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

Secretary-General appoints Lieutenant General Daniel Sidiki Traoré of Burkina Faso as Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

Lieutenant General Traoré has had a distinguished career since joining the Army of Burkina Faso in 1977

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Daniel Sidiki Traoré of Burkina Faso as the Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Lieutenant General Traoré succeeds Lieutenant General Balla Keita of Senegal, who will complete his…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

U.S.- Cameroonian Military Cooperation Broadens and Matures

The United States has made significant contributions to Cameroon’s maritime security

Starting in January 2020, the United States began its one-year secretariat of the G7++ Friends of Gulf of Guinea Group, with Gabon serving as co-secretariat.  This group coordinates the support of international partners for the maritime security standards agreed upon by West and Central African heads of state at a…

Source: Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) |

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) announces the organisation of a Round Table in Brazzaville to develop Roads and Transport Sector

The round table will also be an opportunity for its organizers to review the Consensual Master Plan for Transport in Central Africa (CMPT-CA)

The general secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) (http://www.CEEAC-ECCAS.org/), the governments of the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Chad are organizing a round table in Brazzaville (Congo) on 19 March 2020 with a view…

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

Highlights of the Noon Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for Secretary-General António Guterres - Central African Republic

UN peacekeepers are now patrolling the city to protect civilians, including some 400 people displaced by the violence who have sought shelter at the UN base

By Stephane Dujarric Turning to the Central African Republic, following clashes last week in the city of Alindao, the  UN peacekeepers are now patrolling the city to protect civilians, including some 400 people displaced by the violence who have sought shelter at the UN base. The clashes took place on…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Long way home for displaced Sudanese as fears of insecurity persist By Modesta Ndubi

UNHCR calls for increased funding and global support for Sudan’s displaced, their hosts and those who want to return home

It’s been 15 years since armed raiders forced Rawda Yusuf’s family to flee to Chad from their village in Sudan’s North Darfur state. Since then, home has dominated her thoughts but returning has not been easy. Her ordeal began one afternoon during harvest season in Kurgei West village. “I went…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Equatorial Guinea outlines Asian investment strategy ahead of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum

During the meeting, Minister Obiang Lima said the energy investment drive into Equatorial Guinea does not have to be China-centric

Ahead of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima outlined the country’s Asia-focused investment strategy following successful high-level discussions with state-owned oil and gas company Petro Vietnam and other Asian companies based in the United…

Source: The White House |

Presidential Proclamation to take certain actions under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes

1.  In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President designated the Republic of Cameroon (Cameroon) as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “Trade Act”), as added by section 111(a) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (the…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Drying Lake Chad Basin gives rise to crisis

Food insecurity, conflicts, terrorism, displacement and climate change effects compound challenges

Twenty-year-old Phoebe Musa remembers the day Boko Haram militants stormed her village of Gwoza in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, five years ago. They came in on horseback, motorbikes and screeching military vehicles and attacked everyone in sight. Amid bursts of gunshots, they set fire to dozens of homesteads. The fighters…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Equatorial Guinea Pledges Continued Support to Foreign Operators in its Hydrocarbon Sector

Equatorial Guinea continues to be proactive in encouraging foreign direct investment into the country

New rules introduced by the Bank of Central African States has created a challenging environment for foreign investment into CFA union states; The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons will continue to support foreign operators in its hydrocarbon sector; Equatorial Guinea continues to be proactive in encouraging foreign direct investment into…

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Source: International Criminal Court (ICC) |

Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: International Criminal Court (ICC) Pre-Trial Chamber II confirms part of the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity and commits suspects to trial

The Chamber found that there are substantial grounds to believe that M. Yekatom has committed these crimes jointly with others or through other persons

Today, 11 December 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) (https://www.ICC-CPI.int/) issued a unanimous decision partially confirming the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought by the Prosecutor against Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona and committed them to trial before a Trial Chamber.…