Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan

A broad group of international partners met in Berlin to ensure that our efforts are fully coordinated in support of a peaceful resolution to the Sudan’s current challenges

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan at the Federal Foreign Office on 21 June: We need a peaceful resolution to the current crisis in the Sudan. It is good that we succeeded in bringing together important international and regional…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Eritrea’s Human Rights Crisis Requires Ongoing Scrutiny

UN Human Rights Council Should Renew Special Rapporteur’s Mandate

At the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council starting today, states will discuss whether to keep Eritrea in the spotlight. A new report from the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea highlights why they should. The report, which reviews Eritrea’s human rights situation since its historic July…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank welcomes EUR 40 million investment from the European Commission for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI)

The announcement was made to energy sector stakeholders at a sideline event held during the Africa Energy Forum, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) announced a EUR 40 million investment from the European Commission for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a new platform for financing small-scale renewables in Africa. The announcement was made to energy sector stakeholders at a sideline event held during the Africa Energy Forum, which took…

Source: European Commission |

Humanitarian aid: EU mobilises over €18 million for the Central African Republic in 2019

The Central African crisis has also an impact on the entire region as 592,000 refugees have sought refuge in neighbouring countries to which the EU is providing support

As many people continue to suffer in the Central African Republic (CAR), the European Union continues to stand in solidarity with the people in need in the country and announces €18.85 million in humanitarian assistance for 2019. This additional support brings EU humanitarian assistance in CAR to more than €135…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank hosts masterclass on women’s skills in business development

The masterclasses are jointly conducted by the African Development Bank Group and Entreprenarium

The fourth Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA)/Entreprenarium masterclass began Monday in Pretoria, South Africa, aimed at improving women’s skills in business development and financial management. 40 business women, who came through an online application process, will attend the two-day masterclass, which will cover financial planning, lean start-up…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

June 27 Briefing with co-hosts of the African Land Forces Summit 2019

The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a 4-day seminar bringing together land force chiefs from across Africa

June 27 Briefing with co-hosts of the African Land Forces Summit 2019, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier, Commander of U.S. Army Africa, and Botswana Ground Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Molefi Seikano, Commander of Botswana Defence Force. EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 14:15 GMT…

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Malakal comes together for the elimination of conflict-related sexual violence (by Janet Adongo)

The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is celebrated worldwide to amplify the voices of communities

As the world marked the International Day for the Elimination of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, an audience at the Malakal Stadium were sitting in quiet reflection as they listened to the words spoken by 22-year-old Julia John. “The last five years of our lives have been hell. We’ve missed school. We’ve…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the Women, Youth, Peace and Security Working Group in West Africa and the Sahel

The Working Group intends to take the opportunity of its 10 years of existence to assess then discuss its achievements and needs in order to take necessary measures for the years to come

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in partnership with the UN WOMEN Office for West and Central Africa and their partners will celebrate on 24 and 25 June 2019 in Dakar, the10-year anniversary of the Women, Youth, Peace and Security Working Group in West Africa…

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

UAE, Cameroon boosting cooperation

The two sides also explored means of enhancing cooperation in the legislative and parliamentary fields

Fahad Obaid Mohammad Al Taffaq, UAE Ambassador to Nigeria and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, has held meetings with a number of officials and businessmen in Cameroon, and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation with the Central African country in all fields. Al Taffaq visited the capital city Yaounde,…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Assassinations in Ethiopia amidst regional ‘coup’ attempt, condemned by UN chief

The region has been a hotspot of inter-ethnic violence and the Government reportedly believes that the assassinations are linked

The assassination of the chief of staff of the Ethiopian army and killing of a regional governor in what the Government has described as a regional coup attempt, has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.  In a statement released on Sunday, António Guterres said he was “deeply concerned by the weekend’s deadly incidents”. The…