xavier Ngarambe, presented his credentials today to the Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Simonetta Di Pippo. During his career Mr. Ngarambe has served in various capacities,…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Saara Helondo invited to a sports management course to Germany

After three Namibian participants already successfully completed the course over the last two years, a further Namibian sports officer in the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services will study “sport management” in Leipzig

The organisation, financing and marketing of sports as well as event and human resources management are crucial pillars for the growth and success of sports in a country. As part of the foreign cultural and educational policy of the German Foreign Office, the Sports Faculty of the University of Leipzig…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Revision of the Implementation Plans for the International Peace Cooperation Assignment for United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

In South Sudan, the increase of the force level of UNMISS through the establishment of Regional Protection Force (RPF) with approximately 4,000 personnel has advanced such efforts for further stability in Juba

Japan has dispatched staff officers and Ground Self Defense Force (GSDF) engineering unit to UNMISS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) since November 2011 and January 2012 respectively.  In South Sudan, the increase of the force level of UNMISS through the establishment of Regional Protection Force (RPF)…

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

Urban HIV Nutrition and Food Security Project Closeout

The $42 million project was funded through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with a five-year implementation period by the World Food Programme

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner the World Food Programme will mark the successful completion of the Urban HIV Nutrition and Food Security Project.  The project improved the nutritional, economic, and food security status of people living with HIV. The project mainly focused on food…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Joint communiqué of the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union and the International Organization of La Francophonie on the situation in the Kasaï provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo

They express deep concern over the grave situation in the Kasaï provinces, as illustrated by reports that, between 23 and 24 March, about 40 members of the Congolese National Police were killed, during an ambush by the Kamuina Nsapu militia on the road between Tshikapa and Kananga

The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and the International Organisation of La Francophonie continue to follow developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) closely. They express deep concern over the grave situation in the Kasaï provinces, as illustrated by reports that, between…

Source: UNICEF Ghana |

Give Ghana’s poorest families and children a fair chance to succeed in life

UNICEF Ghana made this assertion as it welcomed several of the world’s leading poverty and social protection experts to Accra this week

UNICEF Ghana welcomes the Government’s commitment to prioritise funds for social protection programmes, which are dedicated to assisting the country’s poorest families  in its 2017 budget. It now encourages the Government to take the next step of ensuring that delivery of social protection to Ghana’s poor is further supported through…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Higher Education Committee Conducts Oversight Visit in Limpopo

The Committee will also visit Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges – and during the visit meetings will be held with various stakeholders in the sector

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training will this week undertake a week-long oversight visit in Limpopo, where the Committee will, among other things, visit both the University of Limpopo and the University of Venda. The Committee will also visit Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges –…

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

South Africa and Oman Commit to Enhance Trade Relations

Total trade between the two countries remained fairly consistent over the last five years and stood at R 5.9 billion in 2016, with Oman enjoying a trade surplus of R 4.7 billion, which is largely due to oil imports

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and his Omani counterpart, Dr Ali Bin Masoud Al-Sunaidy addressed the SA – Oman Business Forum in Sandton, Johannesburg, today. The two Ministers committed themselves to ensure that overall trade and investment relations between the two countries are enhanced. The Ministers…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

IOM Trains Egyptian Officials on Labour Market Forecasting

The 10-day training on Building Labour Market and Demographic Scenarios for Egypt and the European Union is being attended by 12 CAPMAS representatives and aims at enhancing the Government of Egypt’s capacities to develop evidence-based policies on labour migration

IOM this week (19/03) launched the second in a series of trainings on migration data collection and analysis at Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The 10-day training on Building Labour Market and Demographic Scenarios for Egypt and the European Union is being attended by 12 CAPMAS…