Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

ECA supports Chad to flesh-out African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) strategy

The masterplan, in the offing, lays emphasis on energy supply, agribusiness (especially meat and leather products), construction works and the digital economy

A retreat to size up the stakes of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for the Republic of Chad and lay the foundation for the country’s strategy to leverage it, ended in Mara, Chad, at the weekend, with experts from the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) allaying fears…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

The attacks on high-ranking officials in Ethiopia

Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga

The Government of Japan strongly condemns the attacks which took place on June 22nd in Ethiopia that led to the killing of Mr. Ambachew Mekonnen, Amhara Regional State President, General Seare Mekonnen, Chief of Staff, and three other persons, and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the victims and their bereaved…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Central African countries prepare free trade product categorization

The call was made by experts from the Subregional Office for Central Africa of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Central African countries were recently urged to align their external trade data classification system, with the 2017 World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System (HS17) for clearly identifying products which will be categorized as ‘free,’ ‘sensitive,’ and ‘excluded,’ within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) regime. The call was made by…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
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Kenya U20 delegation Heads to Brazil for World Rugby U20 Trophy Championship

Kenya will be up against fellow upcoming giants, Uruguay, Japan and hosts Brazil during their stay in Sao Paolo

The Kenya U20 delegation traveling to Brazil on 4th July for the World Rugby U20 Trophy Championship has been named by the Head Coach Paul Odera. The side lifted the Africa U20 Trophy in April at the KCB Sports Club after beating the defending Champions Namibia 21-18. This is the second…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Access to basic sanitation still lagging for millions in Eastern and Southern Africa

UNICEF convenes sanitation stakeholders to strengthen regional and local markets for equitable access for children and their families

Despite the progress towards ensuring basic sanitation services for all, access still eludes many. According to recent estimates, over half of the global population or 4.2 billion people across the world lack safe sanitation, 701 million use unimproved facilities, and 673 million people practice open defecation (WHO/UNICEF JMP, 2019).   As…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

States in Nigeria’s South West zone conclude second round of outbreak response

Initial large-scale zonal supplementary immunization activities were coordinated across all States

All six States in the South West Zone have completed the ‘2nd Outbreak Response’ (OBR2) to the circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (cVDPV2) with varying degrees of success. The exercise, implemented on 15 – 24 June, was in response to confirmed reports by the Lagos State Government of environmental strains…

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

Ghana President receives UAE official

The two sides discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations between the UAE and Ghana

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has received Yacoub Yousef Al Hosani, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Organisations Affairs. The meeting, which took place at the Golden Jubilee House in Accra, the two sides discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations between the UAE and Ghana. Khalifa…

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UAE leaders congratulate President of Mozambique on Independence Day

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed dispatched felicitation messages to Carlos Agostinho do Rosario

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Filipe Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is marked on 25th June. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister…

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Thousands fleeing new Congo violence, Uganda refugee facilities dangerously stretched

Renewed clashes between opposing Hema and Lendu groups in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are driving people across the border into Uganda

Around 7,500 Congolese refugees have arrived in Uganda since the start of June, placing strain on already badly overstretched facilities. Renewed clashes between opposing Hema and Lendu groups in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are driving people across the border into Uganda at a rate of…

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed congratulates Mauritania's President-elect

Ould Ghazouani expressed thanks to Sheikh Mohamed for his brotherly feelings

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, this evening phoned Mauritania's President-elect Mohamed Ahmed Ould Ghazouani, congratulating him on his presidential win, and wishing him success and progress. H.H. Sheikh Mohamed conveyed the greetings of…