Tuesday, January 31, 2023
President Ruto: We will Protect the Vulnerable

President Ruto: We will Protect the Vulnerable

President William Ruto has called on development partners to complement government programmes aimed at transforming the lives of Kenyans. The President said the government is keen on implementing programmes that will uplift the underprivileged and...
African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Welcomes Commemoration of 31 January as Africa Day of Peace and Reconciliation

African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Welcomes Commemoration of 31 January as Africa Day of...

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the date of 31 January as the inaugural commemoration of the African Day of Peace and Reconciliation, as designated by the Assembly of...
Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Somalia Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi to visit Finland

Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Somalia Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi to visit Finland

The first Minister of the Environment and Climate Change of the Federal Republic of Somalia Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi visits Finland on 31 January–3 February 2023. The visit is on the invitation of the Finnish...
The Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs Receives the New United Nations Resident Coordinator for Mauritius and Seychelles

The Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs Receives the New United Nations Resident Coordinator for...

On Monday, 30th January 2023, Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave, Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, met Ms. Lisa Simrique Singh, the new United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) for Mauritius and Seychelles at Maison Quéau de Quinssy....
Communique of the Southern African Catholic Bishops at the Conclusion of their January 2023 Plenary Session

Communique of the Southern African Catholic Bishops at the Conclusion of their January 2023...

We, the bishops of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa, gathered for our plenary session in Pretoria from the 17th to the 24th of January 2023, give thanks to God for the opportunity of...
Western Cape: Excitement brewing among Prince Albert youth

Western Cape: Excitement brewing among Prince Albert youth

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, joined dozens of young people from Prince Albert, Leeu Gamka, and Klaarstroom on 28 January 2023 for a Youth Indaba hosted by the Prince Albert Community...
DPO Pay was awarded as the Fintech Discovery of the Year 2022 at the Ghana Fintech Awards

DPO Pay was awarded as the Fintech Discovery of the Year 2022 at the...

Leading African digital payments company DPO Pay (www.DPOGroup.com) wins the Fintech Discovery of the year award in the 2022 Ghana Fintech awards. As an initiative of Arkel Limited – a Fintech research and management...
African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Hits  Billion Investment Milestone in Lending to Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Hits $1 Billion...

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) (http://bit.ly/3sggisg) initiative has reached a landmark $1 billion in approved funding designated for lending to African  women entrepreneurs. This is yet another...
Climate Activists Seek Pope’s Support in Calls to Halt Oil and Gas Exploration in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Climate Activists Seek Pope’s Support in Calls to Halt Oil and Gas Exploration in...

Climate activists are deepening calls for a halt to plans for oil and gas exploration in Democratic Republic of Congo and seeking the Pope’s support in this, as he embarks on a visit to...
Showcasing Young Tech Talent Delivering for African Farmers,  Heifer International Selects ThriveAgric, DigiCow and Brastorne as  Winners of the 2022 AYuTe Africa Challenge

Showcasing Young Tech Talent Delivering for African Farmers, Heifer International Selects ThriveAgric, DigiCow...

Heifer International (www.Heifer.org) announced today the 2022 winners of the AYuTe Africa Challenge that supports agritech innovators: ThriveAgric of Nigeria, Kenya’s DigicCow and Botwana-based Brastorne Enterprises. ThriveAgric is a fast-growing start-up boosting farmer incomes and...
Qatar: Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Meets British Officials

Qatar: Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Meets British Officials

HE Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Khulaifi met separately on Monday in London with HE Director of Middle East Affairs at the British Foreign Office Stephen...
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ targets over 100,000 fans for epic opening matchday

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ targets over 100,000 fans for epic opening matchday

Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau to host opening ceremony and opening match at Eden Park on 20 July; Australia’s inaugural fixture against Republic of Ireland on the same day now confirmed to take place at Stadium Australia –...
South Africa: Committee for Section 194 Heard Evidence from Public Protector of Zambia

South Africa: Committee for Section 194 Heard Evidence from Public Protector of Zambia

The Committee for Section 194 Enquiry into Public Protector (PP) Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office today heard evidence from Ms Caroline Zulu-Sokoni, the PP of the Republic of Zambia. Ms Zulu-Sokoni was called...
World Health Organization (WHO) calls for more action to end ‘cycles of poverty and stigma’ related to tropical diseases

World Health Organization (WHO) calls for more action to end ‘cycles of poverty and...

To mark World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day, the UN agency has released a report highlighting progress and challenges in delivering care for these 20 conditions, which mainly affect the world’s poorest people.  NTDs are caused by a variety of...
United States funding to help World Food Programme (WFP) fight food insecurity in Sierra Leone

United States funding to help World Food Programme (WFP) fight food insecurity in Sierra...

