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UN celebrates 25 years of mandate to protect children caught in conflict

Although international action over the past 25 years has led to the release of more than 170,000 boys and girls recruited to fight, more remains to be done, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday

Mr. Guterres was among senior officials, ambassadors and other members of the international community marking the 25th anniversary of the UN mandate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC).  In harm’s way  Besides the thousands of children freed by armed groups and forces during this time, hundreds of life-saving commitments and…

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Republic of Congo to Host First-Ever International Energy Summit in Brazzaville

Under the patronage of H.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons, the Summit positions the Congo as a key energy investment destination across oil, gas and power sectors

Taking place on June 15, 16 and 17, The Congo International Energy Summit and Exhibition 2022 – organized by Energy Capital & Power (EnergyCapitalPower.com) under the patronage of H.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons – will represent the first international energy event of its kind held in…

Source: European Commission |

EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. Conflict and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs. Moreover, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural hazards, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5…

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UN in Geneva celebrates 6 decades supporting impartial TV news

The UN Office in Geneva is celebrating a 60-year collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union of public-service broadcasters, which has helped transparent, fair and impartial television news to be seen around the world

For years, the United Nations and its agencies in Geneva have relied on global news agencies and other media outlets based at the Palace of Nations to get the latest breaking stories out to the world daily.  But one special partnership with the Geneva-based European Broadcast Union (EBU), ensures that public service…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

SIDA-funded Project to Boost Science, Technology and Innovation Launches in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of six pilot countries taking part in the project, alongside Congo, Ghana, Namibia, Sierra-Leone and Zimbabwe

On 5 July 2021, the project Strengthening STI Systems for Sustainable Development in Africa got underway in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The project launched at a multi-stakeholder consultation meeting, attended by about 50 participants representing government ministries and policy-making bodies, research and ethics regulatory bodies, the private sector and local communities. The…

Source: Save the Children |

Catch-up Clubs to Stop Children Dropping out After World’s Longest School Closure

In March 2020, all schools across the country shut down as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold

Children in Uganda head back to the classroom today as the world's longest school closure ends -- but lost learning may lead to high dropout rates in the coming weeks without urgent action, Save the Children said. In March 2020, all schools across the country shut down as the COVID-19…

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2021 Year in Review: Refugee, migrant numbers rise, despite travel curbs

By November, more than 84 million people had been forced from their homes, according to UNHCR data

Pandemic-related travel restrictions may have put a dent on international migration figures in 2021, but the number of people forced to leave their homes, due to conflict and persecution, rose to record highs. By November, more than 84 million people had been forced from their homes, according to UNHCR data. This…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Yellow Fever - West and Central Africa

Since the beginning of 2021 and as of 20 December, there have been 300 probable and 88 laboratory confirmed cases of YF

In 2021, nine countries in the WHO African Region (Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic (CAR), Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, and Republic of Congo,) reported human laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever (YF) in areas that are at high risk for the disease and…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

UAE suspends entry for travellers from Republic of Congo; tightens travel restrictions with some other countries

This includes suspending the entry of travellers who were in the Central African country 14 days before coming to the UAE

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have announced the suspension of all inbound flights for national and international carriers and transit passengers from the Republic of Congo, from Friday, December 17, effective 8.00 a.m. This includes suspending the entry of…

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Contipharma Launches Saliva-based Omicron Detecting PCR Test in Africa

It is the only saliva-based PCR test available in Africa and one of just a handful of its kind available worldwide

Developed by University of Liège in Belgium, only test of its kind available on African continent; first contracts signed with Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Sudan. Contipharma, a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development and marketing of targeted medical solutions, today announces that it is making a saliva-based PCR…