Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Wood-saving cookstoves are helping Zambia cut forest loss

Kikwanda and Walubita are among beneficiaries from more than 5,000 households in Central, Western and North-western Zambia who are now using the stoves

A UNDP-GEF partnership is promoting energy-saving stoves in rural communities in support of the government’s efforts to cut forest loss, clean up cooking, save lives and curb climate change. It’s half past midday in Kawama Village in Northwestern Zambia and Mildred Kikwanda is busy preparing ‘Nshima’ – the staple maize…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Somali Prime Minister

During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations as well as issues of common concern

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met on Monday with HE Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Ali Khayre, during His Excellency's visit to Somalia. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations as well as issues of common concern.…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Statement from USAID Administrator Mark Green on World Humanitarian Day 2019

It seems fitting that I spend this World Humanitarian Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is suffering from the world's second largest Ebola outbreak in history

By Mark Green On August 19, we mark World Humanitarian Day, to recognize aid workers who sacrifice their lives to help people affected by global crises.  Each year, since the deaths of 22 United Nations and relief agency staff in a bombing in Baghdad 16 years ago, we honor the…

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Felicitation Ceremony on the occasion of the Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother 12 August 2019

The Embassy and Thai Student Association in Cairo under the Royal Patronage jointly organized the Mother’s Day 2019 under the theme “My Mom My Queen”

On 12 August 2019, Royal Thai Embassy in Cairo organized a felicitation ceremony in honour of the Occasion of the Birthday Anniversary Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother at the Ambassador’s Residence which around 50 Thai citizens participated. On this occasion, the participants lit up the candles to express…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green Travels to Africa and the Middle East

The Administrator will meet with government and civil-society partners to discuss the response to the Ebola outbreak

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Israel, and Nigeria August 16-August 24, 2019. The Administrator will meet with government and civil-society partners to discuss the response to the Ebola outbreak and highlight partnerships and investments across the U.S.…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Ethiopians abused on Gulf Migration Route

Trafficking, Exploitation, Torture, Abusive Prison Conditions

Ethiopians undertaking the perilous journey by boat across the Red Sea or Gulf of Aden face exploitation and torture in Yemen by a network of trafficking groups, Human Rights Watch said today. They also encounter abusive prison conditions in Saudi Arabia before being summarily forcibly deported back to Addis Ababa.…

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)
Source: Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) |

Finalists announced for 2019 AWIEF Awards

Women entrepreneurs across multiple industries in Africa acknowledged for their leadership and innovation

Leading Pan African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (https://www.AWIEForum.org/), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African…

APO Group
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WIN an Invitation to the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and Travel to Ethiopia to Cover the Largest African Hospitality Event in Africa

APO Group will grant an African journalist an all-expenses-paid trip to the conference

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, will award one African journalist transport, accommodation and daily allowance to attend the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.AHIF.com), the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, which will take place…

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    • Angie wants other young people to learn about their health and bodies. © Paco Chuquiure
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Helping young people take charge of their bodies, their lives, our world

UNFPA is launching “My Body, My Life, My World,” a strategy that aims to help empower young people to make their own choices and determine their own futures

Every year on 12 August, leaders around the world commemorate International Youth Day. On this day, powerful figures have praised the contributions of young people. They have called for more decision-making opportunities for youth. Then they have continued to run the show. But youth are ready for more. There are…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
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U.S. Central Girls and U.S. West Boys Win 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Dwyane Wade, Mike Conley, Swin Cash and Grant Hill Present Awards at Global Tournament Featuring More Than 375 Youth Players and Coaches from 40 Countries

U.S. Central (girls) and U.S. West (boys) won the 2019 Jr. NBA (https://Jr.NBA.com/) Global Championship today at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The two Global Championship finals, televised on FOX, featured U.S. Central defeating Canada 72-35 in the girls division and U.S. West defeating…