Sunday, November 27, 2022
Uganda: Gender-Based Violence campaign launched at Parliament

Uganda: Gender-Based Violence campaign launched at Parliament

The annual international campaign dubbed, ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV)’, has been launched at Parliament with an appeal to involve men in programmes aimed at eliminating GBV. Presiding at the launch on...
Africa can overcome HIV by 2030 if we prioritise most vulnerable groups, experts agree ahead of World AIDS Day 2022

Africa can overcome HIV by 2030 if we prioritise most vulnerable groups, experts agree...

This World AIDS Day, the international community is focusing on how to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. Experts believe it can be done by overcoming barriers to HIV care and treatment through focusing...
Sweden: Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell visits Kenya

Sweden: Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell visits Kenya

Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell is visiting Kenya on 23–24 November 2022. The Minister’s visit will take place in conjunction with the official visit to Kenya of Crown Princess...
Egypt: Sexually Abused Refugees find no Justice

Egypt: Sexually Abused Refugees find no Justice

The Egyptian authorities have failed to protect vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers from pervasive sexual violence, including by failing to investigate rape and sexual assault, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch documented 11 incidents of...
Fez Forum concludes with spotlight on Morrocco’s model of tolerance and co-existence

Fez Forum concludes with spotlight on Morrocco’s model of tolerance and co-existence

Speaking at a joint press conference, Miguel Angel Moratinos, the High Representative of the UNAOC, and Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, spoke about the Forum and its results. They...
Faculty of Harvard University and Africa.com feature Online Course for Africans in food systems businesses

Faculty of Harvard University and Africa.com feature Online Course for Africans in food systems...

Africa.com (www.Africa.com), the women-led digital media organisation, is featuring an online course in conjunction with HarvardX and online course provider edX. The course Food Systems Live! Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (http://bit.ly/3EXNax3) is slated to...
Morocco: Statement by the Royal Office

Morocco: Statement by the Royal Office

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, received on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at the Rabat Royal Palace, Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres. The UN Secretary General expressed his...
Eritrea: Effort to Develop Capacity of Members

Eritrea: Effort to Develop Capacity of Members

Ms. Senait Mehari, Socio-Economic Service at the National Union of Eritrean Women, reported that the union in cooperation with partners is exerting strong effort to develop the economic capacity of members. Indicating that the union...
Madagascar: Executive Director of Transparency International Initiative Madagascar summoned after denouncing corruption

Madagascar: Executive Director of Transparency International Initiative Madagascar summoned after denouncing corruption

Responding to the questioning of the Executive Director of Transparency International Initiative Madagascar (TI-MG) Ketakandriana Rafitoson by the police this afternoon, Muleya Mwananyanda, Regional Director for Amnesty International East and Southern Africa Regional Office...
Madagascar: Executive Director of Transparency International Initiative Madagascar summoned after denouncing corruption

Tanzania: Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against 24 Members of the Maasai

Responding to the decision by Tanzania’s Director of Public Prosecution to drop charges of murder and conspiracy to murder against 24 members of the Maasai, including 10 leaders, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Regional Director...
Madagascar: Executive Director of Transparency International Initiative Madagascar summoned after denouncing corruption

Algeria: Ensure Effective and Impartial Investigation into Activist Disappearance

The Algerian authorities must ensure that the investigation into the enforced disappearance for 20 days of activist Abdelhamid Bouziza, is independent, effective and impartial, Amnesty International said today. Judicial authorities in Tlemcen ordered the opening...
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2022 Article IV Mission to and Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Guinea on Financial Assistance through the Food Shock Window under the Rapid Credit Facility

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2022 Article IV Mission to and Reaches Staff-Level...

