Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrean Naval Force Concludes Sports Competition

The annual sports competition aims to develop youth who are physically and mentally robust

The Eritrean Naval Force’s sports competition, which has been ongoing for the past three months, concluded with enthusiasm on 13 April. The competition featured 12 different sports and included participation from eight male teams and five female teams. The closing ceremony was attended by Col. Melake Teklemariam, Chief of Staff…

Source: The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: President Ramaphosa to receive His Majesty King Mswati III for a working visit

South Africa and eSwatini share strong historical bonds as well as mutually beneficial political and trade ties

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Monday, 15 April 2024, host His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of eSwatini for a working visit at Mahlamba Ndlopfu, the President’s Official Residence in Pretoria. The visit follows a courtesy visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa to His Majesty King Mswati III in…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa concerned at possible escalation of hostilities in the Middle East

South Africa emphasises that all parties must exercise the utmost restraint and avoid any act that would escalate tensions in a particularly fragile region

The Government of South Africa is gravely concerned at developments in the Middle East following the retaliatory action by the Islamic Republic of Iran against Israel following Israel’s attacks on Iran’s Embassy in Damascus, Syria, on 1 April 2024. As the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres has stated,…

Source: U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria |

The United States Stands with Nigeria: A Decade After the Chibok Tragedy

The United States stands with Nigeria in its fight against extremism and its commitment to creating a safer, more prosperous future for all its people

The United States remains committed to supporting Nigeria’s efforts to combat terrorism and protect its citizens. We continue to support the Nigerian government’s ongoing efforts to make Nigeria more secure, to hold perpetrators of attacks accountable, and to ensure the safety and well-being of all its citizens. The partnership between the…

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United Nations (UN) Webinar: Involve Libyan women in decision making to ensure equal access to economic opportunity

Women in Libya are paid nearly three times less than their male peers and account for only 12 percent of property owners

More women must be included in economic decision making in Libya to accelerate economic progress and women's empowerment.  This was the conclusion of a panel discussion the United Nations Support Mission in Libya organized to mark this year’s International Women’s Day. Twenty women from the civil society sector participated in…

Source: Amnesty International |

Nigeria: Decade after Boko Haram attack on Chibok, 82 girls still in captivity

Investigations by Amnesty International reveal that the state of education in Chibok and its surrounding communities, is still being impacted by the 2014 abductions

Over 1,700 children abducted by gunmen since 2014; 17 mass school abductions recorded in six years; 20 released Chibok girls forced to marry former Boko Haram fighters.  The Nigerian authorities must ramp up efforts to ensure the safe release and return of the remaining 82 Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

A year of suffering for Sudanese women and girls

53 per cent of internally displaced are women and girls, and there is a growing risk that the violence will soon create the world’s largest hunger crisis

Sudan’s current conflict, which marks its one year point this week, is having a devastating impact on the people of Sudan, particularly women and girls. The conflict has reversed the gains made toward democracy and stability, leaving the country in suffering and insecurity, while facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. UN…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank enhances Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment (ENABLE) Youth Programs for greater impact

The ENABLE Youth program helps young African men and women access financing to grow their enterprises

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) successfully concluded a three-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, aimed at enhancing its Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment (ENABLE) Youth Program in preparation for its next phase. The ENABLE Youth program helps young African men and women access financing to grow their enterprises. Currently active in 15…

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National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa and Africell Unveil Indoor Basketball Court in Angola

NBA Academy Africa Prospect and Petro de Luanda Guard Aginaldo Neto Attends Court Unveiling and Exhibition Games

NBA Africa (www.NBA.com) and Africell, one of the fastest-growing mobile network operators in Africa, today unveiled an indoor basketball court at 1˚ de Maio at Av. Deolinda Rodrigues in Luanda, Angola as part of their multiyear collaboration to use basketball to benefit Angolan youth.  The new court, donated to and…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on the Second Review of the Extended Credit Facility with Ghana

Ghana will have access to about US$360 million in financing once the review is approved by IMF Management and formally completed by the IMF Executive Board

IMF staff and the Ghanaian authorities have reached staff-level agreement on economic policies and reforms to conclude the second review of the 36-month ECF-supported program. Ghana will have access to about US$360 million in financing once the review is approved by IMF Management and formally completed by the IMF Executive…