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

Minister Cwele to brief Media on Traveller Statistics, Extended Hours at Front Offices and White Paper on Home Affairs Repositioning

The Department had announced measures to ensure smooth facilitation of movement for travellers

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, will brief members of the media on the traveller statistics for the 2018/19 festive season. The Department had announced measures to ensure smooth facilitation of movement for travellers including deploying additional personnel and extending operational hours at ports of entry. Minister Cwele…

German Embassy in Dar es Salaam
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    • The German Deputy Ambassador, Mr. Joerg Herrera shake hands with Mr. Smart Daniel, HelpAge International Tanzania Country Director at the Embassy in Dar es Salaam recently
    • HelpAge International awarded nearly 2 million Euro funding from German government for humanitarian and health work
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Source: German Embassy in Dar es Salaam |

HelpAge International awarded nearly 2 million Euro funding from German government for humanitarian and health work

The 1.6 million Euros funding will be used to support People with Specific Needs in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps and the host communities

HelpAge International’s Tanzania office has been awarded nearly 2 million Euros in funding from the German government, it was announced today. This new funding includes 1.6 million Euros from the German Federal Foreign Office for vital work to support people with specific needs in and around the Nduta and Mtendeli…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Faure sends condolences to President of Kenya following terrorist attacks in Nairobi

As well as sharing the grief with his Kenyan counterpart, President Faure denounced the attacks as, “callous acts serving nothing more than cowardly attempts to cripple the firm foundation of unity, peace and determination that Kenya is built upon”

President Danny Faure has sent a message of condolence to the President of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday following the terrorist attacks in Nairobi on Tuesday which claimed a number of lives and injuring many more. In a letter to President Kenyatta he said, “On behalf of the government and…

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

UNHCR deplores forced refugee returns from Cameroon

An estimated 9,000 Nigerians fled across the border into Cameroon earlier in the week after militants attacked and ransacked the small border town of Rann in Nigeria’s Borno State

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely alarmed by reports of the forced return by Cameroon this week of several thousand refugees into violence-affected Borno State in northeast Nigeria. This follows the forced return of 267 Nigerian refugees on 16 January. They had crossed into Cameroon in 2014. We are…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

President, VP, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed send condolences to Mauritania's President

In the cable, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed expressed his sincerest condolences, and prayed to Allah the Almighty to rest the soul of the deceased in Paradise

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of condolences to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania, on the death of Mrs. Bint Moulay A'ala. In the cable, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed expressed his sincerest condolences, and prayed to Allah the Almighty…

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

UNHCR welcomes Ethiopia law granting more rights to refugees

Ethiopia’s parliament adopted revisions in its existing refugee law on Thursday (17 January 2019), making it one of the most progressive refugee policies in Africa

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Ethiopia’s historic new refugee law which will now allow refugees to obtain work permits, access primary education, obtain drivers’ licenses, legally register life events such as births and marriages and open up access to national financial services, such as banking. Ethiopia’s parliament adopted revisions…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria gravely concerned over Interruption of Aid delivery to thousands following deadly attack in Borno State

The interruption in the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Rann is the direct result of an attack that started at dusk on 14 January 2019 on the military base

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has expressed grave concern over the interruption of aid delivery to tens of thousands of internally displaced people in Rann, a town in eastern Borno State about 10 kilometers from the border with Cameroon, following a deadly attack by a…

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

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ravina Shamdasani on Zimbabwe

Reports suggest that protesters burned tyres, used rocks to barricade roads, and blocked buses from taking passengers to work

We are deeply troubled by the socio-economic crisis that is unfolding in Zimbabwe and the repression of large scale protests in the country, following the Government’s decision to increase fuel prices. We call on the Government to find ways of engaging with the population about their legitimate grievances and to…

Source: NEM Insurance |

NEM Insurance announces investment by Advanced Finance and Investment Group (“AFIG Funds”), a growth and expansion private equity fund manager

This Transaction now makes AFIG Funds the largest shareholder in NEM, and marks the commencement of a strategic partnership between AFIG Funds and NEM

NEM Insurance Plc (“NEM” or the “Company”) (www.NEM-Insurance.com), a leading insurance group in Nigeria announced that Advanced Finance and Investment Group (“AFIG Funds”) (www.AFIGFunds.com), a leading African private equity fund manager has, through AFIG Fund II, completed an investment in the Company, by acquiring 29.9% of the Company’s shares from…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Statement delivered by HE Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations in New York, during the United Nations Security Council briefing on Sudan Sanctions

South Africa also remains concerned with the growing presence of Darfuri armed groups in Libya as further violations of the embargo could potentially fuel the conflict in the region

Statement delivered by HE Ambassador Jerry Matjila Mr President We would like to thank you for convening this meeting, and we would also like to thank Ms Wronecka for her briefing and her leadership in this portfolio. South Africa welcomes the improvements in the security situation in Darfur. The situation…