Source: Embassy of France in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Joint communiqué to the statement of the Malian authorities concerning the Danish contribution to the Task Force Takuba (26 January 2022)

Denmark’s contribution to the fight against terrorism in Mali is critical and much needed in the region

We, the international partners committed to supporting Mali and its people in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace and stability and combat terrorism, deeply regret the statement by the Malian transitional authorities, dated January 24, alleging that the deployment of the Danish contingent in the Task Force Takuba has been…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Egypt: Forced Returns of Eritrean Asylum Seekers

Children, Adults Arbitrarily Detained, Denied Access to UN Refugee Agency

Egyptian authorities are deporting Eritreans seeking asylum, including children, without assessing their asylum claims or other protection needs, Human Rights Watch said today. On December 24, 2021, Egypt deported 24 Eritrean asylum seekers, including children. UN human rights experts, including the special rapporteurs on Eritrea and on torture, earlier protested the forced return in October…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

Egyptian President arrives in United Arab Emirates

An official reception was held for el-Sisi on his arrival at the Qasr Al Watan, where His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed escorted him to the podium, and the national anthems of the two countries were played

President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, today arrived in the UAE on an official visit. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, greeted El-Sisi and his delegation in Abu Dhabi Airport. An official reception was…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

United Arab Emirates-Egypt-Bahrain summit deliberates regional issues

The summit underlined the importance of continuing coordination and consultations on various issues of common concern, and affirmed the need to ensure a common approach towards these issues

A summit was held in Abu Dhabi today that brought together His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Majesty King…

Source: Department of Communication - Kingdom of Morocco |

Morocco's Ambassador to Senegal Hands Credentials to President Macky Sall

President Macky Sall instructed the Moroccan diplomat to convey his fraternal greetings to His Majesty King Mohammed VI

The President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, received, Tuesday at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Hassan Naciri who handed him his credentials as Morocco's ambassador to Senegal. During this audience, President Macky Sall instructed the Moroccan diplomat to convey his fraternal greetings to His Majesty King Mohammed VI,…

Source: International Labour Organisation (ILO) |

With the support of the ILO, Mauritania bans hazardous child labour

In Mauritania, child labour affects nearly 24,516 children aged 5 to 17, or 37.6% according to the 2015 MICS Mauritania Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey

In the framework of the MAP'16 project implemented in Mauritania and financed by USDOL (US Department of Labor) and in accordance with the provisions of ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, the Mauritanian Ministry of Public Service and Labour decreed a law listing the dangerous work…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) |

In Mogadishu, AMISOM and Somali Police provide security for election of Somaliland MPs

AMISOM Election Security Advisor for Banadir Region, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Abas Sharif Kamara said the process had proceeded and concluded without hinderance or disturbance

The Somali Police Force (SPF), in collaboration with African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Police, on Tuesday ensured the successful holding of elections for members of parliament from Somaliland.  AMISOM is part of the National Elections Security Taskforce, which is the highest security organ tasked with securing Somalia’s ongoing national…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

U.S. Invests 10.2 Billion Birr for the Resilience of Oromians

These two new USAID investments will ensure that hundreds of thousands of citizens improve their lives, and gain the tools and skills needed to achieve their dreams despite the risk of shocks

This week, the United States through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces two new investments of 10.2 billion Birr to lift up over 400,000 people across Oromia. Both investments—the USAID Ifaa and USAID Strengthening PSNP 5 Institutions and Resilience activities—will run for 5 years under the Government of Ethiopia led Productive Safety…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Handing Over Ceremony Between the Outgoing Commissioner and the Incoming Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI)

The official handing over ceremony between the two Commissioners took place on Friday 21st January 2022

Prof Mohammed Belhocine, a medical scientist and professor of internal medicine and epidemiology from Algeria was elected Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and innovation of the African Union on 15th October, 2021 through Decision EX.CL/1289 (XXXIX) during the 39th Ordinary session of the Executive Council held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prof Belhocine has a solid background…

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Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (26 January 2022)

New Cases: 92 Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 84,105 Active Cases: 12,789 Total Recovered: 68,547 (401 New) (Recovery rate: 81.50%) Currently Admitted in Treatment Units: 126 (18 New) New Discharges from Treatment Units: 12 Total Test Conducted: 524,181 (1,014 New) (Positivity rate: 9.07%) Total Deaths: 2,537 (3 New) (CFR: 3.02%) Vaccination: First Dose AstraZeneca: 1,098,898 (0 New) Second Dose AstraZeneca: 399,078 (0 New)…