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

Urgent support needed to respond to Humanitarian Needs in Cameroon

Renewed armed attacks have driven tens of thousands more Nigerians into Cameroon’s Far-North region, which already hosts 138,000 refugees

Humanitarian needs in Cameroon have risen by a third this year owing to an upsurge in insecurity and violence, leaving one in six people – mostly women and children – requiring assistance. Today we launch the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan appealing for US$299 million to provide support to 2.3 million…

Source: United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Lagos |

UN Secretary-General appoints Nigerian into Civil Society Advisory Board on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

The aim of the Civil Society Advisory Board on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, is to foster closer interaction with civil society and external experts and organizations as part of the United Nations efforts to combat sexual exploitation and abuse

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of a Nigerian, Ms Joy Ezeilo as a member of seven distinguished experts to serve on the newly established Civil Society Advisory Board on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Ms. Ezeilo is the Dean of Law, Faculty of Law, University…

Source: UN Women |

Procter & Gamble announces newest commitment to gender equality across the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa region at the #WeSeeEqual Summit

Co-hosted with UN Women, P&G’s first IMEA #WeSeeEqual Summit brought together business and government leaders, and influencers to share inspiration

P&G and UN Women today held the #WeSeeEqual Summit in Mumbai, India. Co-hosted with UN Women, P&G’s first IMEA #WeSeeEqual Summit brought together business and government leaders, and influencers to share inspiration and surface insights around the myths that prevent us from accelerating our progress for gender equality. The Summit…

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UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore's remarks at Munich Security Conference: Town Hall Event: “Update on Ebola in the DRC & Beyond”

An unforgiving disease that requires 100 per cent of cases to be controlled and isolated

"Once again, we’re facing an outbreak of Ebola — the 10th in the DRC. "And once again, we face familiar challenges — and more. An unforgiving disease that requires 100 per cent of cases to be controlled and isolated. A high-density, mobile population. A lingering mistrust of aid. More children and…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Nigeria |

Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) - Grant Contract Signing Ceremony

Japan Grants US$84,092 for a Vocational Training Centre for the Blind under the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

The Government of Japan recently approved a grant project in Nigeria in the amount of US$84,092 under the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). On 7th February 2019, Mr. Shigeru UMETSU, Charge d’Affairs a.i of Japan to the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the grant contract with…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Mohamed Ibn Chambas on the eve of Nigerian elections

He welcomes the signing on 13 February of the Second National Peace Accord by Presidential candidates

On the eve of presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, commends Nigerians for a pre-election period that has been largely, peaceful and participatory. He encourages all Nigerians…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

“Nothing to drink and nowhere to sleep” – Tens of thousands flee northeast Nigeria for Cameroon

Over the past two weeks, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) medical staff have provided more than 400 consultations

More than 35,000 Nigerians have crossed into Cameroon in recent weeks following an upsurge in violence around the northeast Nigerian town of Rann. Having arrived in the village of Goura in Cameroon’s far northwest, they are in urgent need of food, shelter and water, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF),…

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Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) joins call for Nigeria to ensure internet and social media services remain connected during elections

Nigeria has two sets of elections scheduled in the coming weeks: federal elections on February 16 and state elections on March 2

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 15 rights organizations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for Nigerian authorities to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during upcoming elections, and safeguard internet speeds of websites and messaging applications. In early February, Nigeria's federal government denied rumors…

Source: CAJ News Africa |

Angola’s ruling party imploding as Lourenco wields axe (by Pedro Agosto)

The prospects of the country’s ruling party look doomed as President Joao Lourenco tightens his grip on the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)

by Pedro Agosto Coinciding with a promise of an economic miracle in Angola turning into a nightmare, the prospects of the country’s ruling party look doomed as President Joao Lourenco tightens his grip on the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) with a string of dismissals and probes of comrades critical of his autocratic…

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Conquerors unbeaten in Ghana Rugby Championship

Conquerors now lead the Pool A log with 15 points followed by Accra Rugby Club

The incumbent champions of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC), Conquerors SC, continued their unbeaten streak in Accra on Sunday 10 February 2019 when they beat challenger Dansoman Hurricanes convincingly 31-3 at the St Thomas Aquinas SHS pitch. Conquerors now lead the Pool A log with 15 points followed by…