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Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021– taking place on November 22-23, in Tripoli – demonstrating the company’s resolute commitment to boosting national oil output and economic growth.

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Download logoAs conflicts and rising food prices continue to weaken the food security situation in the Western and Central African region, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a euros 8.4 million contribution from France aiming to respond to the emergency food and nutrition needs of vulnerable populations in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

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Download logoSave the Children and partners have scaled up coordinated humanitarian response in South Sudan as floods, conflicts, and persistent economic challenges continue to impact children and the most vulnerable people.

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Download logoEusèbe Agbangla, the new Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.   

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Download logoThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) has resumed humanitarian flights from Libya after receiving clearance from the Government of National Unity and has safely returned a group of stranded Gambian migrants who are among thousands of others waiting to go home through IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme.   

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Download logoThe African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Police component has conducted training for Somali security personnel and civil servants in HirShabelle State to improve joint coordination to secure the country’s parliamentary and presidential elections.

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Download logoThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of £3 million (US$4.1 million, equivalent to 15 trillion Malagasy ariary) from the United Kingdom towards its assistance to people in the regions of Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana, in southern Madagascar.

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Download logoGovernment’s energy policy is to encourage the use of renewable and clean energy so as to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, stated the Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Georges Pierre Lesjongard, today, at the launching of a workshop on the occasion of World Energy day 2021 held at Caudan Arts Centre, in Port-Louis.

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APO Group Founder and Chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard (www.Pompigne-Mognard.com) today held talks with the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the African Cup of Nations (COCAN) 2023, Minister François Albert Amichia, at a meeting in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

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A military tribunal in Cameroon has sentenced four people to death, in a trial marked by procedural irregularities, for an attack on a school in Kumba, the South-West region, one year ago. The attack killed seven children and injured at least 13 others.

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Download logo“UNICEF is deeply concerned about the impact on children in Eswatini from the deteriorating security situation amid civil unrest.  The response to this ongoing crisis should first and foremost respect and protect the fundamental rights of children under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Download logoIndustrial logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may severely disturb rainfall patterns across sub-Saharan Africa and bring about more extreme weather, including intense droughts and flash floods. In a letter (https://bit.ly/3jr9DY0) sent today to the African Union, Greenpeace Africa is calling for an urgent discussion of the consequences that plans made in Kinshasa to lift its moratorium on logging would have for Congolese and African people in general.

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Download logoThe government of Zimbabwe and United Nations have signed the 2022-2026 Zimbabwe United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework that will support the country’s efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Download logoThe Board of Inquiry (BOI) convened by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to investigate allegations of civilian casualties in Golweyn on 10 August 2021, has established that, regrettably, the seven people killed were civilians and the conduct of the personnel involved was in breach of the AMISOM Rules of Engagement.

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Download logoThe Africa Blockchain Center (www.TheAfricaBlockchainCenter.com) was recently launched under Adanian Labs to build blockchain potential across Africa; the undisclosed funding will support The ABC’s set up in 6 African countries.

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AKON, the Senegalese descent international superstar met the Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, at her office to discuss the programs of Merck Foundation, and opportunities of collaboration to support girls’ education, women empowerment and building healthcare capacity in Africa.

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Download logoWHO today published its Management Response Plan to address the findings of the Independent Commission (IC) on allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) during the response to the 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following the issuing of the IC’s report on 28 September.

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Download logoUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today urged the Libyan government to immediately address the dire situation of asylum-seekers and refugees in a humane and rights-based manner. Raids and arbitrary arrests by the authorities this month targeted areas largely populated by refugees and asylum-seekers that resulted in several deaths, thousands detained, and many homeless and destitute.

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of JPY499 million (USD 4.5 million) from the Government of Japan, for a public-private partnership project which aims to make quality nutrition and health services available to 250,000 people in Ghana.

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Download logoSub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow by 3.7 percent in 2021 and 3.8 percent in 2022 – a welcome but relatively modest recovery, suggesting that divergence with the rest of the world will persist over the medium term; The crisis has highlighted key disparities in resilience between countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has also exacerbated preexisting vulnerabilities and inequality within each country.

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Download logoOn 20 October, the UK Task Group in Mali were engaged by armed terrorist fighters while on patrol. They returned fire and killed two members of a Terrorist Armed Group.

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Download logoBassey Eyo, a mother of three, living in Cross River State was delighted that she and her child could receive the COVID-19 vaccine and the novel Oral Polio Vaccine (nOPV2) respectively at a health center in Big Qua.

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“One thing is abundantly clear: everyone is tired of the war. The people cry and hope for peace.” This is the feeling that will linger with United Nations Volunteer, Marko Miljevic, as he prepares to leave South Sudan after four years of service as a Civil Affairs Officer.

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Download logoJuan Ndong Nguema Mbengono, the new Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

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