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$3.2 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide emergency food and development assistance to 68,000 people in...
Post-cyclone Reconstruction Continues in Mozambique

Post-cyclone Reconstruction Continues in Mozambique

More than three years after cyclone Idai and Keneth hit Mozambique in 2019, much of the country is still trying to recover. An example of such recovery taking place is being witnessed in the...
Sudan political process enters a decisive phase requiring wide participation

Sudan political process enters a decisive phase requiring wide participation

Mohamed Belaiche, Ambassador for the African Union to Sudan; Volker Perthes, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan; Ismail Wais, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Special Envoy. After the signing of the Framework...
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff and the Cameroonian Authorities have Reached Staff-Level Agreement on the Third Review of the Extended Credit Facility and Extended Fund Facility for Cameroon

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff and the Cameroonian Authorities have Reached Staff-Level Agreement on...

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not...
On World Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Day, over US million new funding announced to expand efforts towards sleeping sickness elimination in nine African nations

On World Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Day, over US$7 million new funding announced to...

New funding from the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation will build on the success of the Trypa-NO! partnership – a project led by FIND (https://www.FINDdx.org), the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), and the...
Victories of Eritrean cyclists at several competitions

Victories of Eritrean cyclists at several competitions

Eritrean cyclists registered shining victories in several competitions conducted on 29 January. Accordingly, Biniam Ghirmay, one of the outstanding Eritrean cyclists, has become winner of Silver Medal at the competition held in Spain by finishing...
International Rescue Committee (IRC): Pope Francis visit to Congo and South Sudan is a unique opportunity for world leaders to address worsening humanitarian crises as needs spiral

International Rescue Committee (IRC): Pope Francis visit to Congo and South Sudan is a...

As the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan prepare to welcome His Holiness Pope Francis on January 31, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) calls on the international community to break the cycle of...
South Sudan army: It’s time to rebuild public trust and respect human rights to achieve peace

South Sudan army: It’s time to rebuild public trust and respect human rights to...

“If we want to truly transform and rebuild this country and a national army, we must listen to the voices of our civilians, so we can restore public trust and confidence,” Captain Joseph James...
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) Activates Lassa fever Emergency Operations Centre to Strengthen the Response to Rising Cases of Lassa Fever in Nigeria

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) Activates Lassa fever Emergency Operations Centre...

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has activated the national multisectoral Emergency Operations Centre for Lassa Fever (LF-EOC) at level 2 to coordinate and strengthen ongoing response activities in the country....
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Signs Euro 400 million 2023 Annual Plan with the Republic of Senegal and the Arab Africa Trade Bridges Country Program to Support the Key Sectors

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Signs Euro 400 million 2023 Annual Plan...

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-idb.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), today signed a Euro 400 million 2023 Annual Plan with the Republic of Senegal, within the revised...
West African Health Organization (WAHO) Press Release on the Occasion of the World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day

West African Health Organization (WAHO) Press Release on the Occasion of the World Neglected...

the West African Health Organization (WAHO) joins the international community in celebrating the fourth World Day of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) under the theme "Act now. Act together. Invest in neglected tropical diseases". This...
Ruto: Parliamentarians must Engage for Delivery of their Mandate

Ruto: Parliamentarians must Engage for Delivery of their Mandate

Members of Parliament must routinely engage for effective discharge of their mandate. President William Ruto said through debating, consulting and negotiating, the leaders can agree on how to move Kenya forward. He regretted that picketing, heckling...
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian President El-Sisi

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian President El-Sisi

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo. Secretary Blinken and President El-Sisi reaffirmed their strong commitment to the U.S.-Egypt strategic partnership and cooperation on a...
Ecobank wins Best Place to Work in Africa 2022 Award

Ecobank wins Best Place to Work in Africa 2022 Award

Ecobank Group (Ecobank.com), the leading pan-African bank, has won the highly coveted Best Place to Work in Africa 2022 Award from the Best Place to Work organisation. The Award honours organisations that exhibit the...
Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program Hosts Series of Bilateral Trade Business to Business (B2B) Meetings in Casablanca, Morocco

Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program Hosts Series of Bilateral Trade Business to Business...

30th January 2023 – The Arab-Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, a multi-donor, multi-country, and multi-organizations program organized the 3rd Arab African Buyers/Sellers Meeting on Agri-food and Derivative Products in Morocco. The two-day event brought...
Conclusion of the World Day of African and Afro-descendant Culture (JMCA 2023) as part of the Rabat, African Capital of Culture Program

Conclusion of the World Day of African and Afro-descendant Culture (JMCA 2023) as part...

The La Tour Hassan Hotel in Rabat was the venue for the official commemoration of the World Day of African and Afro-descendant Culture (JMCA) on January 24, 2023. This commemoration is part of the...
We will Promote Environment for Revival of Prosecutorial Zeal — Ruto

We will Promote Environment for Revival of Prosecutorial Zeal — Ruto

President William Ruto has said it is possible for Africa to have in place a mechanism that will detect and deter crimes. He said technology has furthered terrorism, violent crimes and illicit trafficking of arms,...
Republic of Korea Government Decides to Provide US0,000 in Humanitarian Aid to Republic of Malawi in Response to Cholera Outbreak

Republic of Korea Government Decides to Provide US$200,000 in Humanitarian Aid to Republic of...

