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Locally Produced Sustainable Aviation Fuel will Boost Emission Reductions and Fuel Security in Africa (By Omar Ali Adib)

There are opportunities for Africa in the global transition to cleaner, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which will need to be indigenously produced to be truly sustainable

By Omar Ali Adib, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President, Africa. African airlines play a vital role in unlocking trade, providing employment, increasing GDP, and demonstrating national and continental pride. However, they face formidable challenges, foremost among them being the cost of aircraft fuel, which exceeds global averages by up to 30%,…

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Visit of the Acting Military Adviser of United Nation Department of Peace Operations to Bouar

These meetings enabled Major General Pearce to immerse herself in the working conditions of troops engaged in peacekeeping

On May 23, 2024, at the head of a large delegation, Acting Military Advisor Major General Cheryl Pearce visited MINUSCA troops stationed in Bouar. During this visit, Major General Pearce met with the Bangladeshi medical contingent, the Senegalese rapid reaction force, and the Bangladeshi aviation unit. These meetings enabled Major…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) train justice actors for circuit court deployment in Tonj south

The workshop assembled 17 key justice actors, including judges, prosecutors, defense counsels, investigators, and prison officials

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently held a pivotal two-day workshop to prepare Tonj South for an upcoming circuit court. This initiative, which falls under the Kong Koc Project funded by the South Sudan Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Reconciliation, Stabilization,…

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Somali Security and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Forces complete training on Emergency Battlefield Care

The comprehensive course covered essential topics such as Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Medical officers from Somali Security Forces (SSF), United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have completed a three-day training programme on providing emergency care to battlefield casualties. The training, organized by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) and facilitated…

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Somali and African Union Forces Train to Tackle Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Threat

This training will be pivotal in the actualisation of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) mandate to degrade Al Shabaab in support of the Somali-led peace and security process

Eighty officers from the Somali Security Forces (SSF) and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have concluded a three-day training on countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) used by illegal armed groups, including Al Shabaab. The training, facilitated by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the United…

Source: U.S. Embassy in South Sudan |

U.S. Embassy Statement on World Press Freedom Day – May 3

Defending free press means granting journalists access to information, and protecting journalists from retaliation, harassment, and unlawful detention

On this 31st anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we urge South Sudan’s transitional government to safeguard civic and political space and to defend the rights of journalists to bravely pursue the truth. A free and independent press is fundamental to a free society and essential to transparent and good governance. Defending…

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Chair of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee visits Morocco

The Chair of the Military Committee met with several other high placed military leaders and briefed the Royal College of High Military Studies in Kenitra on NATO’s global approach to security and its partnerships in the southern neighbourhood

From 28 to 30 April 2024, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, was in Morocco, marking his third official visit to a Mediterranean Dialogue Partner in the last month. Admiral Bauer was received by the Minister-Delegate for the Administration of National Defence, Mr Abdellatif Loudiyi, and…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Côte d'Ivoire |

United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) Strengthens Partnerships with Côte d'Ivoire

AFRICOM is providing more than $65 million in 2024 with much of that investment focused on counterterrorism and border security in northern Côte d’Ivoire

U.S. Marine Corps General Michael Langley, Commander, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Michael Woods, Command Senior Enlisted Leader visited Côte d’Ivoire April 28-29, 2024, to reinforce the longstanding partnership between the United States and the Ivoirian government. During his visit, General Langley engaged in high-level discussions…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Djibouti |

United States Department of Defense Awards $25 Million Construction Contract to Djiboutian Businesses

This contract, part of the broader “Africa First” initiative, underscores the commitment of the United States to fostering economic growth and stability in Djibouti

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Europe Africa Central (EURAFCENT) has awarded a significant $25 million construction contract to five Djiboutian companies. This contract, part of the broader “Africa First” initiative, underscores the commitment of the United States to fostering economic growth and stability in Djibouti. The contract,…

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Kenya: General Ogolla Laid to Rest

President Ruto said the country had lost a great military leader who served his country with passion and unwavering commitment

President William Ruto led the country in giving the late Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla a befitting send-off. General Ogolla was laid to rest at his Alego home in Siaya County in a colourful ceremony complete with a 19-gun salute. President Ruto said the country had lost…