Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE condemns terrorist attack on tourist bus in Cairo

The UAE strongly condemns this criminal act that threatens the security and stability of Egypt

The United Arab Emirates has condemned the terrorist attack on a tourist bus near the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt. A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, said that the UAE strongly condemns this criminal act that threatens the security and stability of…

Embassy of France in Accra, Ghana
Source: Embassy of France in Accra, Ghana |

Invitation to the screening of an animated film Adama

This film was used to mark the Centenary Anniversary of the First World War in 2018

On behalf of the Executive Board of the France Alumni Ghana Association (FAGA), I wish to invite you to the screening of an animated film titled ADAMA. This film was used to mark the Centenary Anniversary of the First World War in 2018. The Association has chosen to use this…

Source: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) |

Webinar: Project Opportunities in South Africa’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Market

The interactive program will provide market intelligence on projects in South Africa’s ICT sector, a US$7.3B market

WEBINAR: Thursday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST The U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), City of Cape Town, and Global Resources, Inc. invite you to participate in a webinar to learn about upcoming ICT project opportunities in the City of Cape Town.…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

Oral statement to Parliament on the Ebola crisis in DR Congo

Secretary of State for International Development, Rory Stewart, updates on the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the UK's response

By Rory Stewart Ebola is back, this time in the eastern DRC. It is the largest outbreak in the country’s history, the second largest in the world, and the first in a conflict zone. So far 1,209 people have died. And we must do much more to grip this situation.…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UPDATED: Guterres condemns armed attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali

The Secretary-General recalled that attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law

A violent attack against the United Nation's Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) that left one peacekeeper dead on Saturday, drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General António Guterres.  Mr. Guterres is “deeply saddened at the death of a Nigerian peacekeeper who succumbed to his wounds following the armed attack by unidentified…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The Sudan - Impact of Early Warning Early Action

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is developing innovative early warning systems to anticipate risks and intervene at the right time

Climate-driven hazards are increasing in intensity and frequency, with weather‑related crises now occurring nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. At the same time, needs are expanding and resources are limited. New tools and ways of thinking and acting are essential to reduce the impact of these disasters…

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

Somalia: $710 million needed to scale up drought response and avert a major crisis

Immediate scale-up in humanitarian response is required to mitigate the effects of the latest drought that threatens to drive Somalia into a major humanitarian crisis

As Somalia faces another severe drought, aid agencies today launched a Drought Response Plan and called for urgent and sustained resources to avert a major crisis. The plan seeks $710 million to provide critical, life-saving assistance to 4.5 million drought-affected Somalis in the most severely affected areas between now and the end…

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Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy, National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) hold Communications Workshop for Political Parties

The workshop focused on supporting the communications capability of the parties as they prepare for upcoming elections

The U.S. Embassy in partnership with the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia – NEBE – organized a half-day communications workshop for members of political parties in Ethiopia.  The workshop focused on supporting the communications capability of the parties as they prepare for upcoming elections. In his remarks at the workshop,…

Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

Peter Eriksson travels to Tanzania and Mozambique

Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, is travelling to Tanzania and Mozambique on 19–24 May

Sweden has extensive development cooperation with both of these countries, and has been committed to helping them combat poverty since they gained independence. During his visit, Mr Eriksson will meet a range of actors, including government representatives, human rights defenders, civil society organisations and multilateral actors. In Tanzania, Mr Eriksson…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO announces four new goodwill ambassadors for promoting global health

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cynthia Germanotta, Alisson Becker and Natália Loewe Becker to champion global health

World Health Organization today announced today the appointment of four new goodwill ambassadors, from the fields of sports, politics and community mobilization, to promote healthier lives, stronger health workforces and improved mental health globally. The new ambassadors are: Alisson Becker, goalkeeper of the Brazilian national and Liverpool football teams, and…