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Uganda’s Makerere University Pilots Migration and Health Program

IOM is this week conducting an 8-day training of trainers workshop in Kampala for 20 Makerere University staff to pilot a 2-week certificate course in migration and health. The course, which will target postgraduate students and senior government officials from key ministries, is expected to enable participants to gather, analyze, and disseminate the knowledge needed […]

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Why Unaccompanied Egyptian Children are Migrating to Europe

“Egyptian Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A Case Study on Irregular Migration” is a new assessment published by IOM Egypt designed to shed light on the irregular migration of Egyptian children to Europe. Based on IOM counselling interviews in Egypt and Greece, the report looks at the driving forces behind unaccompanied children travelling irregularly from Egypt to […]

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Lake Chad Basin Displacement Affects Nearly Three Million People in Four Countries: IOM

Displacement due to the Boko Haram insurgency has now reached almost three million in four countries -Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad – according to IOM. According to the Nigerian government-led Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), 2,241,484 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are now living in northeast Nigeria across 13 states, in camps and host communities. IOM has […]

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Ingenico Group deploys a cashless Revenue Collection solution in Kenya

Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING) (www.Ingenico.com), the global leader in seamless payment, deployed, jointly with its local partner Tracom, a Revenue Collection solution in the County of Nyeri in Kenya. This initiative was sponsored by Equity Bank and reinforces the emerging cashless-based culture by collecting County fees such as parking, land rates, business permits, […]

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Readout of the Meeting between Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations Abuja, Nigeria April 21, 2016 Ambassador Power met today with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria. Ambassador Power expressed appreciation to President Buhari for his efforts to strengthen Nigeria’s military‎ and its recent progress […]

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AU / EU / EISA Training of Long term Election Observers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia : 23 – 30 April 2016

A 5 day Training of Long Term Election Observers (LTOs) will start on 25 April 2016 for 25 French speaking observers. The training is in line with the African Union Long Term Election Observation (AU – LTO) Framework adopted in 2013. This training aims at building the capacity of AU LTOs in different areas of […]

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Innovation, massive investment, positions Tigo as the second largest telecom in Tanzania

Leading digital lifestyle company, Tigo Tanzania (www.Tigo.co.tz) has become the second largest player in the Tanzanian telecom market with the highest growth rate, recent statistics by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) have revealed. The 2015 quarter four results, released online recently by TCRA in a document titled, “The Performance in Tanzania’s Telecom Industry’, for […]

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The Project for the Rehabilitation of Kalimani Earth Dam

PRESS INVITATION The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. This year, the following organization is one of the few that has been selected to receive the grant. Project : The Project for the Rehabilitation of Kalimani Earth Dam […]

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The 589th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on elections in Africa

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 589th meeting, held on 12 April 2016, adopted the following decision on elections in Africa: Council: 1. Takes note of the briefing by the Commission on the recent elections in Benin, Cape Verde, Central African Republic Chad, Djibouti, Comoros, Congo, Niger, Tanzania […]

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Expansion of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application system to South Africa

Following the success of Access UK in mainland China, UKVI is rolling out the service globally to customers applying for a Standard Visitor Visa, Visitor (Marriage & Civil Partnership), or Visitor (Permitted Paid Engagement) Visa. Customers can now use Access UK to apply, book an appointment and pay for their application through the standard, priority […]

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Security Council Press Statement on Somalia

On 19 April 2016, the members of the Security Council were briefed by the President of Somalia, His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, on political progress in Somalia. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Michael Keating, and Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations, Ambassador Tete Antonio also briefed on the […]

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UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Visits Guinea, Urges Authorities to Accelerate Justice for Victims of 28 September 2009 Incidents

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, has concluded her second visit to Guinea, urging the Government to accelerate the progress of justice for the victims of the 28 September 2009 crimes, including survivors of sexual violence. “I commend the Government of Guinea for the responsibility it has […]

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