Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Press Release Regarding the Kidnapping of the crew of a Turkish Commercial Vessel

Authorities of Nigeria and Ghana have been approached in order to secure the release of the Turkish crew

A Turkish Cargo ship on route from Douala to Abidjan was attacked by pirates off the Nigerian coast on the evening of July 13. Pirates have taken hostage some of the Turkish crew members. The ship currently is anchored at the port of Tema (Ghana). Authorities of Nigeria and Ghana…

International Sports Press Association (AIPS)
Source: International Sports Press Association (AIPS) |

International Sports Press Association (AIPS) honours veteran Africa Cup of Nations journalists in Egypt

Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi presented the certificates of achievement to the recipients

The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) (www.AIPSMedia.com), in collaboration with AIPS Africa and the Egyptian Sports Press Association, on Saturday celebrated journalists who have covered 10 or more Africa Cup of Nations in an emotional and colourful ceremony held at the heart of Egyptian sports, the national Olympic Center in…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Public Designation, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, of the Republic of Cameroon’s Jean Claude Ango Ango

In addition to the designation of Mr. Ango Ango, the Secretary is also publicly designating Mr. Ango Ango’s spouse, Ms. Engono Akomo

The Secretary of State is publicly designating the Republic of Cameroon Inspector General of the Cameroonian Gendarmerie, Colonel Jean Claude Ango Ango, due to his involvement in significant corruption related to wildlife trafficking. This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Statement by President of International Rescue Committee (IRC) David Miliband after four-day visit to Chad and Cameroon

Across the Lake Chad region, the lives and livelihoods of 10 million people are threatened by this new reality

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee said: “I traveled to Chad and Cameroon to meet IRC staff and witness the modern face of humanitarian crisis: multiple fronts of conflict, growing displacement and poverty all deteriorating thanks to the undeniable impact of climate change.  Across the Lake…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

The National Basketball Association (NBA), International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Senegalese Basketball Federation to host 17th edition of Basketball without Borders Africa in Senegal

BWB Africa 2019 will bring together the top male and female players ages 17 and under from throughout Africa to learn directly from current and former NBA and FIBA players

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) (FIBA.basketball) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced that Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa 2019 will take place Sunday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 31 in Senegal. The 17th edition of BWB Africa will be held at The NBA Academy…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European Investment Bank backs high-speed Cabo Verde internet and telecom connection

Connects Cabo Verde to trans-Atlantic EllaLink cable

New link to transform communications and enable 4G services; connects Cabo Verde to trans-Atlantic EllaLink cable; Reduces dependence on a single submarine cable The European Investment Bank, the world’s largest international public bank, has agreed to provide USD 25 million for construction of a new telecom connection to Cabo Verde.…

Source: Africa Forum |

Africa Forum to Convene a Symposium on Cameroon

In this regard it has had the privilege to convey some of its views and suggestions to His Excellency President Paul Biya of Cameroon

One of the principal tasks of the Africa Forum ("the Forum") (www.AfricaForum.org) of former African Heads of State and Government and other African leaders is to support the African Union as it works to guide our Continent to achieve the Objectives detailed in the Constitutive Act. In this context the…

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

41 countries in need of food assistance – African Swine Fever threatening food security of a large number of people

Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that 41…

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

UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to play pivotal role in retooling Cameroon’s industrial masterplan

A wide gamut of actions to be undertaken to overhaul Cameroon’s second generation Industrialization Masterplan were explored

Cameroon's Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development, Mr. Gabriel Dodo Ndoke has solicited the support of the Subregional Office for Central Africa of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in the updating of Cameroon’s Industrial Development Masterplan (PDI, in French) and coordinating the contribution of a league of…

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

Technology set to improve data quality, timeliness & dissemination of census results, says Chinganya

Adding timely dissemination of good quality census data was crucial for national and international development goals

A five-day experts group meeting on supporting electronic data collection and dissemination in censuses-making opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday with Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) African Centre for Statistics Director, Oliver Chinganya, emphasizing the importance of population and housing censuses for the continent. Mr. Chinganya said censuses were a…