Source: Austrian Embassy in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia |

Book presentation: "Eduard Zander: His Life and Work in Ethiopia 1847-1868"

Born in Germany in 1813, he lived and worked in Ethiopia from 1847 to his death in 1868

Dr. Dorothea McEwan will present her book on Eduard Zander's life and work in Ethiopia on Tuesday, November 5, here in Addis Ababa. The event will be held at the Goethe Institut at 17h30. If you are interested, you are most welcome to join and discover more about this book.…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Lead Poisoning reduced with Safer Mining Practices in Nigeria

This is the first study to report on a successful intervention to reduce lead exposures among artisanal miners

A pilot program to introduce safer mining practices in Nigerian gold mining communities has reduced blood lead levels by 32% according to a study published today. This is the first study to report on a successful intervention to reduce lead exposures among artisanal miners in communities were hundreds of children…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

South Sudan: Troika Statement, October 2019

Troika Statement on the Formation of South Sudan's Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom: "South Sudan faces a critical moment in the journey toward a peaceful and prosperous future. There are now less than four weeks for political leaders to form a transitional…

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Award-Winning Actress Julia Ormond, Egyptian Actor Asser Yassin join Global Migration Film Festival 2019 Jury

This year over 600 films have been submitted for acceptance by the festival

Emmy-award winning British actress and activist against human trafficking, Julia Ormond, and Egyptian actor, writer and film producer Asser Yassin have added their marquee names and expertise in migration, film-making and visual storytelling to IOM’s 2019 Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF). There’s a saying often attributed to the great Russian writer…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Ethiopia at World Travel Market, London

Discover the new Ethiopia and its infinite possibilities

We are delighted to announce that Ethiopia will take part in this year’s World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, scheduled to take place from Monday 4th November – Wednesday 6th November at ExCeL London. This will be a unique opportunity to showcase the very best…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General welcomes approval of his nominee, Fatoumata Ndiaye of Senegal, as Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services

She will succeed Heidi Mendoza of the Philippines to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her dedicated service to the Organization

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomes today’s decision by the General Assembly to approve Fatoumata Ndiaye of Senegal as Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services, Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) for a five-year non-renewable term.  She will succeed Heidi Mendoza of the Philippines to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for…

Source: Ambassade de France à Windhoek, Namibie |

Inauguration of the new living space at the French Residence with Roche Bobois

French Ambassador to Namibia hosted a Cocktail to inaugurate the new living space at the French Residence

On the 15th of October 2019, French Ambassador to Namibia hosted a Cocktail to inaugurate the new living space at the French Residence. Entirely redecorated by the French leader in luxury furniture Roche Bobois, H.E. Claire Bodonyi had the pleasure to welcome Sandrine Fanchette, Director and co-owner of Roche Bobois…

Source: UNICEF South Sudan |

Poor diets destroying children’s health, warns UNICEF

The Government of South Sudan to produce a multisectoral strategic plan for nutrition

An alarmingly high number of children under five years of age are suffering from the physical consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children and nutrition. The State of the World’s Children 2019 report finds that in…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Organizes First Humanitarian Charter Flight from Algeria to Niger

This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien migrants through IOM voluntary return activities facilitated by the governments of Algeria and Niger

This week (15/10), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized its first flight for voluntary return from the southern Algerian city of Tamanrasset to Niger’s capital, Niamey, carrying 166 Nigerien nationals, in close collaboration with the Governments of Algeria and Niger.  This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien…

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) |

High Level Discussion during the World Bank Annual Meetings

A Conversation on Disaster Risk Financing in Africa

When: 17th October 2019 Who: The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (www.bmz.de/en), and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and African Risk Capacity (ARC) Where: Room J-B1 075, J-Building of the World Bank, Washington D.C. Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST Download List of Speakers / discussants document: https://bit.ly/2INK3dF Context: At…