Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Minister Gould concludes visit to Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo

The Minister announced Canadian assistance to provide support to families affected by the floods that have devastated areas of the country

Canada values its long-standing partnerships in Africa and remains committed to working with African partners to build a more prosperous, sustainable and peaceful world. The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today concluded a four-day visit to the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo during which…

Source: Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) |

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) announces the organisation of a Round Table in Brazzaville to develop Roads and Transport Sector

The round table will also be an opportunity for its organizers to review the Consensual Master Plan for Transport in Central Africa (CMPT-CA)

The general secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) (http://www.CEEAC-ECCAS.org/), the governments of the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Chad are organizing a round table in Brazzaville (Congo) on 19 March 2020 with a view…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo): Red Cross volunteers attacked during Ebola burial

DRC Red Cross teams have faced incidents of violence and aggression from communities resisting safe and dignified burial protocols since the start of the Ebola outbreak

Two volunteers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) Red Cross were seriously injured following an attack during a safe and dignified burial of a suspected Ebola case near Mambasa, in eastern DR Congo on Monday, 13 January. The volunteers are now in hospital, receiving medical care and psychosocial…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Long way home for displaced Sudanese as fears of insecurity persist By Modesta Ndubi

UNHCR calls for increased funding and global support for Sudan’s displaced, their hosts and those who want to return home

It’s been 15 years since armed raiders forced Rawda Yusuf’s family to flee to Chad from their village in Sudan’s North Darfur state. Since then, home has dominated her thoughts but returning has not been easy. Her ordeal began one afternoon during harvest season in Kurgei West village. “I went…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank approves €8 million technical assistance grant to support preparation of Ruzizi IV Hydro Power Project in the Great Lakes region

The project will provide electricity to millions of households, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and industries, thereby improving the living conditions of the regional population

The Board of Directors of African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org) has approved an €8 million grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project. The plant will be situated on the Ruzizi River between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Deaths from Democratic Republic of the Congo measles outbreak top 6000

Since the start of 2019, around 310 000 suspected measles cases have been reported

With the death toll from the world’s worst measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) surpassing 6000, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for more funding to stop the outbreak. Under the leadership of the DRC Ministry of Health, WHO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and other…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Phone Call with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the Honorable Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ph.D

Administrator Green and the Director-General discussed additional Ebola-preparedness activities

The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Friday to discuss efforts to respond to the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

40 confirmed cases were reported from 10 health areas within five neighbouring active health zones in North Kivu province

Since the last disease outbreak news published on 19 December 2019, 29 new confirmed cases were reported from 18 to 31 December in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu province. The confirmed cases in this week were reported from eight health areas in four health zones: Mabalako…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of World Food Programme (WFP) and other agencies to the limit

Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance in Zimbabwe, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Sahel region in the coming months. The…

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

A sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls

The school is run by the Georges Malaika Foundation, which was nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2018

The experiences of a five-year-old child separated from her parents and forced to make a new life were the inspiration for the Malaika school and community centre, which uses education and sustainable development to turn around the lives of girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The school is run…