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    • Desert to power will harness the Sahel's energy potential to provide 250 million people living in the Sahel with clean, abundant and affordable energy
    • The Desert to Power project will produce up to 10 GW of solar energy to supply 250 million people in 11 Sahel countries with photovoltaic power
    • The president of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, who is spearheading the initiative, considers Desert to Power to be the "baobab" of the Bank's projects because of its scale, its scope, the number of people who will benefit and its importance for the economy and people's lives
    • Desert to power will provide on-grid and off-grid electricity to the people of the Sahel
    • A woman working in a dairy factory in Mali. The private sector will benefit greatly from the spin-offs of the Desert to power initiative
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The African Development Bank's Desert to Power Initiative

The Desert to Power initiative aims to bring energy to one of the least developed and most marginal parts of the continent

Desert-to-Power involves 11 countries across Sahelian belt; 250 million people set to benefit with 10 gigawatts of solar by 2030. The African Development Bank is the driving force behind one of the world's most ambitious energy projects: the Desert to Power initiative aims to bring energy to one of the least…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the United Republic of Tanzania and the East African Community |

The European Union Brings Relief to Populations Affected by Flooding and Landslides in Tanzania

This new EU funding will support the Tanzania Red Cross Society in delivering urgently needed assistance, to scale up lifesaving and emergency relief to the most vulnerable

Following heavy rains associated with the El Niño phenomenon, which resulted in massive flooding and landslides in Tanzania, the European Union is providing TZS 276,974,500 (€100,000) in emergency humanitarian funding to assist the most affected households. The flooding and landslides have claimed many lives and destroyed thousands of homes. This…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

"All for Health, Health for All" sets the stage for the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly

The four-year period represents a window to get the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) back on track

As the world continues to grapple with the aftermath of the most severe pandemic in a century, the Seventy-seventh session of the World Health Assembly will convene under the banner of "All for Health, Health for All." Scheduled to run from 27 May to 1 June, with the participation of ministers of…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) train justice actors for circuit court deployment in Tonj south

The workshop assembled 17 key justice actors, including judges, prosecutors, defense counsels, investigators, and prison officials

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently held a pivotal two-day workshop to prepare Tonj South for an upcoming circuit court. This initiative, which falls under the Kong Koc Project funded by the South Sudan Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Reconciliation, Stabilization,…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Joint ECOWAS, COMESA and EAC Workshop to Validate New Functionalities for the Update of the “50 Million African Women Speak Platform (50MAWSP)”

The aim of the workshop was to validate the new functionalities proposed to revive the 50MAWSP platform, such as improving the user interface and user experience, improving the platform’s content and promotion, improving the platform’s networking functions and improving the platform’s analysis functions

The three-day workshop, held from 15 to 17 May 2024 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, was organised by the ECOWAS Centre for Gender and Development (ECGD). It brought together experts from ECOWAS, COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa), EAC (East African Community), women users of the 50MAWSP platform and…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union Election Observation Mission arrives in South Africa ahead of the 2024 General Elections

The Mission shall interact with state authorities, the Independent Electoral Commission, political parties, the media, civil society organisations and representatives of the international community

The African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) has arrived in South Africa ahead of the 29 May 2024 General Elections. At the invitation of the Government of South Africa and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, approved the deployment…

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    • TotalEnergies to Strengthen Exploration & Production (E&P) Activities in Congo with $600M Investment
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TotalEnergies to Strengthen Exploration & Production (E&P) Activities in Congo with $600M Investment

On the back of recent investments, exploration and production updates and strong willingness by the government, the Republic of Congo is taking historic measures to ensure its oil and gas industry drives resource monetization and energy access throughout Africa

Oil and gas supermajor TotalEnergies has announced that it will invest $600 million to strengthen exploration and production activities in the Republic of Congo in 2024. The investment will be used to finance exploration and maintain production in the country’s deep offshore Moho Nord field, which accounts for approximately half…

Source: Save the Children |

Egypt: Palestinian Children Who Fled Gaza’s War Haunted by Nightmares and Anxiety

In the past three months, Save the Children has received more than 500 requests from Palestinians in Egypt for mental health and psychosocial support

Palestinian children who fled to Egypt from the war in Gaza are haunted by the horrors they experienced and are struggling with nightmares, anger, bedwetting and anxiety, with Save the Children calling for an urgent increase in mental health and psychosocial support.  Since the war started in Gaza on 7…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liberia |

Liberia Extols Cameroon on 52nd National Day

Liberia was the first country to establish a Diplomatic Mission at the Ambassadorial level in 1960, with the appointment of Ambassador Francis Marshall as Liberia’s Ambassador to Cameroon

The Government of Liberia has extolled the Republic of Cameroon on the 52nd National Unity Day and assured Cameroon of its commitment to enhancing the cordial relations between the two countries and peoples. This statement was conveyed by the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cllr. Deweh E. Gray, during a program…

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Canon Central and North Africa Launches ‘Women Who Empower’ Campaign in Nigeria with WISCAR (Women in Successful Careers)

This initiative aims to uplift and support women in the imaging and print industries through workshops, mentorship opportunities, and networking events

This initiative strives to empower women in the print and imaging sectors, steadfast in its commitment to Canon’s corporate philosophy 'Kyosei' ( and fostering gender equality in workplace leadership roles; Renowned Nigerian creative professionals and Canon ambassadors Daniel Ehimen & Emmanuel Oyeleke will conduct sessions on content creation, photography, and printing,…