Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

Launch of New Research into Preventing Violent Extremism in Kenya

The launch was co-hosted by the National Counter Terrorism Centre, the British High Commission Nairobi, and the Embassy of the Netherlands, Nairobi

Representatives from the Kenyan Government joined members of the diplomatic community and civil society today, for the launch of new research into preventing violent extremism in Kenya. The launch was co-hosted by the National Counter Terrorism Centre, the British High Commission Nairobi, and the Embassy of the Netherlands, Nairobi. The…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

On International Day of Forests, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announces new forestry education initiatives

This year’s theme highlights importance of forestry education to secure the future of our forests

FAO marked the International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forestry education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests. The two projects, funded by Germany with over $2 million, will address major challenges in forestry education and…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deploys Disaster Assistance Team to Mozambique in Response to Cyclone Idai

Statement by Acting USAID Spokesperson Tom Babington on the Deployment of the Disaster Assistance Team to Mozambique in Response to Cyclone Idai

By Acting USAID Spokesperson Tom Babington Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is activating a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Mozambique to lead the U.S. Government's response to Cyclone Idai, which has caused catastrophic flooding, killed hundreds of people, and affected hundreds of thousands of others in…

Source: United Nations Information Centre in Dar es Salaam |

Applications to 2019 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship now open (deadline 15 April)

The Fellowship is open to full-time journalists between the ages of 22 and 35 from countries with developing and transitioning economies

The Department of Global Communications (DGC) is accepting applications for the 2019 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalism Fellowship, which will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 15 September to 5 October 2019. The Fellowship will bring a select group of young journalists from around the world to…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes the Last Review of Extended Credit Facility for Ghana

This will make available to Ghana the cumulative amount of SDR132.84 million (about US$185.2 million)

Ghana is concluding its four-year ECF-supported program; Executive Board decision allows to disburse the last tranche of SDR132.84 million (about US$185.2 million) to Ghana; ECF-supported program paved the way for a significant improvement of Ghana’s macroeconomic performance, though challenges remain. On March 20, 2019, the Executive Board of the International…

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Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

FAO and Ministry of Agriculture Formulating Future Scenarios 2050 of Livestock Production Systems

The objectives of the workshop were to formulate with the participants different future scenarios towards 2050

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MoALR) conducted a three-day technical workshop to formulate livestock development scenarios 2050 in Egypt under the Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL 2050) project, funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Norway provides humanitarian assistance to Mozambique

Cyclone Idai has caused massive damage, particularly in Mozambique

‘The humanitarian situation in parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe is precarious after the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai. Norway is now providing NOK 6 million in humanitarian aid to those affected by the cyclone, and will consider providing additional support. Norway’s support is being channelled through the World Food Programme,’ said…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

#FightRacism this Human Rights Day

The UN look forward to commemorating this day with South Africans to remind people of the fight against apartheid

The United Nations in South Africa will join South Africans in commemorating Human Rights Day on Thursday, 21 March 2019 in Sharpeville and participate in the Human Rights Festival at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The day is of special importance to the UN and the global community as it…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

While leading Oil Industry Working Visit to Nigeria, NJ Ayuk calls for industry collaboration on local content development and improved governance

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer with a massive investment potential in oil

Centurion CEO and Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org), NJ Ayuk, is leading an industry delegation to Nigeria this week to meet various oil industry players. On landing in Lagos, he called for more industry collaboration on key issues pertaining to Nigeria’s oil & gas industry, including local…