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    • His Excellency Ambassador Miyashita of Japan presents donated health equipment to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Isidore Ntirampeba, during the launch ceremony in Gatumba, Burundi
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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Burundi: Japan, IOM Ramp Up Disease Prevention, Disaster Response and Reintegration Efforts

Enhancing Integrated Capacity and Assistance to Crisis Affected Populations on Disease Outbreaks, Natural Disasters and Returns in Burundi

In poor countries like Burundi, seasonal rains often lead to displacement—due to floods and landslides that impact subsistence farmers and small-scale traders, many of whom are vulnerable are vulnerable to losing farmland and their livelihoods in a matter of minutes. When such misfortune is accompanied by an epidemic, outbreak of…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Human Rights Committee reviews the situation of Civil and Political Rights in Nigeria

Committee Experts thanked the delegation for their presence and stressed that the purpose was to find common ground

The Human Rights Committee concluded today its review of the implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Nigeria. In his opening remarks, Audu Ayinla Kadiri, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said the composition of the Nigerian delegation was…

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    • In South Sudan, the number of severely food insecure people was estimated at almost 7 million, 60 percent of the population, as of May-July 2019. Women weeding a field in Torit, South Sudan
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Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

41 countries in need of food assistance – African Swine Fever threatening food security of a large number of people

Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that 41…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Presidential Election in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga

The Government of Japan congratulates that the presidential election in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania was peacefully held on June 22 and Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh Mohamed Ahmed El Ghazwani was elected as the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Japan is committed to further strengthening friendly and cooperative…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

Mauritania's Foreign Minister receives credentials of UAE Ambassador

This came during a meeting held at the minister's office in the capital Nouakchott

Hamad Ghanim Al Muhairi, UAE Ambassador to Mauritania, has presented a copy of his credentials to Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mauritania, as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the UAE to Mauritania. This came during a meeting held at the minister's office in the capital…

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    • His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed congratulates Mauritania's President-elect
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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed congratulates Mauritania's President-elect

Ould Ghazouani expressed thanks to Sheikh Mohamed for his brotherly feelings

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, this evening phoned Mauritania's President-elect Mohamed Ahmed Ould Ghazouani, congratulating him on his presidential win, and wishing him success and progress. H.H. Sheikh Mohamed conveyed the greetings of…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
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Africa Oil & Power to Honor Senegal President as “Africa Oil Man of the Year”

The President will be presented the award during the conference, during which he will also present the keynote address

Africa Oil & Power (https://AfricaOilandPower.com) will present the award to H.E. Macky Sall at its annual conference in Cape Town; H.E. Macky Sall is renowned for his efforts to revive Senegal’s economy and create an attractive market for oil and gas; H.E. Macky Sall will provide a keynote address at…

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

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on presidential elections in Mauritania

The Secretary-General calls on all stakeholders to ensure that the polls are conducted in a peaceful and credible manner

On the eve of the presidential election in Mauritania, the Secretary-General encourages the Mauritanian people to exercise their right to vote. This election is an important step in the country’s democratic process. The Secretary-General calls on all stakeholders to ensure that the polls are conducted in a peaceful and credible…

Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace: Fishmeal industry stealing regional food and livelihoods in West Africa

All three species of fish used for fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) are essential for food security, and already overexploited

Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa) is calling on West African governments to immediately phase out the wasteful fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) industry, to stop the threat to regional fish stocks essential for the food security and livelihoods of local people, outlined in a new Greenpeace report released today. The report, entitled A…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Donors pledge $17 million to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund at African Development Bank Annual Meetings side event

The donor conference was attended by the presidents of Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, the prime minister of Eswatini and several high-ranking diplomats, ministers and development and banking institutions

African and non-regional donors on Tuesday pledged $17 million to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent. The pledges were made at a high-level donor round table convened by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation…