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Documentation opens doors for Kenya's stateless Shona community

The Kenyan government has expressed willingness to register the Shona as Kenyan citizens,

Ending statelessness by 2024 is an ambitious goal, but NORCAP expert Sadiq Boateng is closing the gap with efforts to recognise Kenya’s stateless Shona people. In the 1960s, a group of Zimbabwean missionaries from the Shona ethnic group immigrated to Kenya. Many settled and remain in and near Nairobi where…

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More women and children survive today than ever before – UN report

The estimates also show vast inequalities worldwide, with women and children in sub-Saharan Africa facing a substantially higher risk of death than in all other regions

More women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups* led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Since 2000, child deaths have reduced by nearly half and maternal deaths by over one-third, mostly…

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Enhancing the Contribution of Innovation, Youth and Leadership in Africa and the African Diaspora

Murdoch University hosted the Forum in association with Africa Down Under to support the University’s Third Commission

“Young people – with their dynamism, their energy and their inherent understanding of our interconnected world – have much to teach us... I am convinced more than ever that any society that does not succeed in tapping into the energy and creativity of its youth will be left behind” -…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Statement of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General David Shearer Briefing to the Security Council on South Sudan, 18 September 2019

There have been more than 130 different rapprochements held across the country which demonstrate confidence and commitment at the grassroots level

Just six days ago, we marked the first anniversary of the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan. At the official ceremony last year, I witnessed much jubilation and hope that the agreement signaled an end to war and the beginning of a new…

Source: Engen |

Engen, partners with one of Africa’s leading Chefs Siba Mtongana, at DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival

The Engen Kids Fest will offer healthy and nutritional food and refreshments throughout the day inspired by multi -award winning culinary expert and food extraordinaire

Engen ( has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement as the Official Fuel Partner to the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand on 21 and 22 September 2019. “Engen are pleased to partner with the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Escalation of violence in Birao

On 14 September over 13,000 people mainly women and children have been forced to flee their homes seeking protection from the violence

The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic, Ms. Denise Brown, says the fighting in the northeastern town of Birao, Vakaga province has resulted in a crisis for the local population and is a clear violation of human rights. “Clashes in Birao over the past two weeks have resulted in…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

“SHORRT” drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB) treatment on cards

Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a form of TB caused by bacteria that do not respond to isoniazid and rifampicin

Zimbabwe is set to roll out a Shorter, Highly-effective, Oral Regimen for Rifampicin-resistant Tuberculosis (SHORRT therapy) which reduces the length of treatment for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from nearly two years, to, nine to 12 months and brings a major improvement in treatment outcomes and quality of life of patients.…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) visits conflict-ridden Tonj East area to build trust and confidence

The latest and particularly vicious wave of attacks has reportedly claimed at least 49 lives

A team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan has visited the Jalwau County headquarters in Wunlit in the East Tonj region in a bid to put an end to an escalation of violence, including cattle raiding and revenge killings, between the Thiik, Akok and Jalwau communities living in…

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Norway to provide NOK 30 million for school meals in Mali

The Norwegian funding will be channelled through the school meals programme run by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Mopti

Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps…