Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP to donate Ambulances for Ebola preparedness tomorrow

Your media house is invited to cover the event at the Ministry’s office

On Friday 22 February at midday at the Ministry of Health head office at Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Nakasero, Kampala, the Country Director of the United Nations World Food Programme will hand over to the Minister of Health new ambulances to support the national task force against the Ebola virus disease and overall epidemic preparedness and…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

USD $1.5 million results-based grants for solar home system companies launched in Malawi to increase energy access

The USAID Southern Africa Energy Program, a is a five-year, 11 country program funded by USAID in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, launched a “Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program for Malawi” to expand energy access in the country via solar home systems (SHS). Power Africa will commit USD $5 million of support to the program,…

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Source: U.S. Embassy in Cote d'Ivoire |

Visit of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale to Cote d’Ivoire

Under Secretary Hale met with U.S. companies in Cote d’Ivoire to discuss strengthening U.S. investment and economic growth

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale visited Cote d’Ivoire on February 11, 2019. During his visit, he met with Vice President Duncan to discuss inclusive democracy and shared prosperity between both countries. He also stressed the importance of peaceful participation in Cote d’Ivoire elections in 2020.  Under…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Joint Statement on Escalating Conflict in South Sudan

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) are alarmed about the escalating conflict around Yei, which represents a flagrant breach of the December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the September 2018 revitalized peace agreement.  These military actions, and the trading of blame, must…

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

Urgent support needed to respond to Humanitarian Needs in Cameroon

Renewed armed attacks have driven tens of thousands more Nigerians into Cameroon’s Far-North region, which already hosts 138,000 refugees

Humanitarian needs in Cameroon have risen by a third this year owing to an upsurge in insecurity and violence, leaving one in six people – mostly women and children – requiring assistance. Today we launch the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan appealing for US$299 million to provide support to 2.3 million…

Source: Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region (OSESG-GL) |

Invitation to a press conference with Said Djinnit, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region

Amb. Djinnit worked closely with the African Union, as well as sub-regional organisations and mechanisms, to tackle complex peace and security challenges on the continent

I have the pleasure to invite you to a press conference with Ambassador Said Djinnit, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region. Amb. Djinnit’s term comes to an end next month. Amb. Djinnit assumed the post of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region in…

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

Secretary-General appoints Major General Zia Ur Rehman of Pakistan as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

Major General Ur Rehman succeeds Major General Xiaojun Wang of China, whose tour of duty ended on 17 February 2019

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Zia Ur Rehman of Pakistan as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). Major General Ur Rehman succeeds Major General Xiaojun Wang of China, whose tour of duty ended on 17…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Climate research should inform development policies in Africa

The 2018-2022 strategic plan further focuses on four structural goals aimed at improving research capacity in Africa as an ingredient for achieving sustainable development

In a meeting held on the 14-15 February in Entebbe, Uganda, members of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Institutional Collaboration Platform (ICP) unanimously adopted the CR4D five-year strategic plan. The participants further resolved to implement the strategy that emphasizes three climate research priority areas of science, practice and policy, strategies to…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Juba |

Promoting cooperation on women, peace and security at country level and in multilateral organizations

We must ensure that peace and reconciliation processes are inclusive and peace agreements safeguard women’s and men’s rights, needs and priorities

In SouthSudan, women have built a powerful coalition. Provided inputs to the peace negotiations and now preparing for the implementation phase. We must ensure that peace and reconciliation processes are inclusive and peace agreements safeguard women’s and men’s rights, needs and priorities. Norway now have a more systematic focus on…

Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott Bonvoy kicks off Global Marketing Campaign to introduce New Travel Program

Expands Member Experiences through new Marketing Partnership with the World’s Most Recognizable Sports Team, Manchester United

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) is launching a global marketing campaign introducing Marriott Bonvoy (MarriottBonvoy.com), the new name that replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The campaign celebrates Marriott Bonvoy as a travel program with the tag line “Rewards Reimagined” through its 30 hotel brands, extraordinary experiences…