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

Speech by Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. MS M.R Mhaule on the occasion of the debate in the National Assembly on Africa Day

Speech by Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. MS M.R Mhaule on the occasion of the debate in the National Assembly on Africa Day: “The year of Nelson Mandela, a better Africa and a better World, Cape Town, 24 May 2018 I am very honoured…

Source: Embassy of France to Ghana |

Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy Evaluating the new strategy in Ghana

University of Ghana (Noguchi Institute-School of Public Heath) French Embassy (Initiative 5 % Program) French Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)

On the 24 May 2018 at 10am at Maamobi Hospital, the results of the study: “Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy : Evaluating the new strategy in Ghana”,  carried out by University of Ghana (Noguchi Institute-School of Public Heath), French Embassy (Initiative 5 % Programme), French Research Institute for…

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

Urgent humanitarian access required to Derna Statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Maria Ribeiro

The continued encirclement of Derna and the escalation of conflict is having a devastating impact on civilians who fear for their lives

The humanitarian community in Libya is perturbed by the continued lack of humanitarian access and subsequent assistance into Derna despite repeated requests. Humanitarian actors have not been allowed to deliver life-saving assistance to Derna such as supplies to support medical facilities and other basic services as well as to provide…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) deeply concerned about recent attacks on IDP camps in Central Darfur

These include increasing the number and frequency of patrols in and around the affected camps

The African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) expresses deep concern about recent attacks on three different internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Central Darfur state, which took place between 21 and 23 May 2018, resulting in a number of civilian fatalities and injuries among IDPs. Recent…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Ramaphosa to Host the Diplomatic Corps in Celebration of Africa Day

South Africa is celebrating the Africa Day under the theme: “A year of Nelson Mandela - Building a Better Africa and a Better World”

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, 25 May 2018 host the Diplomatic Corps in celebration of Africa Day 2018. South Africa is celebrating the Africa Day under the theme: “A year of Nelson Mandela - Building a Better Africa and a Better World”.  The Africa month and Africa Day present an opportunity…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Central African Republic: Adopt Special Court Rules

Parliament Should Act Without Delay

The Central African Republic’s Parliament should swiftly adopt the rules of procedure and evidence for the country’s Special Criminal Court, 40 Central African organizations, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and Human Rights Watch said in a letter to members of parliament released today. The court cannot proceed with investigations and…

Source: European Union |

European Union and African Union Commissions step up their cooperation to support young people, jobs and peace

In the context of the AU-EU partnership, the EU made available an additional €400 million towards continental and regional projects

African Union and European Union Commissioners today adopted concrete measures to address pressing global issues in key areas such as peace and security, migration, job creation and agriculture. This 9th Commission to Commission meeting of the two organisations was co-chaired by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker and the Chairperson…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South African Business Delegation Arrives in Tanzania for Trade and Investment Opportunities

The aim of the mission is to increase trade and investment between the two countries

The South African business delegation has arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the second leg of the Trade and Investment mission that is led by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) from 23 – 25 May 2018. The aim of the mission is to increase trade and…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Security Council Press Statement on the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel

Security Council Press Statement on the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel: The members of the Security Council heard on 23 May 2018 briefings on the activities of the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (FC-G5S) by the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping…