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Joint statement of the 7th EU-South Africa summit

The summit also served to reaffirm the commitment of both EU and South African leaders to effective multilateralism and the rules-based international order

Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, met in Brussels today for the 7th Summit between the European Union (EU) and South Africa, and noting that the last Summit took…

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A Call For Compassion: An Open Letter To Mrs. Chantal Biya

I write to you today, forced into exile and no longer in Cameroon, nearly twenty-four years later with a heavy heart

It is with greatest concern and respect for the future of women, children and people of Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia) that I greet you in this unusual correspondence. It is my hope and certainly my trust that this letter finds you in the best of health. I still recall the excitement…

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Ecobank partners with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to strengthen local communities in Africa

The growing gap between funds needed by humanitarian groups and funds available to them is a major cause of communities’ vulnerability to disasters

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) (www.IFRC.org) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. “Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result of insufficient investment in…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Northeast Nigeria: Urgent need for improved hygiene facilities to combat deadly cholera outbreaks

The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities, warned the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

“One of the major causes of the outbreak is the congestion in the camps that makes it difficult to provide adequate water, sanitation and hygiene services. The rainy season has also worsened the conditions,” said Janet Cherono, NRC’s program manager in Maiduguri. NRC is calling on the local governments in…

Source: CAJ News Africa |

Joao Lourenco, the former defence minister selected by President dos Santos became his successor with over 61 percent of the vote, raised hopes of the restoration of human rights as he pledged to “govern for all Angolans” (from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC)

It was anticipated the new administration would ensure accountability for past human rights abuses, protection of freedom of the media and respect for freedom of expression, assembly and association as well as curtailing abuses by security forces

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC Such hopes have turned to despair as the same repressive state apparatus namely "homem dos sete ofícios" who is known as the man who holds many hats in Angola: General Miala (Fernando Miala, who came to be arrested during the Presidency of José Eduardo…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Expulsion of Congolese from Angola aggravates dire crisis in Kasai

During the month of October, an estimated 360,000 Congolese have poured across the nine border crossings that the Democratic Republic of Congo shares with Angola

An estimated 360,000 Congolese have crossed the border from Angola and back into DR Congo during October. Most of them are arriving to Kasai, where the influx aggravates an already dire humanitarian crisis and risks fuelling new conflicts, warned the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). "The expulsion of Congolese from Angola…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Completes Three Health Centers in Amhara that will Serve 75,000 People

Over the past decade, USAID has built 22 health centers in Ethiopia

This week, the United States Government is handing over three newly constructed Health Centers to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau. The new health centers were constructed through U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).…

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U.S. Completes Three Health Centers in Amhara that will Serve 75,000 People

The new health centers were constructed through U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

This week, the United States Government is handing over three newly constructed Health Centers to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau. The new health centers were constructed through U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).…

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While a peace deal is celebrated in South Sudan, the transitional government must address the extreme hunger facing the South Sudanese people

Despite some violations of the ceasefire, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is encouraged by signs the war in South Sudan may finally be coming to an end

Today, thousands will gather in Juba to celebrate the signing of a peace deal and the hopeful end to a five-year long civil war. Martin Okumuba, South Sudan Country Director at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), said: “The IRC is encouraged that warring parties were able to put aside differences…

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Mass expulsions from Angola have put thousands of Congolese at risk in Democratic Republic of Congo – Bachelet

Since the beginning of October, some 330,000 people have reportedly crossed from Angola

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday warned that the mass deportation of Congolese nationals from Angola has already resulted in serious human rights violations by security forces on both sides of the border, and left at least 330,000 returnees in an extremely precarious situation. Since the…