Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Access to basic sanitation still lagging for millions in Eastern and Southern Africa

UNICEF convenes sanitation stakeholders to strengthen regional and local markets for equitable access for children and their families

Despite the progress towards ensuring basic sanitation services for all, access still eludes many. According to recent estimates, over half of the global population or 4.2 billion people across the world lack safe sanitation, 701 million use unimproved facilities, and 673 million people practice open defecation (WHO/UNICEF JMP, 2019).   As…

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UAE leaders congratulate President of Mozambique on Independence Day

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed dispatched felicitation messages to Carlos Agostinho do Rosario

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Filipe Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is marked on 25th June. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister…

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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…

Source: Temenos |

Banque du Caire, one of the largest state-owned banks in Egypt, goes live with Temenos to redefine digital customer experience

New digital experiences for both corporate and retail customers rapidly deployed with bank’s existing core

Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, today announces that Banque du Caire has gone live with Temenos Infinity, the omni-channel digital banking product to transform the bank’s multiple banking channels into a fast, seamless and compelling customer journey. At this first stage of the Temenos Infinity implementation, the…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum

The event, which is being held at Ministerial level, will be co-hosted with Switzerland and co-convened by Turkey, Germany, Ethiopia and Costa Rica

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is pleased to announce the first ever Global Refugee Forum, which will take place on 17 and 18 December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event, which is being held at Ministerial level, will be co-hosted with Switzerland and co-convened by Turkey, Germany, Ethiopia and Costa…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan

A broad group of international partners met in Berlin to ensure that our efforts are fully coordinated in support of a peaceful resolution to the Sudan’s current challenges

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan at the Federal Foreign Office on 21 June: We need a peaceful resolution to the current crisis in the Sudan. It is good that we succeeded in bringing together important international and regional…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Over 2,100 Ethiopian Migrants return home from Yemen with Organization for Migration (IOM) support

Despite the conflict in Yemen, migrants seeking opportunities in Gulf countries continue to make the treacherous journey by land and sea to the Arabian Peninsula

Yesterday (20/06), a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with 96 migrants on board took off from Yemen, headed for Ethiopia. This movement was the 18th flight from Aden to Addis Ababa under IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme since 28 May, helping a total of 2,133 stranded migrants,…

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

Secretary-General appoints Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as Deputy Special Representative for Libya

Mr. El Hillo succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland

Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative in Libya, where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator. Mr. El Hillo succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for…

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GE Africa President/CEO, Farid Fezoua Appointed as Co-Chair of U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

Announced by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique

Farid Fezoua appointed co-chair of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) - 2019-2021; Announced by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique Farid Fezoua, President & CEO, GE (www.GE.com)  Africa was named…

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Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

Joint statement from FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF)

FIFA and CAF will undertake as soon as possible a full forensic audit of CAF

The President of CAF (http://www.CAFonline.com) Ahmad Ahmad has proposed its Executive Committee gathered in Cairo on 19 June 2019, to seek FIFA’s (http://www.FIFA.com) expertise to assess the current situation in the African governing body and help to conclusively accelerate the implementation of the ongoing reform process destined to ensure that…