Guinea has reached a staff-level agreement to receive up to $69 million (25 percent of Guinea’s IMF quota) in emergency financing through the IMF’s new Food Shock Window under the Rapid Credit Facility; This...
Uganda: Gender-Based Violence campaign launched at Parliament

Uganda: Parliament to Investigate Labour Export Companies

The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has tasked the Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development, to work with the line ministry to investigate companies involved in the export of labour to the Middle...
Uganda: Gender-Based Violence campaign launched at Parliament

Uganda: Planning Authority Asks Members of Parliament (MPs) to Clip Supplementary Requests

The National Planning Authority (NPA) has beseeched the finance committee of Parliament to discourage the use of supplementary budgets, as it undermines budget credibility. The NPA team led by the Executive Director, Dr Joseph Muvawala,...
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Provincial leaders strengthen their law-drafting and gender-mainstreaming capacities

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Provincial leaders strengthen their law-drafting and gender-mainstreaming capacities

In the DRC, this October and November, elected officials from different provinces are attending two-day trainings by UN Women on legislative writing, gender mainstreaming and transformational leadership in their respective provinces. These culminate in...
Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets with Minister of Awqaf

Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets with Minister of Awqaf

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Dr. Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, Presidential Advisor for Financial Affairs Major General Mohamed Amin, and Assistant to the Minister of Awqaf Mr. Mohammed...
Lesotho Commemorates World Children’s Day

Lesotho Commemorates World Children’s Day

Her Majesty Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso presented awards to journalists who participated in raising awareness on trafficking in persons, End Child Mirage, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse as the Commemoration of World Children’s Day 2022. Beneficiaries...
Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends to Save Lives

Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends to Save Lives

Nathalie* looked upon her convalescent baby, hope slowly wiping away distress. Her 12-month-old boy had been admitted to St Luc Hospital in Kisantu, a town in the south of the Democratic Republic of the...
Ghana: African Development Fund approves .9 million grant for Savannah Agriculture Value Chain Development Project (SADP)

Ghana: African Development Fund approves $27.9 million grant for Savannah Agriculture Value Chain Development...

The Board of Directors of the African Development (https://www.AfDB.org) Fund has approved a $27.9 million grant to Ghana for the development of agricultural value chains in the Savannah region. The grant will increase the climate-resilient...
Azule Energy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Adriano Mongini to Discuss Angolan Exploration at Angola Oil and Gas (AOG) 2022

Azule Energy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Adriano Mongini to Discuss Angolan Exploration at Angola...

Adriano Mongini, CEO of Azule Energy - an Eni-bp joint-venture company established this year - will be attending and participating as a speaker at the 2022 edition of the Angola Oil&Gas (AOG) conference and...
European Union (EU) and Government of Sierra Leone Hold Political Dialogue

European Union (EU) and Government of Sierra Leone Hold Political Dialogue

The 2022 annual Political Dialogue between the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the European Union (EU), chaired by H.E. Rtd. Brigadier General Dr. Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra...
United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers conduct air patrol to Ajakuac, discuss security and humanitarian concerns with communities

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers conduct air patrol to Ajakuac, discuss...

For the past few years, South Sudan has not merely suffered from the worst flooding in nearly 60 years but also soaring sub-national violence. Against this backdrop, the world’s newest nation is struggling to...
United States (U.S.) Government Launches Two Projects to Boost Business and Trade

United States (U.S.) Government Launches Two Projects to Boost Business and Trade

On November 22, Zambian Minister of Finance Situmbeko Musokotwane and U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Michael Gonzales launched two critical economic development projects funded by the U.S. government – the U.S. Agency for International Development...
Flapmax Launches Artificial Intelligence (AI) Builders Garage, a Global Community Supporting Young Entrepreneurs and Developers

Flapmax Launches Artificial Intelligence (AI) Builders Garage, a Global Community Supporting Young Entrepreneurs and...

Flapmax (www.Flapmax.com) announced today the launch of AI Builders Garage, a global on- and offline platform designed to help young entrepreneurs and developers transform innovative ideas into sustainable business solutions. The AI Builders Garage offers...
United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers conduct air patrol to Ajakuac, discuss security and humanitarian concerns with communities

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and local authorities in Lakes raise awareness...

