Source: UN News |

Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town

9,450 people have been displaced by the violence in and around Murzuq since the beginning of August

Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displaced thousands of “terrified” civilians, the UN said on Tuesday. “Casualties on all sides of the fighting have continued as a result of airstrikes by…

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Namibia Rugby 2019: High Intensity Camp in Durban - South Africa

Head Coach of the Namibian National Rugby Team, Phil Davies has split the preliminary 50-man training squad into two categories ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Today, marks exactly 1 month to go to the much anticipated 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Sunday, the 18th of August 2019 was exactly a year ago where Namibia beat Kenya at the Hage Geingob Stadium to secure their place in the Rugby World Cup 2019. “It was a…

Source: UN News |

Terrorism Survivors: ‘The terrorists killed many people in front of us’

To mark the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, on 21 August, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North Region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier this year, to interview people who have personal stories to tell about how terrorism has shattered their lives

Hawa Abdu, a 38-year old Nigerian mother of two was abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 and spent four years with the outlawed terrorist group moving around the north-east of Nigeria. She has been living in Minawao, a camp for Nigerian refugees in the Far North region of Cameroon, since…

Source: UN News |

Terrorism survivors: Forced to farm, fish, fight, ‘they slaughtered three of my friends’

To mark next week’s International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier in the year, to interview people who have personal stories to tell about how terrorism has shattered their lives

In 2015, the island of Ngomiron Doumou in Lake Chad was attacked by armed extremists who said they belonged to the outlawed Boko Haram group. The island is home to some 5,750 people. Up to 300 men, women and children were abducted at gunpoint by Boko Haram fighters who had…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Chad National Day

The United States and Chad work together with regional and international partners to strengthen regional security, protect refugees, and advance democracy

On behalf of the United States, it is with great pleasure that I extend congratulations to the people of Chad on your 59th independence anniversary on August 11. The United States and Chad work together with regional and international partners to strengthen regional security, protect refugees, and advance democracy and…

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First Data Collection Summer School for University Students in Chad

Collecting data is key to better understanding of migrant flows and needs of displaced populations in Chad, where over 244,000 persons are currently displaced

In the world of humanitarian response, proper data leads to better practices. This summer, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is sharing that lesson with university scholars in Chad to strengthen the capacity in the field of data collection and information management.   Collecting data is key to better understanding of migrant flows and needs…

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National Energy Services Reunited Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

The Company had net income for the second quarter of 2019 totaling $11.4 million as compared to a net loss of $5.5 million for the second quarter of 2018

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (“NESR” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NESR) (NASDAQ: NESRW) (www.NESR.com), a national, industry-leading provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) and Asia Pacific regions, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Operating and Financial Highlights…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

The Foreign Ministry contributes to financing the assisted voluntary return of migrants from Libya, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad

Italy has made a 11-million-euro contribution from the Africa Fund to support the project titled “Protection and sustainable solutions for migrants and refugees along the Central Mediterranean route”, comanaged by the European Union, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The contribution…

Source: British High Commission - Yaounde |

Cameroon: Applications for the UK government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships open 5 August 2019

Interested students are invited to begin application process when the application cycle opens in August and make sure to submit it before deadline

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 5 August and 5 November 2019, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

Africa’s First International Petroleum Management Program for Petroleum Executives Set to Start in October 2019 in Cape Town

The training program will offer a unique opportunity for African executives and dealmakers to receive a training of high quality and international standard

Dedicated to developing strong local skills and capacities across Africa’s energy value chain, the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) is collaborating with the Institute for Petroleum Development at the University of Austin, Texas, to bring its comprehensive international training program to Cape Town on October 14th-25th, 2019. This International Petroleum Management Program (IPMP)…