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Download logoAfrican Development Bank Group President, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina (www.AfDB.org), said on Friday that the Bank will integrate the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) into its country and regional integration strategies.

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Download logoSince the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, media practitioners across the world have faced unprecedented challenges in engaging and informing the citizens and public about the ongoing global health crisis. There has been increased rise of false information about the vaccines, cures for the virus, wild conspiracy theories on the origin of the virus and harmful health advice disseminated on various media platforms, especially social media.

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Download logoSocial media platforms are increasingly continuing to shape political and social interactions in societies, and people’s perceptions of reality. This increasing prominence of social media indicates the strides towards digital innovation, and advancement of freedom of the media and expression.

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Download logoThe Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) will help to build a strong track record of policy and reform implementation, possibly paving the way for an IMF-supported program; the six-month SMP will support the government’s program of reforms aimed at (i) supporting the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic including by providing cash transfers to the poor; and (ii) enhancing prospects for inclusive growth by strengthening fiscal revenue, public financial management, and governance.

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Download logoOver the past several decades, climate change has led to major disasters in Eastern Africa countries including Tanzania. From floods, chronic droughts, landslides, strong winds and earthquakes to their secondary impacts of diseases and epidemics, these are some of the recent disasters plaguing Tanzania.

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Download logoThe Government of Rwanda, the African Union and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency on 14 October 2021 signed the First Addendum and extension to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated 10 September 2019 between the Republic of Rwanda, the African Union, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees establishing an Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) from the State of Libya to the Republic of Rwanda.

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The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat and the Zimbabwe Ministry of Industry and Commerce organized sensitization workshops in Harare and Bulawayo on the establishment and management of common agro-industrial park between Zambia and Zimbabwe under the joint industrialization cooperation programme between the two countries.

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Download logoOver two hundred young Cameroonian girls between the ages of 12 and 25 participated in a one-day Connected Girls Innovation Fair organised on 29 October in Yaounde by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with UN Women, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the Government of Cameroon.

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Senior military and police officers of the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday visited AMISOM troops in Barawe, South West State, to assess troop morale, welfare and preparedness in securing the upcoming parliamentary elections.

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“I have been dismayed and heartbroken seeing the catastrophic level of damage to our people and properties due to senseless conflict among communities who were once like family,” said Mawan Dhur Riak, a community leader in Tonj, Warrap.

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Download logoThe Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita, welcomed, on October 29, 2021, the resolution 2602 of the United Nations Security Council, saying it reinforces the achievements of the Kingdom in the Sahara issue, made possible thanks to the personal commitment and permanent monitoring of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

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Download logoMr. Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and Mr. François Louncény FALL, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, and Head of the United Nations Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), undertook, from 28 to 30 October 2021, a joint visit to Nigeria.

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Download logoBen Zaid Hospital welcomed on Monday, October 11, an emergency medical team from the UK MED, through the Secretariat Emergency Medical Team (EMT) of the World Health Organization (WHO). The deployment of this team follows a request from the Ministry of Health to support the country's efforts to manage severe cases of COVID-19 and to help strengthen the skills of local national teams.

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Download logo“We are sure that our battalion will face many challenges as we go about our duties in South Sudan, but we vow to uphold the values of the United Nations,” said Brigadier-General Robert Yaw Affram, the contingent commander for newly deployed peacekeepers from Ghana in Unity state.

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Continuing her travels across Ethiopia, U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi visited Hawassa. During her daylong visit, the Ambassador met with business leaders, workers, academics, and journalists to talk about U.S. government programs and as well as to hear from them about their experiences in their respective fields.

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When an Ebola outbreak was declared in their town on 8 October this year, the residents of Beni, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, needed reinforcements – not only against the risk of contracting the disease itself, but also against the risk of sexual exploitation and abuse at a particularly vulnerable moment.

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African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 prides itself as the continent’s biggest and only pan-African energy event that focuses on every sector and every level of the value chain. The event will host collaborative discussions on oil, natural gas, renewables, trade, investment, energy transition, and power, and much more.

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Independent energy research and business intelligence company, Rystad Energy, has and continues to be a significant driver of Africa’s energy sector, with the company using its extensive knowledge and data-based solutions to drive Africa-focused narratives continent-wide.

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The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (EnergyChamber.org) is proud to announce that Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) has been confirmed as a diamond sponsor at African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, taking place in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November.

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Download logoInternational Organization for Migration (IOM) Deputy Director General Ugochi Daniels today lauded Niger’s leadership assisting vulnerable migrants, thousands of whom find themselves stranded in the West African country ever year. 

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Download logoThe Government has channeled strategic financial investments to the health sector geared towards health systems strengthening, both at national and County levels to accelerate attainment of Universal Health Coverage.

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Download logoThe Chadian government has failed to take any responsibility for its security forces’ abusive use of force against peaceful protesters in the capital N’Djamena on October 2, 2021, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Download logoSudanese authorities must stop security forces from using unnecessary, including lethal, force against protesters opposed to the military takeover, withdraw the military from law-enforcement operations, and respect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, said Amnesty International after it confirmed the killing of at least six protesters on 25 October.

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The Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition launched with the announcement of the Grand Prize Winner and 16 category awardees. The global competition received close to 9,000 entries from 50 countries worldwide, including 10 countries in Africa

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