Source: U.S. Embassy in Malawi |

United States Government Funds Nine Social and Economic Small Grants across Malawi

The Small Grants Programs are designed to support community-driven development projects that address grassroots economic and social issues

The U.S. Embassy today awarded approximately $103,000 (MWK 92 million) to nine organizations working in six districts across Malawi through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund, the Julia Taft Fund, and the Fiscal Transparency Innovation Fund. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Jeremey Neitzke presided over the signing ceremony saying: “These three…

Source: Amnesty International |

DRC-Uganda: Civilians must be protected during joint military operations

The situation remains volatile in eastern DRC as both Congolese and Ugandan forces continue to fight armed groups

As the governments of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) launch a joint military operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels, following recent attacks in Uganda attributed to this group, Amnesty International is calling on all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and adherence to…

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The African Energy Chamber welcomes the ruling for Shell to proceed with its seismic surveys of the Eastern Cape

Following an 11th hour attempt by environmentalists to halt plans by Shell to conduct seismic surveys along the eastern coast of South Africa, the court ruled in favor of the oil supermajor

The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) lauds the South African High Court’s decision to allow multinational oil and gas company Shell to conduct seismic surveys offshore South Africa. Following an 11th hour attempt by environmentalists to halt plans by Shell to conduct seismic surveys along the eastern coast of South Africa, the…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis welcomes the foreign minister of the Kingdom of Morocco to Bern

This official visit marks the centenary of Switzerland's diplomatic presence in Morocco

On 3 December in Bern, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis welcomed Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates. This official visit marks the centenary of Switzerland's diplomatic presence in Morocco. Both sides signed a joint declaration, a memorandum of understanding on political consultations and a declaration on…

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UNMISS peacekeepers from South Korea begin repairing main road linking Bor and Pibor

The main aim of the project: To boost trade, enable communities to convene and connect with each other and build peace by enhancing regional integration

South Korean engineers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have begun rehabilitating the road connecting Jonglei state with the neighboring Greater Pibor Administrative Area. The main aim of the project: To boost trade, enable communities to convene and connect with each other and build peace by…

Source: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) |

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the UN calls for increased recognition of persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities of all age groups have been identified as a particularly marginalized and at-risk group within the Somali society

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, calls for increased recognition of the rights of persons with disabilities under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “Persons with disabilities of all age groups have been…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Joint Standing Committee on Defence calls for accountability on 1 Military Hospital refurbishment programme

The committee requested briefings from both departments on the hospital’s forensic audit report and associated consequence management

The Joint Standing Committee on Defence finds it completely unacceptable that the Department of Defence and Military Veterans has shown complete disregard and unwillingness to account for the 1 Military Hospital in Tshwane’s unending repair and maintenance programme. The committee scheduled a meeting with both the defence department and the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) Director pays courtesy call on Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs

The EASF Director was on a working visit in Seychelles, meeting with various high government officials, including a courtesy call on the President of the Republic, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan

The Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave welcomed the Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) Director Brigadier General, Getachew Shiferaw, at Maison Quéau de Quinssy, on 1st December 2021. The EASF Director was on a working visit in Seychelles, meeting with various high government officials, including a courtesy call…

Source: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Republic of South Africa |

Minister Thoko Didiza welcomes opening of 100% black-owned winery by children of farm labourers

The opening of wine tasting room and restaurant at Klein Goederust farm tomorrow is testimony to government’s efforts of ensuring equitable access

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), welcomes the opening of a 100% black-owned winery by the children of farm labourer. Klein Goederust is the first and only 100% black-owned wine farm in Franschhoek. The 116-year-old Klein Goederust farm was solely acquired from the…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on an Extended Credit Facility Arrangement with Zambia

The staff-level agreement is subject to IMF Management and Executive Board approval and receipt of the necessary financing assurances

The IMF team reached a staff-level agreement with the Zambian authorities on a new arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for 2022-2025 to help restore macroeconomic stability and provide the foundation for an inclusive economic recovery. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Allison Holland, Mission Chief for…