Source: African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) |

Coronavirus - Sudan: UNAMID supports Government of Sudan in combating desert locusts amid COVID-19 Global Pandemic

UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative /Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM) Jeremiah Mamabolo, contributed 10 off-road vehicles to the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources

At a unique virtual handover ceremony and press conference, UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative /Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM) Jeremiah Mamabolo, contributed 10 off-road vehicles to the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. Eisa Osman Sharief, as part of the Mission’s resolve to continue its operational support to the Transitional Government…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

What oil companies need to know to maintain resilient energy assets amidst a global pandemic

Most economic analysts and energy asset operators now agree that 2020 could see negative demand growth for oil globally

In this time of depressed oil Prices and raging scourge of COVID-19, most economic analysts and energy asset operators now agree that 2020 could see negative demand growth for oil globally as industries shut down and countries around the world go on lockdown. Negative economic impacts are also being forecasted…

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

Coronavirus - Cameroon: Note to correspondents – in response to questions on temporary ceasefire announcement in Cameroon

The Secretary-General reiterates his call for renewed dialogue that will address all relevant issues in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon

In response to questions about the temporary ceasefire announcement in Cameroon, the Spokesman would like to provide the following: We welcome the temporary ceasefire announced by the Southern Cameroons Defense Force on 25 March following the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire to facilitate the global response to COVID-19. The…

RS Components
Source: RS Components |

XinaBox – Reaching for the Stars

XinaBox, a South African company with humble beginnings is reinventing the way we approach Internet of things (IoT)

From collecting data in sub-zero Antarctica to rapid circuit prototyping on the International Space Station (ISS), XinaBox (https://XinaBox.cc), a South African company with humble beginnings is reinventing the way we approach IoT while inspiring students to follow STEM careers. In 2008 Bjarke Gotfredsen and Judi Sandrock founded Meta Economic Development…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Acting SRSG, Stephanie Williams, strongly condemns grave violations of humanitarian pause in Libya, calls for immediate halt to all military operations

The Acting SRSG calls for an immediate halt to the shelling on the prison and the area where the prison is located, to avoid mass casualties among prisoners and prison guards

Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams strongly condemns today’s repeated shelling Ain Zara neighborhood, including the Al Rwemi prison, reportedly by forces affiliated with the Libyan National Army. These attacks have resulted in a number of…

Source: African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) |

Coronavirus - Sudan: UNAMID does not have any confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Darfur

The entire military contingent which is subject to these rumours has been under self-quarantine

Further to current reports in the news and social media about the existence of 8 suspected cases of COVID-19 amongst its troops in Kass Locality, South Darfur, UNAMID’s Medical Section has categorically dismissed these reports. The entire military contingent which is subject to these rumours has been under self- quarantine,…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Welcomes Positive Responses by Libyan Parties to the Calls for a Humanitarian Pause, hopes for an immediate cessation of the fighting

UNSMIL welcomes the positive responses by the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army to the calls for of a humanitarian pause, and hopes that they stop the fighting immediately on all fronts to allow national health authorities and health partners to respond to the potential threat of…

Source: African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) |

UNAMID: First Phase Readiness to Combat and Prevent Spread of COVID-19

At this point, the Mission is not aware of any confirmed case(s) of COVID-19 in its area of operation

To ensure that the risk to its personnel and to the host country is minimized as well as ensuring that staff members strictly follow critical precautionary measures to avoid or minimise the chance of contracting the COVID19, the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), in line…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. Africa Command’s Exercise African Lion cancelled

African Lion was scheduled to take place from March 23 to April 4, 2020, in Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal

After careful consideration and coordination with exercise participants and African host nation partners, U.S. Africa Command’s Exercise African Lion 2020 has been cancelled. Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to cancel the exercise was made based on international travel restrictions associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to…

U.S. Embassy in Niger
Source: U.S. Embassy in Niger |

An Equal World is an Enabled World (By Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker)

A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier, and more harmonious

By Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker Every March 8, the global community celebrates International Women’s Day to recognize the breadth of achievements of women in every domain that contribute to a better society for everyone.  This year’s theme, “Each for Equal,” draws on the notion that collectively and individually we can…