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Today, at the Mavalane International Airport in Maputo, the United States government donated 336,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to the Mozambican Ministry of Health. Because the vaccine confers immunity in a single dose, this shipment will provide immunity to 336,000 Mozambicans, protecting the health of Mozambicans and preventing dangerous new variants from spreading.

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U.S. Embassy Libreville announces the donation by the United States Government of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States has already donated more than 160 million doses from its domestic supply to over 100 countries.

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On September 23, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director Katie Donohoe, together with officials from Gallaudet University, the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), and other partners launched a new activity to empower deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children and youth through education, employment, and life opportunities in Nigeria.

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Download logoBelgium will deliver 153,900 vaccines to Uganda. These vaccines will contribute to stepping up the vaccination campaign for teachers and reopening schools to more than 10 million pupils and students. With this, Belgium is responding to the Ugandan government's request to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

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In a move to enhance domestic capacity, streamline processes, and position the state-owned companies to better deal with the challenges faced in the oil and gas industry a new hydrocarbon law will be passed in Equatorial Guinea.

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Migration Response Centres (MRCs) in the East and Horn of Africa, and Yemen, have provided support services to thousands of migrants at a time when COVID-19 worsened the vulnerability of populations on the move.

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Download logoThe Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) have approved a new policy framework for the Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM) aimed at strengthening accountability and providing more effective recourse to people affected by Bank-financed operations.

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Download logoThe ECOWAS Political Affairs Directorate is organizing a briefing with Political Officers and Military Advisors of the Diplomatic Corps of Permanent Member Countries of United Nations Security Council (UN P5) as well as of regional neighbouring countries accredited to Nigeria and ECOWAS on the 27th of September, 2021.

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Download logoMore than 1.3 million people in the three south-western provinces of Cunene, Huila and Namibe are facing severe hunger as the worst drought in 40 years leaves fields barren, pasture lands dry and food reserves depleted, according to a recent Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) analysis that categorises food insecurity.

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Download logoThe Nigerien government will be able to provide its population with better health coverage with financing approved today by the World Bank. This 15-year multiphase program will use innovative and comprehensive nutrition and health interventions to improve health system efficiency, equity, and sustainability, as well as boost girls’ and women’s empowerment.

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Download logoWith representatives of the United Nations Country Team based in Benghazi, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Georgette Gagnon today concluded a four-day visit to Benghazi. Ms.

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Madelina Marko, a 92-year-old, is deeply disturbed by the ongoing conflict in and around Tambura, Western Equatoria. “I have lived a long life,” says Madelina. “But despite everything my country has gone through, including civil war, I have never seen a situation like the one currently happening in our state.

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Download logoThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is further cutting food rations for 440,000 refugees in Kenya, due to severe funding shortfalls, and has warned it may be forced to halt assistance altogether by the end of the year if new resources are not available imminently.

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Download logoThe business community is a key part of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and could benefit immensely in terms of access to raw materials, technology and also increasing economies of scale for participation in regional and global value chains, said Ms Mama Keita, Director of UN Economic Commission for Africa, Office for Eastern Africa.

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Download logoThe Kingdom of Eswatini joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Patient Safety Day 2021. The country has been commemorating this day every year since its inception in 2019.

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On Friday, environmental activists and citizens across the continent took part in a host of events, in solidarity with the Global climate strikes, highlighting the need for urgent climate action. The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.

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Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, introduces 90 Minutes with Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, Merck Foundation CEO as a new reporting and engagement interactive tool with the aim to update and discuss their programs and its impact with media and stakeholders on their Social Media channels.

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Download logoSix weeks ahead of this year’s global climate summit (COP26), African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina on Thursday spoke out on the urgent need to finance climate adaptation.

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Tests Conducted Today: 11,168 In the last 7 days: 78,293 Cumulatively: 2,731,232 Hospitalized New: 3 In the last 7 days: 37 Critical Cases: 14 Deaths Today: 7 In the last 7 days: 40 Cumulatively: 1,233

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Download logoHealth Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe is rooting for multi-stakeholder and cross-sectoral partnerships to help catalyse investments and innovations in the health sector in the wake of the corona virus pandemic.

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Download logoInternational Peace Day was an opportunity for communities from the conflict-ridden Tonj North county in Warrap, South Sudan, to come together in a commemoration organized jointly by state authorities and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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A wide spectrum of stakeholders commemorating International Day of Peace in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, has dedicated the day to work together to infuse fresh momentum in the peace process with a resolute call for peace partners to stop conflict and promote human rights so that the trauma and scars of past civil wars can be healed.

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Download logoThe members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attempt on 21 September to disrupt Sudan’s transition by force.   The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in his endeavours to see Sudan through a successful transition in a manner that achieves the hopes and aspirations of the Sudanese people for an inclusive, peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous future.

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Download logoOn the sidelines of the activities of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76), Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, today met at the headquarters of the South African mission to the United Nations in New York, Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of the friendly Republic of South Africa, HE Dr Naledi Pandor.

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