U.S. Embassy in The Gambia
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Radio Station Features U.S. Ambassador

The Ambassador hailed the work of Peace Corps volunteers and thanked the communities who host them and make them part of their village communities and host families

During his introductory trip to the Upper River Region – the farthest east of the Gambian regions – Ambassador Carl Paschall addressed communities via the most popular local media: radio.  The Ambassador appeared on the radio talk show “Development Forum” and discussed U.S. Support for The Gambia, detailing the many ways…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Statement of Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN Special Representative for West Africa and The Sahel, on The Gambia

The Special Representative urges all political actors to refrain from violence while exercising their right of free assembly

The Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has over the past few weeks followed the positive evolution of the new democratic atmosphere in The Gambia. The Special Representative congratulates the Government of The Gambia, especially the security…

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

Libya: Tens of thousands of children at risk amidst violence and chaos of unrelenting conflict

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

“Children in Libya, including refugee and migrant children, continue to suffer grievously amidst the violence and chaos unleashed by the country’s longstanding civil war. “Since April last year when hostilities broke out in Tripoli and western Libya, conditions for thousands of children and the civilians have deteriorated further. Indiscriminate attacks…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Six months following the enforced disappearance of Siham Sergewa, UNSMIL calls for her immediate release

Siham Sergewa, an elected member of the House of Representatives, was seized at night from her home in the heavily fortified Buhedima District of Benghazi

Six months ago, Siham Sergewa, an elected member of the House of Representatives, was seized at night from her home in the heavily fortified Buhedima District of Benghazi. Since her violent abduction, Ms. Sergewa’s fate remains unknown. UNSMIL continues to follow up on the enforced disappearance of Ms. Sergewa and…

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Chinese Embassy launches Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques in Freetown

In recent years, human resources development has been one of the highlights in the cooperation between China and Sierra Leone

On 14th of January 2020, the launching ceremony of Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques was held at Goderich Campus of Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) in Freetown. The 42 days training course is sponsored by the Chinese government and supported by the Ministry of Technical and…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Minister Gould concludes visit to Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo

The Minister announced Canadian assistance to provide support to families affected by the floods that have devastated areas of the country

Canada values its long-standing partnerships in Africa and remains committed to working with African partners to build a more prosperous, sustainable and peaceful world. The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today concluded a four-day visit to the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo during which…

U.S. Embassy in The Gambia
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Ambassador visits Peace Corps Volunteers

The visit is part of four-day introductory tour of the easternmost locations in The Gambia

Ambassador Carl Paschall and Public Affairs Officer Kathryn Edwards visited Anna, a Peace Corps Volunteer in a village in the Lower River region. Anna is a health volunteer who works closely with multiple village leaders to champion health and opportunities for development in her community.  Members of the community warmly greeted…

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

UN Child Rights Committee to review Austria, Belarus, Costa Rica, Hungary, Rwanda and State of Palestine

The public sessions will be held in the Ground Floor Conference Room of Palais Wilson in Geneva

The UN Child Rights Committee will meet in Geneva from 20 January to 7 February to review Austria, Belarus, Costa Rica, Hungary, Rwanda, and State of Palestine. The above are among the 196 States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols. They required to undergo regular reviews…

Source: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United Republic of Tanzania |

Tanzania will continue to uphold one-China policy

Taiwan issue should be left to be resolved through constructive engagements between the parties of cross Taiwan straits

"Tanzania will continue to uphold one-China policy, recognize Taiwan is an inalienable part of China and respect China's principle of 'one country, two systems'", Director of Tanzania Information Services Department (Maelezo) and Chief Government Spokesperson Dr Hassan Abbasi spoke to Xinhua News Agency on Thursday. "And we believe the Taiwan…

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

A passion for food wins contest on innovative thinking

The contest awarded two grand (first position) prizes in the categories of substantive innovation and operational innovation - won by Sylvie Ogoudedji and Bineswaree Bolaky

Winning an award was never part of Sylvie Ogoudedji’s expectations when she joined the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as a fellow in 2019. It was during her induction that she learned of ECA’s Innovation Challenge for the first time. What got her “really excited” was a new understanding -…