Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Worsening hunger grips West and Central Africa amid persistent conflict and economic turmoil

The situation is particularly worrying in conflict-affected northern Mali, where an estimated 2,600 people are likely to experience catastrophic hunger (IPC/CH phase 5)

Nearly 55 million people in West and Central Africa will struggle to feed themselves in the June-August 2024 lean season, according to the March 2024 Cadre Harmonisé food security analysis released by the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS). This figure represents a four-million increase in…

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In world first, Nigeria introduces new 5-in-1 vaccine against meningitis

Health workers rollout immunization campaign aiming to reach one million people

In a historic move, Nigeria has become the first country in the world to roll out a new vaccine (called Men5CV) recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), which protects people against five strains of the meningococcus bacteria. The vaccine and emergency vaccination activities are funded by Gavi, the Vaccine…

Source: African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) |

African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) Troops commended for Securing Southwest State during Ramadan

Hassan Mohamed Abdiqadir, applauded the ATMIS Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) troops for facilitating the peaceful observance of Ramadan in the region

The South West State administration has commended the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) troops for ensuring the safety and security of civilians during the just concluded holy month of Ramadan. At a joint post-Ramadan security assessment meeting in Baidoa, South West State Minister for Internal Security, Hassan Mohamed…

Source: UN News |

Wave of increased food insecurity hits West and Central Africa

The most recent data shows that economic turmoil including stagnated production, currency devaluation, increasing inflation and trade barriers have exacerbated the food crisis in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Mali

Almost 55 million people are facing further food and nutrition insecurity in West and Central Africa during the region’s three-month lean season from June through August, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. This is a four million increase in the number of people currently dealing with food insecurity…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritea: Halhale Agro-Industry Project Advances Knowledge Sharing

The college graduates themselves reported gaining valuable experience by actively participating in agro-industry activities

The Halhale agro-industry project, under the auspices of the Livestock and Crops Corporation, is making significant contributions to the exchange of knowledge and experience with newly assigned college graduates. Maj. Kibreab Abraham, General Manager of the Corporation, reported that over three thousand college graduates, including more than two thousand two…

Source: Nestlé |

Reestablishing Nutritional Balance after Ramadan: Tips and Practices for a Balanced Diet and Smooth Transition

As the sacred month of Ramadan comes to an end with Eid al-Fitr, the celebration marking the end of the fasting period, many people wonder how to smoothly return to their daily eating habits

From sunrise to sunset, no water or food for long hours. Then, breaking the fast at sunset, followed by one to two more meals before dawn. Meals during Ramadan are often more abundant and richer than usual, consumed at unusual hours of the night. As the sacred month of Ramadan…

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Congo Signs Amended Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with China’s Wing Wah, Signaling Start of Gas Development Project

The Banga Kayo project will be developed in three stages, with production starting in August 2024

The Republic of Congo’s Minister of Hydrocarbons Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua signed an amended Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with China’s Wing Wah Oil Company for the Banga Kayo block. The amended PSC marks the start of development at the block and signals a strong commitment by the country to maximize undeveloped…

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Kosmos Energy Returns to African Energy Week: Invest in African Energy 2024 as a Diamond Sponsor

Kosmos Energy's participation in this year's AEW: Invest in African Energy marks its third consecutive year of participating, with the company advocating for inclusive strategies regarding Africa's pathway to eliminating energy poverty

Africa's abundant hydrocarbon reserves, comprising approximately 125.3 billion barrels of crude oil and 620 trillion cubic feet of proven gas, offer lucrative investment opportunities for global E&P players and serve as a cornerstone for achieving the continent's industrialization objectives. As African nations collaborate with global E&P firms possessing both financial…

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Nigeria’s Seplat Energy to Promote Gas-Focused Investments at African Energy Week (AEW): 2024

Seplat Energy’s CEO Roger Brown has joined the African Energy Week: Invest in African Energy conference

Roger Brown, CEO of Nigerian independent oil and gas company Seplat Energy, will speak at the African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy conference – Africa’s premier energy event, slated for November 4-8. Committed to leading Nigeria’s energy transition through the development of gas resources, Seplat Energy’s participation will…

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Toshiba Receives Order for Power Generation Equipment for Renovation of Geothermal Power Plant in Kenya

Toshiba’s high-performance turbines and generators have improved power generation output by 40% compared to conventional models

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) (www.Global.Toshiba) announced today that it has received an order from SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd. for steam turbines and generators for the geothermal power plant equipment renovation of Units 1 through 3 at the old 45MW Olkaria I geothermal power plant…