Embassy of The Republic of Ghana - Denmark
Source: Embassy of The Republic of Ghana - Denmark |

Ghana at The 2019 World Water Week

The program was organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) under the theme "Water for society: Including all

Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources led Ghana delegation to the 2019 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, from 25th - 30th August 2019. The program was organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) under the theme "Water for society: Including all"  Over 4000 participants…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Liberia |

Joint European Union (EU)-US Statement on Recent Electoral Violence in Montserrado County

We urge the Liberian authorities to complete a swift and objective investigation to hold accountable those instigating or executing violence in this and previous incidents

The EU Delegation and the Embassies of the United States of America and the EU Member States (France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom) in Monrovia are concerned about recent incidents of violence after the by-elections in Montserrado County. We condemn the violence that took place on Saturday, 17…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe |

Joint Local Statement on Respect for Human Rights and Freedom of Assembly

The security forces must adhere to their Constitutional mandate and exercise restraint and proportionality while maintaining public order

The Heads of Mission of the Delegation of the European Union, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Australia, Canada and the United States of America issue the following statement in Zimbabwe: Intimidation, harassment and physical attacks on human rights…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

All set for eighth conference on climate change & development in Africa, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Murombedzi

The conference will also help ensure that Africa’s voice is amplified and heard at the summit in New York in September

All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) which will be held in Addis Ababa from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’. Mr. James Murombedzi, Chief of the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Senegal’s Ambitious Gas-to-Power Agenda

Senegal aims to obtain sufficient energy sources while reaching a triple objective that includes providing reliable electricity for its citizens

Africa is leading the liquefied natural gas (LNG) global race as it will receive one-third of total global greenfield investments for LNG projects in 2019, around $103 billion. Senegal is leading the way with its giant Grand Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas field, which will have economic and social benefits in…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Central African Republic: New Court Should Step Up Effort

Donors, Government Should Increase Support

The Central African Republic’s Special Criminal Court should intensify investigations and urgently recruit additional staff to deliver justice for war crimes and other serious offenses, Human Rights Watch said today. The new court is operating in a tremendously difficult setting after years of brutal conflict and insecurity in the country and needs greater government…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Launches Regional Stabilization Facility for Lake Chad

The Facility will be implemented with a planned budget of $100 million for the first phase across the four countries

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched the Regional Stabilization Facility for Lake Chad, an ambitious multi-million dollar fund to scale up the range of stabilization intervention in areas of Lake Chad Basin. The four Lake Chad Basin countries have warmly welcomed this joint initiative, as part of their…

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

Somalia: Response plan for impact of poor Gu rains in place to avoid a major crisis

The delayed start and poor performance of the 2019 Gu’ (April-June) rains resulted in severe drought conditions across Somalia through early May

Two years after the prolonged 2016/2017 drought destroyed livelihoods and displaced almost one million Somalis - but also triggered a massive and successful scale up in humanitarian response to avert famine - severe climatic conditions, combined with other persistent drivers of humanitarian crisis, armed conflict, protracted and continued displacement and…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

A graduate at 47, new midwife triumphs over life’s trials (by Arlene Alano)

South Sudan has increased its number of qualified midwives from fewer than 10 in 2008 to 879 today

At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year – and she feels like a brand new person. “I am a better person now,” she said. Her success offers a clear lesson to those in her…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

New spike in displacement in Eastern DRC further complicates Ebola response, requires urgent relocation and response

IOM is mobilizing the financial resources required to start land development as well as the rapid relocation of IDPs exposed to public health hazards and other protection risks

Renewed violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region that is struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola outbreak, has claimed the lives of at least 160 people and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, further complicating the response to the public health emergency. “The people who fled…