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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Springfield Oil Discovery is Historic for Local Content in Africa

As much as 1.2bn barrels of oil could be held within the deposit, with up to 35% recoverable according to Springfield

The soon-to-be-announced deep water oil discovery offshore Ghana by independent Springfield Group is historic for Ghana and Africa’s local content. Not only does it mark the first deep water oil discovery made by an African oil company, but it could also be a bigger find than Ghana’s Jubilee Field, which…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

East Africa continues to develop as important gas hub

Two of the regions brightest projects are located on the south east coast of the continent in Tanzania and Mozambique

East Africa and the Indian Ocean have witnessed substantial discoveries of oil and gas in in the last decade, but the full potential of the region has yet to be realised. At this year’s Africa Oil Week ( event there was a big focus on the region and its growing…

Source: European Union |

The European Union (EU) Ambassador visits Seychelles for the second time in one month: A second visit focused on Maritime Security and Climate Change

This second visit was the opportunity for the EU Ambassador to reiterate the EU strong commitment to continue to work closely with the Government of Seychelles

During his second visit to Seychelles, H.E. Mr Vincent Degert, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles launched, with Mr Wallace Cosgrow, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, the shoreline management plan prepared by UNDP in the framework of the climate adaptation project in La Digue.…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Nigeria Immigration Service, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Launch Border Management Information System at Largest Airport to Date

The Abuja Airport is the second busiest airport in Nigeria, serving approximately five million passengers annually

Nigeria, like many countries, recognizes the economic, social and political benefits of international mobility. This week (12/11) the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) officially opened its new Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.   The Abuja Airport is the second busiest airport in…

Source: Save the Children |

South Sudan: More Than 200,000 Children Forced to Flee Their Homes Following Flooding

Families already facing extreme malnutrition now taking refuge in displaced to temporary shelters

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families – many of whom were already facing extreme malnutrition - have been displaced by heavy rainfall and are now living in temporary, makeshift settlements across South Sudan. Save the Children is deeply concerned for the health of more than 420,000 people, including…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European support to rehabilitate Malawi transport network confirmed: EUR 139m

Works to reduce transport costs, cut travel time and facilitate export

European institutions provide a EUR 139 million contribution towards the rehabilitation of over 347 km of the M1 road; EUR 95.5 million EIB loan combined with EUR 43.1 million European Union grant, to support EUR 191 million total investment; works to reduce transport costs, cut travel time and facilitate export;…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

USA Supports Ghana to Advance and Strengthen Community-level Health Service Delivery

The project expanded evidence-based, high-impact interventions to prevent child and maternal deaths, increased family planning use, reduced malaria-related morbidity and mortality

On November 12, 2019, the United States of America, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), joined dignitaries from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ghana Health Service to celebrate collaborative efforts to improve the health of Ghanaians at the USAID Systems for Health learning event. The…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Somalia: Red Crescent fears disease outbreaks in flood aftermath

More than 50 Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) volunteers are in Beledweyne town responding to the immediate aftermath of the floods

As flood rescue and recovery efforts continue in Somalia, the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) fears the floods could trigger deadly outbreaks of malaria, diarrhea, and other infectious diseases. “These floods have already cost lives and our concern is that another fatal disaster is on its way,” said Abdi Abdullahi…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM): USD 54 Million Needed to Assist 113,000 Vulnerable Migrants in Horn of Africa, Yemen

Approximately five per cent of all migrant arrivals into Yemen tracked by IOM in the first six months of 2019 are unaccompanied or separated children

An estimated 113,000 vulnerable migrants are in transit or stranded in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen in need of life-saving assistance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today.  “Migrants undertaking these journeys do so in search of a better life for themselves and their families,” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s Regional Director for the…

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Expert Workshop Calls for Better Data to Prevent Deaths During Migration in Africa

Thousands of Africans are known to have perished among nearly 17,000 men, women and children lost in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea

Africa is thought to be the source of the most migrant deaths worldwide, yet data collection on the reasons, frequency and details of migrant mortality remains elusive.   That was just one take-away from a two-day International Organization for Migration (IOM) conference in Senegal that concludes today. The Monday session convened to an open discussion…