Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Senegal Makes Energy a Priority in 2020, Launches Official National Event

Africa Oil & Power is organizing the nation’s official energy event, Senegal Oil & Power 2020, with the support of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Senegal will launch key projects and encourage new momentum in 2020, representing the vision of H.E. President Macky Sall and the government to make energy a foundation for growth; Africa Oil & Power (www.AfricaOilandPower.com) is organizing the nation’s official energy event, Senegal Oil & Power 2020, with the support of…

Source: U.S. Embassy in The Gambia |

$38M Cashew Value Chain Project for The Gambia, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau Launched

Ambassador Paschall highlighted the importance of creating opportunities for producers and processors to boost economic development

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food For Progress (FFPr) Regional Cashew Value Chain Project is implementing a $38 million, six-year project in The Gambia, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau which will enhance the regional cashew value chain to improve the trade of processed cashews in local and international markets.  On…

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

35th High-level meeting of Heads of UN Peace Mission in West Africa

The objective was to strengthen coordination in order to enhance synergies to address common challenges facing the West African and Sahel regions

At the invitation of the Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Heads of the United Nations Missions in West Africa held their 35th High-level Meeting on 04 February 2020 in Dakar, Senegal. The…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

New study reveals economic toll of malnutrition to the Gambia's economy

Malnutrition rates are in decline and the country is on target to meet the government’s National Development Programme’s nutrition target of reducing stunting to 12.5 percent

The economy of The Gambia is losing 3.96 billion Gambian Dalasi (US$83 million) a year – about 5.1 percent of the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study released in Banjul today. The multi-agency Cost of Hunger in Africa…

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

Briefing of the Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel to the Security Council: “Despite positive political developments, the region continues to witness a devastating surge in terrorist attacks”

He also warned that “farmer-herder clashes remain some of the most violent local conflicts in the region”

Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) briefed, yesterday, the Security Council on the latest report of the Secretary-General on the activities of UNOWAS. While the security situation continues to worsen in the region,…

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

SRSG Ibn Chambas Commends the Successful Conduct of the Presidential Election in Guinea-Bissau and Urges Party Supporters to Continue to Show Maturity

The Special Representative congratulates the Electoral Commission for the exemplary conduct of the electoral process

Following a three-day visit to Guinea Bissau conducted from 28 to 31 December, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, welcomes the announcement by the Electoral Commission of the results of the presidential election.…

Source: The White House |

Presidential Proclamation to take certain actions under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes

1.  In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President designated the Republic of Cameroon (Cameroon) as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “Trade Act”), as added by section 111(a) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (the…

Source: UNICEF Liberia |

Despite significant increase in birth registration, a quarter of the world’s children remain ‘invisible’ – UNICEF

UNICEF works on Birth Registration in Liberia in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the generous funding of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

The number of children whose births are officially registered has increased significantly worldwide, yet 166 million children under-five, or 1 in 4, remain unregistered, according to a new report released by UNICEF today on its own 73rd birthday. Birth Registration for Every Child by 2030: Are we on track? –…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) preparing for major expansion of sports programs for people with disabilities

One country where the ICRC works with disabled athletes is South Sudan

With the goal of increasing sports opportunities and societal acceptance for people with disabilities, the International Committee of the Red Cross is in the midst of a major expansion of its sports programs for people with disabilities. Next year the ICRC will expand its programs into nine new countries*, bringing…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Guinea-Bissau: African Development Bank presents the Lusophone Compact to private sector at Economic Forum

The Lusophone Compact, a financing platform involving the African Development Bank, Portugal, and the six Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa (PALOPs), provides risk mitigation, investment products and technical assistance

The African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org) presented the Lusophone Compact to the private sector in Guinea-Bissau last month, during an event at the national Economic Forum. The Lusophone Compact, a financing platform involving the African Development Bank, Portugal, and the six Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa (PALOPs), provides risk mitigation, investment products…