Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists: Applications invited for Journalism Fellowships at United Nations Headquarters

The fellowships are open to journalists who are native to the mainly developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), and Latin America/the Caribbean

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2019 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 1, 2019. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, who are interested in coming to New York to report…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

UK aid will be “even quicker and smarter” in 2019 as the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance globally will be double the UK population

The need for humanitarian aid will remain especially high in 2019, driven by conflict in countries like Cameroon and the Central African Republic

The UK is stepping up preparations for global humanitarian crises in 2019 and harnessing the power of satellite and supercomputer technology to better predict where disasters will strike. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said the UK will take early action to prepare for crises where possible in 2019, not just dealing with the aftermath of dire humanitarian…

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Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Small and Micro Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS) join hands to scale up business resilience support to Yemen under BRAVE Program

The Business Resilience Assistance for Value-adding Enterprises (BRAVE) aims to enhance the resilience of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)s in Yemen in vital sectors against the impacts of the ongoing conflict

IDB Head Office witnessed today the signing ceremony of the implementation agreements for the scale up of BRAVE Program in Yemen. The Business Resilience Assistance for Value-adding Enterprises (BRAVE) aims to enhance the resilience of the SMEs in Yemen in vital sectors against the impacts of the ongoing conflict. The…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Media Advisory | October 15, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims on World Food Day

Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of World Food Day, including USAID’s Feed the future program

EVENT: Please join us on Monday, October 15 at 09:00 EDT | 15:00 SAST for a telephonic press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims.  Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of…

CAJ News Africa
Source: CAJ News Africa |

Impoverished Djibouti has nothing to show for its wealth

Economists warn that Djibouti’s debt is close to its entire GDP but Mr Guelleh has shown no sign of slowing down on the opulence

WITH vast amounts of aid flowing into government coffers and its strategic position boasting one of the busiest shipping lanes, Djibouti ought to be among the wealthiest countries in the African continent. However, the irony is that the tiny country situated in the eastern coast of Africa is among the…

Source: EXX Africa |

The trade of illegal weapons implicates senior government officials in Djibouti – Report

EXX Africa published a special report on the arms trade in the Horn of Africa

EXX Africa (www.EXXAfrica.com) published a special report on the arms trade in the Horn of Africa. Download the report: https://bit.ly/2CcF7hr The trade of illegal weapons implicates senior government officials in Djibouti, which suggests that the Doraleh port terminal, which is now under government control and suffers from porous customs checks, will…

Source: CAJ News Africa |

Africa at risk: Malaysia slams China’s “new version of colonialism”

from Said Aboubaker in Djibouti and Savious Kwinika in Johannesburg

IT is a crisis mirrored across the developing world: loans so huge that government struggles to repay the debt. But Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad would not have it. On a visit to Beijing this week, he accused his host of luring nations into a trap with easy loans for…

Source: EXX Africa |

The Arms Trade in The Horn of Africa

The reluctance of western and other powers to act against Djibouti’s increasing arms trafficking activities poses an existential threat to the security of the Horn of Africa and imperils ongoing efforts to end long-running conflicts in the region

EXX Africa (www.EXXAfrica.com) published a special report on the arms trade in the Horn of Africa. The trade of illegal weapons in the Horn of Africa remains highly lucrative and is comprehensively entwined with transnational terrorist groups, drug smuggling, and the conflict in nearby Yemen. The focus of the regional arms…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

A team of vaccination experts from Guinea will be deployed to support ring vaccination (once strain confirmed)

Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo: Cumulative case count as of 6 Aug: • Confirmed: 16 • Probable: 27 • Total cases: 43 • Total deaths: 34 • Under the leadership of the Minister of Health, WHO and its key partners - including UNICEF, the World Food Programme, the International…

Foreign Policy
Source: Foreign Policy |

Will Djibouti Become Latest Country to Fall Into China’s Debt Trap?

The African country houses a key U.S. military base, making it a particular concern for Washington

Djibouti lies more than 2,500 miles from Sri Lanka but the East African country faces a predicament similar to what its peer across the sea confronted last year: It has borrowed more money from China than it can pay back. In both countries, the money went to infrastructure projects under…