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Source: Ministry of Health, Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini |

Coronavirus - Eswatini: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (24 January 2022)

Total Daily Tests: 638 Active Cases: 252 New Deaths: 1 New Confirmed Cases: 37 Recoveries: 66,496 (99 New) Total Deaths: 1,370 (CFR 2.0%) Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 68,118 Currently Admitted: 23 Fully vaccinated: 319,962 (27.6% of Total Population)

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Delays in Financial Remittances from Member States Frustrate EALA MPs

The East African Assembly majorly relies on contributions from member states to fund its budget

Delays in financial remittances from member states are still a major impediment to the operations and activities of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). This was revealed by EALA MPs sitting on the accounts committee who are in Uganda to benchmark on the best parliamentary practices. The EALA MPs on…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - Federal Republic of Somalia |

Somali Diplomatic Institute presents the book Diplomacy and the World by Abdi Shire

The ceremony was attended by some of the most prominent veteran diplomats, including Ambassador Abdisalam Haji Ahmed Liban, and some administrators in the departments of the Foreign Ministry

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Abdisaid Muse Ali, participated on Sunday (Jan 23) in the capital Mogadishu, the inauguration ceremony of the book “Diplomacy and the World”, which was written by the brilliant diplomat Abdi Shire Warsame, senior advisor to the Ministry. The ceremony, in…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya and USA call for speedy resolution of Ethiopian conflict

President Uhuru Kenyatta and the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Amb David Satterfield emphasized that peace in Ethiopia is crucial for the region’s stability

Kenya and the United States of America have agreed to continue engaging the conflicting parties in Ethiopia with the aim of seeing a speedy resolution to the conflict in the Horn of Africa country. At a meeting at State House, Nairobi on Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta and the US Special…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Economists call for budget re-prioritisation

Lakuma emphasised that Uganda needs to respond to issues that have affected its budgeting due to effects of Covid-19

The Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) says the Covid-19 pandemic caused a drop in revenues, economic shutdown and new expenditure pressures which now calls forre-prioritization of national resources. According to Paul Lakuma, the Head of the Macro-Economic Unit at EPRC, a medium plan in reallocating the budget to agriculture, health,…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Budget Committee questions role of EAC Ministry

The MPs are concerned that of the ministry’s budget of shs30.6 billion, shs21 billion will be spent on subscription into the community, according to the Budget framework paper of the Ministry

Members of the Budget Committee have questioned the role of the Ministry of East African Community Affairs over its reported failure to engage the East African Community Membership on trade barriers. The East African Community Affairs Committee chaired by Hon Noeline Kisembo Basemera was on Monday, 24 January 2022 presenting…

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Four Opportunities that Facilitate Refugees’ Access to Education

To support the enrolment of refugee children in schools, UNHCR provides students with education grants to contribute to the school fees and their supplements

By the end of 2020, more than 30.5 million refugees and asylum seekers had been forced to flee because of war, conflict and persecution. Leaving their past behind and seeking safety was not a choice but a mere necessity for their survival. Nearly half of these are children of school…

Source: Department of Employment and Labour: Republic of South Africa |

Employment and Labour hosts Fifth Global Conference on Elimination of Child Labour, 16 to 20 May

South Africa gears to host Fifth Global conference on the elimination of child labour

The countdown towards South Africa hosting an international child labour conference has begun – this is part of an effort to upscale action to end child labour. During the week of 16 to 20 May 2022, the Government of South Africa will host the Fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Coronavirus – Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (24 January 2022)

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to date has increased to 9,332

Thirty-five patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers and Testing Stations in the Central, Northern Red Sea, and Anseba Regions. Out of these, twenty-seven patients are from Testing Stations in Asmara, Central Region. Five patients are from Quarantine Centers in Massawa (4),…

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Cape Town to Host African Energy Week From 18th – 21st of October 2022

Africa’s premier energy event returns to Cape Town for a week of networking, deal making, and industry-advancing dialogue

Cape Town, South Africa has once again been selected as the host of the highly anticipated African Energy Week (AEW), taking place on the 18th – 21st of October 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa. AEW 2022 will once again bring Africa’s energy leaders and global stakeholders together for a…