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‘Overzealous’ security services undermining South Sudan peace: rights experts

Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan alleged that “overzealous” security forces had prevented dissent so dramatically, that civic space was now eroding “at an accelerating pace”

State security forces in South Sudan have been responsible for imposing new and potentially arbitrary restrictions against the country’s most prominent civil society leaders, issuing “credible” death threats that have undermined peace efforts, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday.  In an alert, the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan alleged that “overzealous” security forces had prevented dissent so dramatically, that civic space was now eroding “at an accelerating pace”, forcing rights defenders to flee and discouraging others…

Source: Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) |

IsDB Institute Wins Again ‘Best Islamic Research Firm’ Award

The award recognizes the Institute’s innovative approach for creating knowledge solutions to achieve sustainable development

For the second consecutive year, the Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) (https://irti.org/) has won the ‘Best Islamic Research Firm’ award, having secured the highest score in the IFN Service Providers Poll. The award recognizes the Institute’s innovative approach for creating knowledge solutions to achieve sustainable development. The Institute won the…

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Jumeirah Group’s Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project Reaches Important Milestone with Latest Release

2000 sea turtles returned to their natural habitat since programme’s inception in 2004

Jumeirah Group (www.Jumeirah.com)’s Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project has today released a batch of 14 endangered Green, Hawksbill and Loggerhead sea turtles from its Jumeirah Al Naseem beach. Under the watchful eye of the Group’s Marine Specialists including Director of Aquarium at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Barbara Lang-Lenton Arrizabalaga as well…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

AMISOM trains South West State Police to counter terrorism

Will guide the officers of the South West State Police on how to prevent terrorist acts, exchange information, search and extradite terror suspects

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has commenced a seven-day training programme to improve the capacity of the police in South West State of Somalia, to combat terrorism. The training organised by the AMISOM Police component will guide the officers of the South West State Police on how to…

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African Union, RECS and RMs meet to coordinate implementation of the continental integration programme

On the agenda were three key areas i.e. African integration; division of labour between the AU, the RECs and the RMs; and the COVID19 situation in Africa

African Union, RECS and RMs meet to coordinate implementation of the continental integration programme The African Union (AU), represented by the Bureau of its Assembly, Chairpersons of the Eight (8) Regional Economic Communities, as well as Regional Mechanisms, held their third Mid-Year Coordination Meeting on the 16th of October, to harmonise…

Source: UN Women |

Traditional, religious and civil society leaders of Africa vow to take bold action to end violence against women and girls in the African continent

Across the continent of Africa, traditional leaders, including religious leaders, continue to play significant roles as influencers and custodians of cultural practices within communities

Traditional, religious and civil society leaders of Africa gathered today in Addis Ababa to confirm their commitment in joining hands with the African Union Commission, the United Nations and the Spotlight Initiative and taking bold action to end child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices. On behalf…

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Frank Fannon, Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources to be Keynote Speaker at the African Energy Week in Cape Town

With extensive experience in foreign policy and geopolitics, Francis Fannon will introduce key insights into Africa’s energy transition and market transformation in Cape Town

Francis Fannon, former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources and the current Managing Director of Fannon Global Advisors, has confirmed his participation at African Energy Week (AEW) in Cape Town. Taking place on the 9th-12th of November, AEW 2021 provides a platform for a collaborative discussion on…

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African Development Bank holds second virtual Business Opportunities Seminar for 2021, with a country special on Angola

The event took place over three days to accommodate participants in different time zones, and included a special session on business opportunities in Angola at the request of the Bank’s Angola country office

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org) held its second virtual business opportunities  (BOS) for 2021  from 12-14 October, to provide an overview of its policies, operations, procurement rules and country activities. The event took place over three days to accommodate participants in different time zones, and included a special session on…

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The “Civil Society Capacity Building Program” Was Conducted in Congo with the Support of TİKA

The program was attended by more than a hundred non-governmental organizations operating in the country

The International Council for Justice, Equality and Peace (COJEP International) conducted the “Civil Society Capacity Building Program” in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the support of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA). The program was attended by more than a hundred non-governmental organizations operating…

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U.S. Government Supports Socioeconomic Development and Youth Leadership Initiatives in Cabo Delgado

These new projects will partner with the business community, local civil society organizations, and district and provincial governments to expand economic opportunities and youth leadership

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched three programs to support socioeconomic development and youth leadership in Cabo Delgado province. Cabo Delgado has been hit by dual crises of violent extremism and Cyclone Kenneth–which destroyed homes, farmland, livestock and fisheries.  While devastating to all…