Source: European Commission |

EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. Conflict and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs. Moreover, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural hazards, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Xi Jinping Sends Message of Sympathy to Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

The Chinese government and the Chinese people firmly support the Mauritanian government and people in fighting the pandemic

On January 8, 2022, President Xi Jinping sent a message of sympathy to Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani over his infection with COVID-19. Xi Jinping said, learning that President Ghazouani is infected with COVID-19, I would like to extend my sympathy to you and wish you a speedy recovery. The Chinese…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

His Majesty the King Sends Message of Compassion to Mauritanian President Following his Infection with COVID-19

The Sovereign says he seeks further common action in order to continue strengthening and consolidating the relations of fraternity

His Majesty King Mohammed VI has sent a message of compassion to the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, following his infection with the coronavirus. In this message, His Majesty the King says he learnt with great emotion and deep concern the news of the…

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Central African Republic: Scores of Militias Forced Out of Boyo

The UN peacekeepers were able to intervene to protect civilians and continue their operations throughout the city with robust patrols

UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have ousted scores of militants from the embattled town of Boyo, in the south of the country. The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR, known by its French acronym MINUSCA, launched an operation on Saturday to expel from Boyo, in Ouaka prefecture, around 200…

Source: European Commission |

Sahel food crisis: EU allocates €15 million in additional humanitarian funding

The number of people suffering from the food crisis in Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Mauritania is at a record high compared to previous years

The EU has allocated €15 million in additional humanitarian funding to Africa's Sahel region, in response to the unprecedented food crisis affecting more than 8.7 million people in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Mauritania. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said “Earlier this year, the EU reaffirmed its commitment to the Sahel…

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Ahead of the Fifth Global Conference on the Least Developed Countries: A New Report Monitors the Challenges of Arab Countries

ESCWA Executive Secretary Rola Dashti reiterated her call for considering the humanitarian, development and peace nexus as a foundation for all interventions, especially in countries affected by chronic conflict

Arab least developed countries (LDCs) members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA),  namely Mauritania, Somalia, the Sudan and Yemen, have been facing dire economic challenges, instability and bleak growth prospects. The situation was exacerbated in 2020 by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conflicts…

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#MSGBC2021 Project Update: The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG Project

The second day of the MSGBC Oil, Gas and Power 2021 Conference and Exhibition featured a panel discussion focusing on a project update on The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project, located on the maritime border offshore Senegal and Mauritania

Day two of the MSGBC Oil, Gas and Power 2021 Conference and Exhibition featured a panel discussion on the BP-led Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, offshore Senegal and Mauritania. Moderated by Serigne Mboup, Chairman, CEL Senegal SAS, the in-focus talks featured a panel comprising Massaer Cissé,…

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Women’s rights organization, Equality Now, urges EAC Chairperson President Uhuru Kenyatta and ECOWAS Chairperson President Akufo-Addo to scale up efforts to end cross-border FGM in their Regional Economic Communities

Cross-border Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was widespread in East and West Africa where lack of regional monitoring and data mechanisms on the cross-border practice remains

Leading women’s rights organization, Equality Now (www.EqualityNow.org), has called on Kenya’s President and Chairperson of the East African Community, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who chairs the Economic Community of West African States to marshal their peers into prioritizing efforts to end the practice of Female…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Sahel Leaders Commit to Ambitious Reforms to Support Access to Quality Education

The "Nouakchott Declaration" identifies three fundamental objectives

The summit on education in the Sahel under the theme of "Shaping the Sahel’s future in today’s schools," just concluded today. The summit brought together President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger, heads of delegations of the Sahel and the Vice President of…

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BP Senegal Confirms Participation at MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021

Members of the BP delegation will provide a project update on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) offshore natural gas field

Energy, Capital & Power (ECP) (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) is pleased to announce that a delegation from lead sponsor BP – comprising Massaer Cisse, Vice President and Country Manager, Senegal; Mohamed Limam Vice President, Head of Country Mauritania; and Rebecca King, Vice President, Production, Mauritania and Senegal – will speak at the MSGBC…