Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

Somalia: international partners welcome agreement between the Federal government and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ)

The partners believe the agreement is an important step towards establishing a unified and stable administration in Galmudug

Somalia’s international partners welcome the statements by the Federal government of Somalia and the leadership of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ) issued on 12 December. We appreciate the tireless efforts made by the Federal government of Somalia, ASWJ leadership and other concerned stakeholders to resolve points of difference through dialogue…

Source: MainOne |

Mainone’s Submarine Cable, Ready for Service in Cote d’Ivoire

MainOne’s entry into the Cote d’Ivoire market will facilitate world-class infrastructure availability and accessibility that meets market needs at any time

MainOne (https://www.MainOne.net/) today announces its submarine cable in Cote d’Ivoire is live and ready for service. The project, notable for being the first commercial cable system in service to deploy spectrum sharing capabilities, will offer capabilities to deepen infrastructure sharing and lower the cost of delivering broadband services to the…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Making Our Own Luck: What Africa’s Future Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Producers Can Learn from Qatar in the Era of Billions At Play (By NJ Ayuk)

Qatar learned that it possessed truly huge reserves of natural gas in 1971, when Royal Dutch/Shell discovered the North Dome structure, also known as the North field

By NJ Ayuk As I got into the process of writing my recent book Billions At Play, The future of African Energy and doing deal, the story of Qatar intrigued me. Its success is contagious and African LNG producers can learn from this country. Qatar learned that it possessed truly…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Humanitarian funds release US$18.7 million for life-saving floods response in Somalia

The $8 million from CERF will enable UN agencies and their partners to sustain and scale up their ongoing time-critical interventions in the worst-affected areas

 A combined $18.7 million has been released from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) to scale up life-saving assistance to just over half a million people affected by floods in Somalia. “These funds come at a critical time, enabling humanitarian partners to…

Source: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) |

New Contribution of $2.11 Million from the Federal Republic of Germany to the Trust Fund in Support of Peace and Security in Mali

As part of the German government's support for peace and security in Mali, the rehabilitation of the Kidal airstrip will play a major role in ensuring the sustainable use of this infrastructure

The Federal Republic of Germany is officially strengthening its participation in the Trust Fund in support of peace and security in Mali with a new contribution of $2.11 million, more than CFAF 1.250 billion. This support was confirmed during a ceremony held on 6 December at MINUSMA’s Headquarters in Bamako,…

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

UNHCR launches sustainable energy strategy, strengthens climate action

UNHCR has also been pioneering modern and innovative land restoration projects such as the “Green Refugee Camp” project in Cameroon

In recognition of the growing climate crisis and to boost refugees’ access to safe and sustainable energy, while minimising its own environmental impact, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched a four-year Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy. The strategy promotes the transition to clean, renewable energy at refugee camps and hosting…

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

USAID announces $35 Million for the Water and Energy for Food Challenge

This initiative will increase sustainable agricultural and food value-chains, food security, and climate resilience in developing countries and emerging markets

Today at the Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP19) in San Francisco, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced $35 million for the Water and Energy for Food ("WE4F") Challenge.  This initiative will increase sustainable agricultural and food value-chains, food security, and climate resilience in developing countries…

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

Signing Ceremony - The Netherlands contribution of 22 Million USD toward Accessing Sustainable WASH Services in South Sudan

The media is invited to cover this signing ceremony event

Who: Janet Alberda, Ambassador of The Netherlands to the Republic of South Sudan and Mohamed Ayoya, UNICEF Representative to South Sudan What: UNICEF and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands invite you to this signing ceremony When: Thursday 24 October 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Where: Embassy of…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Netherland's Development Finance Company (FMO) partner to improve agriculture financing in developing countries

The pilot project of the partnership will be undertaken in Kenya

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank today launched a formal partnership which aims to increase investments in favor of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small-scale producers operating within the agribusiness sector in developing countries. According to the Memorandum of Understanding,…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

First WATT Renewables winners of Renewable Energy Forum 2019 co-organized by the African Development Bank

The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable energy solutions

First WATT Renewables were winners of the 4th West African Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF) contest, held on Thursday 26 September in Abidjan and co-organized by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable…