Source: Save the Children |

Number of Children Lacking Routine Immunisations Three Times Higher in Conflict Zones than the Rest of the World

The number of “zero-dose” children in African countries is twice as high as the rest of the world (18.7% compared to 6.9%)

The number of children who have never had a routine vaccination – often referred to as “zero-dose” children – is three times higher in conflict zones (22.7%) than in the rest of the world (7.1%), Save the Children said today.   The child rights organisation also said that the number…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liberia |

Liberia, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission Meet to Discuss ECOWAS National Biometric Identification Card

The meeting was aimed at strategizing a way forward with a national system

As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen security on the National Identity of Liberia, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ECOWAS has convened a special meeting to discuss way forward in protecting the Liberia passport and ECOWAS member states. Speaking during the special visit…

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Fight against desertification strengthens community ties and boosts local economy in Niger

UNCDF, through the LoCAL Facility, provides financial and technical support to the local level, drawing on a global, regional and national network, to channel climate financing to local authorities like Abalak

Climate change, irregular rainfall and lack of water has led to successive crop failures in the rural village of Zorian, which lies some 650 km northeast of Niamey the capital of Niger, in the heart of the arid West African Sahel. With each poor harvest residents say the community loses…

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Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Eid Al-Adha Celebrated Nationwide

A Salat sermon, presided over by Sheik Salim Ibrahim Al-Muktar, Mufti of Eritrea, was held at Bahti Meskerem Square

Eid Al-Adha Al-Mubarek, Heijira year 1445, was colorfully celebrated nationwide today. A Salat sermon, presided over by Sheik Salim Ibrahim Al-Muktar, Mufti of Eritrea, was held at Bahti Meskerem Square. The event was attended by Ministers, senior Government and PFDJ officials, members of the diplomatic community, and thousands of the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde receives Japanese Ambassador and Commander of visiting Japanese Training Squadron

During the meeting, the Minister, Ambassador and Rear Admiral exchanged on Seychelles and Japan’s longstanding partnership in maritime security

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr Sylvestre Radegonde welcomed the Commander of the visiting Japanese Training Squadron, Rear Admiral NISHIYAMA Takahiro and Ambassador of Japan to Seychelles, H.E. Mr OKANIWA Ken at Maison Queau de Quinssy on Monday 17th June 2024. During the meeting, the Minister, Ambassador and Rear…

Source: East African Community |

Federal Republic of Somalia reaffirms commitment to East African Community integration

Somalia’s entry into the Community will see the country benefit from the EAC's regional infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, and energy networks

The Federal Republic of Somalia has reaffirmed its commitment to integrating into the East African Community (EAC), demonstrating strong participation in a pivotal regional meeting currently underway in Nairobi, Kenya. The one-week meeting, attended by EAC Partner State delegates, aims to develop a comprehensive roadmap for Somalia's integration into the…

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Source: The World Bank Group |

Promoting Climate Resilient Irrigation in Morocco

The World Bank-funded Large Scale Irrigation Modernization Project is fostering the adoption of drip irrigation promoting better water consumption and energy while increasing agricultural productivity

Morocco is experiencing fluctuations in water availability exacerbated by the impacts of climate change, resulting in declining rainfall, groundwater depletion and alarming degradation of water resources; The World Bank-funded Large Scale Irrigation Modernization Project is fostering the adoption of drip irrigation promoting better water consumption and energy while increasing agricultural productivity; The…

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Conclusion of the 2024 Rwanda Rugby National League

The league, which commenced on March 23, 2024, featured four women's teams and nine men's teams

The 2024 Rwanda Rugby National League season concluded with thrilling matches in both the men's and women's 15-aside competitions. The league, which commenced on March 23, 2024, featured four women's teams and nine men's teams divided into two groups, A and B, competing in a single round-robin format during the…

Source: South African Rugby |

Olympic hopefuls assemble for Potchefstroom camp

The two-week camp will guarrantee high altitude training and firm surfaces, which according to Dazel ,are two vital elements in their preparation

Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel invited a group of 17 players to a Paris 2024 Olympic Games  preparation camp in Potchefstroom, with the squad assembling on Monday. The group includes all 13 players that travelled to Madrid for the final HSBC SVNS tournament last month, as well as Zandile…

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Ambassador-Designate Wu Peng Arrives in South Africa to Assume Office

China and South Africa's relationship has transcended bilateral boundaries and now has strategic significance and global impact

On June 17, 2024, His Excellency Wu Peng, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of South Africa, arrived in South Africa to assume office and delivered written remarks at the airport. He was welcomed by Ms. Yoliswa Mvebe, the representative…