Source: United Nations - Security Council |

Political Changes in Sudan Could Affect Mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Tells Security Council

Darfur has seen significant improvements in security, with some displaced people returning home but 1.6 million remaining displaced

Members Echo Sudan’s Representative in Describing Recent Events as Internal Matter Not Warranting External Discussion, Interference The planned withdrawal of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30 June 2020 is on track, but the political situation in Sudan has changed drastically and could affect implementation of…

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Source: Rugby Africa |

The future of Rugby in Africa discussed at a meeting of Presidents in London

Rugby Africa EXCO Members attended meetings in London with members of World Rugby and Rugby Europe to discuss global projects and the development of African rugby

The President of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), Mr Khaled Babbou, attended meetings in London on the 16th of April, with his counterpart from Rugby Europe, Mr Octavian Morariu, and members of World Rugby to discuss the  project of a World Rugby Nations Championship and its implications for Tier 2 and Tier…

Source: Siemens AG |

Siemens launches Atlas of Digitalization to measure readiness and potential for City 4.0

Atlas identifies digital readiness and potential for six cities: Dubai, Los Angeles, London, Buenos Aires, Taipei and Johannesburg

Siemens (www.Siemens.co.za) has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas of Digitalization focuses on 3 interconnected themes - Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity – and assesses how the fourth…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Committee Against Torture to review Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom

The above are among the 166 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

The UN Committee Against Torture will meet in Geneva from 23 April to 17 May, 2019 to review Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The above are among the 166 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…

Source: British High Commission Kampala |

Uganda: calling for bids for varied projects in 2019/2020

The British High Commission in Kampala is inviting bids from NGOs, government institutions and civil societies on human rights and rules-based international system projects

The British High Commission’s (BHC) Post project budget is aimed at projects that will improve bilateral links between Uganda and the UK and support the UK’s foreign policy priorities in Uganda. Our priority areas for project funding this year are: strengthening the rules-based international system (including institutions) ending sexual violence…

Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

UK supports National Elections Command and Control exercise in Malawi

Officers from Malawi's protective services will be practicing multi-agency working ahead of May 2019 elections with support from British Peace Support Team (Africa)

The United Kingdom through British Peace Support Team (Africa) is supporting a national, election-focused command exercise (15th to 18th April 2019) in Lilongwe, aimed at examining, validating and testing core national capabilities and staff competencies at strategic, tactical and operational levels of command by giving participants a chance to practice…

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Source: Aenergy |

Angola’s Aenergy is first African business to receive Anti-Bribery Certificate

The award ISO 37001 is testament proactive anti-bribery measures that indicated how to develop businesses in a transparent way in Africa

One of Africa’s major energy and transportation firms - Aenergy (www.Aenergy.com) - has become the continent’s first business to be recognised by Bureau Veritas for its outstanding work practices. Angola-based Aenergy, which operates the country's largest thermal power plant and provides locomotive engines for the nation’s railways, has been awarded…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

Penny Mordaunt to pledge extra Cyclone Idai funding, as she issues stark climate warning

The International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will announce extra UK funding of up to £14 million to help deal with the impact of Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai caused devastation across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last month, killing at least 750 people and leaving around 3 million in desperate need of help. The new UK funding, announced as she arrives in Washington D.C. for the World Bank Spring Meetings today (Thursday 11 April), includes £10 million…

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.…