United Nations (UN)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • UN Photo/Loey Felipe Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (centre) alongside other officials from the African Union and European Union, addressing Security Council meeting on peace and Security in Africa.
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations (UN) |

‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

The Joint Force aims to bolster coordination to “neutralize” armed groups in the region

The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeeping official said on Thursday, calling for enhanced political and economic solutions to help tackle the strife-torn region’s myriad challenges. Dubbed the…

Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (5)
    • Minister Carmelo Abela with Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenian Foreign Minister, and Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and of Defence of Belgium
    • Minister Carmelo Abela with Ursula Von Der Leyen, German Federal Minister of Defence, before the joint Council session for Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers of the EU
    • Minister Abela with Michael Farrugia, Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum
    • Minister Carmelo Abela with Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive Officer of the European Defence Agency
    • Minister Carmelo Abela during the bilateral meeting with Tiébilé Dramé, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of Mali
  • All (5)
Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

Diplomacy the only way out of Libyan crisis

In Tuesday’s joint Foreign Affairs Minister’s Council (FAC), Minister Abela expressed Malta’s deep concern over the continued prolongation of hostilities in the Sahel region

An immediate halt to the ongoing violence in Libya and the commencement of a dialogue process between the warring sides would minimise the space for terrorist elements and render the entire region more secure. Speaking during an exchange of views with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé,…

European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Libya: EU and Member States call for immediate ceasefire and return to political dialogue
  • All (1)
Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

Libya: EU and Member States call for immediate ceasefire and return to political dialogue

Before the Council, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini held a bilateral meeting with Libya Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj

The EU and its Member States today called on the parties to the conflict in Libya to immediately implement a ceasefire and to engage with the United Nations to ensure a full and comprehensive cessation of hostilities. The situation in Libya was discussed at the Foreign Affairs Council held today…

EUNAVFOR Atalanta
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • EU NAVFOR Somalia, Operation Atalanta in the European Union Open Day in Brussels
  • All (1)
Source: EUNAVFOR Atalanta |

EU NAVFOR Somalia, Operation Atalanta in the European Union Open Day in Brussels

The celebration had the participation of all European Union missions and operations

EU NAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta celebrated EU Open day event last week in Brussels. The celebration, held in the European External Action Service- EEAS building, had the participation of all European Union missions and operations. We spoke to many European citizens about countering piracy off the coast of Somalia. During the…

EUNAVFOR Atalanta
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • EU NAVFOR Somalia, Operation Atalanta in the European Union Open Day in Mogadishu
  • All (1)
Source: EUNAVFOR Atalanta |

EU NAVFOR Somalia, Operation Atalanta in the European Union Open Day in Mogadishu

The 2019 Europe Day celebration demonstrate the European Union’s motivation to help Somali authorities to develop their main capabilities

EU Open day event, celebrated last week in Mogadishu, was an important meeting for EU NAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta. The celebration had the presence of the Operation Atalanta’s Deputy Commander, Rear Admiral Marc Aussedat, and its Force Commander, Rear Admiral Ricardo A. Hernández, who joined a ceremony chaired by the European…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

May 9, 2019 Briefing on recent success with the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Sterile Insect Technique in Africa

The project aims to eradicate the tsetse population (Glossina palpalis gambiensis) from the Niayes region

EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 17:00 CAT for a telephonic press conference on recent success with the IAEA’s Sterile Insect Technique in increasing agricultural productivity and boosting income in Senegal, funded by the United States of America. BACKGROUND: The United States is the exclusive funder…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

The 28th European Film Festival: European and Kenyan Films, Masterclasses, Community Screenings & More from 4 to 26 May 2019

In addition to film screenings with European, African, and Kenyan films, the European Film Festival will include special engagements with invited European and Kenyan industry professionals

The 28th European Film Festival in Nairobi will take place from 4 to 26 May 2019. This follows a successful festival in 2018, which included over 40 feature length movies from 21 countries, Q&A Sessions with the film-makers, an exhibition on Portuguese cinema history, a concert and virtual reality screenings.…

Source: United Nations - Security Council |

Political Changes in Sudan Could Affect Mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Tells Security Council

Darfur has seen significant improvements in security, with some displaced people returning home but 1.6 million remaining displaced

Members Echo Sudan’s Representative in Describing Recent Events as Internal Matter Not Warranting External Discussion, Interference The planned withdrawal of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30 June 2020 is on track, but the political situation in Sudan has changed drastically and could affect implementation of…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

New country programs for Senegal and Rwanda focus on entrepreneurship, the private sector and sexual rights

The new cooperation program with Rwanda runs until 2023 and will concentrate on better access to sexual and reproductive rights and health

Today, the Council of Ministers gave its green light for the new country programs for Senegal and Rwanda, two partner countries of the Belgian development cooperation. The new country programs focus strongly on entrepreneurship, the development of a local private sector and the promotion of the sexual and reproductive rights…

United Nations (UN)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Twins Elizabeth and Madelina, who suffer from malnutrition, are being held by a relative in the street, where they live, in Juba, South Sudan. (2018)
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations (UN) |

Acute food insecurity ‘far too high’ UN agency warns, as 113 million go hungry

Climate and natural disasters pushed another 29 million people into acute food insecurity in 2018

Approximately 113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity last year, according to a new joint UN and European Union (EU) report released on Tuesday, which warns that these crises are primarily driven by conflict and climate-related disasters. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food…