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    • USG/ERC Griffiths speaks with the mother of a baby who is being treated for severe acute malnutrition at the International Rescue Committee nutrition stabilization centre in Bama, Borno State, north-east Nigeria. © OCHA/Christina Powell
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Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN humanitarian chief pledges support for Nigeria

The conflict in the Lake Chad basin has taken a heavy toll on communities across border areas of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, putting more than 10 million people at risk

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Martin Griffiths, concluded a four-day visit to Nigeria yesterday. The UN humanitarian chief travelled to the country to see first-hand the humanitarian situation and response in the north-east, and to raise international awareness about the deteriorating humanitarian situation and bring…

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Second week of UN-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan

During these consultations’ participants offered concrete suggestions on the way forward for transition and presented views regarding the scope and parameters of the consultations process

In its second week, since launched by SRSG Volker Perthes on 8 January, UN-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan continued engaging with Sudanese stakeholders. Due to ongoing roadblocks and the closure of bridges, making access to UNITAMS a challenge, some consultations planned for this week had to be…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Coronavirus - Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (21 January 2022)

The total number of recovered patients has accordingly increased to 8,628 while the number of deaths has risen to 90

Thirty-two patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Testing Stations in the Central, Gash Barka and Southern Regions. Out of these, twenty-one patients are from Testing Stations in Asmara, Central Region. Seven patients are from Testing Stations in Omahajer (3), Barentu (3), and Kerkebet…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Local film makers receive cheques for their contribution to the Mauritian film industry

Minister Teeluck observed that there is a need to come forward with a strategy so as to redefine the conditions under which local film makers are provided support from the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage

The cheques remitted to the two local film makers, namely Messrs Sada Rajiah and Pravesh Das Nunkoo, amounting to Rs 250,000 and Rs 150,000 respectively, are a way to reward them for their efforts and contribution to the Mauritian film industry. The Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Mr Avinash…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

All students to resume full-time classroom-based learning on 02 February 2022

The Vice-Prime Minister recalled that schools were closed in November 2021, following the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and as part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus

At a press conference held this afternoon in Port Louis, the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, announced that all pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions would reopen on 02 February 2022 and that a team was working to create the…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Bar Council: Twenty-three Prospective Barristers sworn-in

The Chief Justice congratulated the Barristers for their well-deserved success and achievement

Twenty-three Prospective Barristers, have been admitted today as new members of the Bar Council. The swearing-in ceremony was held, this afternoon, at the New Supreme Court Building, in Port Louis, in the presence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mauritius, Mrs Rehana Bibi Mungly-Gulbul, and several dignitaries. In her address, the…

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UNHCR seeks US$59.6 million for 100,000 displaced by violence in Cameroon’s Far North region

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today released a supplementary appeal seeking US$59.6 million to provide emergency support to 100,000 refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and host communities in Chad and Cameroon following intercommunal violence in Cameroon’s Far North Region. The appeal will help UNHCR and its humanitarian and government partners…

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Correction: Vantage Capital arranges R430 million of mezzanine funding for Collins Residential, one of South Africa’s largest residential developers

Seaton Estates looks to support the growing need for residential housing in the middle to upper segments of the property market along the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal

Vantage Capital (www.VantageCapital.co.za), Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has arranged R430 million of mezzanine funding for the development of Seaton Estates, a residential coastal development located on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The promoter of the transaction is Collins Residential, the residential arm…

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

Deteriorating conditions putting Eritrean refugees at grave risk in Tigray

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply alarmed at the deteriorating conditions faced by Eritrean refugees in the camps in Tigray. After three weeks with no access due to the security situation, UNHCR staff managed to reach Mai Aini and Adi Harush refugee camps in the Tigray region of Ethiopia…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Budget Committee Queries UDC’s Capitalisation Of Private Companies

According to Mpaka, under the manufacturing programme, the sector faces a shortfall of Shs548 billion in unfunded priorities of which Shs269.4 billion is required for the capitalisation of enterprises under UDC

Members of the Budget Committee have asked the Committee of Tourism, Trade and Industry to examine the viability of investing Shs269 billion in several private enterprises through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC). The trade committee chairperson, Hon Mwine Mpaka, on Thursday, 20 January 2022 presented his committee report on the…