Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Basketball Summer Camp in Niger Brings Back Hope to West African Youth

Since 1997, Hoops4Kids has launched programmes in Niger, Benin, the United States and Mexico

Back in 1993, Yacouba Sangaré was playing for Niger’s national basketball team. A talented student-athlete, Sangaré’s promise was acknowledged with an opportunity to further his education in the US. In 2001, he graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education with an advanced degree in International Education.    A few years after settling in the US, Yacouba and his wife,…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

UN Human Rights Council 41: Central African Republic

The UK expressed concerned with the continued violence in the Central African Republic, but commended the government’s efforts in bringing perpetrators of crimes to account

Thank you, Madam Vice-President, The United Kingdom welcomes the Independent Expert’s report and her analysis of the human rights situation in Central African Republic. The UK is deeply concerned that violence in CAR endures despite the promise of tangible change. We call on armed groups to cease all forms of…

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…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Change of British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia - August 2019

Mr Woolley will take up his appointment in August 2019

Mr Nicholas Woolley has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia in succession to Mr Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE. Mr Woolley will take up his appointment in August 2019. CURRICULUM VITAE Full name: Nicholas Kerrison Woolley Married to: Deborah Jane Sidwell Children: Two 2016 to Present Democratic Republic…

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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: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board completes Sixth Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Central African Republic and approves US$ 31.70Million disbursement

The Central African Republic’s performance under the ECF arrangement remains satisfactory despite a challenging security environment and difficult humanitarian conditions

Substantial progress has been achieved under the ECF arrangement, including in stabilizing the economy, reducing fiscal vulnerabilities, and improving public financial management; the recent peace agreement between the government and 14 armed groups could constitute a pivotal step toward ending the ongoing crisis; the authorities remain committed to pursuing fiscal policy…

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

Central African countries prepare free trade product categorization

The call was made by experts from the Subregional Office for Central Africa of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Central African countries were recently urged to align their external trade data classification system, with the 2017 World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System (HS17) for clearly identifying products which will be categorized as ‘free,’ ‘sensitive,’ and ‘excluded,’ within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) regime. The call was made by…

Source: European Commission |

Humanitarian aid: EU mobilises over €18 million for the Central African Republic in 2019

The Central African crisis has also an impact on the entire region as 592,000 refugees have sought refuge in neighbouring countries to which the EU is providing support

As many people continue to suffer in the Central African Republic (CAR), the European Union continues to stand in solidarity with the people in need in the country and announces €18.85 million in humanitarian assistance for 2019. This additional support brings EU humanitarian assistance in CAR to more than €135…

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Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE, Cameroon boosting cooperation

The two sides also explored means of enhancing cooperation in the legislative and parliamentary fields

Fahad Obaid Mohammad Al Taffaq, UAE Ambassador to Nigeria and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, has held meetings with a number of officials and businessmen in Cameroon, and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation with the Central African country in all fields. Al Taffaq visited the capital city Yaounde,…

Source: Voith |

Voith supplies water to wire solution for small hydropower plant in Burundi

The company will also supervise the installation and commissioning of the plant

Project is of high national importance since it will support the economic and social development for the local population; Works on the East African small hydropower plant Kabu 16 started in March 2019; Significant small hydropower potential in Africa. The technology group Voith ( has won an order to design,…