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: The High Commission of India, Abuja, Nigeria |

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship for Academic Year 2020-21

The courses include science, humanities, commerce and engineering except medical studies

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi has invited scholarship applications from foreign students to pursue higher studies at the Under Graduate, Post Graduate and PhD level in Indian educational institutes/Universities for the Academic Year 2020-2021. The courses include science, humanities, commerce and engineering except medical studies. Students…

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…

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

UNHCR seeks international solidarity for refugees and hosts in Sudan

Sudan has a long history of hosting refugees and asylum seekers but also struggles with its own internal displacement

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for increased support for Sudan with the launch of a…

Source: OCHA Sudan |

Joint Statement by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Mr. Mohamed Elshabik, and the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son, on the Inter-communal Violence in West Darfur

The Humanitarian Aid Commission and humanitarian partners estimate that approximately 40,000 people have been displaced and are congregating in 32 different locations

A joint Government and UN delegation just returned from a two day visit to El Geneina, West Darfur, 5-6 January, having assessed the situation to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to the needs of the most vulnerable, particularly women, children and the people with disabilities. The delegation included the Humanitarian Aid…

UN News
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • A seven-year-old girl gives water to her grandfather while he prays in a camp for internally displaced people in Darfur, Sudan
  • All (1)
Source: UN News |

Sudan: Intercommunal clashes displace tens of thousands in volatile Darfur region

Around 40,000 have been displaced in Sudan’s West Darfur State in recent days, following intercommunal clashes, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday, citing Sudanese Government data

“Violence between communities in and around El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur State, had reportedly killed at least 54 people, injured 60 and displaced 40,000, since 28 December”, OCHA Spokesperson Jens Laerke told reporters in Geneva, adding that humanitarian partners were working to verify the displacement figures. There have also been…

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…

Merck Foundation
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (6)
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother
    • Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej
    • Message from The First Lady of Chad.
    • Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and Family Board of E-Merck KG and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother.
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother
  • Links (3)
  • All (9)
Source: Merck Foundation |

Merck Foundation together with Chad First Lady release a children story as part of “More Than a Father”

“Merck more than a Father” started in 2018 by raising awareness about male infertility prevention and management and breaking the stigma round infertile couples

Through this story, Merck More Than a Father Campaign highlights the fact the infertility affects both men and women equally; “Merck more than a Father” started in 2018 by raising awareness about male infertility prevention and management and breaking the stigma round infertile couples; Merck more than a Mother started…

African Energy Chamber
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…