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Regional Workshop on Participation of Women addresses the barriers hinder women’s participation in electoral and other political processes

During the two-day brainstorming, participants of the regional workshop highlighted the importance of the workshop in light of forthcoming elections in the Great Lakes region

The African Union (AU) Department of Political Affairs (DPA), in partnership with the Office of the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), convened a regional workshop on the "Participation, Representation…

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Merck Foundation marks “World Diabetes Day 2019” in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health to increase the Diabetes experts nationwide

Merck Foundation to provide One and two Year on-line Post-graduate Diabetes Diploma and Masters from South Wales University for more than 180 doctors from 34 countries in Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marked ‘World Diabetes Day 2019’ by building diabetes care capacity in Africa and Asia. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation explained, “We strongly believe that starting the “Merck Nationwide Diabetes Blue Points Project” is the right strategy to ensure…

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Over 20,600 People Displaced by Floods in Bangui, Central African Republic, Hosted by Families

So far International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided about 1,000 emergency shelters for internally displaced persons at affected sites during the emergency response phase

Heavy rains falling in Bangui, Central African Republic, since 21 October, continue to cause significant material damage and make more vulnerable a population already affected by repeated cycles of violence since 2013. Such heavy rains are unusual in November.  In Bangui, the country’s capital, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) estimates that…

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The state key preference as justice and security provider over non-state and informal actors new Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) /Cordaid study on Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Central African Republic (CAR)

The reports looked at the aims and objectives of the external intervenors (MINUSCA and MONUSCO) through reviewing their policy documents and literature

In two days, on 14 November, the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) will be renewed, as will the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), next month. Both operations aim to…

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UN Human Rights Office Welcomes New Agreement with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region

The Memorandum of Understanding establishes the basic parameters for the collaboration with the Office

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Zachary Muburi-Muita on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen the existing collaboration between the UN Human Rights Office and the ICGLR. “I look forward to…

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EU Bank strengthens its leadership team in Egypt with the appointment of Alfredo Abad as new European Investment Bank (EIB) Head of Cairo office

He has been working for the EIB since 2005 where he contributed to the Bank’s operation and policy implementation in the East and Central African region

The European Investment Bank has appointed Alfredo Abad as the bank’s head of the Cairo office to strengthen engagement with Egyptian partners. Alfredo Abad´s previous experience covering multilateral development and external relations will make a significant contribution to reinforcing the effective engagement of the European Investment Bank as a leader…

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Federal Government Pledges Support Towards Completion of Dangote Petroleum Refinery

The Dangote refinery, which is designed to maximise petrol output, will produce enough to allow for a small surplus of that fuel for export

The Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has pledged support of the Federal Government towards ensuring the completion of the historic 650,000 BPD, Dangote Petroleum Refinery (https://www.Dangote.com/) during an official visit to the Petrochemical complex located at the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos, Nigeria. The…

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New milestone towards a polio-free world, but there is no time to relax

The last case of type 3 in Africa was detected in northern Nigeria in 2012

In another historic step for humanity towards a world free of polio, an independent commission of experts today certified – on World Polio Day – that the second of three types of the wild poliovirus had been eradicated globally. There are three individual and immunologically distinct wild poliovirus types: wild…

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LUKOIL Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Equatorial Guinea

The memorandum lays the basis for LUKOIL’s potential participation in projects to explore and produce hydrocarbons in Equatorial Guinea

President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Russia–Africa Summit in Sochi today. The memorandum lays the basis for LUKOIL’s potential participation in projects to explore and produce hydrocarbons in…

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Ten African countries endorse cross-border collaboration framework on Ebola outbreak preparedness and response

Representatives of the Member States agreed to strengthen mechanisms for the exchange of timely and accurate information on Ebola preparedness

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its nine neighbouring countries today, during a meeting of ministers, senior health and immigration officials and partners in Goma, endorsed a joint framework to strengthen cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus and other disease outbreaks. Representatives of the 10…