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Thousands fleeing new Congo violence, Uganda refugee facilities dangerously stretched

Renewed clashes between opposing Hema and Lendu groups in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are driving people across the border into Uganda

Around 7,500 Congolese refugees have arrived in Uganda since the start of June, placing strain on already badly overstretched facilities. Renewed clashes between opposing Hema and Lendu groups in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are driving people across the border into Uganda at a rate of…

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed congratulates Mauritania's President-elect

Ould Ghazouani expressed thanks to Sheikh Mohamed for his brotherly feelings

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, this evening phoned Mauritania's President-elect Mohamed Ahmed Ould Ghazouani, congratulating him on his presidential win, and wishing him success and progress. H.H. Sheikh Mohamed conveyed the greetings of…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

300,000 displaced following fresh violence in DR Congo

At least 160 persons have been killed while entire villages have been burned and abandoned

Up to 300,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in DR Congo after extreme violence, including reports of rape and indiscriminate killings, erupted in Ebola-stricken Ituri province. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is calling on the international community to seek urgent solutions to end the bloodshed and to…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Floods and Intercommunal Violence in Central Mali: Thousands of Displaced Persons Await Humanitarian Assistance

More than 210,000 persons are considered as facing food insecurity and only 2 per cent of the communities have access to safe drinking water

Recent heavy rains in the Mopti region of Mali have caused floods, aggravating the already precarious situation of the 50,254 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the region. Humanitarian assistance now is on its way to help the most vulnerable households. Since last week, more than 800 IDPs have already been…

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Sierra Leone: Amnesty International joins legal challenge against government ban on pregnant girls attending school

The announcement was made ahead of a hearing at the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice on 27 June 2019

Amnesty International has joined a legal case brought by two non-governmental organizations, Equality Now and WAVES, to challenge the Sierra Leonean government’s ban on pregnant girls attending mainstream schools and sitting exams, the organization said today. The announcement was made ahead of a hearing at the regional Economic Community of…

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German Government continues supporting economic development in the Republic of Namibia

Since Namibia's independence in 1990, Germany has continuously supported the Namibian Government in strengthening the country’s social and economic growth

On Monday, 24 June 2019, Hon. Calle Schlettwein, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Namibia, and His Excellency Christian Schlaga, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany signed a Financial Cooperation Agreement on interest-subsidized loans between Germany and Namibia. The agreement covers programmes to the value of 80 million…

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Averda Signs Four Seven-Year Contracts in Casablanca, Morocco

Averda with fresh ideas and new services for Casablanca

Averda (https://www.Averda.com/), the leading international environmental services provider, has been awarded four seven-year contracts in Casablanca, Morocco, commencing in June 2019 following its commitment to investing in new technologies, people, services and equipment. The contracts are for the four districts of Sidi Bernoussi, Ain Sebaa-Hay Mohamadi, Ain Chock and Hay…

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    • South Africa Under-20 Women' Captain Tyler-Jane Coleman and Zimbabwe Under-20 Women's Captain Milanda Tinarwo pose on Jubilee field ahead of their two match series at Prince Edward School on the 26th and 29th of June
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Rugby – Zimbabwe: Womens Under-20 Rugby Series Kicks Off on Wednesday

The first ever women’s international tournament at under-20 level in Africa

All is set for the historic bilateral Women’s Under-20 Rugby Series between Zimbabwe and South Africa at Prince Edward School in Harare tomorrow. The series features two main matches on the 26th and 29th of June between the two sides, the first ever women’s international tournament at under-20 level in…

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Tiny fish are a big deal in Africa’s lakes and rivers

New Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) study urges smarter use of small pelagic species to bolster both food security and sustainable ecosystems

Small freshwater fish around Africa offer a large and underrecognized  opportunity to boost food and nutrition security, according to a new FAO working paper investigating an array of species and related livelihoods that too often are undervalued. Small pelagic fish, generally processed, sold and eaten whole, account for three quarters…

Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

Govt. of Japan avails US$1.5million towards treatment of malnutrition in Sierra Leone

UNICEF and the Government of Sierra Leone will implement the project “Addressing critical gaps in the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in four high burden districts,”

The Government of Japan has approved a supplementary budget of US$1.5million to improve the coverage of critical Severe and Acute Malnutrition treatment services and thereby reduce child mortality in Sierra Leone. This agreement was formally announced at a project launch officiated by the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha…