Source: The Presidency: Republic of South Africa |

President Cyril Ramaphosa pays tribute to the late Ms Rita Alice Ndzanga

President pays tribute to the late Rita Alice Ndzanga

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his sadness at the passing of  Struggle veteran and pioneering trade unionist Rita Alice Ndzanga. Ms Ndzanga, passed away on Wednesday, 17 August 2022, at the age of 88. She was an Esteemed Member of the National Order of Luthuli who was honoured in 2004…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Burundi Celebrates World Humanitarian Day

Humanitarian workers step up to respond every day by providing lifesaving assistance such as food and cash, health and clean water, protection services and emergency education to millions of women, children and men

Every year on 19 August, the humanitarian community comes together to celebrate World Humanitarian Day. Thirteen years after its first celebration, the aid community worldwide is grappling with the toll of a megacrisis. The devastating combination of conflicts, the climate emergency, geopolitics, the pandemic, poverty and a war has caused…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Horn Of Africa 'Cannot Wait': World Food Programme (WFP) Scales Up Assistance as Historic Drought Raises Famine Threat

WFP Executive Director David Beasley on Thursday wrapped up a visit to drought-ravaged Somalia, where over seven million people – close to half the population – are acutely food insecure and 213,000 are already facing famine-like conditions

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is expanding assistance in the Horn of Africa as levels of hunger soar after back-to-back droughts and the threat of famine looms. Since the start of the year, nine million more people have slipped into severe food insecurity across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, leaving…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan Supports World Food Programme’s (WFP) Response to Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Mali

With this funding, WFP will provide multi-faceted food and nutritional assistance to 89,000 crisis-affected women, men and children in Mali's central, northern, and southern regions

The Government of Japan has provided an additional US$2 million (nearly XOF 1.3 billion) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help respond to the unprecedented food and nutrition needs in Mali. With this funding, WFP will provide multi-faceted food and nutritional assistance to 89,000 crisis-affected women,…

Source: International Trade Centre |

Investing more together for cotton made in Africa

International and UN organizations call for increased investment in cotton, welcoming Afreximbank pledge of $300,000

At a partners conference on cotton jointly organized with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) end of July, Pamela Coke-Hamilton, the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) urged donors to mobilize resources for new partnerships. Creating partnerships were essential to…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

Lesotho makes progress in issuing legal documents – Minister

Mr. Letsosa was speaking during the commemoration of the fifth Africa Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Day held at Qanya Ha Sekake in Qacha’s Nek

The Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Motlalentoa Letsosa says Lesotho has made progress in issuing legal documents. Mr. Letsosa was speaking during the commemoration of the fifth Africa Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Day held at Qanya Ha Sekake in Qacha’s Nek. This year, CRVS Day was celebrated under…

Source: U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria |

United States Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk Arrives in Lagos

The United States is committed to supporting the Nigerian Navy in its efforts to both secure its own territorial waters and those of the greater Gulf of Guinea

On August 18, the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) arrived at the Nigerian Naval Dockyard in Lagos for a scheduled port visit. During the visit, Mohawk officers will meet with Nigerian Navy leadership at the Western Navy Command Headquarters in Apapa, as well as host ship tours…

African Energy Week (AEW)
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Source: African Energy Week (AEW) |

Technology Entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong to Drive Energy Transition, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Dialogue at African Energy Week 2022 (AEW 2022)

Named as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans in Science, Tech & Innovation, Rebecca Enonchong is driving the technology of the future in Africa, and will come to AEW in Cape Town to expand on energy transition and ESG dialogue

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) proud to announce that Rebecca Enonchong, Chair of the African Center for Technology Innovation and Ventures; founder and CEO of AppsTech and I/O Spaces; and Board Chair of AfriLabs, will be speaking at this year’s edition of the African Energy Week (AEW) (www.AECWeek.com) conference and…

World Health Organzation (WHO) - Zimbabwe
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Source: World Health Organzation (WHO) - Zimbabwe |

Zimbabwe builds the capacity to cost and implement its new National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (2023-2027)

NAPs provide a framework of sequence of actions to align activities of different stakeholders in different sectors toward one large goal of mitigating AMR

National Action Plans (NAPs) are essential tools used by governments to address the global threat posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR).   NAPs provide a framework of sequence of actions to align activities of different stakeholders in different sectors toward one large goal of mitigating AMR. In 2017, the Government of Zimbabwe…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini embarks on a Working Visit to the Levant region

The Working Visit is intended to enhance and strengthen bilateral relations between South Africa and the Levant countries

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will embark on a Working Visit to the Levant region from 21-26 August 2022. The Deputy Minister will visit Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The Working Visit is intended to enhance and strengthen bilateral relations between South Africa and…