UNFPA - East and Southern Africa
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    • UNFPA and WFP join forces to meet soaring reproductive health and nutrition needs in southern Madagascar
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UNFPA and WFP join forces to meet soaring reproductive health and nutrition needs in southern Madagascar

UNFPA has been active in Madagascar for decades, and supports 26 Listening and Legal Advice Centres across the country

Just weeks away from giving birth to her fifth child, Homoroe Haova, 33, looked down at her stomach and smiled, reassured she could give birth safely as well as feed her children in the coming weeks. Ms. Haova was among 800 women who had waited in line all morning to…

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    • Global Report on Food Crises: acute food insecurity hits new highs
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Global Report on Food Crises: acute food insecurity hits new highs

The international community calls for a shift towards better prevention, anticipation, and targeting to address the root causes of food crises

The number of people facing acute food insecurity and requiring urgent life-saving food assistance and livelihood support continues to grow at an alarming rate. This makes it more urgent than ever to tackle the root causes of food crises rather than just responding after they occur. This is a key…

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Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Andry Rajoelina, President of Madagascar

Administrator Power acknowledged that the effects of climate change have been devastating for the Malagasy people

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎ On April 19, Administrator Samantha Power met with the President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, to discuss the impact of climate change and COVID-19 in Madagascar, as well as ways to strengthen anti-corruption efforts in the country. Administrator Power acknowledged that the effects…

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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) Raises Awareness on Political and Trade Credit Risks Insurance in Togo

Togo has benefited from ATI’s insurance capacity to the tune of USD305M in the finance and transport sectors

In a bid to raise awareness within the relevant government agencies and private sector about political (investment) and credit risk insurance in Togo, ATI (www.ATI-aca.org) held a series of awareness activities in Lomé, in partnership with Togo’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the KfW Development…

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Climate change increased extreme rainfall in Southeast Africa storms

The World Weather Attribution analysis shows that climate change made the events worse

Climate change made extreme rainfall heavier and more damaging during five back-to-back storms in January and February in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique, according to rapid attribution analysis by an international team of leading climate scientists. More than a million people were affected, with 230 reported deaths. The World Weather Attribution analysis…

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Radisson Hotel Group delivers a strong start to the year with five hotel signings in Africa in the first quarter

The Group’s momentous growth is aligned with its 2025 objective to reach over 150 properties across Africa

Radisson Hotel Group (www.RadissonHotels.com) continues its ambitious African growth and development plan with five new hotel signings secured across the continent to date this year, adding almost 600 rooms to its African portfolio. In 2022, the Group aims to add more than a dozen hotels, reaching just over 100 hotels in…

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Third High Level Steering Committee Meeting of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA)

The agreement is being implemented since 2012 and it aims to boost trade and investment among all signatory parties

Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave, Principal Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Department and National Authorising Officer (NAO) for the European dossier, along with Ambassador Vincent Degert, Head of the European Union Delegation based in Mauritius, co-chaired the Third Virtual High Level Steering Committee Meeting of the Economic Partnership Agreement Programme under…

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    • Coronavirus – Africa: European Union funding boosts COVID-19 vaccination in Africa
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Coronavirus – Africa: European Union funding boosts COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

The funding is part of the European Union’s (EU) humanitarian initiative for COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is supporting the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) to boost COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and increase coverage in 15 African countries. With a total of €16 million from ECHO, WHO is supporting operational and technical aspects…

Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM)
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    • His Eminence Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo, President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) and Head of the Catholic Church in Africa
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The Symposium of Episcopal of Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) will hold its 19th Plenary Assembly from 25th July 2022 to 1st August 2022 in Accra, Ghana

The SECAM is the association of Catholic Bishops of Africa, Madagascar and the Islands

The Symposium of Episcopal of Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), the association of Catholic Bishops of Africa, Madagascar and the Islands, will hold its 19th Plenary Assembly from 25th July 2022 to 1st August 2022 in Accra, Ghana (the Plenary Assembly of the Symposium is held every three…

UNFPA - East and Southern Africa
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    • A boost in financing needed to achieve global goals and UNFPA’s transformative results
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A boost in financing needed to achieve global goals and UNFPA’s transformative results

The extent of financing needed to achieve the three transformative results by 2030 was released during the landmark Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

While development in the East and Southern Africa region depends on our ability to transform our populations to achieve the collective global and continental goals, the region’s population is projected to grow from 618 million people in 2020 to 1.1 billion by 2050 – putting added pressure on land and…