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Statement: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) mourns death of another Sudanese Red Crescent volunteer killed in the line of duty

The IFRC strongly condemns violence and demands humanitarian workers be respected and protected under all circumstances

With great sadness, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) confirms the death of Bashir Shuaib, a volunteer with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS).  Bashir was killed while on official first aid duties with the SRCS on 23 May. We send our deepest condolences to…

Source: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Namibia |

Namibia: Ambassador Zhao Weiping and Vice President Ndaitwah jointly attend the inauguration of the Harambee O-yetu Project

Amb. Zhao said that China attaches great importance to supporting the agricultural development of Namibia and will continue to implement more agricultural cooperation projects in Namibia

On May 10, 2024, Ambassador Zhao Weiping attended the inauguration of the Harambee O-yetu Project in Outjo with H.E. Dr. Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah, Vice President of the Republic of Namibia. Mr. Wei Jinming, Counselor of the Chinese Embassy were also present. The Embassy provided small donation to this project in its early stage of development.…

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Somalia: Hirshabelle Police detectives train on fingerprint investigation

Organised by the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Police component, the training held at the Jowhar Airfield base aimed to equip the officers with skills and knowledge to investigate and handle complex criminal cases

Somali Police Force (SPF) detectives in Hirshabelle State have completed a five-day intensive training on fingerprint investigation and evidence gathering. Organised by the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Police component, the training held at the Jowhar Airfield base aimed to equip the officers with skills and knowledge to…

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Press Statement: African Peace Award 2024

The African Peace Awards 2024 seeks to honor persons, institutions, organization, governments and others whose actions, and efforts have in one way improved or contributed to peace keeping and conflict management in Africa

I bring you compliments from the board and management of African Peace Magazine UK (https://AfricanPeace.org/).  On behalf of the Chairman Justice Suleiman Galadima, JSC, OFR, CFR (Rtd.) African Peace Magazine UK, humbly wish to specially invite you to attend the Hybrid and in person Award. The African Peace Magazine UK, in conjunction with her strategic partners: Rethink Africa Foundation, African Fact Checkers,…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on the Second Review of the Extended Credit Facility with the Union of the Comoros

Completing the review will make available SDR 3.56 million (about US$4.7 million) to Comoros, bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to about $14.1 million

The Comorian authorities and IMF staff have reached a staff-level agreement on economic policies and reforms for the second review under the 4-year ECF-supported program. The review, once formally completed by the IMF Executive Board, would release SDR 3.56 million (about US$4.7 million) in financing; Program performance has been generally good…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles |

Launching of a new wetlands restoration project by Nature Seychelles

The launch occurs on the heels of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), which is on May 22 2024, whose theme this year is "Be part of the Plan”

On Thursday, May 23 2024, the European Union Ambassador to Seychelles H.E. Mr Oskar Benedikt participated in the launch of a new EU-funded project at Nature Seychelles’ Centre for Environment and Education at Roche Caiman. The project, titled “Improving Climate Adaptation and Environmental Governance through Local People and Co-Management in Seychelles,” will…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Libya: Six months since deadly storm, affected families have been supported to recover

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), supported by Germany’s KfW Development Bank, has completed a number of activities addressing immediate needs in the eastern Libyan city of Derna following a deadly storm late last year

The organisation has provided relief efforts to families affected by the devastating Storm Daniel, which killed over 4,400 people and displaced 8,540 people. The activities aimed at promoting early recovery and supporting the transition towards more sustainable solutions for families. “More than six months on from the storm, the families…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone |

The United States (U.S.) Embassy Provides Heavy-Duty Equipment Training to Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF)

The six-month long training was an in-depth course that started with classroom learning focused on maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment followed by practical training for operations in the field

On May 24, U.S. Embassy Freetown, in partnership with U.S. contractor Triple Canopy, completed a six-month long training of 40 Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) soldiers on how to operate and maintain multiple types of heavy-duty equipment. U.S. Ambassador Bryan Hunt celebrated the soldiers’ accomplishments with a graduation…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Angola |

Angola aims to vaccinate over 5 million children to ensure a polio-free nation

After Angola reported poliovirus imported from neighbouring countries, the fight against polio gained momentum in the Lóvua refugee settlement

"I'm delighted because my children are protected against polio" — Lucie Lusungu. During chaos, sometimes you can only find relief away from home. Memories are left behind because being safe is now worth more than anything. The experience of migration is a determining factor in health and well-being. Lucie Lusungu and her…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

President Ruto Launches Plan to Revamp Nairobi

The initiative aims to benefit more than 4.3 million people

President William Ruto has launched a plan that will tackle the economic growth challenges related to urban land use and transport planning in the Nairobi metropolitan. Referred to as the Kenya Urban Mobility and Growth Threshold Programme, the initiative aims to benefit more than 4.3 million people. “This programme is…