African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
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Source: African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) |

African Ambassadors Accredited to Sudan Visit North Darfur

Mr. Suge called on the international community to support Sudan during this transitional period, especially the delisting of the Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism

African Ambassadors accredited to Sudan from 3 to 4 December, visited El Fasher, North Darfur, where they met with Government officials, UNAMID senior management and representatives of the Internally displaced Persons (IDPs) from ZamZam camp. During these interactions, the African Ambassadors discussed various issues related to security situation in the…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt |

Representatives of the Belarusian and Egyptian companies hold meetings

As part of the negotiations and business meetings, the opportunities of Belarusian enterprises, their production and export potential were presented

On December 8, 2019 with the assistance of the Embassy of Belarus in Egypt, representatives of OJSC “Babushkina Krynka”, OJSC Milkavita and OJSC Rogachev ICC held meetings with Deputy Chairman of Cairo Chamber of Commerce Sameh Zaki and representatives of Egyptian companies working in the field of dairy products supplies. As…

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    • Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa, Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development and Burkina Faso’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, Lassané Kabore, sign a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA) (Photo credit - OPEC Fund/Idrissa Ouedraogo) (1)
    • Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa, Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development and Burkina Faso’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, Lassané Kabore, sign a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA) (Photo credit - OPEC Fund/Idrissa Ouedraogo) (2)
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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund signs US$20m loan with Burkina Faso, attends inauguration of health and education facilities

Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA) aims to contribute to poverty alleviation and to enhance food security in Burkina Faso

The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA). Dr Alkhalifa signed the loan in Ouagadougou with Burkina Faso’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, Lassané…

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Makro’s Customers Now Engage and Experience Instant Customer Care by Connecting with the Retailer Directly on WhatsApp

Impressive features available in Makro’s chat offering include tracking orders, viewing current catalogues, accessing a digital store card, locating nearby stores

Makro announced today shoppers at its 22 South African outlets and busy online store will now experience instant customer care and service by directly connecting with the retailer on WhatsApp. Impressive features available in Makro’s chat offering include tracking orders, viewing current catalogues, accessing a digital store card, locating nearby…

Source: UNICEF South Sudan |

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) appeals for US$180 million to respond to children’s immediate needs in South Sudan

In 2020, UNICEF is expecting an increase in number of children suffering from acute malnutrition, increasing from 860,000 in 2019 to 1.3 million in 2020

4.1 million children will need urgent assistance in South Sudan in 2020. Years of conflict have destroyed critical infrastructure hindering access to basic services such as clean water, health care and education. Gender-based violence is prevalent and unaccompanied children are at risk of exploitation and abuse. The unresolved political conflict…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt |

Ambassador of Belarus Sergei Terentiev meets Egyptian businessmen

The Sides discussed issues of strengthening cooperation in the trade, economic, investment and technological fields, as well as the schedule of upcoming business and exhibition events for 2020

On 4 December 2019 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Egypt Sergei Terentiev held a meeting with Secretary General of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Egypt Alaa Ezz. The Sides discussed issues of strengthening cooperation in the trade, economic, investment and technological fields, as…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Comoros: World Bank Group Pledges $175 Million in Additional Support for Development Programs

The World Bank Group’s support will also help promote private sector and value chains development in agriculture and tourism

The World Bank Group pledged an additional $175 million over the period 2020-2022 to support Comoros’ development through its National Emergent Plan. The announcement was made at the Development Partners Conference for Comoros, held in Paris on December 2 and 3, 2019. This funding consists of grants and concessional credits…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Hola, Madrid! African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025

The Bank is playing a leading role in guiding progress on climate change on the continent. The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025. The African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org) will on Monday kick off a campaign to plead the continent’s case at…

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Bangladeshi Migrants Return Home from Libya With International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Assistance

The flight with 152 men aboard left Misrata on Wednesday bound for Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport where they were met by IOM Bangladesh staff

More than 150 Bangladeshi migrants including conflict wounded, survivors of failed sea crossings to Europe and former detainees returned home from Libya Thursday morning with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme. The flight with 152 men aboard left Misrata on Wednesday bound…

Source: Amnesty International |

Sudan: Decision to repeal public order laws a step forward for women’s rights

Amnesty International calls on the government of Sudan to go further and ratify important instruments related to women’s rights including the Maputo Protocol

Reacting to the Sudanese government’s decision to repeal the public order laws, which governed among other things, women’s presence in public spaces, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Seif Magango, said: “This is a big step forward for women’s rights in Sudan. The…