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Massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa

Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) scales up its emergency response

Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa if efforts to deal with the voracious pest are not massively scaled up across the region, FAO warned today. "This…

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: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Ghana |

Wang Yi to Visit Egypt, Djibouti, Eritrea, Burundi and Zimbabwe

Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay official visits to the aforementioned countries from January 7 to 13

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces: At the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea Osman Saleh Mohammed, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burundi Ezechiel Nibigira, and Minister…

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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)

At the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea Osman Saleh Mohammed, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burundi Ezechiel Nibigira, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE, Eritrea decades of distinguished relations

The current visit of the Eritrean President is an addition to the strong relations between the two counties and opens new horizons of cooperation in all fields

The UAE and Eritrea have enjoyed strong historic relations established since the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and continued its development and progress with the support of the leadership of the two countries that contributed to enhancing cooperation and has positive results on both countries.…

Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

The Prime Minister receives Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali

Following the visit to Stockholm, Prime Minister Abiy will continue to Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

On Monday 9 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. They will discuss Ethiopia’s reform efforts and enhanced cooperation between Sweden and Ethiopia on bilateral and multilateral issues. Prime Minister Abiy has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for “his efforts to achieve…

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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…

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Third group of refugees evacuated to Rwanda from Libya with UNHCR support

The group of 116 landed at Kigali International Airport at 2245 last night (Sunday 24 November)

More than 100 vulnerable refugees, including several babies born in detention centres in Libya, have arrived in Rwanda on a humanitarian evacuation flight organised by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The group of 116 landed at Kigali International Airport at 2245 last night (Sunday 24 November). They have been taken…

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: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Norway to support transit centre for refugees in Rwanda

Mr Ulstein is currently visiting Rwanda in connection with Norway’s contribution of NOK 50 million to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) transit centre

‘I have been very moved by the meetings I have had with the inhabitants of the Gashora Transit Centre in Rwanda today. They have been living under atrocious and very dangerous conditions in Libya,’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein. Mr Ulstein is currently visiting Rwanda in connection with…