Violations of children’s right are commonplace in South Sudan, and Lakes State is no exception. With this in mind, the United Nations Mission in the country joined forces with local authorities to raise awareness...
Madagascar: Executive Director of Transparency International Initiative Madagascar summoned after denouncing corruption

South Sudan: African Union must set precedent for African-led justice by establishing court for...

Ahead of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) meeting on South Sudan on 30 November, Amnesty International and the South Sudanese Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) have called on the African Union...
Supporting digital solutions for Senegalese farms

Supporting digital solutions for Senegalese farms

To support the growth and competitiveness of agri-tech in Senegal, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Trade Centre officially launched the NTF V project on 13 October in Dakar. As Senegal’s population...
Namibia: Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation Ceremony

Namibia: Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation Ceremony

On November 22, the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Namibia, Tiffany Miller, officiated the graduation ceremony of the second cohort for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a program that provides...
Tourism recovery accelerates to reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels

Tourism recovery accelerates to reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels

An estimated 700 million tourists travelled internationally between January and September, more than double (+133%) the number recorded for the same period in 2021. This equates to 63% of 2019 levels and puts the...
<div>President of Somalia Receives Credentials of Qatar's Ambassador</div>

President of Somalia Receives Credentials of Qatar’s Ambassador

HE President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud received Wednesday the credentials of HE Dr. Abdullah bin Salem Al Nuaimi as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to...
Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) and Head of African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Ambassador El-Amine Souef presents Credential Letter to the President of Somalia

Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) and Head of...

The new Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), Ambassador Mohammed El-Amine Souef, on Tuesday presented his...
Supporting digital solutions for Senegalese farms

Digital tech helps small firms compete in francophone Africa

Digital technologies deliver real benefits to companies in French-speaking Africa. They improve communication with value chain partners, lower operating costs and boost marketing and sales. But poor-quality, expensive internet connections mean many firms struggle...
Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) Capital Markets and Societe Generale Côte d’Ivoire acted as Co-Lead Arrangers on the EUR 135 million debt financing for the acquisition of JA Delmas, Caterpillar dealer in West Africa

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) Capital Markets and Societe Generale Côte d’Ivoire acted as Co-Lead...

MCB Capital Markets (“MCBCM”), a subsidiary of MCB Group (https://www.MCB.mu), and Societe Generale Côte d’Ivoire (“SGCI”) through its Structured Finance Group for Sub-Saharan Africa (“SFG AFS”) are pleased to announce that they acted as...
United Nations (UN) torture prevention body announces upcoming visits in 2023

United Nations (UN) torture prevention body announces upcoming visits in 2023

The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) announced plans to visit Georgia, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, the Philippines and South Africa in 2023, in addition to previously announced missions to Croatia, Madagascar and the State of...
Kaspersky: ,100 is the average price for access to corporate data on Dark web in Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region

Kaspersky: $2,100 is the average price for access to corporate data on Dark web...

Sensitive data stolen from companies during cyberattacks often ends up on Dark web markets and forums. With the rise of the cybercrime as a service business model, Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers found that not only...
United Kingdom (UK) Export Finance commits up to £4bn to strengthen UK and Moroccan trade ties

United Kingdom (UK) Export Finance commits up to £4bn to strengthen UK and Moroccan...

Up to £4 billion available finance for overseas buyers of UK goods and services will strengthen the trade relationship between the UK and Morocco; announcement comes as export credit agency appoints new International Export...
<div>Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Directorate to Speak at Angola Oil & Gas 2022</div>

Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Directorate to Speak at Angola Oil & Gas 2022

Signifying growing relations between the two countries, Director General of the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, Foday Mansaray, has been confirmed to speak at the Angola Oil&Gas (AOG) 2022 (https://bit.ly/3Eu7Xqp) Conference&Exhibition taking place from...
Qatar Participates in 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum in Morocco

Qatar Participates in 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum in Morocco

The State of Qatar participated Tuesday in the 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Global Forum: "Towards An Alliance of Peace: Living Together as One Humanity" that was convened on Nov. 22-23, 2022,...
Copia Global Announces Partnership with Cellulant to Enable Payments for its Diaspora and Urban Customers

Copia Global Announces Partnership with Cellulant to Enable Payments for its Diaspora and Urban...

