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WFP to donate Ambulances for Ebola preparedness tomorrow

Your media house is invited to cover the event at the Ministry’s office

On Friday 22 February at midday at the Ministry of Health head office at Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Nakasero, Kampala, the Country Director of the United Nations World Food Programme will hand over to the Minister of Health new ambulances to support the national task force against the Ebola virus disease and overall epidemic preparedness and…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

USD $1.5 million results-based grants for solar home system companies launched in Malawi to increase energy access

The USAID Southern Africa Energy Program, a is a five-year, 11 country program funded by USAID in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, launched a “Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program for Malawi” to expand energy access in the country via solar home systems (SHS). Power Africa will commit USD $5 million of support to the program,…

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Visit of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale to Cote d’Ivoire

Under Secretary Hale met with U.S. companies in Cote d’Ivoire to discuss strengthening U.S. investment and economic growth

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale visited Cote d’Ivoire on February 11, 2019. During his visit, he met with Vice President Duncan to discuss inclusive democracy and shared prosperity between both countries. He also stressed the importance of peaceful participation in Cote d’Ivoire elections in 2020.  Under…

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Joint Statement on Escalating Conflict in South Sudan

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) are alarmed about the escalating conflict around Yei, which represents a flagrant breach of the December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the September 2018 revitalized peace agreement.  These military actions, and the trading of blame, must…

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Invitation to a press conference with Said Djinnit, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region

Amb. Djinnit worked closely with the African Union, as well as sub-regional organisations and mechanisms, to tackle complex peace and security challenges on the continent

I have the pleasure to invite you to a press conference with Ambassador Said Djinnit, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region. Amb. Djinnit’s term comes to an end next month. Amb. Djinnit assumed the post of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region in…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Climate research should inform development policies in Africa

The 2018-2022 strategic plan further focuses on four structural goals aimed at improving research capacity in Africa as an ingredient for achieving sustainable development

In a meeting held on the 14-15 February in Entebbe, Uganda, members of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Institutional Collaboration Platform (ICP) unanimously adopted the CR4D five-year strategic plan. The participants further resolved to implement the strategy that emphasizes three climate research priority areas of science, practice and policy, strategies to…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Juba |

Promoting cooperation on women, peace and security at country level and in multilateral organizations

We must ensure that peace and reconciliation processes are inclusive and peace agreements safeguard women’s and men’s rights, needs and priorities

In SouthSudan, women have built a powerful coalition. Provided inputs to the peace negotiations and now preparing for the implementation phase. We must ensure that peace and reconciliation processes are inclusive and peace agreements safeguard women’s and men’s rights, needs and priorities. Norway now have a more systematic focus on…

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Annual Africa Shared Value Summit to be held in Nairobi

This year's Africa Shared Value Summit will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on the 23rd and 24th of May 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel

Among the keynote speakers this year is American co-author of the seminal Harvard Business Review article 'Creating Shared Value', co-founder and managing director of FSG, and a director of the US-based Shared Value Initiative, Mark Kramer. Kramer is an economist by training and a Shared Value pioneer who has authored…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

Tanzanian and South African experts exchange expertise

The United Republic of Tanzania will take over the Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in August

A Tanzanian delegation touring South Africa has stressed the role of political leadership in the AIDS response and noted the importance of matching policies and legislation to the responses to HIV and tuberculosis (TB). Led by Oscar Rwegasira Mukasa, the Chair of the HIV and Narcotics Parliamentary Committee of the…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Sixteenth Consultative Meeting in Addis-Ababa

The meeting reviewed the status of the partnership between the UN and the AU

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its sixteenth consultative meeting at the African Union headquarters in Addis-Ababa on 12 February 2019. The African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations (UN) Secretariat were represented respectively by Commissioners Smaïl Chergui (Peace and Security), Minata Samaté-Cessouma (Political…