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African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) newly deployed senior military officers inducted

The mandatory induction is designed to educate the officers on the Mission’s code of conduct and the operational environment among others

Fifteen newly deployed military staff officers for the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have concluded a week-long induction on the range of Mission Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). At the opening ceremony on Monday, the Acting ATMIS Force Commander, Brig. Gen. Peter Omola, briefed the officers on the status…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Henok Mulubrhan wins third place

Michael Habtom, Natnael Berhane, Aklilu Arefaine and Dawit Yemane finished the race in 14, 15, 16 and 21 places respectively

Henok Mulubrhan, a member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team, wins third place at the 5th stage of Tour Gabon that was held yesterday, 27 January. Likewise, Michael Habtom, Natnael Berhane, Aklilu Arefaine and Dawit Yemane finished the race in 14, 15, 16 and 21 places respectively. Accordingly, Henok Mulubrhan…

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Somali clerics denounce religious extremism and commend the government on the offensive against terror groups

The clerics issued the edict on Thursday in the capital, Mogadishu, after four days of deliberating on religious extremism

Over 300 Islamic clerics from Somalia and the diaspora have issued a fatwa denouncing religious extremism in all its forms and urged the public to support the ongoing Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)–led offensive against Al-Shabaab and other terror groups. The clerics issued the edict on Thursday in the capital,…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - South Sudan |

Reducing the risk of measles spread in South Sudan

To date, 3581 suspected measles cases have been reported, including 41 deaths in the country

In the morning hours of Thursday (19 January), Mr Adut Bullen Kot, brought his 3-year-old son to Yirol West County Hospital in Lakes state for measles vaccination. “I have seen a lot of children in the hospital suffering from measles. Today I brought my son to be vaccinated against measles…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

Egypt: President El-Sisi Holds Talks with President of Azerbaijan Aliyev at the Presidential Palace in Baku

President Aliyev affirmed his country’s interest to further strengthen bilateral relations and step-up cooperation and coordination between the two countries at all levels

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held talks with President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, at the Zuğulba Presidential Palace in Baku, on the second day of his official visit to Azerbaijan. An official reception ceremony was held for President El-Sisi. The Spokesman for the Presidency said President El-Sisi commenced the meeting…

Source: UN News |

Hate Speech: A Growing, International Threat

In South Sudan, internet access is limited to a small elite, but activists such as Edmund Yakani, one of the country’s most prominent human rights defenders, are nevertheless targeted by online hate speech

Whilst hate speech is nothing new, it has arguably been super-charged by the internet, which has allowed lies, conspiracies, and threats to instantly spread around the world. In a short series of features, based on the new UN Podcasts series, UNiting Against Hate, we look at the effects, and possible solutions,…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya: Government Secures 3,900 Acres for Affordable Housing

A minimum of 200,000 houses will be built every year, translating to at least 1,000,000 houses by 2027

At least 3,900 acres of land has been secured for the construction of affordable houses across the country. President William Ruto said 39 counties have also agreed to work with the national Government in pursuing the project. He said a minimum of 200,000 houses will be built every year, translating…

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Climate crisis and migration: Greta Thunberg supports International Organization for Migration (IOM) over ‘life and death’ issue

The head of the UN migration agency IOM, and leading climate justice activist, Greta Thunberg, called on Friday for immediate action to help tackle the impacts of climate change on those forced to flee their homes, or leaving in search of a better life

António Vitorino, and Ms. Thunberg said they had “found much common ground” during a recent discussion about the impact of global climate change on human mobility. The Greta Thunberg Foundation has donated 275,000 Euros (around $269,000) to support IOM's emergency response to the historic floods in Pakistan and the crippling drought…

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    • Mamadou Fall Kane, Deputy Permanent Secretary of COS Petrogaz during the Invest in African Energy event in London on January 26
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Senegal Boasts Quality, Scope of First Hydrocarbon Production at Invest in African Energy 2023 Reception

Ahead of first oil and gas production anticipated in 2023 and 2024, respectively, Senegal is inviting investors to capitalize on the sizable, energy sector-led growth set to transform the West African nation

Exploration, associated services and energy transition opportunities in Senegal were unpacked at the Invest in African Energy Reception (https://AECWeek.com/news/) in London on January 26 – organized by the African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) – during a presentation from Mamadou Fall Kane, Deputy Permanent Secretary of COS Petrogaz, titled, First Gas: Senegal’s Energy Future. Created in 2016, COS…

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Transition to Green Energy Must be Sensible, Pragmatic and Rational, Says Afreximbank’s Rene Awambeng

Speaking during the Invest in African Energy Reception in London, Afreximbank’s Global Head of Client Relations, Rene Awambeng provided insight into what the institution’s recommendations are regarding Africa’s climate agenda

The Invest in African Energy Reception (https://AECWeek.com/news/) kicked off in London with opening remarks by African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman, NJ Ayuk, and Rystad Energy Co-Founder and Chief Analyst, Per Magnus Nysveen, followed by an opening address delivered by Rene Awambeng, Global Head of Client Relations at the African Export-Import…