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Hydrogen Energy Technologies to Drive Demand for Africa’s Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)

The upcoming Critical Minerals Africa Summit will explore the role of platinum group metals – of which Africa holds more than 90% of global reserves – as a critical input for hydrogen energy technologies

The global market for platinum group metals (PGMs) – which include platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium – will record a 4.47% increase between now and 2029, according to market research firm Mordor Intelligence. In part, market growth will come from growing demand for PGMs in green technologies, including…

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Noureddine Naybet: “The FIFA World Cup 2030™ will be a historic moment for international football”

Internationally, Naybet is an iconic figure of the Moroccan national team, playing for 17 consecutive years and amassing an impressive total of 115 caps

World Cup 2030™ - Bid Ambassadors Noureddine Naybet is considered one of the best defenders in the history of African football. He began his professional career with Wydad Casablanca in 1989, winning three Botola championships. After stints in France with FC Nantes and in Portugal with Sporting CP, Naybet will…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

Believe In Ghana’s Manifest Destiny; Let's All Work to Achieve It – Dr Bawumia to Faith-Based Organisations

Vice President Bawumia, who was speaking on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 challenged Christians to reflect on how their actions and inactions could have a direct bearing on national development

Achieving Ghana’s development goals entails the practical ‘owning’ of the national vision and collaboration with all key stakeholders, and it is therefore imperative that faith-based organisations work hand-in-hand with government to move the nation in the desired direction, Vice President Bawumia has stated. Reflecting on the Conference theme, ‘The Freedom…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s Grandi warns Sudan carnage will force millions more to flee

Grandi visited refugee camps and displacement centres in Kosti, in Sudan’s White Nile State, where over a million people have sought shelter since the fighting started

On his second visit to Sudan since the outbreak of war last year, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warned today that without concerted peace efforts, many more people will flee the brutal war in Sudan and into neighbouring countries. Grandi visited refugee camps and displacement centres in Kosti,…

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

Democratic Republic of Congo: Targeting human rights defenders must stop, United Nations (UN) expert says

From June 2023 to April 2024, the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office in the DRC documented incidents of intimidation, threats of physical violence, attacks and acts of reprisals targeting 387 human rights defenders and 67 journalists

A UN expert today expressed alarm at increasing targeting of human rights defenders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), particularly in villages and provinces in the east of the country, as the armed conflict intensifies. “Attacks, intimidation and killings of human rights defenders continue on a daily basis in…

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

United Nations (UN) Committee on Migrant Workers publishes findings on Congo, Senegal and Türkiye

The findings contain the Committee’s main concerns and recommendations on the implementation of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

The UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) today issued its findings on the Republic of the Congo, Senegal and Türkiye. The findings contain the Committee’s main concerns and recommendations on the implementation of the International Convention on the Protection of the…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Press Statement of the Joint ECOWAS-AU-UNOWAS Follow-Up Mission on the ‘‘Agreement for National Unity’’ Signed Between the Government Of Sierra Leone and the All Peoples Congress (APC) Party

The Mission will meet with senior Government officials and the leadership of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Party, other political parties, as well as all relevant actors and stakeholders in the country

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, H.E. Omar Alieu Touray, in consultations with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), H.E. Leonardo Santos Simão, has deployed a Joint ECOWAS-AU-UNOWAS…

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Radio, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Government of Liberia jointly celebrated the 49th anniversary of ECOWAS and the Day of the African Child

The day was celebrated under the international theme: “Education for all children in Africa: The time is now”, encompassing a holistic approach to education for all, despite race, color, creed and religion

The celebration took place on 16 June in Monrovia, Liberia. The day was celebrated under the international theme: “Education for all children in Africa: The time is now”, encompassing a holistic approach to education for all, despite race, color, creed and religion, among others. The programme, held at the ECOWAS…

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African Development Bank and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) stress co-creation to build resilience in Africa

The exchange highlighted the importance of strategic partnerships to reduce humanitarian funding gaps in the medium to long-term by pursuing a shared preventive and resilience building approach

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (https://apo-opa.co/4cuqbYu) in December 2023, representatives of both institutions met in Abidjan to take stock of progress and to further strengthen the strategic partnership. The ICRC team led by…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes US$37 million from United States (US) government to support refugees in Kenya and moves to prioritise food assistance for the most vulnerable

This contribution will enable WFP to increase rations for vulnerable refugees and resume cash transfers in Dadaab and Kakuma until December 2024

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$37 million from the United States Government to provide critical food and nutrition assistance to refugees in Kenya. This contribution will enable WFP to increase rations for vulnerable refugees and resume cash transfers in Dadaab and Kakuma until…