Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Somalia’s 2.6m Internally Displaced Citizens in Need of Water, Shelter and Health

In the first half of the year, forced displacement in Somalia was primarily due to insecurity, drought and floods

Somalia has for almost three decades been in the throes of conflict; now add the most recent drought and the result is displacement and food shortages.  There are reports of urgent need for assistance among the most affected regions, such as Baidoa.  In the first half of the year, forced…

Source: Novartis |

Central African countries optimistic about halving deaths from malaria, but major challenges remain

Malaria experts are very concerned that climate change could increase the threat of malaria in the region

Central African countries surveyed in new opinion study believe that halving malaria deaths is more achievable than elimination by 2030; Malaria experts are very concerned that climate change could increase the threat of malaria in the region: Surveillance and programme delivery need to improve to drive progress. Central Africa is…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

UN Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at launch of the Ethiopian Chapter of the African Women Leaders Network

There is a direct relationship between increased women’s leadership and sustainable peace

By UN Deputy Secretary-General Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to be present at today’s launch of the Ethiopian Chapter of the African Women Leaders Network.  I want to begin by acknowledging the presence of the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Her Excellency, Madam Sahle-Work…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Energy & Natural Resource Security, Inc. CEO praises Ayuk’s New Book with a call for greater dialogue and solutions to protect African energy and natural resources infrastructure

The entire book has practical ideas for strategically harnessing Africa’s oil and gas resources in a manner that is attractive to investors and beneficial to the citizenry of Africa

In his new book, Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals, leading African energy attorney, NJ Ayuk, maintains that Africans have the power to reverse the so-called “resource curse” and use their continent’s petroleum resources to fuel positive changes—but only if they address unresolved security issues.…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

World Food Prize and World Hunger Fighters Foundation Launch Fellowship for Young African Agribusiness Innovators

The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans

The World Food Prize Foundation and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs.  The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Kenya Takes Vital Step Against Cervical Cancer and Introduces Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine into Routine Immunization

The HPV vaccine is effective against most HPV strains, which account for more than 70% of cervical cancer cases

With President Uhuru Kenyatta leading the way, Kenya today joins an increasing number of African countries taking a vital step against a common cause of death among women – in the country and the region – by introducing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer into its routine…

World Rugby
Source: World Rugby |

Kenya Women Qualify for Tokyo 2020

Kenya's women qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, despite losing their Rugby Africa Women's Sevens crown to South Africa

Kenya will compete in their second Olympic Games after finishing runners-up to South Africa in the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens Championship in Monastir, Tunisia. The Lionesses become the eighth team to book their place in the line-up at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games rather than South Africa because the South…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Netherland's Development Finance Company (FMO) partner to improve agriculture financing in developing countries

The pilot project of the partnership will be undertaken in Kenya

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank today launched a formal partnership which aims to increase investments in favor of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small-scale producers operating within the agribusiness sector in developing countries. According to the Memorandum of Understanding,…

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Rehabilitation of the grave of a French veteran soldier

The defence mission of the French Embassy carried out a new rehabilitation of the tomb

The grave of the French veteran - Private Marange number 14503 - renovated in 2018 had been severely damaged in recent weeks. Also, very quickly, in order to honour his memory, thanks to the assistance of the Directorate of Heritage, Memory and Archives of the Ministry of the Armed Forces,…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Youth Model International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) concludes in Cairo

The conference included combining and sharing unique insights of young people to advance the ICPD agenda

Under the auspices of H.E Present Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, UNFPA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports organized the Youth Model International Conference on Population and Development, on 16 and 17 October 2019. The conference brought together over 200 young people from 53 countries, giving them a chance to simulate…