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

United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Sixteenth Consultative Meeting in Addis-Ababa

The Joint Task Force welcomed the cooperation between the two organizations in Madagascar and Central African Republic (CAR) as models of cooperation

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its sixteenth consultative meeting at the African Union headquarters in Addis-Ababa on 12 February 2019. The African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations (UN) Secretariat were represented respectively by Commissioners Smaïl Chergui (Peace and Security), Minata Samaté-Cessouma (Political…

Source: Government of the Netherlands |

Minister Kaag: investing more in development in Niger

The government will also support projects to help ensure safe and clean water, as well as initiatives that will help young entrepreneurs start businesses

The Netherlands will be increasing its investment in sustainable development for Niger over the next several years. As part of this, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag is focusing on programmes that combat poverty and offer young people education and access to the job market. The government…

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • 159 Eritrean asylum-seekers get access to safety after months in detention in Libya
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

159 Eritrean asylum-seekers get access to safety after months in detention in Libya

Life-saving evacuation of vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers from Libya has reached 3175 persons, having evacuated 2491 persons to Niger, 415 to Italy, and 269 to Romania

UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency, evacuated yesterday 159 Eritrean asylum-seekers from Tripoli airport to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niamey, continuing its commitment to offer protection to the most vulnerable. Released from different detention centres across the country, most of them extremely overcrowded and lacking basic standards, asylum-seekers were…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

WHO supports Five Countries to fight Lassa Fever Outbreaks

The largest outbreak thus far has affected 16 states in Nigeria

With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region’s response to the disease. While these outbreaks are occurring during the Lassa fever season in countries where the disease is endemic, the speed of escalation…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David M. Hale Travel to West Africa

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to West Africa from February 10-12, 2019. His visit will aim to strengthen commercial ties, advance peace and security through regional partnerships, promote the potential of Africa’s youth, and convey America’s unwavering commitment to Africa. While in Cote d’Ivoire from February…

Merck Foundation
  • Multimedia content

  • Videos (10)
    • Merck Foundation makes history with Oncology Fellowship for African Countries
    • Merck Foundation Oncology Fellowship for 21 African Countries- Making History
    • Merck Foundation Oncology Fellowship for Oncologists from Senegal, Guinea & Niger
    • Merck Oncology Fellowship Program' for Doctors from Senegal ~ Merck Foundation
    • Merck Cancer Access Program- meet the future oncologists of Africa
    • Merck Cancer Access Program - Merck Africa Oncology Fellowship Program - India
    • Merck Foundation establishes the future oncologist platform in Africa - Ghana & Tanzania fellows
    • Merck Foundation Alumni, meet the future oncologist of Africa-Oncology Fellowship
    • Merck Foundation, University of Nairobi '2yrs Oncology Fellowship Program.'
    • Merck Foundation - Africa Oncology Fellowship Program; at University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Images (4)
    • Merck Cancer Access Program (1)
    • Merck Cancer Access Program (2)
    • Merck Cancer Access Program (3)
    • Merck Cancer Access Program (4)
  • Links (2)
  • All (16)
Source: Merck Foundation |

Merck Foundation marks World Cancer Day by increasing the limited number of oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with African ministries of Health and first ladies to build cancer care capacity in the continent

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) provides one and two year Oncology Fellowship Program to African doctors to be the future oncologists in their countries; Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with African ministries of Health and first ladies to build cancer care capacity in the continent. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) returns 1000th Ghanaian from Libya, Niger since 2017

International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ghana provides all returnees with assistance upon arrival, including the provision of pocket money to cover immediate needs

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) received a mandate in December 2016 to help rescue vulnerable migrants from Ghana stranded en route to Europe. The plan was to bring 650 men and women home within three years. This week IOM met – and exceeded – that initial target, bringing home its 1001st Ghanaian…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Flintlock 2019 Announced

Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise

More than 2,000 service members from more than 30 African and western partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2019 at multiple locations in Burkina Faso and Mauritania from February 18 – March 1, 2019. Flintlock is an annual, African-led, integrated  military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner…

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (14)
    • Africa Silver Cup 2019
    • Azeez Ladipo
    • The Nigerian National Rugby Sevens Team (Black Stallions 7s)
    • Nigeria Rugby League Cowrie Rfc vs Racing Rfc
    • Nigeria vs Ivory Coast
    • Nigeria vs Morocco
    • NRFF Communique Jan 2019
    • NRFF President Kelechukwu Mbagwu
    • Barewa Rugby Club Captain; Nuhu Ibrahim receives the President’s Trophy
    • Schools Rugby - Lagos vs Edo Schools
    • Black Stallions Captain; Azeez Ladipo named player of the 2018 season
    • Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Logo
    • Womens Rugby Edo vs Lagos
    • Lagos Schools vs. Kano Schools
  • Links (1)
  • All (15)
Source: Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) |

Rugby: Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) Presidents’ New Year Address 2019

The year 2018 has been a roller coaster ride as well as our first full year in office

By Kelechukwu Mbagwu, Nigeria Rugby Football Federation President (TheNRFF.com) A happy and prosperous new year to all Rugby lovers in and out of our dear country. I wish you the very best 2019 will have to offer. The year 2018 has been a roller coaster ride as well as our first full…

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

United Nations appeals for Sustained Humanitarian Support amid surge in conflict and displacement in Nigeria’s North-East

Humanitarian organizations in Nigeria are targeting 6.2 million people hardest-hit by the crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in the country’s north-east

Millions of civilians continue to grapple with extreme adversity across north-east Nigeria and the rest of the Lake Chad region where a recent surge in violence has uprooted tens of thousands more people, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation. Top UN officials are calling for support to respond to a…