Source: United Nations (UN) |

Darfur: AU-UN mission urges restraint after clashes at camp for displaced persons

The incident reportedly occurred after Sudanese Government forces dispersed a group of IDPs protesting against President Omar Al-Bashir’s visit to South Darfur

The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur today urged “the utmost restraint” by all parties after clashes between government forces and internally displaced persons at the Kalma camp led to the death of at least three IDPs and injuries to some 26 others. “I call upon everyone involved…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Brahim Hisseine Taha, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Chad

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Brahim Hisseine Taha, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Chad. The Secretary-General and the Minister discussed the situation in Chad, as well as regional issues, including the situation in the Sahel.   The Secretary-General welcomed the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Free Entrance at Freedom Park on National Heritage Day 24 September 2017

In representing South Africa’s heritage, Freedom Park is inclusive of all South African people, placing the country’s history, unique culture, heritage and spirituality in context that is respected nationally and internationally

In line with this year’s theme “The Year of OR Tambo, Celebrating our Liberation Heritage” entrance to Freedom Park will be free of charge on National Heritage Day. Freedom Park, is a post–apartheid national and international iconic monument for humanity and freedom, a people’s shrine, a monument dedicated to those…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

AUC holds Annual Meeting of the Civilian Strategic Support Group

The decision to establish a CSSG was taken by the 8th Meeting of the Specialised Technical Committee on Defence Safety and Security (STCDSS) held in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, from 13 to 15 May, 2015

The African Union (AU) Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD), in its capacity as the Civilian Strategic Support Group (CSSG) Secretariat, convened the CSSG Annual Meeting under the theme: “The Role of Civilians in AU Peace Support Operations: Operating in High-intensity Contexts”  from 19-20 September 2017, at the AU Headquarters in…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

UK funding empowering Somalis to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers

The British Embassy in Mogadishu worked with AMISOM and advisers from the Federal Government of Somalia to develop training content to prevent use of child soldiers

The UK has funded a training course on the prevention of the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, delivered by Somalis to their fellow countrymen. The three day course brought together 60 participants from the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States and Somali Security Sector. This was…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and Liquor Industry Role Players Commit to Pursuing an Inclusive and Transformed Liquor Industry Agenda

This momentous agreement was agreed to during the inaugural Liquor Industry Transformation Seminar that was hosted by the dti in Midrand yesterday

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with liquor industry role players have committed to pursuing an inclusive and transformed liquor industry agenda that will ensure the achievement of meaningful and accelerated participation in the sector. This momentous agreement was agreed to during the inaugural Liquor Industry Transformation…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Belgium puts the humanitarian crisis in the DRC on the international agenda and allocates an additional 6 million euros in humanitarian aid

The internal conflict which broke out last summer in Kasai Province has spread today to large parts of the DRC

At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, our country allocates an additional 6 million euros to the alarming humanitarian situation in the DRC. The Minister made this announcement last Wednesday in New York, at the occasion of a meeting with the UN Special…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Health |

South Africa Decreases the Price of antiretrovirals to Save R11 Billion in Six Years

The new fixed dose combination will be available to low and middle-income countries (LMICs) at a reduced price of US$75 per person, per year

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in collaboration with a number of international organisations and agencies reached a breakthrough pricing agreement which will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen containing Dolutegravir (DTG). The new fixed dose combination will be available to low and…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Human Rights Council President Appoints Andrew Clapham of the United Kingdom to Serve on South Sudan Body

Professor Clapham will join Yasmin Sooka of South Africa and Godfrey M. Musila of Kenya whose appointments were announced in June 2016

The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli of El Salvador, announced today the appointment of Andrew Clapham of the United Kingdom to serve as a member of the Council-mandated body charged with monitoring and assessing the human rights situation in South Sudan.   Professor Clapham…

Source: African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) |

UNAMID calls for restraint in clashes between government forces and internally displaced at Kalma camp, South Darfur

The Mission urges all conflicting parties to exercise utmost restraint and is doing everything it can to deescalate the situation

UNAMID is deeply concerned about clashes between government forces and internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing at Kalma camp, South Darfur, which have led to the death of at least three IDPs and injuries to some 26 others. The Mission urges all conflicting parties to exercise utmost restraint and is doing…