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The Government of Sweden and UNDP sign agreement to promote socio-economic development and peacebuilding in Africa’s borderlands

The programme will be implemented in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Life and Peace Institute (LPI)

Today, the Government of Sweden, represented by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a SEK 5,000,000 agreement to promote socio-economic development and peacebuilding in Africa’s borderland regions in the Liptako-Gourma in West Africa, and the Karamoja Cluster in East Africa. The…

Source: United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) |

Friends of Sudan condemn attempts to undermine Sudan’s peaceful political transition

The Friends of Sudan reaffirm their commitment to supporting the gains of the revolution and the civilian-led transitional process in Sudan

France, Germany, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations, as members of the Friends of Sudan Group, condemn yesterday’s attempted disruption of Sudan’s civilian-led transition by rogue military elements in Khartoum. Any attempt to destabilize or…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Sudan: African Development Bank Group approves proposal to clear $413 million arrears

The proposal enables the Bank to proceed with clearing Sudan’s arrears with the African Development Bank Group, with the support of the United Kingdom and Sweden

The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Group on Friday approved a proposal for the clearance of about $413 million in arrears on loans owed by Sudan to the institution, marking a major milestone in the country’s re-engagement with international financial institutions and the global economy. The…

Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

Sweden to make major investment in global access to vaccines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

The Government is responding to the challenges through a comprehensive global health initiative

The Government is presenting an extensive investment in global health totalling more than SEK 2.5 billion to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines, prevent and manage the risk of corruption and counter displacement effects on health systems in the world’s poorest countries. More than a year has passed since WHO declared…

Source: UN Habitat |

UN-Habitat and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) partner in cash transfer initiative to cushion Kismayo residents from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

250 households will each receive a total of USD 210 over a three – month period to support their families

UN-Habitat has disbursed the first tranche of direct cash transfers of USD 70 each to 250 vulnerable households in Western Kismayo as part of the COVID-19 response within a larger project funded by the Government of Sweden which addresses youth and urban regeneration in Somalia. The same 250 households will…

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An innovative and unique partnership: WHO, Sweden and Somalia work together to improve health outcomes for all Somalis

Sweden is working closely with WHO to support the establishment of an independent Somali public health authority: The National Institute of Health

Nearly 30 years of conflict and instability have heavily marked Somalia’s recent history. Some gains are being made, but the country still faces many challenges ahead. Somalia’s health indicators, especially for women and children rank among the lowest in the world. Recently published statistics show that maternal mortality and deaths…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Sweden contributes US$3.5 million to help WFP deliver food to people affected by conflict in northern Mozambique

The donation comes at a critical time; Cabo Delgado province has the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in Mozambique – with more than half of the children malnourished

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of SEK 30 million (US$3.5 million) from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to help meet the food and nutrition needs of people affected by the conflict in Cabo Delgado. WFP will be able to use this funding to help…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Team Europe supports Africa’s COVID-19 response with 1.4 million test kits donated by Germany and delivered by the EU Humanitarian Air Bridge

This donation is to provide direct support for implementation of the Africa Joint Continental Strategy for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), through the African Union, today received the third and last batch of 1.4 million COVID-19 test kits donated by the Government of Germany. The kits were delivered through a European Union (EU) Humanitarian Air Bridge flight as part of the EU’s…

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Aleph Commodities Acquires Majority Stake in InterTank

The acquisition provides a framework for ESG investments, as Aleph and InterTank seek to jointly develop opportunities in the renewable energy sector

Aleph Commodities Ltd (“Aleph”) (www.AlephCommodities.com), an investment and energy trading company headquartered in London, along with co-investors, has acquired a majority stake in InterTank Nordic AB (“InterTank”), an independent storage management and operations company in Sweden. InterTank manages over 1 million cubic meters of storage capacity across more than 20…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Sweden Funds Emergency Cash Transfers to women and children impacted by Covid-19 in West Nile

The emergency intervention was made possible by Swedish funding to a social protection and health systems strengthening programme implemented jointly by WFP and UNICEF

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Government of Uganda will begin making emergency cash transfers in the coming days to more than 56,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under the age of two, including refugees, in West Nile region. The emergency intervention was made possible by Swedish…