Source: Embassy of the United States in Algiers, Algeria |

U.S. Ambassador Hosts Contemporary Algerian Art Reception

U.S. Ambassador John P. Desrocher and his wife Karen Rose hosted an exhibition of contemporary Algerian art at their residence Saturday evening. The exhibition featured works of art by Algerian artists Mizo, E L Maya, and Bardi. The U.S. Embassy is sponsoring six young Algerian artists to travel to Columbia University in…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan-Burkina Faso Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Minister Motegi welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation for the promotion of Japanese private sector’s investment in Burkina Faso

On October 21, commencing at 1:30 p.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with H.E. Mr. Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina Faso, who was visiting Japan. The overview of the meeting is as…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Amazon #1 Best-Seller “Billions At Play” Officially Released Today

The book has made headlines in recent weeks for achieving #1 best-seller status in several categories while being on pre-order

The latest book of Nj Ayuk, “Billions At Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals” has been released and is now fully available for sales on Amazon. The book has made headlines in recent weeks for achieving #1 best-seller status in several categories while being on pre-order. These…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Troika Statement on the Formation of South Sudan’s Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity

The following is the text of a Troika Statement on the Formation of South Sudan’s Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity

South Sudan faces a critical moment in the journey toward a peaceful and prosperous future. There are now less than four weeks for political leaders to form a transitional government as they committed to in the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.…

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Theatre Helps Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking in Most Affected Regions in Nigeria

Those watching the plays in markets and other public spaces say they have been impacted by the stories

The city of Benin in southern Nigeria was once the capital of the former Edo Kingdom of Benin, one of the oldest states in West Africa. It dates back to the 11th century. Little remains of that kingdom. The once-mighty city is now the main “sender” place of origin of Nigerians…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Communities in the lakes region urged to end culture of violence to enable development (by Mageng Wade Deng)

Women representatives at the conference expressed their concern about the security situation

Communities in the Lakes region of South Sudan are being urged to end a culture of violence and revenge attacks so that development can take place and youth get the opportunity they deserve to access education. The recommendation was made at the end of a two-day conference held in Mapuordit…

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Operation ATALANTA assists Somali Navy Personnel stranded off the Coast of Cadale

EU NAVFOR Somalia launched a maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) to determine the location of the Somali Naval vessel in distress

On the morning of 20 October 2019, EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation ATALANTA received a request to assist a vessel belonging to the Somali Navy in distress some 60 km north of Cadale. The vessel had reportedly experienced mechanical difficulties and the crew was concerned for their safety. EU NAVFOR Somalia…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director visits Sudan to meet new government and sends off first barges to South Sudan

On his visit to Kosti, Beasley saw the three WFP-contracted barges loading 4,500 tons of food procured locally in Sudan

The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley, today concluded a two-day visit to Sudan where he met leaders of the new government and travelled to Kosti to waive off the first three barges to carry humanitarian food supplies down the River Nile to South Sudan…

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United States (US) Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) takes message of peace to Malakal

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, travelled to Malakal following a visit by a high-powered delegation from the UN Security Council

Regina Achai fled her home in Malakal five years ago along with thousands of other families when violence erupted across South Sudan during the civil war. The 27-year-old has now returned to the area in the wake of a peace deal which has helped reduce political violence across the country.…