Source: Rotary |

Rotary gives $49.5 million to help eradicate polio and challenges the world to continue the fight to end the disease

Without full funding and political commitment to eradication, the disease could return to countries that are now polio-free and put children everywhere at risk

With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. To recognize this historic progress, Rotary ( clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Somalia: Urgent medical supplies reach hospitals for bomb blast victims

In the past 48 hours, official sources confirm the deaths of 276 people, while over 284 survivors have been admitted to Keysaney, Medina, Daru Alshifa, Mogadishu City, Somali Sudanese and Kalkaal hospitals

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have been responding to urgent needs following Saturday’s explosion in Mogadishu. Two days on, the death toll continues to rise as bodies under the ruble are discovered.   In the past 48 hours, official sources…

South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum
Source: South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum |

South Sudan's First Energy Event Attracts 400 Delegates, Catalyst for Cooperation with Sudan and Uganda

The event, South Sudan’s first ever energy and infrastructure conference, aimed to attract investment into oil, gas, power and supporting infrastructure

South Sudan Oil & Power 2017 ( brought together 400 delegates including Vice President James Wani Igga and ministers of petroleum, energy, trade, roads, and environment. The event, South Sudan’s first ever energy and infrastructure conference, aimed to attract investment into oil, gas, power and supporting infrastructure. Ministry and NOC…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

UK sponsors East Africa Standby Force map exercise

British Defence Attaché hands over certificates to East Africa Standby Force (EASF) Logistic Map Exercise participants

On 13 October, British Defence Attaché to Ethiopia, Colonel Matt Munro handed over certificates to East Africa Standby Force (EASF) military personnel who completed logistic map exercise at the EASF headquarters in Addis Ababa. The 21 EASF military personnel drawn out of Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Rwanda, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Revocation of economic sanctions by the United States on the Sudan

Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama

Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama: 1. Japan welcomes the United States’ decision to revoke economic sanctions with respect to the Republic of the Sudan, which will be effective on October 12, 2017. 2. Japan pays tribute to both the Governments of the United States and the Sudan, which…

Source: The Republic of Uganda - Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Sudan Under-Secretary for foreign affairs on working visit to Uganda

The meeting took place against the backdrop of the 2015 visit by H.E .President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to Khartoum during which he expressed the wish for the strengthening of relations between Uganda and Sudan

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya on the 5th, October 6, 2017 hosted his counterpart from Sudan, H.E Ambassador El Ghani Elnaim AwardElkarim, Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for a Political Consultative Meeting. The meeting was in line with the directive of the Final Communique at…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

United Nations Special Rapporteur Welcomes US Decision to lift Sudan Sanctions

Mr. Jazairy and the UN Independent Expert on Sudan, Mr. Aristide Nononsi, have worked behind the scenes over the past 16 months to bring about conditions leading to the decision

A UN human rights expert has praised the US decision to lift sanctions against Sudan after two decades of enforcement.   The Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, Idriss Jazairy, said the welcome decision taken by the US Administration on…

Oranto Petroleum Ltd
Source: Oranto Petroleum Ltd |

Oranto Petroleum Signs Exploration Agreements for Two Licenses in Uganda’s Lake Albert

The production sharing agreements (PSA) comprises a first exploration period of two years followed by a second exploration period for a maximum of two years for both licenses

Oranto Petroleum has signed two production sharing agreements (PSA) in the Ngassa Shallow and Deepwater Play of Lake Albert in Uganda. Oranto Petroleum entered the agreement with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for the Republic of Uganda and will hold 100% participating interests in both licenses. “We are…

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

UN’s global emergency response fund reaches annual funding goal of $450 million

With number of people in need of assistance at a record high more funding will be required

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock yesterday announced that the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has reached its 2017 funding target of US$450 million, following an additional commitment of SEK 50 million ($6 million) from Sweden. “I am inspired by the generosity of CERF’s donors. Given the…