Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE strongly condemns car bomb attack in Somalia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed in a statement its utter denunciation of this criminal act and rejection of all forms of violence

The UAE has strongly condemned a car bomb attack in the town of Afgoye, Somalia, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed in a statement its utter denunciation of this criminal act and rejection of all forms of violence, which aim…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania |

L. Linkevičius discusses situation in Sahel, ways to step up climate diplomacy in Brussels

In the context of the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Mali and Sahel, the Council discussed the EU’s role as a leading partner in the region

On 20 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, which focused on the situation in Sahel and climate diplomacy. In the context of the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Mali and Sahel, the Council discussed the EU’s role as…

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‘This terrible situation cannot be allowed to continue’, UN chief tells world leaders at major Libya summit

Speaking at a major, high-level summit on Libya, held in the German capital Berlin on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres evoked the disastrous humanitarian situation faced by thousands of civilians, as conflict in the North African country grows deeper and more destructive

As fight continues between forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, which control large tracts of territory in the country, and the government in Tripoli, world leaders attended the International Conference in the hope of finding a political solution. General Khaftar’s forces have besieged the capital since April, and the fighting has been fuelled…

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Source: Centurion Law Group |

Centurion Law Group leads market entry of Turkish Airlines in Equatorial Guinea

As part of its mission to open new routes and expand its fleet in 2020, Turkish Airlines has added Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to its route network

Pan-African law firm Centurion Law Group (www.CenturionLG.com), leads the entry of Turkish Airlines into Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Operations on the new route will commence 7 February 2020; The entry of Turkish Airlines into Equatorial Guinea supports the objectives of the Year of Investment Initiative led by the Ministry of Mines…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Six months following the enforced disappearance of Siham Sergewa, UNSMIL calls for her immediate release

Siham Sergewa, an elected member of the House of Representatives, was seized at night from her home in the heavily fortified Buhedima District of Benghazi

Six months ago, Siham Sergewa, an elected member of the House of Representatives, was seized at night from her home in the heavily fortified Buhedima District of Benghazi. Since her violent abduction, Ms. Sergewa’s fate remains unknown. UNSMIL continues to follow up on the enforced disappearance of Ms. Sergewa and…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Niger |

Security Alert: Threats against Nigerien and Western Government Facilities and Locations Frequented by Westerners

The Embassy strongly advises limiting unnecessary movements during hours of darkness or travel outside of the Niamey péage (toll checkpoint)

Event:  Several unexploded rockets were discovered on the outskirts of Niamey Tuesday, January 14, near the village of Kongou Gorou.  No damage or injuries were reported. The U.S. Embassy is aware of potential threats against Nigerien and western government buildings, and locations frequented by westerners. The Embassy strongly advises limiting…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN finds that prospects for economic growth in 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty

Africa has experienced a decade of near stagnation in per capita GDP

Impacted by prolonged trade disputes, the global economy suffered its lowest growth in a decade, slipping to 2.3 per cent in 2019.  The world, however, could see a slight uptick in economic activity in 2020 if risks are kept at bay, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Injured civilians attacked while being rushed to hospital for life saving care in International Rescue Committee (IRC) ambulance

South Sudan remains one of the most dangerous places for aid workers

After fighting broke out between two opposing groups in  Panyijar County, South Sudan, an IRC ambulance carrying civilians severely injured in the fighting was attacked. While all IRC staff are safe civilians were killed and injured in the fighting that broke out on Tuesday evening. Martin Omukuba, South Sudan Country…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Inclusive government action needed to bring stability to Mali

It is extremely concerning that we have only seen limited progress towards the implementation of the peace agreement

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on MINUSMA Thank you, Mr President, and let me also thank on the Under-Secretary-General Lacroix for his briefing. And like others, I’d like to begin by offering my condolences and those of the…

Source: OCHA Nigeria |

Statement on the release of Abducted Aid Workers

A total of twelve aid workers have lost their lives in 2019

By Mr Edward Kallon, The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria I am deeply relieved that some civilians, including three aid workers, who were abducted by non-state armed groups along the Monguno – Maiduguri road on 22 December 2019 have been released yesterday and are now safe. The whole humanitarian community in…