Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP welcomes commitment to famine prevention by G7; calls for swift action to prevent widespread catastrophe

This weekend, leaders of the G7 acknowledged the unprecedented humanitarian crisis our world faces today as more than 34 million people teeter on the edge of famine and endorsed a Famine Prevention Compact to urgently address the problem. This is a welcome move

We can pull each of these 34 million individuals back from the brink, prevent starvation, and save millions of lives and livelihoods. All we need is the funding and access to do so. Within the Compact, the G7 leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to provide $7 billion in vital humanitarian…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Foreign Minister Motegi's Letter of Condolence on the passing away of Ambassador Ngoma of the Republic of Congo

Paying tribute to Ambassador Ngoma in memory of his achievements during his lifetime

On June 14, Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu sent a letter of condolence to H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude GAKOSSO, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Francophonie and Congolese Abroad of the Republic of Congo, on the passing away on June 13 of H.E. Mr. Félix NGOMA, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of…

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U.S. Africa Command wins prestigious communications industry award

U.S. Africa Command received the award in the "Community Relations, Government" category for its entry “U.S.-Sudan: Building a New Narrative Three Decades Later”

In a virtual ceremony from New York City June 10, U.S. Africa Command received the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious Silver Anvil Award for the command’s strategic outreach efforts with Sudan and on the African continent. PRSA annually awards the Silver Anvil to recognize the very best in strategic…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Acting Assistant Secretary Peterson’s travel to Democratic Republic of Congo

To represent the United States in the first ever U.S.-DRC bilateral human rights dialogue

Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Lisa Peterson will travel to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), June 14-18, to represent the United States in the first ever U.S.-DRC bilateral human rights dialogue. Under the rubric of the U.S.-DRC Privileged Partnership for Peace and Prosperity, Acting…

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Launch of Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Strengthens Migration Data in The Gambia

The DTM data will be useful to government, humanitarian and development actors to inform policymaking, as well as identifying and responding to the needs of vulnerable migrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in The Gambia, in collaboration with the Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS), to facilitate evidence-based decision making on migration governance and response to the needs of vulnerable migrants. DTM is IOM’s information system which tracks and monitors population…

Source: The World Bank Group |

150,000 Households Newly Connected to Electricity in Benin

About 2,000 km of medium voltage lines and 4,000 km of low voltage lines will be constructed

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved $200 million in International Development Association (IDA)* funding to help Benin improve access to electricity services for households, businesses, and basic public services. The Benin Electricity Access Scale-Up Project will carry out densification and extension works to increase access to grid…

Source: UNICEF Nigeria |

UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted students in Tegina, north-central Nigeria

UNICEF stressed that attacks on students and schools are not only reprehensible but a gross violation of the right of children to an education

As Nigeria just marked two weeks since the abduction of 150 students from the Salihu Tanko Islamiya School in Tegina, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, north-central Nigeria, UNICEF expressed deep concern about the fate of the children – some of whom are as young as 3 – and…

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All Schools in Republic of Guinea to be Supplied with 300 Thousand Licenses of Russian MyOffice Software

Carousel Finance SA will provide educational institutions with 300 thousand licenses of the MyOffice Education Russian office software free of charge over the course of 10 years

MyOffice (www.MyOffice.ru/en), a Russian developer of office software for document collaboration and communication, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the Republic of Guinea to supply 300 thousand MyOffice educational licenses for the needs of all schools in the country over 10 years. The supply…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

The Special Representative concludes his visit to Burkina Faso, expresses his solidarity, and renews the support of the United Nations for Burkina Faso

In Ouagadougou, Mr. ANNADIF was received in audience by His Excellency, the President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office in West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat ANNADIF, concluded a two-day visit to Burkina Faso. This visit is part of his familiarization tour with the authorities in the sub region, in his new capacity as of…