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Africa’s Biggest Classroom, Ubongo, Receives a $27.8 Million Dollar Award from Lego Foundation Global Challenge

The Build a World of Play Challenge was launched on February 16, 2022, by the LEGO Foundation to address a global early childhood emergency

Africa’s leading creator and producer of children’s educational media, Ubongo (www.Ubongo.org), is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as one of the five recipients of the Lego Foundation’s global Build a World of Play Challenge to fund bold, innovative and impactful solutions focused on early childhood. The LEGO…

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Fighting preventable deaths through community care in Salamabila

MSF is working closely with the communities in Salamabila to reinforce timely access to healthcare

Tcheusi, five years old, is suffering from malaria symptoms. “She had been suffering from malaise and high fever for two days. To lower her temperature, her mother gave her a steam bath before going to the fields,” says her father, Manjanja. “We also gave her a remedy for her vomiting,…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) workshop aims at improving rule of law and accountability

To improve the way the system works, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) invited relevant stakeholders to a two-day workshop

For the principle of rule of law to function as it should, those upholding it must know what they do, others what they cannot do, and everyone, by having transparency, be accountable for their actions. To improve the way the system works, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Rabies and One Health: Africa strives to halt dog-mediated human deaths by 2030

FAO supports African multi-sectoral efforts to stop deaths from rabies

“The rabies situation in Banian is worrying and constitutes a real public health problem” said Dr. Alpha Oumar Barry, animal health consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Guinea, referring to the two cases of confirmed dog rabies, 19 reported dog bites to humans and nine dog-eaten animals…

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United States (US): Back War Crimes Court in Liberia

US-Africa Summit Important Moment to Support Justice for Liberian Victims

The Biden Administration should send an unequivocal, high-level message to Liberian President George Weah during the US-Africa Leaders Summit that a war crimes court in Liberia is important to bring justice for civil wars-era crimes and should not be delayed any further, 10 Liberian and international civil society groups said in a report released today. The summit will take…

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International Day of United Nations (UN) Volunteers: Adama Njie, Gambia

In 2021, Adama Njie arrived in Rumbek, South Sudan, as a Gender Affairs Officer for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Born and raised in the Gambia as the second of seven children, Adama Njie is now 46 years old and a mother. While she had always known that her life would involve volunteering for her community, little could she imagine that she would become a UN Volunteer. A scholarship made…

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Lesotho: Prime Minister Private Jet for Namibia Trip Not Costing Government-Minister

The Prime Minister had to take an official trip on November 16 this year to pay a courtesy call to Namibia’s President who is the chairperson of the SADC organ on defence and security in the region

The Prime Minister’s private jet was used by the government for the official visit of the Prime Minister Mr. Ntsokoane Samuel Matekane free of charge after three airlines conditions were not met due to the time limit. In his response during a question-and-answer session in the National Assembly, Minister in…

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Africa's Biggest Classroom, Ubongo, Kicks Off the Holiday Season by Celebrating Kids' Superpowers

The holiday special episodes will cover various topics including problem-solving, friendship, goal-setting, and financial literacy

Africa’s leading creator and producer of children’s educational media, Ubongo (www.Ubongo.org), is ringing in the holidays with brand-new special episodes of Ubongo Kids for families to watch together this festive season. The holiday special episodes will air on TV and Youtube from December 5th, 2022. “Every year, we look forward…

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International Rescue Committee (IRC): The threat of famine in East Africa shows the need for key changes in how the world battles famine and malnutrition

In East Africa, there are currently 20.9 million people who are experiencing hunger

From November 2021 to November 2022 the number of people experiencing hunger in East Africa increased as follows Kenya: 1.4 million to 4.4 million - an increase of 214% Somalia: 2.3 million to 6.7 million- an increase of 191% Ethiopia: 6.8 million to 11.9 million - an increase of 75%…

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Seed and Equipment Support from Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) to Sudanese Flood Affected Farmers

About 1200 farmers, including several female farmers, benefited from the project

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided improved seed and agricultural equipment support to the farmers who are flood victims in the Gezira state where a state of emergency was declared due to the floods in Sudan. TİKA carried out the “Providing Improved Seed and Agricultural Equipment Support to the…