Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Central African Republic: Experts alarmed by government’s use of “Russian trainers”, close contacts with UN peacekeepers

Expressed concerns about their connections to a series of violent attacks that have occurred since the presidential elections on 27 December 2020

A group of UN experts today expressed alarm at the increased recruitment and use of private military and foreign security contractors by the Government of Central African Republic, and their close contacts with UN peacekeepers. The Working Group on mercenaries said they were deeply disturbed by the interconnected roles of Sewa Security…

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Russia-Africa Energy Committee to drive investment and deal-making in the energy sector

Russia can play a great role in financing energy projects and gas development in Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Nigeria and other countries

The inter-party online conference drew attention to the developments of Africa’s energy market, navigating relations on the continent for Russia-Africa partnerships and highlighting the announcement of the creation of the Russia-Africa Energy Committee aimed at developing clean power and strategic framework towards the continent’s energy crisis. While the agenda for…

African Energy Chamber
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The Need for Russia-Africa Dialogue agenda set for the International Interparty meeting with the energy sector to play a role

Among, peace, security and investment, natural resources have been at the forefront of many Russia-Africa discussions

Over the last decade, Russia’s sphere of influence in Africa has been broadening. Among, peace, security and investment, natural resources have been at the forefront of many Russia-Africa discussions and continues to grow as interests rise to the development of interparty cooperation of the United Russia Party with African countries.…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Africa Oil & Power and AFROCOM in Partnership to Drive Russian Investment in Africa

An official delegation from Russia will attend Africa Oil & Power’s events in 2021

Russia’s private investment promotion platform for Africa has chosen Africa Oil & Power (www.AfricaOilandPower.com) as a strategic partner to assist with African market entry for Russian firms; An official delegation from Russia will attend Africa Oil & Power’s events in 2021; “We have found in Africa Oil & Power the…

Africa Medical Supplies Platform
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African Union member states accelerates online pre-orders as Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) adds 300 million Sputnik V doses to its COVID-19 vaccine portfolio

This includes a financing package for any member states wishing to secure this vaccine

The Africa Vaccine Acquisition TaskTeam [AVATT], set up by the African Union to acquire additional vaccine doses so that Africa can attain a target immunization of 60%, is pleased to advise that it has received an offer of 300 million Sputnik V vaccines from the Russian Federation. This includes a…

African Energy Chamber
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Rosgeo Successfully Completes Geological Mapping in Equatorial Guinea and Moves Forward to Phase 2

The landmark exploration program is executed under two services contract signed by the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons in 2020

A month after it started a historic geological mapping project in Equatorial Guinea’s Rio Muni region, Russia’s state-owned joint stock company Rosgeo has made significant progress and is stepping up exploration efforts on the country’s mainland. The company has now successfully completed phase 1 of the project’s scouting works, and…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #40 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Six countries account for approximately 86% of the new COVID-19 cases reported since the last brief

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (13 October 2020), 2,524,173 new confirmed [1] coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 36,810 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 39,952,759 COVID-19 cases and 1,112,108 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.8%) have been reported from 219 countries and territories. This…

African Energy Chamber
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Equatorial Guinea and Russia Officially Break Ground on their Geological Mapping Project in Río Muni

The Rio Muni area is believed to be one of the most promising exploration frontiers in Equatorial Guinea

Last week marked an important step in the energy cooperation between Equatorial Guinea and Russia, as the first team of Russia’s state-owned joint stock company Rosgeo arrived in Equatorial Guinea to kick off a historic geological mapping project. The initiative has been in the making for some time, and follows…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus Global Response: Access to COVID-19 Tools-Accelerator Facilitation Council holds inaugural meeting

The ACT-Accelerator is the proven, up-and-running, global collaboration accelerating the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres appeals for a quantum leap in funding for the ACT-Accelerator, a global solution to get the world moving, working and prospering again -         H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, and H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, co-chair the ACT-Acceleration Facilitation Council -        …

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 – Global response Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020

Vulnerable communities worldwide are experiencing increasing protection-related humanitarian needs generated or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic

KEY DEVELOPMENTS The U.S. Department of State (DoS) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) remain committed to assisting the world’s most vulnerable countries in fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. To date, pledged funding from USAID includes $299 million in assistance from USAID’s Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious…