Source: Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia |

Hand-Made Satellite!?

This lecture intends to promote the idea of “democratization of space”, and to convey the message that space is no more the privilege of developed country

Open Public Lecture: "New space Innovation: Micro-satellites will democratize the way we use space" Overview of the Lecture Title: "New space Innovation: Micro-satellites will democratize the way we use space" Speaker: Mr. Yuya Nakamura, President and CEO of Axelspace Date: Wednesday, 29th January Time: From 3pm to 4:30pm (Lecture: 3pm-4pm,…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Mr. Raouf Mazou of the Republic of the Congo as Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Mr. Mazou brings to the position some 28 years of professional experience with UNHCR

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Raouf Mazou of the Republic of the Congo, as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  Mr. Mazou will succeed George Okoth-Obbo of Uganda who has been appointed as…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. Africa Command Investigation Update: Al-Shabaab Attack in Manda Bay, Kenya

In Kenya, U.S. forces are primarily responsible for training Kenyan forces, sharing intelligence, and personnel recovery

U.S. Africa Command continues to investigate the Jan. 5 attack on the Kenyan Defense Force Military Base in Manda Bay, Kenya, that killed U.S. Army Spc. Henry J. Mayfield, Jr and two U.S. contractors, Mr. Bruce Triplett and Mr. Dustin Harrison. The tragic loss of these brave Americans and the…

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U.S. and Ghana partner to Build Capable and Resilient Security and Justice Sector Institutions

The National Border Fusion Center will serve as an information-sharing hub for border security to facilitate informed, rapid decision-making

The United States and Ghana continue bilateral efforts in the areas of border, maritime, police peacekeeping, cyber security, and the administration of justice to build capable and resilient security and justice sector institutions.  Three high-level officials – U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and…

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Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Intensifying cooperation on Libya – Maas visits Algiers and Tunis

What still needs to be done is to involve Libya’s neighbours and regional partners

Following the Berlin Libya Conference, the priority now is to implement the decisions adopted there. To achieve this, it is important to involve Libya’s neighbouring countries and the region. That is why Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is travelling to Algeria and Tunisia. It is less than a week since the Berlin…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Foreign Minister Maas before his flight to Algiers and Tunis

In Berlin we succeeded in persuading the crucial players to cease their support for the proxy war in Libya

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today before flying to Algiers and Tunis: "In Berlin we succeeded in persuading the crucial players to cease their support for the proxy war in Libya, thereby removing a significant obstacle on the path towards a political process. Nonetheless, many more obstacles…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Lieutenant General Daniel Sidiki Traoré of Burkina Faso as Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

Lieutenant General Traoré has had a distinguished career since joining the Army of Burkina Faso in 1977

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Daniel Sidiki Traoré of Burkina Faso as the Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Lieutenant General Traoré succeeds Lieutenant General Balla Keita of Senegal, who will complete his…

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Joint UN-Congolese strategy needed to address insecurity following deadly attacks

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MONUSCO, are being urged to develop a comprehensive joint strategy to address insecurity in Beni territory, located in the east

The recommendation follows an independent assessment into deadly attacks allegedly carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed group during the latter part of last year, which sparked violent protests against the Government and the UN.  The assessment team—which included political, military and logistics specialists—sought to establish the circumstances surrounding the attacks in Beni, located in North…

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Weekend Attack an effort to Intimidate Humanitarian Actors

The targeted facility is one of nine humanitarian hubs in Borno managed by International Organization for Migration (IOM)

On 18 January, non-state armed groups stormed a humanitarian facility in Ngala town, some 124 kilometers from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Although all United Nations humanitarians in the facility – including three IOM staff – were reported safe, an entire section of the facility was burned down as…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on South Sudan

The ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country, closely linked to the conflict and recently aggravated by severe floods, further underlines the urgency of a sustainable peace

1. As per the 100 day extension agreed in November 2019, the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) of South Sudan is due to be formed in late February 2020. It is vital that R-TGoNU is a truly inclusive body, in line with the provisions of the peace agreement.…