Copia Global (https://CopiaGlobal.com), the only B2C e-commerce platform providing e-commerce solutions for the rapidly growing 800 million middle to low-income African consumers, has announced a partnership with Cellulant (https://www.Cellulant.io), a Pan-African Payments technology company...
Canon expands production capabilities for the EOS C70 with firmware update

Canon expands production capabilities for the EOS C70 with firmware update

Canon Europe (https://www.Canon-Europe.com/) today announces a firmware update for the EOS C70 in response to user feedback. The firmware – version 1.0.5.1 – offers strengthened capabilities for production workflows, alongside greater functionality for filmmakers...
Special Envoy Huang Xia calls for immediate end to violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and welcomes regional efforts to address security situation and build confidence

Special Envoy Huang Xia calls for immediate end to violence in eastern Democratic Republic...

Huang Xia, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, welcomes the sustained political and diplomatic engagement of regional leaders in response to the deteriorating security situation in eastern Democratic Republic...
South Africa: Member of the Executive Council (MEC) David Maynier announces unprecedented school infrastructure delivery programme

South Africa: Member of the Executive Council (MEC) David Maynier announces unprecedented school infrastructure...

We are excited to announce that the Western Cape Education Department is undertaking an ambitious school infrastructure delivery programme at an unprecedented rate. This programme aims to deliver 842 additional classrooms with at least 26...
Filipino Products, Culture, and Cuisine Showcased at the 5th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Festival in Kenya

Filipino Products, Culture, and Cuisine Showcased at the 5th Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

The Philippine Embassy in Nairobi, as part of the ASEAN Nairobi Committee (ANC), joined the Embassies/High Commission of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand in organizing the 5th ASEAN Festival in Kenya on 19 November 2022 at...
Uganda: Gender-Based Violence campaign launched at Parliament

Uganda: Bill granting Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (MDI) wide-ranging services presented to Members of Parliament

The Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Microfinance), Hon. Haruna Kasolo Kyeyune, has presented to Parliament the Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2022 for First Reading. This was during the plenary sitting...
Uganda: Gender-Based Violence campaign launched at Parliament

Uganda: US$331 million loan for electricity access approved

Parliament has approved a request for government to borrow up to US$331.5 million, from the International Development Association of the World Bank Group, upon which it will obtain a grant worth US$ 276.5 million. The...
Industrializing the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region: Strides, Drawbacks and Impact

Industrializing the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region: Strides, Drawbacks and Impact

The private sector has been challenged to move beyond policy and advocacy towards increased levels of entrepreneurship. Various participants at the “Industrializing the SADC Region: Sharing Strides, Drawbacks and Impact” event convened by the...
Qatar Participates in 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum in Morocco

Kenyan Senate Speaker Meets Qatar Ambassador

HE Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya Amason Jeffah Kingi met with HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Kenya Jaber bin Ali Al-Dosari. During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral...
The Royal Thai Embassy presents the cultures of Thailand at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Festival in Kenya

The Royal Thai Embassy presents the cultures of Thailand at the Association of Southeast...

On 19 November 2022, the Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi together with the Indonesian Embassy, the Philippines Embassy, and the Malaysian High Commission, under the umbrella of ASEAN Nairobi Committee (ANC), participated the ASEAN...
2nd Foreign Office Consultation between India and Uganda

2nd Foreign Office Consultation between India and Uganda

The second round of Foreign Office Consultations (FOCs) between India and Uganda was held on 22 November 2022 in New Delhi. Shri Puneet R Kundal, Joint Secretary (E&SA), Ministry of External Affairs led the...
Stronger action required to address changing dynamics of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Stronger action required to address changing dynamics of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Although the past decade has seen a steady decline in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, countries and their international partners must accelerate efforts to counter this singular threat, a senior UN official said...