Source: U.S. Embassy in Tunisia |

Chargée d’Affaires Natasha Franceschi Metting with Prime Minister Najla Bouden

The meeting was also an opportunity to introduce Deputy Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Amy Pope who was on a visit to Tunisia

Chargée d’Affaires Natasha Franceschi met with Prime Minister Najla Bouden to discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global matters. During the meeting, Chargée Franceschi underscored U.S. support for implementing economic reforms and moving towards an agreement with the IMF to address economic challenges and achieve economic prosperity for all…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Cameroon: Prominent Investigative Journalist Killed

Zogo’s body was found on January 22, 2023, in Soa, a suburb of the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé

Cameroonian authorities should conduct an effective and transparent investigation into the killing of Martinez Zogo, a leading investigative journalist, Human Rights Watch said today. Zogo, who was director of the radio station Amplitude FM, regularly exposed corruption through his work and, in the days before he was killed, spoke on the…

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

Sudan: New United Nations (UN) human rights expert to make first official visit

He will meet with senior Government officials, representatives of civil society organizations, human rights defenders, heads of UN entities and members of the diplomatic corps

The new UN expert on human rights in Sudan, Radhouane Nouicer, will arrive in Khartoum on 28 January for his first official visit to the country his appointment in December. He will also travel to Al-Geneina in West Darfur. During this visit, which will end on 3 February, he will…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Zimbabwe: A Move to Curb Freedom of Association as Election Nears

Registration Withdrawn from Hundreds of Organizations

 Zimbabwe should reregister hundreds of civil society groups whose registration it has withdrawn, and amend its Private Voluntary Organization Act to bring it in line with its obligations to protect freedom of association, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should also cancel an amendment that would bar groups from “political” activity under…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Gabon |

Chargé d’affaires Ellen Thorburn visited the Martin Luther King School to take part in the school’s annual commemoration of the civil rights leader

Dr. King advanced civil rights in the United States through nonviolence and civil disobedience

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day, U.S. Chargé d’affaires Ellen Thorburn visited the Martin Luther King School in Libreville to take part in the school’s annual commemoration of the U.S. civil rights leader. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American minister and activist, one of the most…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

President El-Sisi Arrives in Baku, Azerbaijan

President El-Sisi is scheduled to hold a number of meetings, mainly meeting with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, to discuss means of developing political and economic relations

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan, for an official visit within the framework of strengthening the distinguished relations between the two countries. The Spokesman for the Presidency said President El-Sisi is scheduled to hold a number of meetings, mainly meeting with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev,…

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Source: UN Women - Africa |

High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Continental Summit: civil society organizations share experiences in ending Gender-based Violence in Africa

The three-day Summit will bring together participants from across Africa, high level representatives of Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), UN Agencies and Development Partners

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will share experiences and learnings from the last three years fighting gender-based violence and other harmful practices in Africa, at the Spotlight Initiative High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Continental Summit, to be held on February 15-17 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme (SIARP) will hold…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Nigeria |

Cervical Cancer - Early Detection Saves Lives

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women in Nigeria and the fourth most common cancer among women globally

It's 10 am on a Wednesday, and Ilemobayo Wuraola, a health worker, is holding a cervical cancer awareness talk for women attending the Family Planning (FP) clinic at Arakale health centre in Akure, Ondo State.  “Cervical cancer screening is importanct for early detection of the disease, and it is advisable…

Source: Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities, South Africa |

South Africa: Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities on tourism post pandemic

Hotel occupancy surpasses pre-pandemic levels in December 2022

Data from the South African Hotel Review, complied by STR, which gathers data directly from hotels across South Africa, has confirmed that hotel occupancy for the Western Cape stood at 72% in December 2022, representing a full recovery rate of 106% when compared to December 2019 (68.1%). The report further states…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Iranian and Tanzanian Foreign Ministers hold consultations on the phone

Iranian FM Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Tanzanian counterpart Stergomena Lawrence Tax on Thursday afternoon held talks over issues of mutual interest and expansion of cooperation between the two countries

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Tanzanian counterpart Stergomena Lawrence Tax on Thursday afternoon held talks over issues of mutual interest and expansion of cooperation between the two countries. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Tanzanian counterpart Stergomena Lawrence Tax on Thursday afternoon held talks over issues of…