Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Mahikeng: Access to primary healthcare still highly restricted or non-existent in Ngaka Modiri Molema District (South Africa)

Doctors Without Border (MSF) sends medical team in the North West Province to assess the status and needs of clinic and hospital services

Doctors Without Border (MSF), a member of the Stop Stock Outs Project (SSP), has a medical team on the ground in the North West Province assessing the status and needs of clinic and hospital services. Yesterday the team visited the Mahikeng district hospital and nearby clinics, and met with North…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Girls in ICT Day celebrated in Somalia with the launch of an ICT initiative

The event was aimed at drawing the attention of policy makers, academia and the business sector on the challenges faced by girls in ICT

International Girls in ICT Day has been celebrated in Mogadishu with the launch on an initiative to create gender parity in Somalia’s ICT industry. Organized by Fursad .so in partnership with Somalia’s Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) and Ministry of Post, Telecom and Technology, the event was aimed at drawing…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

The President of the Republic of the Sudan Awards the First-Class Order of the Two Niles to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan

Ms Ruedas has been recently appointed as the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to Iraq

The President of the Republic of the Sudan, Omar Al Bashir, awarded today the First-Class Order of the Two Niles to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan (UNRC/HC) Marta Ruedas in appreciation for her service to Sudan during the period between August 2015 to April 2018.  “It…

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

International Atomic Energy Agency Reviews Niger’s Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development

A country of about 21 million people in Western Africa, Niger is currently ranked as the world’s fourth largest producer of uranium ore

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to Niger to review its infrastructure development for a nuclear power programme. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) was carried out at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Niger. Niger, whose economic development…

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Source: Commonwealth Africa Initiative |

Africa: Open for Business! Canada to host The Commonwealth Africa Forum in July 2018

Convening over 250 delegates and a number of high profile speakers, the Canada Forum will offer unrivalled insight into business on the continent from the boldest innovators and decision makers in Africa

Senior Government and Business Leaders from Africa and North America will gather in Toronto from the 5th – 8th July 2018 for The Commonwealth Africa Forum Toronto 2018 with the theme: Africa – Open for Business. www.CASevents.org/tafcanada2018 Past Speakers at  CAFI EVENTS have included: HRH Prince Andrew The Duke of York,…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European support for upgrading and expanding Seychelles’ main harbour

The project entails the detailed design and construction of a new quay, offset from the existing quay, and demolition as necessary of the existing quay

EUR 12.5 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) coupled with EUR 5 million European Union (EU) grant to finance modernisation and enlargement of Seychelles’ main commercial harbour, Port Victoria. Agence Française de Développement (AFD) also to provide EUR 16.5 million loan to project. EUR 2 million worth of…

Source: Freedom House |

Tanzania: Authorities Seek to Muffle Protests

In anticipation of nationwide demonstrations planned for April 26 to protest recent government actions, including limits on criticism of the government, coupled with Tanzanian authorities’ arrests of citizens using social media to encourage people to join the protests, Freedom House issued the following statement: “Tanzania’s government authorities should respect the constitutional…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Defence Committees conclude successful oversight to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The delegation wishes to extend its appreciation and well wishes to South African peacekeepers in the DRC as they assist the Congolese to establish a secure environment to allow for peaceful elections in the country

The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans together with the Joint Standing Committee on Defence conducted a successful joint oversight visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The purpose of the oversight visit was for the two committees to interact with the South African National Defence Force…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

Opening speech by H.E. Amb. SmaÏl Chergui Commissioner for Peace and Security during the High Level Seminar: Sustaining Peace African Women Mediators in focus

Opening speech by H.E. Amb. SmaÏl Chergui Commissioner for Peace and Security during the High Level Seminar: Sustaining Peace African Women Mediators in focus: Your Majesty Queen of Belgium, Your Excellency Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium Didier Reynders  Your Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs of…

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

Ten aid workers missing in South Sudan

This is the second incident involving aid workers being held by armed groups in April alone, and the third in six months

Ten aid workers have gone missing outside South Sudan’s Yei town in Central Equatoria region.   Their convoy was en route to Tore from Yei town, early on 25 April to conduct a humanitarian needs assessment. Their whereabouts and well-being are unknown. The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudehou…