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Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the European Union

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO. The Pagak…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Agriculture ministers urged to address African rural youth unemployment

Fostering sustainable agriculture and rural development can ease challenges

Youth employment should be at the centre of any strategy to face economic and demographic challenges in Africa, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization José Graziano da Silva told a joint African Union-European Union meeting, hosted at FAO headquarters in Rome.    In 2014 alone, about 11…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Foreign Minister visits Somalia and Government intensifies engagement to promote stabilisation and resilience

The Government has announced that it will open embassies in Mali and Tunisia as part of its intensified efforts in states affected by fragility

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is today visiting Somalia. He is the first Norwegian foreign minister to do so. His visit coincides with the Government’s launch of its strategic framework for Norway's engagement in promoting prevention, stabilisation and resilience.  ‘Norway has for a long time been engaged in efforts…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Emergency seed distributions to combat hunger in north-east Nigeria

FAO provides seeds and fertilizer to more than one million people in planting season push

Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month. It is part of efforts, led by the Government, to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition…

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Source: Mercer LLC |

Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing the same ranking with Moscow. Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally.…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

UNDP Supports Government’s Public Sensitization Efforts on the Establishment of a Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing

A workshop launching a nationwide sensitization process aimed at increasing awareness and generating public opinion on the formation of a Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTRH) kicked off this week at Juba Regency Hotel. The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, with funding from…