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Minister Sylvestre Radegonde met with H.E. Mr. David Douglas Hamadziripi, Non-Resident Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the Republic of Seychelles, on October 25, 2021, at Maison Quéau de Quinssy. H.E.

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Download logoMinisters in charge of Communication and Information and Communication Technologies are scheduled to convene virtually on the 27 of October 2021, to deliberate and adopt decisions on accelerating implementation of the of various programs, projects and initiatives in the field of Communication and ICT.

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Download logoPROTOCOLS I wish to thank you for inviting me to deliver this Annual Adeola Odutola Lecture. It is indeed an honor to be asked to speak at an event named after one of Nigeria’s foremost industry leaders.

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In November 2020, the novel Oral Polio Vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) became the first vaccine to be authorized under the WHO Emergency Use Listing. The vaccine has since been rolled out for limited initial use in countries to tackle vaccine-derived poliovirus.

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Download logoThe Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (https://ICD-PS.org) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the purpose of advancing cooperation in the provision of finance and investment to private sector in their common Member States in Eastern and Southern Africa.

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Download logoThe head of government Aziz Akhannouch called for strengthening regional cooperation to address issues related to climate change. During a presentation at the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit, Mr.

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The United Nations System in Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring peace and prosperity for all in Nigeria. This commitment was made by Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative and United Nations Resident Coordinator (Ad Interim) during a symposium to commemorate the 2021 UN Day at the UN house in Abuja on October 25, 2021.

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Download logoIMF team and the Malagasy authorities reached a staff-level agreement on the first review of Madagascar’s economic reform program under the Extended Credit Facility; Growth is gradually recovering, but the pandemic has increased poverty and the ongoing famine in the South is a major source of concern, requiring strong policy action to boost social spending; The authorities are determined to raise more fiscal revenue to pay for higher social expenditures and public investment, while preserving macroeconomic stability.

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A convoy carrying 343 Burundian refugees returned to the country from Uganda on Monday. This brings the number of refugees who have voluntarily returned to Burundi this year to more than 60,000.

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Download logoThe COVID-19 pandemic and associated border closures resulted in a slowdown of Burundi’s economy, which threatens to deteriorate living standards; To address Burundi’s urgent balance of payments and fiscal needs, the IMF approved emergency financial assistance equivalent to about US$76.2 million under the Rapid Credit Facility; The financial assistance will support the implementation of Burundi’s COVID-19 response plan aimed at limiting the disease spread and cushioning its macroeconomic and social impacts.

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Cultural performances, peace songs and fun-filled outdoor activities were the highlights of United Nations Day commemorations in greater Yei, South Sudan. Representatives from civil society, women’s and youth groups, community members and UN personnel gathered together to participate in marking the Organization’s 76th anniversary here.

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Download logoA FIFA delegation (www.FIFA.com) led by Secretary General Fatma Samoura met with Congolese Football Federation (FECOFA) officials - including the Interim President, Vice Presidents and members of the EXCO, as well as the Minister for Sport and Leisure and the Special Advisor to the Head of State - on Saturday 23 October.

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APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is delighted to announce a multi-year strategic partnership with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) (www.SABC.co.za), providing the public broadcaster with sports content from the whole of Africa.

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A military offensive operation conducted by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somalia National Army (SNA) in the Lower Shabelle region has resulted in a crushing defeat of Al-Shabaab militants, who lost control of the areas of Basra.

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Download logoThis week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched Ebola virus disease management activities in the Beni health zone of the Democratic Republic of Congo, supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Health. In the Butsili and Kanzulinzuli health centers, MSF’s response focuses on triage, detection, and isolation of suspected cases.

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For the longest time, local police officers in remote Saura and Sakure, Western Equatoria, have been doing their best to maintain law and order in their respective administrative divisions by working under mango trees.

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Download logoPolice in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carried out a sweeping campaign arbitrarily detaining and deporting at least 375 African migrant workers who were seized from their homes in terrifying night-time raids, taken to prison where they were subjected to degrading treatment and other multiple human rights violations, before being collectively deported without any form of due process, new research from Amnesty International has found.

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On 25 October 2021, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a meeting in Ankara with Chérif Mahamat Zene of Chad. During the meeting, the preparations for the visit of the President of Chad to Turkey on 27 October 2021 were discussed.

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HE President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari received the credentials of HE Ali bin Ghanim Al Hajri as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Download logoNaana Frimpong, a Litigation and Regulatory partner based in Atlanta, has been appointed to the DLA Piper Africa Board effective from 1 September 2021. DLA Piper Africa is a Swiss verein whose members are comprised of independent law firms in Africa working with global law firm, DLA Piper.

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The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (EnergyChamber.org) recently announced the launch of the highly anticipated ‘State of African Energy 2022’ outlook. Comprising an outline for Africa’s energy sector, the report provides reliable and actional information on Africa’s energy industry, emphasizing challenges and opportunities, and paving the way for an influx of investment in the continent’s lucrative energy sector.

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The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (EnergyChamber.org) has officially launched its highly anticipated 2022 outlook for the African energy sector. Dubbed ‘The State of African Energy 2022,’ the report provides a detailed understanding of the continent’s sector, introducing key insights and reliable and actionable information through the exploration of the forces shaping Africa’s energy industry.

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On 22 October 2021, Ethiopia launched a polio vaccination campaign with type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2) targeting over 17 million under-five children aiming to end the circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus.

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Download logoThe Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with deep dismay of the serious development of the current situation in Sudan, which has resulted, among other things, in the arrest of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdock and other civilian officials.

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