Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

UN and Zimbabwe Sign New Cooperation Framework

Dr Misheck Sibanda said Zimbabwe was grateful for the UN support towards the country’s development in the face of various challenges

The government of Zimbabwe and United Nations have signed the 2022-2026 Zimbabwe United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework that will support the country’s efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The official signing and launch of the Zimbabwe United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026 was presided over by the Chief Secretary…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

AMISOM Board of Inquiry Concludes Investigations into Unfortunate Civilian Casualties in Golweyn

AMISOM will hold the implicated soldiers to account with a view to ensuring that justice is served

The Board of Inquiry (BOI) convened by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to investigate allegations of civilian casualties in Golweyn on 10 August 2021, has established that, regrettably, the seven people killed were civilians and the conduct of the personnel involved was in breach of the AMISOM Rules…

Source: The Africa Blockchain Center (The ABC) |

The Africa Blockchain Center (The ABC) raises a 7x figure seed investment from Next Chymia Consulting HK Limited

This investment will help The ABC set up structures across 6 markets in Africa

The Africa Blockchain Center (www.TheAfricaBlockchainCenter.com) was recently launched under Adanian Labs to build blockchain potential across Africa; the undisclosed funding will support The ABC’s set up in 6 African countries. The Africa Blockchain Center (The ABC), a Kenyan startup focused on building technology capacity and offering blockchain solutions to key…

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AKON Meets Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej to Discuss Programs to Support Africa's Development

AKON was impressed to know about the work being undertaken by Merck Foundation across the African continent

AKON, the Senegalese descent international superstar met the Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, at her office to discuss the programs of Merck Foundation, and opportunities of collaboration to support girls’ education, women empowerment and building healthcare capacity in Africa. AKON, who is a Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO Unveils Action Plan to Address Findings of Independent Commission on DRC SEA Allegations

The plan outlines short-term actions focusing on the most urgent recommendations of the IC Report

WHO today published its Management Response Plan to address the findings of the Independent Commission (IC) on allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) during the response to the 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following the issuing of the IC’s report on 28 September. “I am committed to ensuring that the suffering of the survivors and their families is the…

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

UNHCR Calls on Libya to Urgently Develop Plan for Asylum-seekers and Refugees, Welcomes Authorization to Restart Evacuations

Some 3,000 people are currently sheltering outside the Community Day Centre (CDC) in Tripoli

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today urged the Libyan government to immediately address the dire situation of asylum-seekers and refugees in a humane and rights-based manner. Raids and arbitrary arrests by the authorities this month targeted areas largely populated by refugees and asylum-seekers that resulted in several deaths, thousands detained,…

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Madagascar: Severe Drought could Spur World’s First Climate Change Famine

The region has been hit hard by successive years of severe drought, forcing families in rural communities to resort to desperate measures just to survive

More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change, according to the World Food Programme (WFP) The region has been hit hard by successive years of severe drought, forcing families in rural communities to resort to desperate…

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Japan and WFP support public-private partnership for improved health and nutrition in Ghana

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service, WFP will partner with three private sector Japanese firms

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of JPY499 million (USD 4.5 million) from the Government of Japan, for a public-private partnership project which aims to make quality nutrition and health services available to 250,000 people in Ghana. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

Sub-Saharan Africa: One Planet, Two Worlds, Three Stories

As the pandemic continues, authorities face an increasingly difficult policy environment, with rising needs, limited resources, and difficult tradeoffs

Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow by 3.7 percent in 2021 and 3.8 percent in 2022 – a welcome but relatively modest recovery, suggesting that divergence with the rest of the world will persist over the medium term; The crisis has highlighted key disparities in resilience between countries in sub-Saharan…

Source: Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom |

British Troops Engage with Terrorist Fighters in Mali

British Forces deployed in Mali have killed two armed terrorist fighters after being engaged by small arms fire while on patrol

On 20 October, the UK Task Group in Mali were engaged by armed terrorist fighters while on patrol. They returned fire and killed two members of a Terrorist Armed Group. There were no UK or UN force causalities. This is the first time UK troops have come under fire in…