Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Refugees fleeing violence trapped and forgotten in Chad due to rainy season

There are also concerns over increased risks of waterborne and infectious diseases under the current conditions of poor access to clean water and sanitation services

Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad in need of emergency humanitarian response with onset of rainy season; thousands of refugees who have crossed the border now face isolation, disease and malnutrition.  Thousands of people amassed at Chad’s eastern border in Sila region and other border areas – seeking refuge from a raging conflict in neighbouring Sudan -…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Sierra Leone, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Viet Nam sign agreement to develop the rice sector in the African country to increase production and productivity through improved technologies and best practices

Over the course of a four-year project, Viet Nam will provide its expertise in rice-value-chain development to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, FAO and Viet Nam today signed a South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) agreement aimed at developing the rice sector in the African country. The new project has an estimated budget of $5 million to be implemented through a Unilateral Trust Fund (UTF) from Sierra Leone. The tripartite agreement…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Vocational training for college students

The objective of the training program was to equip the students with skills of their choice alongside their academic activities

The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students branch in Sawa and Higher Educational Institutions organized a vocational training program for 326 May-Nefhi college students including 147 females. The training program included video editing, sign language, Arabic, as well as graphics and electronics. At the graduation ceremony conducted on 6…

Source: Amnesty International |

Senegal: Amnesty International calls for independent enquiry into deadly crackdown on protests

Amnesty International spoke to 18 people, including witnesses to the fatal use of force and relatives of the victims

The Senegalese authorities must immediately carry out an independent and transparent investigation into the deaths of at least 23 people, including three children, during the violent demonstrations of 1 and 2 June 2023, and shed light on the presence of armed civilian personnel operating alongside the security forces, Amnesty International…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Commendable voluntary blood donation activity

Voluntary blood donation activities are augmenting as a result of the increased awareness of society, Dr. Yohannes stated

The National Blood Transfusion Services in collaboration with partners particularly the National Voluntary Blood Donation Association is conducting an effective undertaking in collecting and supplying safe blood to hospitals. The statement was made by Dr. Yohannes Tekeste, Medical Director of National Blood Transfusion Services. In an interview conducted with Erina…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Concludes Visit to Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea’s economy expanded in 2022 for the first time since 2014, with real GDP growth estimated at 2.2 percent

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mesmin Koulet-Vickot, conducted a mission during May 29–June 7, 2023, to update macroeconomic projections based on recent developments and take stock of the authorities’ policy vision and priorities. At the end of the visit, Mr. Koulet-Vickot issued the following statement:…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Madagascar Receives $100 Million for Reforms to Help Unleash Drivers of Equitable and Resilient Growth

High exposure to climate risks such as cyclones, droughts, floods, and rising sea levels make Madagascar one of the countries most severely affected by climate change impacts in the region

The World Bank Group Board of Directors approved today a $100 million credit for a Development Policy Operation (DPO) in Madagascar aimed at supporting reforms to unleash drivers of inclusive and resilient growth. The reforms are geared toward improving transparency and macro-fiscal stability; market competition; and corporate governance in the…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

President El-Sisi Arrives in Mozambique and Holds Talks with President Nyusi

Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmad Fahmy, said the Mozambican President welcomed the historic visit by President El-Sisi

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Maputo, at the start of his visit to Mozambique, where he held talks with President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi at the Presidential Palace. Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmad Fahmy, said the Mozambican President welcomed the historic visit by President El-Sisi, confirming that…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Nigeria |

United Nations (UN) Chief of Staff applauds Nigeria on impressive integrated health delivery services

The COS made the remark after the expedition on the sideline of his mission to attend the inauguration ceremony of Nigeria’s new President

The Chief of Staff to the United Nations Secretary-General (COS), Mr Earle Courtenay Rattray, has applauded Nigeria on impressive integrated health delivery services adopted by the country in delivering essential healthcare services to its citizens.  Mr Rattray also appreciated the commitment of UN staff in serving the course of sustainable…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Importance of aTorit Road: Connecting People and Keeping them Safe and Clean

Many road users used to get robbed at night, but this upgraded surface will make such unfortunate incidents a thing of the past

Melancholic. Magnanimous. Massive or miserable. And, most importantly, multidirectional. Roads can be all of that, and more. Bangladeshi peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have just completed the makeover of the stretch connecting the Hai Inkas neighbourhood with downtown Torit, making it a delight to…