Source: U.S. Embassy in Libya |

Situation in Southern Libya

Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson

The United States is concerned by ongoing tensions in southern Libya, which have prolonged the closure of critical oil infrastructure and deprived all Libyans of vital economic resources. We call on all parties to urgently establish a mutually acceptable security arrangement that will guarantee the safety of National Oil Corporation…

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World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Officials visit Morocco to prepare 2021 Annual Meetings in Marrakech

Team visited the potential sites where the Annual Meetings will be held and had productive discussions on issues related to the planning of this major global event

A high-level team from the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Marrakech and Rabat from February 14–15 for discussions with the Moroccan Government on preparations for the WBG/IMF Annual Meetings to be hosted by the country in October 2021. During their visit, the senior officials from…

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African Minerals Development Centre moves from Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to African Union Commission

The African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) was endorsed by the 2nd conference of African Ministers responsible for Minerals Resource Development in 2011 as an African Union flagship project

The Economic Commission for Africa on Friday officially handed over the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) to the African Union Commission (AUC) following its inception in 2012. The AMDC was endorsed by the 2nd conference of African Ministers responsible for Minerals Resource Development in 2011 as an African Union flagship project…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to review Bulgaria, Cameroon, Estonia, Kazakhstan, and Mauritius

The above are among the 169 States that are party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and so are required to undergo regular reviews

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will meet in Geneva from 18 February to 8 March to review the following countries: Bulgaria, Cameroon, Estonia, Kazakhstan, and Mauritius. The above are among the 169 States that are party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and…

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Forum focuses on Ethiopian women’s health; agrees there is need to increase funding for sector

The Economic Commission for Africa and the World Health Organization on Friday hosted a meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss women’s health issues in Ethiopia

The meeting, which was held under the theme; Meeting Women’s Health in Ethiopia. Challenges and Opportunities, was part of the Africa Health Week that was held on the margins of the African Union Heads of State and Government Summit. The African Health Week brought together Africa’s public health decision makers; health stakeholders;…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kampala |

Prime Minister Solberg's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment

The Prime Minister met with several African Heads of States and Governments and participated in key events, such as the African Leadership Meeting on investing in health

On 9-10 February, Norway’s Prime Minister, H.E. Erna Solberg, visited Addis Ababa where the annual AU Summit took place. Norway is a close partner to the AU, recently illustrated by the establishment of a new Permanent Mission of Norway to the AU. The Prime Minister met with several African Heads…

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Director-General Azevêdo in Mozambique: the trading system must support least developed countries (LDCs)

Discussed how to strengthen global trade cooperation for the future, through the WTO, so it can keep supporting the integration of Mozambique

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo was in Maputo, Mozambique, today (14 February), where he met President Filipe Nyusi. They discussed how to strengthen global trade cooperation for the future, through the WTO, so it can keep supporting the integration of Mozambique and other least developed countries (LDCs) into the global economy. The…

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Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Prime Minister Abiy receives further support for reforms in latest whistle-stop tour of Europe

Prime Minister Abiy led an Ethiopian delegation on a three-nation European Tour

Prime Minister Abiy led an Ethiopian delegation on a three-nation European Tour, in Italy where they met the President and the Pope, Davos where the Prime Minister addressed global leaders at the World Economic Forum and Brussels for meetings with the European Union Commission. Abiy’s last European tour saw him…

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Launch of the first ever Africa Protected Areas Congress

The launch steered awareness and visibility of the upcoming conference to be held on 18th to 23rd November this year

This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavour that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) (www.APA-Congress.org) at Nairobi National Park’s historic Ivory Burning Site. Kenya’s Principal Secretary - State Department of Tourism and Wildlife, Dr. Margaret Mwakima accompanied by Dr.John Waithaka…

Source: Embassy of the United States of America in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire |

Coastal Resilience Project launches in Fresco – Cote d’Ivoire, to protect Ecosystems and improve lives of thousands

The Fresco coastal landscape includes the Fresco Lagoon and the upstream watershed consisting of the Bolo and Niouniourou rivers

A new Initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is being launched in Fresco, southern Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, February 13, to promote the wellbeing of households living in an area that is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and an urgent need to increase…