Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World food prices jump in November

Meat and vegetable oils lead Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber | African Energy Outlook 2020

The African Energy Chamber is set to release its African Energy Outlook for 2020

What is the African Energy Outlook 2020? A comprehensive overview of the oil and gas sector across sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the strategic, operational and investment trends in the industry. Key insights Strategic: The low oil price environment is forcing African producers to sharpen their competitive edge. Several…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Logistics Challenges & Opportunities Discussed with East & West African Partners

Kosinski traveled to both Kenya and Ghana to discuss opportunities for streamlining combined logistics operations

The U.S. Africa Command director of logistics met with senior African logisticians and U.S. troops during a multi-day trip to Djibouti, Kenya, and Ghana, Nov. 16-21. “The African continent is massive and the tyranny of distance is a real challenge,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski. “The scope…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles |

17th Regional Seminar of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group - European Union (ACP-EU) Economic and Social Interest Groups

This year, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a regional seminar in Eastern and Southern Africa, which comprises the Indian Ocean islands

Dates: 21 and 22 November 2019 Venue: Hotel Sofitel, Wolmar, Flic en Flac (Mauritius) Working languages: EN, FR, PT The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is pleased to invite you to the 17th Regional Seminar of ACP-UE Economic and Social Interest Groups, which will take place on 21 and…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM): USD 54 Million Needed to Assist 113,000 Vulnerable Migrants in Horn of Africa, Yemen

Approximately five per cent of all migrant arrivals into Yemen tracked by IOM in the first six months of 2019 are unaccompanied or separated children

An estimated 113,000 vulnerable migrants are in transit or stranded in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen in need of life-saving assistance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today.  “Migrants undertaking these journeys do so in search of a better life for themselves and their families,” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s Regional Director for the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Horn of Africa countries launch regional initiative as peace dividend beckons, $15 billion investment on the cards

The initiative was formalized on 18 October, on the sidelines of the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings in Washington DC

Five Horn of Africa countries have launched an initiative to forge closer economic ties, building on the improving political climate in the sub-region. The initiative was formalized on 18 October, on the sidelines of the World Bank Group/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington DC. The countries agreed on priority projects and…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Vice President for Africa Region visits Somalia

Ghanem reiterated the World Bank Group’s support for Somalia’s reform efforts as the country approaches the Decision Point for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) program

The World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region, Hafez Ghanem concluded his first visit to Somalia today after witnessing the progress made by government and people of Somalia. “I commend the government and the people of Somalia for making progress on improving the security and economic situation in the…

Source: Embassy of Denmark, Ethiopia |

Denmark to co-host major Conference on refugee response in the Horn of Africa

Denmark is an important partner to several of the regions countries in their efforts towards more sustainable refugee response

The countries of Eastern and the Horn of Africa are hosting 3.5M refugees. How these refugees can be sustainably included in the local societies is the theme of the regional conference ‘Delivering the Global Compact on Refugees: Local Approaches to Inclusion’ which takes place on October 31st - November 1st.…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Number of Ethiopian Returnees Assisted by International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Track to Double in 2019

Most Ethiopian returnees were assisted after they found themselves stranded on traditional migration trails, such as the Eastern migratory route

Ethiopian returnees from Africa’s Eastern migratory route are coming back to their country at a rate of about 1,000 migrants per month, IOM reported this week. Just since 1 January this year, IOM Ethiopia has assisted 9,200. This represents close to a twofold increase compared to 2018, when 5,382 returnees were assisted…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Ethiopian Migrants' Decision-Making is Focus of New Research in Djibouti

The research is structured along two phases: quantitative and qualitative, to ensure a deeper understanding of the dynamics under investigation

Sixteen-year-old Zinatou says learning difficulties forced her to drop out of school in Ethiopia. She soon set her sights on reaching Saudi Arabia through Obock, a coastal village in neighbouring Djibouti. “I just followed a group of friends who decided to migrate,” she says. “My family was not aware of…