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

Unprecedented Flooding Affects Thousands of Locals, Refugees in South Sudan

Situated in the Upper Nile State, the affected area is home to more than 150,000 refugees from Sudan

Unprecedented heavy flooding in South Sudan’s Maban County has affected nearly 200,000 people, including refugees and host population. Situated in the Upper Nile State, the affected area is home to more than 150,000 refugees from Sudan. South Sudan is on a gradual path to recovery from six years of civil war and now faces flooding…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Angola: African Development Bank approves $1 million grant to children’s food and nutrition security programs

The Bank’s intervention will complement a separate therapeutic and supplemental feeding program for vulnerable households

The African Development Bank (https://AfDB.org/) has approved a grant of $1 million to boost a children’s food and nutrition security program in Bié province in Angola. The resources are from a special relief fund to the government of Angola, in response to a prevailing drought that has caused severe malnutrition.…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Prepare for the agriculture of tomorrow, African Development Bank President challenges high school students at global symposium

This year, 450 exceptional high school students from 10 countries attended the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation

Young people from around the world gathered in Des Moines Iowa at the Global Youth Institute (https://bit.ly/2wdqQ0H) on Thursday to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize laureates. This year, 450 exceptional high school students from 10 countries attended the three-day Global Youth Institute (https://bit.ly/2wdqQ0H) hosted by the World Food…

Source: API Events |

High Net-Worth Investors driving Hospitality Sector in Francophone Africa

According to Derycycke, the market is very active with global and regional brands “targeting hotel openings in the majority of the region’s major cities”

Francophone Africa’s burgeoning hospitality market continues to be a critical opportunity for “global hospitality brands and investors,” says the host of the second annual bilingual FrancoReal Property Investment Forum, Kfir Rusin. Taking place in Abidjan on 29 & 30 October 2019, the Summit is hosted by the continent’s leading pan-African…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

On World Food Day, Government and United Nations highlight healthy diets in South Sudan

The main objective of the day is to heighten public awareness about the nature and dimensions of long-term global food challenges

The United Nations has called for action across sectors to make healthy diets affordable and accessible to everyone in South Sudan. Joining the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in celebrating World Food Day, which falls annually on 16 October, three UN agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the…

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Source: Nestlé |

Iron Deficiency Undermines the Lives of Millions in Africa – Isn’t it time we do more to end it? (By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd.)

Iron, a key nutrient to develop children’s brains and help adults live productive lives, is acutely lacking in people’s diets

By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd. Document link: http://bit.ly/2OWpbEC There is an African proverb that says: “Your food is supposed to be your medicine and your medicine is supposed to be your food.” Yet millions of people on the continent are not living their lives to the fullest…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Organizes First Humanitarian Charter Flight from Algeria to Niger

This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien migrants through IOM voluntary return activities facilitated by the governments of Algeria and Niger

This week (15/10), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized its first flight for voluntary return from the southern Algerian city of Tamanrasset to Niger’s capital, Niamey, carrying 166 Nigerien nationals, in close collaboration with the Governments of Algeria and Niger.  This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien…

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

EU provides extra €9 million to support FAO's work promoting nature-friendly agricultural practices in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

The Agreement will focus on tackling land degradation and desertification, and bolster food security and resilience to climate change

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Qu Dongyu, today signed a new agreement which will see the EU provide an additional €9 million to support the UN agency's work in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. In particular,…

Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Four Points Memo

Travel (and Press Releases) Reinvented…

From: Claire Liddell, Senior Manager Brand PR, Marriott International (http://www.Marriott.com), Middle East & Africa Claire.liddell@marriott.com Date: Monday, 14h September 2019 Re: FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON DAR ES SALAAM, NEW AFRICA HOTEL JOINS HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD TO CREATE A BEST BREWS POP UP GARDEN The Brand Celebrates Global Growth with…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff conclude their 2019 Article IV Consultation Mission and the Fourth and Fifth Reviews of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement in Gabon

It was agreed that generating stronger and more inclusive growth requires robust measures and far-reaching reforms

The economy is slowly recovering, but significant challenges still need to be addressed to generate stronger and more inclusive growth; it was agreed that generating stronger and more inclusive growth requires robust measures and far-reaching reforms to improve governance, increase domestic revenue mobilization, enhance the management and effectiveness of public…