Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Law to streamline electricity sector in offing

The Bill seeks to amend the Electricity Act, Cap. 145 to among others increase funds allocated to the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu, has tabled the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 for first reading. The Bill seeks to amend the Electricity Act, Cap. 145 to among others increase funds allocated to the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) from 0.3 percent to 0.7 percent of the…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

The National Oil Corporation in Libya donates US$ 5.7 million to WHO to relieve the suffering of children with cancer

Health outcomes of children with cancer in Libya have been jeopardized by acute shortages of paediatric cancer medicines, essential equipment and shortages of trained staff

Today, WHO and the National Oil Corporation (NOC), together with its international partners ENI, Repsol and TotalEnergies, signed a multi-million dollar agreement to strengthen treatment services for children with cancer in Libya. Health outcomes of children with cancer in Libya have been jeopardized by acute shortages of paediatric cancer medicines,…

Source: UNICEF Mozambique |

UNICEF deploys staff and life-saving supplies for children and families affected by Tropical Storm Ana in Mozambique

More than 45,000 people, including 23,000 women and children, are likely to need humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of the storm that hit Nampula, Zambezia, Tete, Niassa, Sofala and Manica provinces

UNICEF is deploying staff and preparing medical and nutrition supplies, water, sanitation and hygiene kits, as well as setting up temporary learning spaces to support children and families affected by Tropical Storm Ana, which made landfall on central and northern Mozambique on 24 January. More than 45,000 people, including 23,000…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

WHO receives an exquisite painting from a local Namibian Visual Artist

Hage is a Namibian visual artist who finds inspiration in his own story and utilizes real life experiences that we face as humanity as subject matters

A Namibian visual artist, Hage Mukwendje, handed over a special painting to the World Health Organization on 21 January 2022 at the UN-House, Windhoek, Namibia. The painting was done as part of the LEAD Innovation Challenge Grand Finale event held end of last year on the 24th of November 2021 and…

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Resident Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Ambassador to Egypt Other Appointees Subscribe to the Oath of Office Before Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio

The Constitution of Sierra Leone requires that a public officer shall not enter upon the duties of his office unless they have taken and subscribed to the oath for the due execution of their duties

New Resident Ministers of Northwest and Eastern Regions, Deputy Ministers of Education, Health and Finance, Chairman Health Service Commission and Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Egypt have subscribed to the oath of office before His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio. The Constitution of Sierra Leone requires that a…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Value Education Olympiad 2021: Top scorers receive their prizes

VEO 2021 is a joint initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Faith for Earth Council, Govardhan Eco Village, and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)

The top scorers of the Value Education Olympiad (VEO) 2021 received their prizes, this afternoon, during an official ceremony organised by the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change in Port Louis. VEO 2021 is a joint initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Faith for…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Coronavirus – Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (27 January 2022)

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to date has increased to 9,436

Twenty-eight patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Testing Stations in the Central, Anseba and Gash Barka Regions. Out of these, twenty-one patients are from Testing Stations in Asmara, Central Region. Six patients are from Testing Stations in Keren (5), and Adi-Tekelezan (1); Anseba…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

UN delegation held meeting with senior Government officials

The objective of the meeting was to identify priorities and strengthen mutual cooperation and partnership in accordance with the five years Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework

The Regional Directors and other senior United Nations officials in Africa that are on a five-day working visit in Eritrea met and held talks with Ministers and senior Eritrean Government officials. The objective of the meeting was to identify priorities and strengthen mutual cooperation and partnership in accordance with the…

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Addressing Energy Poverty will Take a Multi-Resource Approach in Africa

During a Rystad Talks Energy webinar discussion, AEC Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk provided insight into what Africa needs if it is to make energy poverty history by 2030

The African continent has the most people without access to energy and yet also represents the continent with the fastest growing population. As demand continues to far outweigh supply, energy poverty becomes more of a crisis across the continent. In order to address this crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal…

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African Energy Chamber (AEC) Encouraged by Afreximbank’s $5 Billion Commitment with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to Boost Upstream Developments

The financial commitment follows the implementation of the country’s Petroleum Industry Act, which aims to boost the NNPC’s upstream portfolio

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced a $5 billion financial commitment with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), enabling the Corporation to kickstart investment in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. With the NNPC looking to expand its upstream portfolio, the funding will be critical for the Corporation as…