Source: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) |

New Contribution of $2.11 Million from the Federal Republic of Germany to the Trust Fund in Support of Peace and Security in Mali

As part of the German government's support for peace and security in Mali, the rehabilitation of the Kidal airstrip will play a major role in ensuring the sustainable use of this infrastructure

The Federal Republic of Germany is officially strengthening its participation in the Trust Fund in support of peace and security in Mali with a new contribution of $2.11 million, more than CFAF 1.250 billion. This support was confirmed during a ceremony held on 6 December at MINUSMA’s Headquarters in Bamako,…

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Africa’s oil & gas industry poised for further growth in the wake of new resource finds, technological advances and improved governance – PwC Africa oil & gas review

PwC’s Africa oil & gas review, 2019 analyses what has happened in the last 12 months in the oil & gas industry within the major and emerging African markets

The global energy market is in an exciting phase of transition and disruption. Breakthrough technologies are unlocking significant new reserves, processing, transportation and downstream uses that were previously unviable, unknown or inaccessible. Decarbonisation driven by the environmental sustainability agenda is shifting the energy mix at an accelerating pace, which is…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Springboks, Erasmus nominated for global awards

The winners will be announced at the World Rugby Awards dinner in Tokyo on Sunday evening

The Springboks as well as South Africa’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, have been nominated for prestigious honours in the World Rugby awards. The Springboks have been named as contenders for the title of Team of the Year while Erasmus is among the five nominations for Coach of the Year.…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Latest honour for Herschel Jantjies

Jantjies scored his fourth test try in the 41-7 win over Japan at the beginning of September and has made nine test appearances in all

Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies has been recognised for his stunning debut season by being nominated as one of three contenders for the title World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year. Jantjies has been nominated with England wing Joe Cokanasiga and flyhalf Romain Ntamack of France for the prestigious award, which…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

Deputy Secretary Censky leads Trade Mission to West Africa

The mission will be based in Accra, Ghana, and will also include buyer delegations from Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Senegal

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky will lead a trade mission to West Africa, October 28-31, to help United States exporters unlock new opportunities in a region where strong economic growth is driving demand for imported food and farm products. The mission will be based in Accra, Ghana, and…

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

Secretary-General appoints David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as Deputy Special Representative, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mr. McLachlan-Karr brings to the position 26 years of development and humanitarian experience with the United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator. Mr. McLachlan-Karr brings…

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Award-Winning Actress Julia Ormond, Egyptian Actor Asser Yassin join Global Migration Film Festival 2019 Jury

This year over 600 films have been submitted for acceptance by the festival

Emmy-award winning British actress and activist against human trafficking, Julia Ormond, and Egyptian actor, writer and film producer Asser Yassin have added their marquee names and expertise in migration, film-making and visual storytelling to IOM’s 2019 Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF). There’s a saying often attributed to the great Russian writer…

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Kenya Women Qualify for Tokyo 2020

Kenya's women qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, despite losing their Rugby Africa Women's Sevens crown to South Africa

Kenya will compete in their second Olympic Games after finishing runners-up to South Africa in the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens Championship in Monastir, Tunisia. The Lionesses become the eighth team to book their place in the line-up at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games rather than South Africa because the South…

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First International Organization for Migration (IOM) International Charter Flight from Ethiopia Brings 154 Refugees to New Homes in Germany

IOM has supported the German Resettlement Programme in their efforts to resettle 500 refugees living in Ethiopia to Germany since March

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ethiopia organized on Tuesday its first international charter flight carrying 154 Somali refugees to be resettled in Germany.  The group had been residing in Jijiga and Dolo Ado refugee camps in southern Ethiopia. They included 63 males and 91 females, 47 of whom are minors.  IOM has supported the German Resettlement Programme in their…

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

Secretary-General appoints Mamadou Diallo of Guinea Deputy special representative of the Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau

Mr. Diallo will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mamadou Diallo of Guinea as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).  Mr. Diallo will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. Diallo succeeds David McLachlan-Karr of Australia,…