Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Hand Over Border Management Coordination Centre in Madagascar

IOM is increasingly called upon by States to assist in addressing complex border management challenges

Border management remains an important topic in Madagascar, a country with more than 5,000 km of coastline and a strategic location, just across the Mozambique Channel in the Western Indian Ocean. Still recovering from cycles of political crisis that significantly degraded the capacity of the State to police its borders,…

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

USAID Administrator Mark Green's remarks on Prosper Africa at the Corporate Council on Africa Conference

Sixty percent of Africans are under 25, and a decade from now there will be about 320 million Africans between the ages of 15 and 24

Thank you for that kind introduction, and thank you for your great leadership.  And a special thanks to Florie Liser, President of the Corporate Council on Africa for inviting me to join you today.  As many of you know, I served as America's Ambassador to Tanzania, Mozambique's beautiful neighbor to…

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Source: Commonwealth Secretariat |

Innovators from Africa recognised at Commonwealth 70th anniversary

Fifteen trailblazers won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award, with winners attending a special ceremony on Friday, 14 June

The Duke of Sussex presented prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary in London. Fifteen trailblazers won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award, with winners attending a special ceremony on Friday, 14 June. Amongst them was Elizabeth Kperrun from Nigeria…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

UNMISS repairs 2500kms of roads to encourage economic growth and peace in South Sudan

Engineers from Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand and South Korea have spent six months working intensively levelling and grading roads

Engineers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have repaired more than 2500 kilometers of roads to support economic growth and rapprochement so the conflict-affected country can build a peaceful and more prosperous future. “When South Sudan gained its independence, it inherited infrastructure that was in a dire…

PayU
Source: PayU |

PayU launches operations in Kenya to enable global organisations seamless access to East African markets

The countries with the highest economic growth include Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, with the service sector the primary driver of growth for the latter two

Economic growth in the East Africa region is estimated to remain at a steady 5.9% in 2019, a significantly higher percentage than North Africa at 4.9% and Southern Africa at 1.2%, according to the African Development Bank (http://bit.ly/2MBOn3L). The countries with the highest economic growth include Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, with…

Source: The Embassy of India - Ethiopia and Djibouti |

Celebration of Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Foundation Day 2019

More than hundred alumni of ICCR in Ethiopia participated in the evening programme

The Foundation Day celebrations of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) were organised by the Embassy of India on 4th June 2019 in Addis Ababa. H.E. Dr.Ergoge Tesfaye, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, who is presently the highest ranking ICCR alumnus in the…

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Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

Despite difficult business environment in Iran, 865 exhibitors from 21 countries present the entire value chain at iran agrofood 2019

National pavilions of Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Russia and Turkey

Despite the currently difficult business environment in Iran, as many as 865 exhibitors from 21 countries will be presenting their products, solutions and technologies "from field to fork" at iran agrofood 2019. More than 40,000 trade visitors from all over Iran and neighbouring countries are again expected. Brazil, China, Germany,…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Speech by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the opening of the Berlin Climate and Security Conference

UN is developing a new analytical tool that we will soon be testing in the Horn of Africa

By Foreign Minister Heiko Maas Can you imagine how much a zero, followed by 33 more zeros after the decimal point and then a one, is? I certainly can’t. Perhaps the very slightest trace of virtually nothing – that’s perhaps the best way of putting it. This is the incredible…

Source: World Meteorological Organization |

Mozambique cyclones are “wake-up call,” says World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

A fact-finding mission sent to Mozambique by World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recommends a package of disaster risk reduction priorities

Fact-finding mission makes recommendations for future resilience The devastation caused by cyclones Idai and Kenneth which hit Mozambique within the space of a few weeks is a wake-up call about more high-impact tropical cyclones, coastal flooding and intense rainfall linked to climate change, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).…

UN Habitat
Source: UN Habitat |

Highlights for Tuesday, 28 May 2019, UN-Habitat Assembly

Delegates listened to regional and national statements, which focused on efforts to promote the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and sustainable urban development

On Tuesday, the UN-Habitat Assembly continued its deliberations at the UN Office at Nairobi (UNON), Kenya. Delegates listened to regional and national statements, which focused on efforts to promote the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and sustainable urban development. The Drafting Committee commenced its considerations of draft resolutions.  Two special events…