International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

New ITFC Agreement of US$210 Million for key sectors to support economic growth and job creation in The Gambia

The agreement is to support key economic sectors, including energy, through the importation of refined petroleum products, and agriculture

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, signs a US$210 million Framework Agreement with Government of The Gambia for financing over a  3 year period. The signing ceremony took place in Banjul on 16th January 2018,  during the official visit…

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

Indigenous rights must be respected during Kenya climate change project, say UN experts

The Sengwer are facing repeated attacks and forced evictions by agents of the Kenya Forest Service, which is an implementing agency in the project financed by the European Union

Three independent experts* appointed by the UN have expressed concerns about recent reports that indigenous Sengwer peoples in western Kenya have been attacked and forcibly evicted from their homes as a result of the implementation of the Water Towers Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation project, an EU-funded water…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Kenya |

Kenya: The Project for Rehabilitation of Street-children through Organic Farming, 8th of February 2017 in the amount of 74,605 US Dollars

Prior to the project, Moyo Children Centre (MCC) was unable to provide drug-addicted children with the individualized attention that they need for successful rehabilitation

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. Today, the official handover ceremony of “The Project for Rehabilitation of Street-children through Organic Farming”, a GGP project, was held at Magogoni Town, Ngoliba Location, Kiambu…

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

South Africa: Deputy Minister Magwanishe Visits EC Macadamia Farm Funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) for R40 Million

Deputy Minister Magwanishe said the supported project is intended to create sustainable jobs, skills transfer, social upliftment and distribution of wealth to previously disadvantaged communities

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Bulelani Magwanishe visited the Amajingqi Macadamia Farming in Willowvale, Eastern Cape as part of taking the dti to the Factories campaign. The community farm, which is located in the Mbashe Local Municipality, was supported with a cash grant of R40 million under…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Launch of the 2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

Food security needs are nearly double the five-year average, with an estimated 2,444,000 people in Crisis (IPC Phase3) and 866,000 in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) throughout Somalia

What: Launch of the 2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan Who: 1) Peter de Clercq, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia          2) Representative of Federal Government of Somalia  When: Wednesday, 17 January 2018, from 10:00 to 11:30AM Where: Mogadishu, MIA AMISOM VIP conference room;        …

Source: Agri SA |

South Africa: Inaccurate Reporting Damages Farmers’ Image

Initial reports alleged that a farmer had shot and killed a tractor driver who had stolen a tractor

Inaccurate reporting to the media by the Gauteng and Tarlton police regarding the tragic shooting death of a farm worker in the Krugersdorp area has tarnished the image of farmers. Initial reports alleged that a farmer had shot and killed a tractor driver who had stolen a tractor. Later reports…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat: 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past nine months, and…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Canada announces additional funding to respond to multiple food crises in sub-Saharan Africa

$19.8 million in additional funding to address extreme levels of food insecurity in Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda

Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of millions of vulnerable people across sub-Saharan Africa, including women and children suffering from a lack of access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their daily needs —the result of severe drought and conflict. On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme step up efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai

Belgian funding channelled through the UN bodies will benefit tens of thousands at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Against a backdrop of intense human suffering, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are joining forces to mitigate some of the effects of conflict in Greater Kasai. The two United Nations agencies will be using US$10 million in Belgian government funding to improve access…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

From rainy to dry season – sustained support brings relief to farmers in northeastern Nigeria

Hunger declines for the first time since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis

For the first time since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis, hunger has considerably declined in northeastern Nigeria. In the three states ravaged by the violence, the number of people facing acute hunger has halved since June-August - from 5.2 million to 2.6 million people - according to the…