Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

It’s not a choice between security and dignity – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' President on suffering of migrants in Niger

In 2017, an estimated 350,000 people travelled through Niger

Policies that prioritize control at the expense of the safety and dignity of migrants can be cruel, counterproductive, and contribute to increased suffering among people making their way towards the north African coast. This was the assessment of Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees calls for calm and restraint after Rwanda refugee camp protests

Protesting refugees were reportedly angry about reduction in food assistance

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for calm and restraint after worrying reports of a refugee protest turning violent in Rwanda’s Kiziba refugee camp.   Rwanda’s Kiziba refugee camps is located in the Karongi District, in Western Rwanda and hosts over 17,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Africa's prosperity also lies in creating decent and attractive jobs for rural youth

FAO Director-General: explore opportunities along the food chain, including urban food markets

Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but opportunities should be explored beyond agriculture throughout the food chain in order to create enough jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. "Countries need to promote a…

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

Security Council Press Statement on the situation in Guinea-Bissau

Security Council Press Statement on the situation in Guinea-Bissau: The members of the Security Council were briefed on 14 February 2018 by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), Modibo Ibrahim Touré, and by Ambassador Mauro Vieira, Permanent Representative…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Adesina Urges America to Support African Agriculture as a Business

I do not seek aid for Africa. I seek investments in Africa – Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

The President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has made a strong case for increased American and global investments to help unlock Africa’s agriculture potential. He made the remarks as the Distinguished Guest Speaker, at the USDA’s 94th Agriculture Outlook Forum (www.USDA.gov/oce/forum) in Virginia on Thursday, on…

National Aviation Services (NAS)
Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

First National Bank Mozambique (FNB) and National Aviation Services (NAS) Inaugurate Exclusive Lounge at Maputo International Airport

The 250 square meter FNB lounge designed by NAS, incorporates world class design and state of the art entertainment facilities for the comfort of all guests

First National Bank Mozambique (FNB) (www.FNB.co.mz) and National Aviation Services (NAS) (http://NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, recently inaugurated an exclusive, contemporary lounge at the International terminal of the Maputo International Airport. The FNB Lounge by Pearl Assist offers a modern, luxurious space providing guest…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. Conducts Airstrike in Support of the Federal Government of Somalia

United States is committed to providing Somalia, AMISOM and SNSF with support in the fight against violent extremist organizations

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants on Feb. 19, in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, killing three (3) terrorists. We assess no civilians were killed in this strike. U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to…

Source: Mercer LLC |

Mercer announces Strategic Partnership with Advisory K in Zimbabwe

Global Human Resources consultancy ties up with leading local consulting firm to bring leading HR solutions to the local market

Mercer (www.Mercer.com), a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC) (www.MMC.com), has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Advisory K (www.AdvisoryK.co.zw), a Zimbabwe based Consulting firm, to bring leading talent management, consulting, data driven solutions…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Freedom of expression vital for peace in conflict-afflicted South Sudan – UN report

The report identifies 60 verified incidents which violated the legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression of 102 victims, including 17 women, in the period from July 2016 to December 2017

Genuine reconciliation and lasting peace will only be achieved in South Sudan if people are free and safe to express their opinions regardless of their ethnic or political affiliations, a UN report released today says. The report, co-authored by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the UN Human…

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

Minister Shabangu Rolls Out the National Dialogues for No Violence Against Women and Children in Eastern Cape

Focus of the dialogues might vary from district to district as they will be informed by the social issues and challenges unique to each district

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Hon Susan Shabangu, MP, and Supra Mahumapelo, North West Province Premier, will launch the roll out the National Dialogues for No Violence Against Women and Children on Monday, 26th February at the Kenneth Kaunda Municipality. The National Dialogues in North West will take…