Source: AllAfrica |

Africa: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs as the Next Generation of Hunger Fighters

By Bunmi Oloruntoba

Considered the “Nobel Prize of agriculture,” the World Food Prize is awarded each year for a specific and exceptionally significant contribution to the production or distribution of food. This year, the prize was awarded to Akinwumi Adesina, a former Nigerian agriculture minister - and currently the president of the African…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

The Second Workshop to Review the Implementation of Libya Surveillance Plan and to Discuss and Develop a Roadmap to Retrieve Measles Elimination Program

After the first workshop in July the reporting rate and sampling was dramatically improved

WHO Libya continues its effort in supporting the country to reach the national, regional and global goals for disease eradication and elimination. After the collapse of L-MEP due to the conflict the measles surveillance program was severely affected and lead to low rate of reporting for cases and so missing…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Tanzania |

Tanzanian-German programme significantly reduces new-born mortality in Mtwara and Lindi

Within 2 years, both regions succeeded to substantially improve new-born care and reduced new-born mortality in hospitals by almost 38%

To mark World Prematurity Day 2017, the Honourable Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya, and His Excellency, the German Ambassador, Dr. Detlef Wächter, together with the Regional Medical Officers Dr. Wedson Sichalwe (Mtwara) and Dr. Makenge Gwenchele (Lindi) presented…

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

Cameroon human rights must be respected to end cycle of violence - UN experts

Up to 17 people have reportedly been killed, and dozens wounded and arrested in demonstrations in the country’s Anglophone regions since 1 October

The Government of Cameroon must engage representatives of the Anglophone population in a meaningful political dialogue and halt renewed violence in the south-west and north-west, where the country’s English-speaking minority are reportedly suffering worsening human rights violations, a group of UN experts* has warned. “We urge the Government to adopt…

Source: Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom |

UNWTO Implores the tourism sector to embrace change

Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde was presented with a symbolic cheque of $13,000 from a charity called Just a Drop

UNWTO Executive Director Carols Vogeler has implored the tourism sector globally to embrace change and new business models as the world is experiencing technological revolution. And Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde was presented with a symbolic cheque of $13,000 from a charity called…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Japan |

SEISA Africa Asia Bridge 2017

The international exchange event aims to become a bridge to connect countries with each other

The Embassy participated in SEISA Africa Asia Bridge 2017 at Joseonakakyo Senior High School, Yokohama on 11th-12th November 2017. The international exchange event aims to become a "bridge" to connect countries with each other. One of the activities during the event was the presentation of participating countries where H.E. the…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy partners with local NGO to mark the 2017 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The event commemorates the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected

The U.S. Embassy in partnership with local NGO Save The Nation Association will mark the 2017 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) on Monday, November 20, 2017. The event will be held at Menelik II Referral Hospital where hundreds of traffic accident victims are being treated. The event commemorates…

Source: The Republic of Uganda - Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Minister Okello Oryem Meets Troika Representatives

The meeting addressed the current political situation in South Sudan and the resultant refugee crisis in the neighboring countries, especially in Uganda

On November 15, 2017 the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello met with Representatives of the South Sudan peace-guarantor Troika member countries (Norway, United Kingdom and the United States) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala. The Troika Representatives were Mr. Paul Sutphin (USA), Mr.…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Record number of African students enrolled in U.S. institutions

Ghana sends third-highest number of students from the continent

The latest Open Doors report on international education has revealed that the United States hosted 1.08 million international students during the 2016/2017 academic year. This marks a 3 percent increase over the prior year. The number of African students hit a record high at 37,735, marking a 7 percent increase…