Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea participates at Cairo Book Fair

Eritrea displayed books depicting the history, geographical location, natural resources and tourist attractions of Eritrea as well as the culture and diversity of the Eritrean people

Eritrea through the Eritrean Embassy in Egypt participated at the 54th Cairo Book Fair. The Book Fair that was staged at the International Exhibition Center was officially opened by Mr. Moustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt and Dr. Neveen Al-Kilany, Minister of Culture. Eritrea displayed books depicting the history, geographical location,…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

President El-Sisi confirmed his interest to achieve significant progress in bilateral relations

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held talks with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The Spokesman for the Presidency said that Prime Minister Pashinyan expressed his pleasure to have President El-Sisi visit Armenia for the first time, affirming his country’s interest in developing relations with Egypt in light of its key…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Internally displaced persons face challenges upon returning to their homes in Tambura

A UNMISS assessment team visiting the areas of returnees witnessed the difficulties that the home-comers are facing

A steady stream of spontaneous returnees has been making its way home as a local peace initiative in the Tambura area, supported by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has resulted in relative calm and security. Make-shift tents sheltered thousands of internally displaced persons seeking refuge from fighting…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets Armenian President at Presidential Palace in Yerevan

The two presidents exchanged views on combating terrorism and extremism, as well as means to join forces to confront the global economic repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the President of Armenia, Vahagn Khachaturyan, at the Presidential Palace in Yerevan, Armenia, where an official reception was held, national anthems played and the guard of honor inspected. The Spokesman for the Presidency said President El-Sisi held closed talks with President Khachaturyan, followed…

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African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) newly deployed senior military officers inducted

The mandatory induction is designed to educate the officers on the Mission’s code of conduct and the operational environment among others

Fifteen newly deployed military staff officers for the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have concluded a week-long induction on the range of Mission Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). At the opening ceremony on Monday, the Acting ATMIS Force Commander, Brig. Gen. Peter Omola, briefed the officers on the status…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Henok Mulubrhan wins third place

Michael Habtom, Natnael Berhane, Aklilu Arefaine and Dawit Yemane finished the race in 14, 15, 16 and 21 places respectively

Henok Mulubrhan, a member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team, wins third place at the 5th stage of Tour Gabon that was held yesterday, 27 January. Likewise, Michael Habtom, Natnael Berhane, Aklilu Arefaine and Dawit Yemane finished the race in 14, 15, 16 and 21 places respectively. Accordingly, Henok Mulubrhan…

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Somali clerics denounce religious extremism and commend the government on the offensive against terror groups

The clerics issued the edict on Thursday in the capital, Mogadishu, after four days of deliberating on religious extremism

Over 300 Islamic clerics from Somalia and the diaspora have issued a fatwa denouncing religious extremism in all its forms and urged the public to support the ongoing Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)–led offensive against Al-Shabaab and other terror groups. The clerics issued the edict on Thursday in the capital,…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - South Sudan |

Reducing the risk of measles spread in South Sudan

To date, 3581 suspected measles cases have been reported, including 41 deaths in the country

In the morning hours of Thursday (19 January), Mr Adut Bullen Kot, brought his 3-year-old son to Yirol West County Hospital in Lakes state for measles vaccination. “I have seen a lot of children in the hospital suffering from measles. Today I brought my son to be vaccinated against measles…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

Egypt: President El-Sisi Holds Talks with President of Azerbaijan Aliyev at the Presidential Palace in Baku

President Aliyev affirmed his country’s interest to further strengthen bilateral relations and step-up cooperation and coordination between the two countries at all levels

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held talks with President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, at the Zuğulba Presidential Palace in Baku, on the second day of his official visit to Azerbaijan. An official reception ceremony was held for President El-Sisi. The Spokesman for the Presidency said President El-Sisi commenced the meeting…

Source: UN News |

Hate Speech: A Growing, International Threat

In South Sudan, internet access is limited to a small elite, but activists such as Edmund Yakani, one of the country’s most prominent human rights defenders, are nevertheless targeted by online hate speech

Whilst hate speech is nothing new, it has arguably been super-charged by the internet, which has allowed lies, conspiracies, and threats to instantly spread around the world. In a short series of features, based on the new UN Podcasts series, UNiting Against Hate, we look at the effects, and possible solutions,…