Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

Over 720,000 tickets sold and only 50 days to go until FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ kicks off

Tickets for three group-stage fixtures – the Netherlands v. Cameroon in Valenciennes on 15 June, Nigeria v. France in Rennes on 17 June and Sweden v. the USA in Le Havre on 20 June – have also sold out in record time

Today marks 50 days until the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ kicks off in France, and FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are proud to announce that ticket sales for the competition are smashing records, with over 720,000 sold so far. The opening match of the…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

High-level visit by international partners to Hargeisa, SomaliIand

The delegation met with President Muse Bihi Abdi, all political parties, Parliament, the Electoral Commission and representatives of civil society organisations

A high-level delegation of Ambassadors and representatives from Denmark, European Union, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom visited Hargeisa, Somaliland, on 2 to 3 April 2019. The delegation met with H.E. President Muse Bihi Abdi, all political parties, Parliament, the Electoral Commission and representatives of civil society organisations.…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Agriculture Fast Track Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and seven other African countries

The Fund finances the project development cost of a broad range of agriculture infrastructure

Who: The African Development Bank What: Launch of 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) (https://bit.ly/2P94vrr) Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 9:00 – 11:00am Venue:  African Development Bank, Ghana Country Office, Ridge, Accra. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will launch 17 new grant projects…

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)
Source: Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) |

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) 2019 – Registration now open

The two-day event aims to promote and accelerate the growth of women-owned and women-led businesses for Africa’s inclusive economic growth

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org), which will celebrate its 5th year anniversary in 2019, has announced the dates for its prestigious annual conference and awards, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 29-30 October 2019. The conference theme this year is,…

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

Humanitarian funds release US$45.7 million for life-saving assistance in Somalia

Despite improvements in the humanitarian situation in 2018, the food security situation in Somalia has deteriorated

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) released a combined US$45.7 million today to scale up life-saving assistance in Somalia, where over 4.2 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance this year, including 900,000 acutely malnourished children. “These allocations will enable humanitarian agencies in…

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia |

Sweden contributes US$ 3.2 million to UNICEF Ethiopia’s humanitarian appeal for children

The funds will be used to prevent disease outbreaks, treat malnutrition, and ensure protection of children among internally displaced persons and refugees

The Government of Sweden has today contributed US$ 3.2 million to UNICEF Ethiopia’s 2019 humanitarian appeal for children. The funds will be used to prevent disease outbreaks, treat malnutrition, and ensure protection of children among internally displaced persons and refugees. “The Government of Sweden is a committed and consistent contributor…

Dangote Group
Source: Dangote Group |

Nigeria’s Dangote Tops a Very Short List of African Billionaires (By Devon Pendleton and Tom Metcalf)

There are just six Africans on the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people

By Devon Pendleton  and Tom Metcalf Aliko Dangote’s (https://bloom.bg/2ToRwGk) $17 billion net worth makes the Nigerian the richest person in Africa and the only member of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (https://www.Bloomberg.com/billionaires/) from one of the 60 poorest countries. About half of Nigeria’s 190.9 million citizens subside on less than $1.90 a day, giving…

Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

Local EU Statement on violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan in Yei River and Amadi States

The impact of the ongoing violence on the lives of civilians is grave and unacceptable

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of South Sudan issues the following statement in agreement with the Heads of Mission of EU Member States Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The EU Delegation acknowledges and welcomes the relative calm across the country but follows…

Source: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) |

One Planet City Challenge 2019 open for entries

Participating cities will be asked to compare their current emissions with the emission reductions needed to reach the 1.5 Deg C target

WWF has launched the One Planet City Challenge 2019 in which cities are being asked to show how they aim to deliver on the Paris Agreement by limiting their climate impact. The new assessment framework for the One Planet City Challenge will be based on data from the UN climate…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Namibia presents credentials

During her career, Ms. Kruger has served in various capacities

The new Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations (Vienna), Nada Kruger, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Kruger has served in various capacities, among them: Deputy Director, Southern Africa, Ministry of International Relations and…