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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Chinese Energy companies push to acquire Mining, Oil and Gas Assets in Equatorial Guinea ahead of July 2nd Roadshow

The EG Ronda Licensing Round Roadshow 2019 in Beijing will be showcasing the 27 oil & gas blocks on offer under the country’s 2019 oil & gas licensing round

Equatorial Guinea Ronda has received great interest from public and private Chinese companies to invest in Equatorial Guinea and explore opportunities in oil & gas and minerals at the upcoming EG Ronda Licensing Round meetings in Beijing organized by the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org). The Chamber will be hosting the…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

In Sudan, Repression of Protests by Another Name

Military Using Abusive Rapid Support Forces against Demonstrators

Sudanese protesters were hopeful that the ouster of former president Omar al-Bashir would signal a break from 30 years of abuses. They spent over four months protesting in the streets despite violence by government forces that killed over 100 civilians and subjected many to unfair detentions and ill-treatment. Witnesses told us the…

Source: British Embassy Addis Ababa |

Killings in Ethiopia, June 2019: British Embassy statement

The British Embassy in Addis Ababa has given a statement on the killings of Regional State President Ambachew Mekonnen and CDS Seare

British Embassy statement: "The Ambassador and Embassy of the United Kingdom express their deepest condolences to the Ethiopian Government and people and to the families of those who lost their lives in Saturday’s appalling attacks in Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa". "Violence should have no place in Ethiopia’s development and…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

We must not let down the people of South Sudan

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the UN Security Council briefing on the situation in South Sudan

By Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Thank you, Mr President. Thank you also to our briefers. And let me just signal our strong support for SRSG Shearer and for the men, women serving in South Sudan on behalf of us all here, for all that…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

The attacks on high-ranking officials in Ethiopia

Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga

The Government of Japan strongly condemns the attacks which took place on June 22nd in Ethiopia that led to the killing of Mr. Ambachew Mekonnen, Amhara Regional State President, General Seare Mekonnen, Chief of Staff, and three other persons, and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the victims and their bereaved…

Source: Amnesty International |

Sierra Leone: Amnesty International joins legal challenge against government ban on pregnant girls attending school

The announcement was made ahead of a hearing at the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice on 27 June 2019

Amnesty International has joined a legal case brought by two non-governmental organizations, Equality Now and WAVES, to challenge the Sierra Leonean government’s ban on pregnant girls attending mainstream schools and sitting exams, the organization said today. The announcement was made ahead of a hearing at the regional Economic Community of…

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Tiny fish are a big deal in Africa’s lakes and rivers

New Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) study urges smarter use of small pelagic species to bolster both food security and sustainable ecosystems

Small freshwater fish around Africa offer a large and underrecognized  opportunity to boost food and nutrition security, according to a new FAO working paper investigating an array of species and related livelihoods that too often are undervalued. Small pelagic fish, generally processed, sold and eaten whole, account for three quarters…

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

African Development Bank approves USD 24.7 million for Water and Sanitation Development in South Sudan

The Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of the Juba town distribution network and related works

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on June 20, 2019, approved a proposal to commit $24.7 million to finance the South Sudan Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project. The Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of the…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum

The event, which is being held at Ministerial level, will be co-hosted with Switzerland and co-convened by Turkey, Germany, Ethiopia and Costa Rica

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is pleased to announce the first ever Global Refugee Forum, which will take place on 17 and 18 December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event, which is being held at Ministerial level, will be co-hosted with Switzerland and co-convened by Turkey, Germany, Ethiopia and Costa…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan

A broad group of international partners met in Berlin to ensure that our efforts are fully coordinated in support of a peaceful resolution to the Sudan’s current challenges

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan at the Federal Foreign Office on 21 June: We need a peaceful resolution to the current crisis in the Sudan. It is good that we succeeded in bringing together important international and regional…