Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Ukraine/Russia: As War Continues, Africa Food Crisis Looms

Provide Aid, Expand Social Protection to Prevent Hunger

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has worsened the food security crisis in many African countries, Human Rights Watch said today. Many countries in East, West, Middle, and Southern Africa rely on Russia and Ukraine for a significant percentage of their wheat, fertilizer, or vegetable oils imports, but the war disrupts global commodity markets and trade…

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Sub-Saharan African Growth Slows Amid Ongoing and New Economic Shocks

The analysis notes that recovery remains uneven, incomplete and is happening at varied rates of speed across the region

As the Sub-Saharan African economy struggles to recover from the 2020 recession induced by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the region now faces new economic growth challenges, compounded by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse, a biannual analysis of the near-term regional macroeconomic outlook, estimates growth at…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Amid worsening hunger crisis, African countries meet at UN forum on food and agriculture

FAO Regional Conference for Africa begins in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

On Equatorial Guinea’s capital island of Malabo, agriculture ministers from across Africa are meeting this week to discuss solutions to the growing hunger crisis, at a conferenced convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The 32nd Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC32) opened with a…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Africa’s energy opportunities under the spotlight as Russian energy gap widens (By Paul Sinclair)

African leaders are already moving to address European and global needs

By Paul Sinclair is VP of Energy for Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) As Europe seeks new sources of gas to ensure its energy security, can African markets fill in the Russian gap? While some countries are well poised to benefit from the potential economic windfall, others are lagging in terms…

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Nepal peacekeeper killed; UN strongly condemns attack in DR Congo

Mr. Guterres called on the Congolese authorities to investigate the incident and “swiftly bring those responsible to justice”

The UN chief on Tuesday together with the Security Council, strongly condemned an attack by suspected militia members, on peacekeepers serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which left one Nepali ‘blue helmet’ dead. In a statement issued by his Deputy Spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres said that the attack, believed to be…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

What the Global Oil Crisis means for Africa

The cost of fuel has risen sharply, with Brent crude oil hitting a 14-year high in recent weeks

Energy experts say the growing oil crisis across the globe is a wake-up call for the African continent to be become less dependent on foreign oil supplies. The cost of fuel has risen sharply, with Brent crude oil hitting a 14-year high in recent weeks. It remains firmly above $100…

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Qatar: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Call for Applying Same Principles and Standards to All International Issues

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted Qatar's commitment to the international principles and international law

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani underlined that the State of Qatar has a long record of dialogue and diplomacy in several areas of conflict, including Sudan and Lebanon, and between Djibouti and Eritrea, stressing that dialogue is the only way forward…

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How Nigeria Can Become A Leading Oil and Gas Supplier To The European Market

Nigeria has the potential to increase its oil and gas exports to Europe by ramping up production and increasing investment in exploration and infrastructure development

Apart from retaining its position amongst the leading oil and gas producers in Africa in 2022, Nigeria, with over 37 billion barrels of crude oil reserves, has the potential to improve its energy exports to Europe and help address anticipated crude oil and natural gas shortages.  With the European Union…

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Seychelles: Minister Radegonde holds bilateral talks on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum

The two Ministers addressed topics of mutual interest such as the signing of cooperation agreements

At the invitation of the Turkish government, Mr Sylvestre Radegonde, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism attended the 2nd Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) from 11th to 13th March 2022 in Antalya, Turkey. The Forum under the theme of “Recoding Diplomacy” was hosted and inaugurated by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in…

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The Black Impact Foundation and African Energy Chamber Support the Fair and Humane Treatment of all Ukrainian Refugees

The Black Impact Foundation has called for the immediate cessation of refugee discrimination in Ukraine and will launch a campaign to assist students of color affected by the war and who are facing discrimination

Goodwill and philanthropic institution, the Black Impact Foundation, in association with the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org), the voice of Africa's energy industry have denounced all hostile activities in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of its neighboring country, calling for the fair treatment of Africans, Indians, Arabs and all ethnic minorities who…