The government of the Republic of Korea will provide US$200,000 in humanitarian aid to the Republic of Malawi, where the spread of cholera has caused a large number of deaths and illnesses. The ROK government...
Western Cape: Excitement brewing among Prince Albert youth

Premier to request meeting with President over energy crisis

Premier Alan Winde convened another meeting of the Western Cape Energy Council on Friday to receive an update on efforts to reduce the impact of loadshedding on the Western Cape. At the meeting, the Premier...
South Africa: Western Cape on emergency funding to mitigate impact of loadshedding on local municipalities

South Africa: Western Cape on emergency funding to mitigate impact of loadshedding on local...

At the first provincial Cabinet meeting of the year, held on Wednesday, 25 January 2023, emergency funding needed to mitigate the consequences of unprecedented levels of loadshedding on the Western Cape economy, on municipal...
Primary School, Afanoyoa 1 in Cameroon Renewed by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA)

Primary School, Afanoyoa 1 in Cameroon Renewed by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA)

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) renewed the primary school, Afanoyoa 1 in Yaounde III in Cameroon. Within the framework of the renovation project, the roof of the school, which has 13 classrooms, was completely renewed....
Primary School, Afanoyoa 1 in Cameroon Renewed by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA)

Support from Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) to Coffee Production in Kenya

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency gave support to KALRO, Coffee Research Institute, the only institution to provide coffee bean in Kenya, to revive coffee production in the country. In Kenya, there has been a serious...
Primary School, Afanoyoa 1 in Cameroon Renewed by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA)

Vocational Training Project Jointly Carried out by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and...

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Turkish Red Crescent and Sudan Red Crescent jointly carried out a project focused on “Providing Occupation, Equipment, and Material Support for Sudanese Trainees’’. 40 Sudanese citizens participated in the project...
Sudan political process enters a decisive phase requiring wide participation

Statement of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations...

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) strongly condemns the killing of an aid worker in Blue Nile State. “I am deeply saddened by...
Ground-breaking initiative supports African mayors to transform their cities

Ground-breaking initiative supports African mayors to transform their cities

Today, the African Mayoral Leadership Initiative (AMALI) (https://AMALICities.Africa) unveiled its plans to catalyse the transformation of cities across the continent. The initiative will provide exclusive, tailored support to African city leaders, drawing on the...
Qatar: Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Meets British Officials

Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sends Written Message to Egyptian Minister of Interior

HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani sent a written message to HE Minister of Interior of the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt Major General Mahmoud Tawfik,...
Uganda: Financial literacy key to development- Speaker Among

Uganda: Financial literacy key to development- Speaker Among

Speaker Anita Among has urged political leaders to train communities in financial literacy if the dream to achieve an economically transformed Uganda is to be realised. The Speaker was speaking on Saturday, 28 January 2023...
TradeMark Africa Launches in West Africa

TradeMark Africa Launches in West Africa

TradeMark East Africa, one of the world’s leading Aid for Trade organisation, has today rebranded to TradeMark Africa (TMA) (www.TradeMarkAfrica.com) and simultaneously officially launched its West Africa operations. Founded in 2010 in Kenya, today...
Vertiv Inaugurates New Factory in Ras Al Khaimah to Expand its Integrated Modular Solutions Business

Vertiv Inaugurates New Factory in Ras Al Khaimah to Expand its Integrated Modular Solutions...

Vertiv (NYSE: VRT) (www.Vertiv.com), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, inaugurated an expansion of its factory in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, to support its integrated modular solutions (IMS), low voltage...
Victories of Eritrean cyclists at several competitions

Eritrea participates at Cairo Book Fair

Eritrea through the Eritrean Embassy in Egypt participated at the 54th Cairo Book Fair. The Book Fair that was staged at the International Exhibition Center was officially opened by Mr. Moustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt...
Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held talks with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The Spokesman for the Presidency said that Prime Minister Pashinyan expressed his pleasure to have President El-Sisi visit Armenia for the first...
Internally displaced persons face challenges upon returning to their homes in Tambura

Internally displaced persons face challenges upon returning to their homes in Tambura

A steady stream of spontaneous returnees has been making its way home as a local peace initiative in the Tambura area, supported by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has resulted in...
Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets Armenian President at Presidential Palace in Yerevan

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the President of Armenia, Vahagn Khachaturyan, at the Presidential Palace in Yerevan, Armenia, where an official reception was held, national anthems played and the guard of honor...
African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) newly deployed senior military officers inducted

African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) newly deployed senior military officers inducted

Fifteen newly deployed military staff officers for the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have concluded a week-long induction on the range of Mission Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). At the opening ceremony on Monday,...
Victories of Eritrean cyclists at several competitions

Eritrea: Henok Mulubrhan wins third place

Henok Mulubrhan, a member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team, wins third place at the 5th stage of Tour Gabon that was held yesterday, 27 January. Likewise, Michael Habtom, Natnael Berhane, Aklilu Arefaine and Dawit...
Somali clerics denounce religious extremism and commend the government on the offensive against terror groups

Somali clerics denounce religious extremism and commend the government on the offensive against terror...

Over 300 Islamic clerics from Somalia and the diaspora have issued a fatwa denouncing religious extremism in all its forms and urged the public to support the ongoing Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)–led offensive...