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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Emergency Response Project for Displaced Communities in Niger Concludes Amid Deteriorating Security Situation

The nine-month project aimed to prevent the exacerbation of the already dire situation in the Tillabéry region

This November, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s emergency response project Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Affected Populations in Tillabéry, funded by the Government of Japan, came to an end.  The nine-month project aimed to prevent the exacerbation of the already dire situation in the Tillabéry region by improving the living…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Nominations open for SA Rugby Player of the Year Awards 2019

SA Rugby has started the process to identify the South African Rugby Player of the Year for 2019

NOTE: Media are welcome to report the nomination process, but please note that polling is only open to media and that the details of the polling mechanism are not for publication. SA Rugby has started the process to identify the South African Rugby Player of the Year for 2019. Media…

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

Extreme poverty and inequality among Africa’s top challenges, ECA’s Ruzvidzo says

More than 50% of urban residents in Africa live informally, increasing by 4.5 million annually and an estimated 210 million live under conditions of poverty in urban slums, excluding North Africa

Eradicating extreme poverty and reducing inequality remain some of Africa’s biggest challenges which the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is trying to help member States tackle through various policy recommendations and actions. This was said Thursday by Ms. Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director of the Gender, Poverty and Social Policy Division at…

Source: Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region (OSESG-GL) |

Regional Workshop on Participation of Women addresses the barriers hinder women’s participation in electoral and other political processes

During the two-day brainstorming, participants of the regional workshop highlighted the importance of the workshop in light of forthcoming elections in the Great Lakes region

The African Union (AU) Department of Political Affairs (DPA), in partnership with the Office of the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), convened a regional workshop on the "Participation, Representation…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Stability is key for supermajor investment in Africa

In order to tap Africa's immense reserves, commercial terms must be in place to draw those investments

Although it may appear that much of the exploration activity in Africa is driven by smaller independents, the supermajors still have a significant role to play. In recognition of the importance of the market these supermajors were all well represented by senior executives at this year’s Africa Oil Week (…

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

Humanitarian funds release US$18.7 million for life-saving floods response in Somalia

The $8 million from CERF will enable UN agencies and their partners to sustain and scale up their ongoing time-critical interventions in the worst-affected areas

 A combined $18.7 million has been released from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) to scale up life-saving assistance to just over half a million people affected by floods in Somalia. “These funds come at a critical time, enabling humanitarian partners to…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Nairobi Summit looks at solutions to climate change and environmental degradation for women and girls

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) notes that population growth and changes in demographics drive environmental change

In mid-November, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted a summit in Nairobi, Kenya to rally the political will and financial commitments urgently needed to implement the goals of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) adopted by 179 governments in Cairo. That 1994 declaration recognized the delicate balance between population and natural…

Source: EY |

Southern Africa’s Top Entrepreneurs Announced in Johannesburg, South Africa

This year’s finalist group and of course, the winners, have built businesses across all sectors offering innovation and exceptional acumen and leadership

Southern Africa’s top three entrepreneurs were named at the 22nd Annual EY ( World Entrepreneur Awards gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13 November 2019. CEO’s, Founders, and leading entrepreneurs attended the Southern Africa programme of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs: the Global EY Entrepreneur Of The…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber Takes Part in High-Level Debate on the Future of the Global Oil & Gas Industry at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC)

Executives agreed that global energy markets are more than ever open for business and competing for foreign investments

The African Energy Chamber ( participated in the Oil & Gas 4.0 Strategic Roundtables at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi this week. During the “Energy trends, policy formation and geopolitical factors affecting the global oil and gas industry” roundtable, the Chamber provided a critical African perspective to the global debate on…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

34th Universal Periodic Review: The Arab Republic of Egypt

The United Kingdom welcomes Egypt’s steps to address violence against women, including adopting a national strategy for women’s empowerment

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UK Mission to the UN in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite delivers statement on Egypt during the 34th Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), sharing recommendations to improve their human rights record. By Julian Braithwaite Thank you Mr President, and thank you Minister for your presence…