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

Kenyan FM condemns terrorist Houthi attack on UAE civil facilities in phone call with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed

During the conversation, Omamo emphasised her country's solidarity with the UAE regarding this terrorist act that seeks to compromise the security and stability of the region

Kenya condemned the Houthi militia's terrorist attacks on civil areas and facilities in the UAE, during a phone call between H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Raychelle Omamo, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya. During the conversation,…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrean community festival in Australia

The festival was highlighted by cultural and artistic programs including friendly football game between Eritrean and Ethiopian community teams

Eritrean nationals in Australia held their 22nd annual festival on 15 and 16 January in Melbourne and Perth under the theme “Resilient as Ever” featuring various programs. At the occasion in Melbourne, the head of Public and Community Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy, Mr. Yasin Omar gave briefing on the significance…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

European Union helps keep humanitarian flights in West and Central Africa skies as humanitarian needs soar

The West and Central Africa region faces several challenges including displacement, natural hazards, structural poverty and chronic food insecurity that is worsened by the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic

A timely US$ 3.5 million contribution from the European Union has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) transport thousands of aid workers to several hard-to-reach locations across West and Central Africa, the World Food Programme said today. The EU’s contribution for 2021, made through the European Commission’s Civil…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President commends Matric Class of 2021

The 2021 National Senior Certificate pass rate is 76,4%, with 256 000 learners eligible for university entrance

President Cyril Ramaphosa commends the Matric Class of 2021 on the success achieved by this cohort of learners, educators and parents. The 2021 National Senior Certificate pass rate is 76,4%, with 256 000 learners eligible for university entrance. “We applaud the multiple successes and improvements recorded by learners during the…

Source: UNFPA - East and Southern Africa |

UNFPA partners with young game-changers to build climate resilience in Africa

The projects aim to improve access to health supplies for women and girls in remote areas through low-carbon mobile clinics, empowering women and improving livelihoods

UNFPA is turning to young people as an innovation powerhouse to build resilience to climate change in Africa. From more than a hundred innovative projects pitched by young Africans at UNFPA’s 2021 Climate HackLab, two innovative ideas for climate resilience were selected for seed funding and incubation, to turn them…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
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Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN humanitarian chief pledges support for Nigeria

The conflict in the Lake Chad basin has taken a heavy toll on communities across border areas of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, putting more than 10 million people at risk

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Martin Griffiths, concluded a four-day visit to Nigeria yesterday. The UN humanitarian chief travelled to the country to see first-hand the humanitarian situation and response in the north-east, and to raise international awareness about the deteriorating humanitarian situation and bring…

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Second week of UN-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan

During these consultations’ participants offered concrete suggestions on the way forward for transition and presented views regarding the scope and parameters of the consultations process

In its second week, since launched by SRSG Volker Perthes on 8 January, UN-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan continued engaging with Sudanese stakeholders. Due to ongoing roadblocks and the closure of bridges, making access to UNITAMS a challenge, some consultations planned for this week had to be…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Coronavirus - Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (21 January 2022)

The total number of recovered patients has accordingly increased to 8,628 while the number of deaths has risen to 90

Thirty-two patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Testing Stations in the Central, Gash Barka and Southern Regions. Out of these, twenty-one patients are from Testing Stations in Asmara, Central Region. Seven patients are from Testing Stations in Omahajer (3), Barentu (3), and Kerkebet…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Local film makers receive cheques for their contribution to the Mauritian film industry

Minister Teeluck observed that there is a need to come forward with a strategy so as to redefine the conditions under which local film makers are provided support from the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage

The cheques remitted to the two local film makers, namely Messrs Sada Rajiah and Pravesh Das Nunkoo, amounting to Rs 250,000 and Rs 150,000 respectively, are a way to reward them for their efforts and contribution to the Mauritian film industry. The Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Mr Avinash…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

All students to resume full-time classroom-based learning on 02 February 2022

The Vice-Prime Minister recalled that schools were closed in November 2021, following the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and as part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus

At a press conference held this afternoon in Port Louis, the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, announced that all pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions would reopen on 02 February 2022 and that a team was working to create the…