Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

Media Invite: Launch of Collaboration in the Cross Border Areas of the Horn of Africa

The High Representative / Vice-President is expected to set out the priorities for the European Union's strong engagement with the Horn of Africa region

Launch of the Collaboration in the Cross Border Areas Project by the European Union's High Representative/Vice-President, Ms Federica Mogherini on the occasion of her visit to Nairobi, Kenya Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019 Venue: United Nations Office in Nairobi, Conference Room I, Gigiri Time: 12.30 to 3 pm The High…

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U.S. Government delivers more than 700 Metric Tons of Humanitarian Assistance to Mozambicans impacted by Cyclone Idai

On March 20, USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to coordinate the U.S. government’s response efforts

The amount of humanitarian supplies delivered to Mozambique by the U.S. Government has surpassed 700 metric tons.  This includes eight commercial flights chartered by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to deliver relief supplies from U.S. Government warehouses in Pisa, Italy and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and eight U.S.…

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Women can change face of Africa with enough access to finance

Failure to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into national economies has cost African countries a combined $95 billion in lost productivity annually

Access to finance by women in Africa is critical if the continent is to attain the sustainable development goals, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha said Tuesday. Speaking at an event to discuss the African Women Leadership Fund (AWLF) in Marrakesh, Morocco, ahead of the fifth…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

World Health Day 2019: African Development Bank joins the global call for universal health coverage for all

World Health Day 2019 is a timely opportunity to focus on the inclusion of Africa’s health work force in the development agenda

On the occasion of World Health Day 2019 (https://bit.ly/2TV1ImS), the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is renewing its call for firmer commitment to pledges made by countries for universal health coverage for all individuals and communities. In a statement issued Sunday 7 April 2019, Oley Dibba-Wadda, Director of Human Capital,…

Source: Government of Dubai |

London Tribunal rules that Djibouti has breached Doraleh Container Terminal’s rights

Tribunal orders Djibouti to pay DCT $385 million plus interest for breach of Doraleh Container Terminal SA (DCT)’s exclusivity

Doraleh Container Terminal SA (DCT), a Djibouti port operator owned 33.34% by DP World Group, and 66.66% by Port de Djibouti S.A., an entity of the Republic of Djibouti, has been successful in the London Court of International Arbitration proceeding against the Republic of Djibouti. The Tribunal has found that…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

The United States Announces Nearly $33 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by Cyclone Idai

The new assistance will provide both direct food assistance, including more than 17,000 metric tons of rice, peas, fortified cereal, and vegetable oil; as well as vouchers, to enable families to purchase food in local markets

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced nearly $33 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs caused by Cyclone Idai and related flooding, including nearly $31 million for the people of Mozambique and over $2 million for the people of Zimbabwe.…

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Tackling piracy : EU’s role crucial for maritime security in the Horn of Africa

Maritime security is a priority for the EU as the world's largest trading bloc and as a global security provider

13 March 2017… A group of Somali pirates hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia with eight sailors on board. Less than four days later the crew was safely back on land, thanks to the EU's military operation EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta and the key support of the…

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Joint Initiative: More Support for Stranded Migrants in The Horn of Africa

More than 2,000 returning migrants were provided with post arrival medical assistance and others received educational support

The EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration is celebrating its second anniversary in the Horn of Africa (HoA). Two years might not seem a long time, but look at what was accomplished in just one year: In 2018 alone, more than 2,500 Ethiopian migrants were assisted to return…

Source: CAJ News Africa |

What on earth is Djibouti doing?

In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China’s help

Djibouti is destroying itself in its quest for development In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China’s help. The African country sees itself as the tail wagging the dog, but nothing could be further from the truth. China has its eyes set on Africa as a means to enrich…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Djibouti |

Call for Proposals: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2019

The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees support projects that fill gaps in refugee services not already being addressed by other organizations and that can be filled locally

The US Embassy in Djibouti, under the auspices of the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator and the Community Grants Program Office, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2019 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees. What is the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees? The Julia Taft…