Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

Ambassador Awards Grants to Help Local Communities

This initiative complements much larger-scale U.S. health and humanitarian assistance to Cameroon

On Thursday October 17, 2019 , the U.S. Embassy awarded over 42 million FCFA to seven Cameroonian organizations working for the development, health, and prosperity of their communities.  Ambassador Peter Barlerin announced the recipients at a ceremony at the embassy, as one example of the commitment of the United States…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO and the Nigerian government collaborate to curtail child mortality in the country

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) and iCCM are the key child survival thrust being used by the Nigerian Government

In Njediko community of Niger state, Mrs Aishatu Usman says, “Without this care, where would we go to when our children are sick since there is no hospital nearby?”. Mrs Usman is one of the caregivers that recently benefited from the WHO-Federal Government integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) project that…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Women’s Rights Committee to review Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles

The Committee’s open meetings will take place in Room XVII at the Palais des Nations

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from 21 October to 8 November to review the situation of women’s rights in the following countries: Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Seychelles. All the countries under review are party to…

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

Africa’s vision for prosperity & inclusiveness requires timely and accurate statistics, says VP Wina

The Vice President (VP) lauded African leaders for the initiative to build comprehensive and robust civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems

African leaders have a great vision of building an integrated, prosperous and peaceful continent that is driven and managed by its own citizens, and represents a dynamic force in the international arena, Zambia’s Vice President Inonge Mutukwa Wina said Thursday. But the vision can only be realized if the continent’s…

Source: UN Watch |

Tyrants celebrate as U.N. elects Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya, Sudan to top rights body

The council already counts China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, DR Congo, Eritrea, Qatar, Somalia, Cameroon and Pakistan among its members

The U.N.'s election today of serial abusers of human rights —Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya and Sudan — to its highest human rights body drew sharp criticism from the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch, which is based in Geneva at the seat of the 47-nation Human Rights Council. "Electing the oppressive Venezuelan regime of Nicolás…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Prepare for the agriculture of tomorrow, African Development Bank President challenges high school students at global symposium

This year, 450 exceptional high school students from 10 countries attended the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation

Young people from around the world gathered in Des Moines Iowa at the Global Youth Institute (https://bit.ly/2wdqQ0H) on Thursday to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize laureates. This year, 450 exceptional high school students from 10 countries attended the three-day Global Youth Institute (https://bit.ly/2wdqQ0H) hosted by the World Food…

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Civil Registration Important for Africa’s Economic and Social Development, Says Songwe

Africa, which is home to 1.3 billion people, is faced with a critical legal identity gap, whereby many exist without being known to their governments and without any means to prove who they are

Civil registration is a subject that is of crucial importance to Africa’s economic and social development and is at the core of the realization of the continent’s ambitions to eradicate poverty, achieve inclusive and sustainable development, and respect for human rights. This was said Thursday by Vera Songwe, the Executive…

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Rehabilitation of the grave of a French veteran soldier

The defence mission of the French Embassy carried out a new rehabilitation of the tomb

The grave of the French veteran - Private Marange number 14503 - renovated in 2018 had been severely damaged in recent weeks. Also, very quickly, in order to honour his memory, thanks to the assistance of the Directorate of Heritage, Memory and Archives of the Ministry of the Armed Forces,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

From Ethiopia the Remains of Fellow Italians

The return operations were coordinated by the Crisis Management Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa

The bodies of our compatriots who died in Ethiopia on 10 March in the ET 302 Ethiopian Airlines crash shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa have been returned to Italy. The return operations were coordinated by the Crisis Management Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Ethiopia at World Travel Market, London

Discover the new Ethiopia and its infinite possibilities

We are delighted to announce that Ethiopia will take part in this year’s World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, scheduled to take place from Monday 4th November – Wednesday 6th November at ExCeL London. This will be a unique opportunity to showcase the very best…