Source: European Union Delegation to the African Union |

EU endeavours to bridge people through art

'MAISHA – Afro-European Music Experiment' will kick off on 25 April 2019 with 12 musicians with 10 different European and African nationalities

Convinced of the power of art to unite, the EU Delegation to the African Union is organising a series of activities bringing together culture shapers from across Europe and Africa. 'MAISHA – Afro-European Music Experiment' will kick off on 25 April 2019 with 12 musicians with 10 different European and…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

Over 720,000 tickets sold and only 50 days to go until FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ kicks off

Tickets for three group-stage fixtures – the Netherlands v. Cameroon in Valenciennes on 15 June, Nigeria v. France in Rennes on 17 June and Sweden v. the USA in Le Havre on 20 June – have also sold out in record time

Today marks 50 days until the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ kicks off in France, and FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are proud to announce that ticket sales for the competition are smashing records, with over 720,000 sold so far. The opening match of the…

Source: United Nations - Security Council |

Political Changes in Sudan Could Affect Mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Tells Security Council

Darfur has seen significant improvements in security, with some displaced people returning home but 1.6 million remaining displaced

Members Echo Sudan’s Representative in Describing Recent Events as Internal Matter Not Warranting External Discussion, Interference The planned withdrawal of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30 June 2020 is on track, but the political situation in Sudan has changed drastically and could affect implementation of…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™: record number of member associations move forward with bidding process

FIFA is pleased to confirm that it has received nine registrations in connection with the bidding process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, namely from the following member associations (in alphabetical order by country): ·  Argentinian Football Association ·  Football Federation Australia ·  Bolivian Football Association ·  Brazilian Football…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Guinea: Create Special Unit to Probe Protest Deaths

Human Rights Watch interviewed 55 people in January and February 2019 about the conduct of the security forces during protests, violence by demonstrators, and the justice system’s response

The government of Guinea should set up a special task force of judges to investigate the conduct of the security forces and others engaged in unlawful acts during protests. The government’s failure to adequately investigate a dozen alleged killings in 2018 by the security forces and several alleged killings by protesters risks…

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Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Smart housing prototype shows promise in rapidly urbanizing Africa

Studies show that hundreds of millions more Africans will live in cities over the next three decades

Africa is urbanizing fast, as its population grows and many flocks to cities in search of jobs, education and healthcare.  Studies show that hundreds of millions more Africans will live in cities over the next three decades. Many of these new urban Africans, however, are likely to end up in…

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Two Female French officers train in Nairobi on peacekeeping

The 40 trainees of the Female Military Officer Course will get familiar with the structures and rules of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations

Two French officers, Commander Séverine and Captain Lorianne, will follow a yearly training course dedicated to female officers, at the International Peace Support Training Center in Nairobi. The training is jointly organized with UN-Women. Two Frenchwomen, Commander Séverine and Captain Lorianne, will follow a yearly training course dedicated to female officers only, at…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Joint Statement on Fighting Near Gharyan, Libya

The following statement on Libya was released by the Governments of France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States

The governments of France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States are deeply concerned by fighting near Gharyan, Libya and urge all parties to immediately de-escalate tensions, which are hindering prospects for UN political mediation. At this sensitive moment in Libya’s transition, military posturing and…

Source: Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) |

Pulse commits to continued delivery of quality reportage

Pulse’ dedication to providing researched, relevant and timely accurate news and entertainment stories was showcased in their coverage of the recently concluded Nigerian general elections

Africa’s new media publisher, Pulse Africa (Pulse.Africa) (Nigeria (www.Pulse.ng), Ghana (www.Pulse.com.gh), Kenya (www.PulseLive.co.ke), has avowed to continue to strengthen measures to provide quality news and round-the-clock content. In a bid to improve user experience, and enhance faster loading times across multiple devices and browsers, Pulse has recently migrated to a…

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Food aid in West Wollega zone – Funding support contract with Action Against Hunger

Frédéric Bontems, French Ambassador in Ethiopia and to the African Union, and Panos Navrozidis, Action Against Hunger Ethiopia country director, signed a funding support contract this morning for an emergency cash response for conflict internally displaced people in West Wollega zone of Oromia region. This project, funded within the framework…