Source: Government of UK |

New United Kingdom support for up to 150,000 vulnerable Sudanese refugees

UK announces £2 million package to support up to 150,000 Sudanese refugees in Libya fleeing violence

UK to contribute £2 million support to refugees in Libya fleeing violence in Darfur, Sudan; Funding will support much-needed emergency health, water and sanitation services; Alongside international partners aid will deliver support to up to 150,000 refugees. International Development Minister Anneliese Dodds has today [Friday, July 12] pledged new UK…

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Source: UNFPA - East and Southern Africa |

Malawian sisters confirm the lasting effect of Dignity Kits

The kits provide women, girls, and people who menstruate with essential supplies that are often overlooked when there is an immediate need for safety, food, and water

“The items we received have proven incredibly durable; throughout all the times we have had to move from place to place, we carried them with us, and they have continued to be useful to this day,” Shanil Nyamula explains. These were words spoken by Shanil and her twin sister Atupele…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2024 Article IV Mission to Botswana

Botswana’s economic growth decelerated from 5.5 percent in 2022 to 2.7 percent in 2023, below the long-run potential growth of 4 percent

Botswana’s economic growth is expected to slow to 1 percent in 2024, primarily because of a diamond market contraction; Inflation has declined sharply since the peak of mid-2022 and returned to the central bank’s objective range of 3 – 6 percent, where it is expected to remain in the medium term.…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Supports Botswana to Enhance Renewable Energy and Improve Electricity Services

The Botswana Renewable Energy Support and Access Accelerator (RESA) Project, approved on July 11 2024, aims to transform the country’s energy landscape

The World Bank’s Board of Directors has approved its first lending operation supporting renewable energy development in Botswana. The Botswana Renewable Energy Support and Access Accelerator (RESA) Project, approved on July 11 2024, aims to transform the country’s energy landscape through enabling renewable solutions and improved electricity access. Botswana has vast…

Source: UN News |

Democratic Republic Congo: Conflict escalation linked to deadly Mpox threat

At least 25 million people have been caught up in the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where a neglected health emergency continues to unfold at an alarming rate, the UN health agency said on Friday

For decades, conflict in the mineral-rich eastern DRC has triggered alarming levels of violence, mass displacement, widespread disease, gender-based violence and severe mental trauma, explained Dr Adelheid Marschang, Senior Emergency Officer at the World Health Organization (WHO). Today, the vast central African nation now has the “highest number of people in…

Source: Ministry of Planning and Economic Development - Egypt |

During the Activities of the Conference of the Forum on Global Action for Shared Development in Beijing, China, the Minister of Planning, Economic Development and International Cooperation Participates in a High-Level Session on South-South Cooperation

South-South Cooperation enhances self-reliance in terms of enhancing developing countries' creative capacity to find solutions to their development problems

During the  Conference of the Forum on Global Action for Shared Development in Beijing,China, H.E. Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister of Planning, Economic Development and International Cooperation, participated in the high-level session on “Promoting Modernization of the Global South: New Pathways, New Visions,” which was organized by the Chinese International…

Source: Basketball Africa League (BAL) |

African Players, Coaches, and Referees to Participate in the National Basketball Association (NBA) 2K25 Summer League

Twenty-five basketball coaches from 15 African countries have been selected to participate in the NBA 2K25 Summer League which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 12 -22, 2024

Twenty-Five Basketball Coaches from 15 African Countries Selected for NBA 2K25 Summer League; Five Players Who Featured in the 2024 BAL Season (https://BAL.NBA.com/) to Compete in Las Vegas. Twenty-five basketball coaches from 15 African countries have been selected to participate in the NBA 2K25 Summer League which will take place in…

Source: UN News |

Sudan: United Nation-hosted talks on local ceasefires to continue in Geneva

UN-led talks between Sudan's warring parties were set to continue in Geneva on Friday focusing on brokering “possible local ceasefires” to help deliver aid and protect civilians across the country

Heavy conflict erupted last April between rival militaries over a proposed transition to civilian rule, following a military coup in 2021 and the 2019 ousting of long-time President Omar Al-Bashir. UN Geneva spokesperson Alessandra Vellucci confirmed that only one of the delegations attended the initial discussions after senior representatives from…

Source: East African Community |

East African Community dispatches Election Observation Teams to the field in Rwanda

The Head of Mission disclosed that the observation teams were expected back at the mission headquarters in Kigali on 16th July, 2024

The East African Community (EAC) has deployed 14 Election Observation Teams to observe the General Election due in the Republic of Rwanda on Monday, 15th July, 2024. Flagging off the Election Observation Teams from the Head of the Mission headquarters in Kigali this morning, Chief Justice (Emeritus) David K. Maraga,…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

Coffee ‘Cup of Excellence’ 2024 Thrives with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Support

These initiatives by the U.S. government have contributed to the development of Ethiopia’s coffee sector, enhancing both the quality and market access for Ethiopian coffee while supporting the country’s five million smallholder farmers and cooperatives

Ethiopian high-quality coffees are prized for their aromas and flavors.  Coffee is considered the backbone of the Ethiopian economy, generating USD 1.5 billion in foreign exchange.  USAID’s business support improves the competitiveness of coffee sales by enhancing productivity, quality, and market access, supporting farmers, cooperatives, and other industry stakeholders. On…