Source: United Nations Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Mali

The Secretary-General commends the tireless efforts of the ECOWAS Mediator, H.E. Goodluck Jonathan

The Secretary-General welcomes the decisions on Mali reached by the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at its Ordinary Summit held on 3 July in Accra, Ghana.  In particular, he notes the lifting of sanctions, including economic and financial sanctions,…

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UN needs $68.4 million to help Central African Republic where 2.2 million are acutely food insecure

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Central African Republic was referring to CAR’s adoption of its Joint Road Map for Peace in October 2021

A sharp increase in prices of essential goods in the Central African Republic (CAR) linked to war in Ukraine, will likely have a devastating impact on the already dire humanitarian situation there in coming weeks, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Some 2.2 million people are already acutely…

Source: Energy Capital & Power |

West Africa and the MSGBC Region Showcase a Hive of Exploration Activities

With west Africa and the MSGBC region emerging as a hub for oil and gas exploration, this year’s MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power summit offers a platform to strike lucrative exploration deals for Africa’s hydrocarbon expansion

Due to limited investments across Africa’s upstream sector in recent years coupled with the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the global economy, the African continent has witnessed a decline in exploration activities resulting in a shrinking number of discoveries across the continent’s rich basins. However, with exploration making a strong…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

MPs halt gazettement of new tribes, demand Constitution Review Commission

The bill moved by MP Jacob Karubanga (IND, Kibanda South County) sought to amend the Third Schedule of the Constitution to include new minority ethnic communities

Parliament has stayed processing of the Constitution Amendment Bill, 2022 and tasked government to establish a Constitution Review Commission to comprehensively consider all amendments. The bill moved by MP Jacob Karubanga (IND, Kibanda South County) sought to amend the Third Schedule of the Constitution to include new minority ethnic communities…

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Afreximbank President Benedict Oramah will Receive African Energy Person of the Year Award

The African Energy Person of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has been influential or prominent in Africa’s energy industry during the year or has championed Africa and its energy sector

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) President Benedict Okey Oramah will receive the African Energy Chamber’s inaugural African Energy Person of the Year during African Energy Week (www.AECWeek.com) 2022 in Cape Town in October. The African Energy Person of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has been influential or prominent in…

Source: Department of Communication - Kingdom of Morocco |

Minister Calls Irrigation Water Scarcity Main Challenge Facing Agricultural Sector in Current Campaign

In order to support agricultural activities, the Ministry has established an action plan in two areas

The scarcity of irrigation water is the main challenge facing the agricultural sector during the current campaign, said Monday in Rabat, the Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mohammed Sadiki. Sadiki, who was responding to oral questions in the House of Representatives, noted that the…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Rallies IGAD Leaders to Address Regional Peace and Security Challenges

The President cited violent extremism, drought and armed conflicts as some of the challenges that require urgent attention from the IGAD leaders

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on IGAD Heads of State and Government to work together towards sustainable solutions to challenges that pose a threat to regional peace and security. The President cited violent extremism, drought and armed conflicts as some of the challenges that require urgent attention from the IGAD…

Source: South African Government |

Home Affairs Dismisses Two Officials and Suspends Four for Identity Related Fraud

The police are tracking the South Africans who sold their identities and the foreign nationals who wanted to buy South African documents they do not deserve

In its ongoing clean-up operations the Department of Home Affairs has dismissed two (2) employees for fraud relating to selling of South African identities to foreign nationals who do not deserve such documents. Another four (4) officials have been suspended for similar offences. Mr Phathisani Outshiki, from the Benoni office,…

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Positively impacting her community: working as a clinical officer in Puntland

As a fresh graduate from East Africa University with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine, Farhiya joined the Y-PEER Puntland team

Farhiya is a hard-working young woman. Since 2018, she works at Y-PEER Puntland as a clinic officer, peer educator, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) advocate and consultant, providing services to survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). “I started working for Y-PEER in 2018. When I count the years it seems…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

North Sinai: Egyptian Red Crescent and ICRC provide humanitarian assistance to thousands of households

This is the seventh time the ERC and the ICRC have responded to the humanitarian needs of North Sinai residents

The Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERCS), in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), concluded the distribution of 370 tons of food aid to 5,000 households in North Sinai. The distribution, which was carried out by ERC volunteers last month, is meant to alleviate the consequences the…