Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
Source: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) |

Al-Sumait Prize Board of Trustees announced joint winners for the US$1million prestigious award in the 2019 cycle in the field of food security in recognition of their exemplary work in agriculture development in the African continent

Following consideration of the jury and selection committees’ reports, the Board of Trustees of the Al Sumait Prize for African Development (AlSumaitPrize.org) has decided to jointly award the Million Dollar 2019 Prize in the field of food security to: The Africa Rice Center (Based in Cote d’ivoire) for its important…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Making Our Own Luck: What Africa’s Future Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Producers Can Learn from Qatar in the Era of Billions At Play (By NJ Ayuk)

Qatar learned that it possessed truly huge reserves of natural gas in 1971, when Royal Dutch/Shell discovered the North Dome structure, also known as the North field

By NJ Ayuk As I got into the process of writing my recent book Billions At Play, The future of African Energy and doing deal, the story of Qatar intrigued me. Its success is contagious and African LNG producers can learn from this country. Qatar learned that it possessed truly…

Source: United Nations - Security Council |

Foreign Involvement in Libya Must be Stopped, Top Official Tells Security Council, Describing ‘Race Against Time’ to Reach Peaceful Solution, Spare Lives

Arms Embargo Impacting Government Efforts to Protect Civilians While Militias Easily Get Weapons, Says Libyan Foreign Minister

Growing foreign involvement in Libya must be stopped as the toll of civilian casualties rises and diplomats “race against time” to convene an international conference as a bridge to intra-Libyan talks, reach a peaceful solution and spare many lives, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today. “Once invited…

Source: HYCM |

HYCM and Arabic Forex to Host a Trading Conference in Kuwait

The conference will include comprehensive presentations delivered by some of the most reputable market analysts and traders in the Gulf region

HYCM (www.HYCM.com), an established global forex broker, is presenting the Forex Trading Education Conference in collaboration with financial market news website, Arabic Forex, at the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait on October 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free to attend; those who wish to…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief, Kuwait support Somalis returning from Yemen

The movement was made possible through funding from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) and the Government of Kuwait

This week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted 143 Somali returnees stranded in Yemen to return home. A total of 46 men, 41 women, 26 boys and 30 girls set of by boat from Aden, Yemen, on Monday 30 September and arrived the next day at the port of…

Source: United Nations - Security Council |

Authorizing States To Inspect Vessels Suspected of Trafficking People off Libya Coast, Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2491 (2019)

Responding to Delegates’ Concerns, Germany’s Representative Says Suspension of Naval Rescue Operation ‘Is Temporary’

Condemning all acts of migrant smuggling and human trafficking off the coast of Libya, the Security Council today renewed for a further year its authorization for Member States to inspect vessels in the area, when there are reasonable grounds to believe they are participating in the illicit activities. Unanimously adopting resolution…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

A Small Victory for Somalis at the UN

Aid workers in Somalia have been warning for weeks that the additional counterterrorism sanctions could scare donors into suspending emergency funding

Laetitia Bader Senior Researcher, Africa Division Security Council Blocks Measure Jeopardizing Aid Six United Nations Security Council members have blocked a bid by Kenya to impose additional counterterrorism sanctions on the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab in Somalia. While Al-Shabab’s atrocities merit Security Council scrutiny, the Kenyan proposal would have jeopardized the delivery…

Source: National Energy Services Reunited Corp. |

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

The Company had net income for the second quarter of 2019 totaling $11.4 million as compared to a net loss of $5.5 million for the second quarter of 2018

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (“NESR” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NESR) (NASDAQ: NESRW) (www.NESR.com), a national, industry-leading provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) and Asia Pacific regions, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Operating and Financial Highlights…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

Regional Conference on Anti-Labour Trafficking Exchange of good practices among national anti-trafficking bodies in the Horn of Africa - Nairobi, 6-7 August 2019

Kenya has been identified as a source, transit, and destination country for victims of human trafficking

Every day young Kenyans leave their homes and move abroad, leaving behind their families and exchanging the warm familiarity of their own culture, traditions and social roots for an uncertain future in a foreign country. Most of them travel along the Eastern Migration Route towards the Gulf Countries, which offer…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Private Sector supports Counter-Trafficking Initiatives in Madagascar

In the first six months of the year, a record number of more than 200 women victims of trafficking have been assisted to return to Madagascar

“Now that I am back home, I will be able to start my life again,” states a Malagasy woman upon her repatriation to the capital of the island nation of Madagascar, which lies off southeastern Africa. She is one of the many victims of trafficking assisted by IOM in the…