Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya: World Bank to Support Hustler Fund

The promise was made during a consultative meeting between President William Ruto and World Bank Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa

The World Bank has pledged to support the Hustler Fund to lift Kenya’s most vulnerable group. The promise was made during a consultative meeting between President William Ruto and World Bank Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa, Victoria Kwakwa at State House Nairobi. Ms Kwakwa said the bank…

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

Competition Experts Meet to Review Draft Operational Documents for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Competition Authority (ERCA)

The meeting of the working group provided an opportunity for the experts to review and edit the draft documents and make the necessary recommendations

The ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (ERCA) has convened a technical working-group meeting to review the draft Manuals of Procedure, Forms and Templates to create operational documents for the agency. The meeting which took place in Banjul from January 30 to February 3, 2023, brought together four (4) technical experts from…

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Zambia: New grant gives boost to women peacekeepers

The Zambia project envisions creating a roster of more than 100 women eligible to deploy as peacekeepers

Zambia’s police force will get nearly $1 million to boost women’s participation in global peace operations, a UN Women-hosted trust fund announced on Tuesday. “My Command appreciates the recognition of female officers as a catalyst of systematic change within the Zambia Police Service,” said the Inspector General of Police Lemmy…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya: We Acknowledge Religious Institutions as Partners in the Social Sector

The President asked religious leaders to partner with the government and other stakeholders in the fight against drugs, alcohol and other vices affecting the youth

President William Ruto has commended the role religious organisations play in the provision of social services. He said the government appreciates the contribution of faith organisations to the provision of health and education among other issues, and committed to continue being partners. Speaking when he met health and education representatives…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Bathily Chairs Meeting of the Joint Military Commission and Liaison Committees with Neighboring Countries to Discuss Action Plan to Withdraw Mercenaries and Foreign Fighters

SRSG Bathily expressed his gratitude to the Egyptian government for hosting the meeting and for its continued efforts to contribute to peace and stability in Libya

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, launched today in Cairo a two-day meeting bringing together the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) and liaison committees for Libya, Sudan and Niger to discuss the withdrawal of foreign fighters…

Source: South African Government |

South Africa: Special Investigating Unit Welcomes Tribunal Order on Hamilton Ndhlovu and Others

The SIU welcomes special tribunal order confirming that assets of Hamilton Ndhlovu and others remain preserved

The Special Tribunal has found that it would not be in the interest of justice to allow the Johannesburg businessman, Hamilton Ndlovu and others to retain possession of preserved assets pending an outcome of an appeal to the High Court to overturn the final forfeiture order of preserved assets. In…

Source: Department of Tourism, Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Tourism hosts graduation ceremony on Food Safety Quality Assurers training programme

The Department of Tourism remains committed to providing training and development programmes that will drive the inclusive transformation and grow the sector

The Department of Tourism today held a graduation ceremony to acknowledge youth who successfully completed the Food Safety Quality Assurers training programme. The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fish Mahlalela warmly welcomed the new cohort of 108 graduates that will populate the talent pool of this scarce skill in the tourism…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

Egypt: President El-Sisi Speaks with the President of the Republic of Türkiye

President El-Sisi extended his condolences and sympathies over the victims of the devastating earthquake that caused thousands of deaths and injuries

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi spoke over the phone with President of the Republic of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, said President El-Sisi extended his condolences and sympathies over the victims of the devastating earthquake that caused thousands of deaths and injuries. He…

Source: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) |

International Partners Call for an Immediate De-escalation of Violence in Laascaanood

International Partners also Call for the protection of civilians, unimpeded humanitarian access and for tensions to be resolved peacefully through dialogue

International partners* are gravely concerned about the current violence in Laascaanood that has resulted in civilian casualties, including children. We call for an immediate de-escalation of violence, the protection of civilians, unimpeded humanitarian access and for tensions to be resolved peacefully through dialogue. *African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), Belgium,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria |

Algeria: High Level Meeting on Governance in Africa organized under the auspices of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

The APRM is a self-assessment instrument to which the member states of the African Union voluntarily adhere in order to promote good governance

As representative of the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid TEBBOUNE, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane LAMAMRA, took part today by videoconference in a high-level meeting on governance in Africa organized under the auspices of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). The meeting, held as a…