AFRICA

Progress Towards Dialogue Amongst Burundian Stakeholders

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 24, 2016 The United States is encouraged by the recent consultations held in Arusha, Tanzania, and the progress towards a comprehensive dialogue amongst stakeholders to peacefully resolve the crisis in Burundi. We commend former President Mkapa’s leadership in facilitating the consultations and appreciate his […]

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Human rights in Burundi: UN Independent Investigation completes on-the-ground deployment

The United Nations Independent Investigation in Burundi, which was set up to investigate human rights violations in the country since April 2015, has completed the deployment of a team of human rights monitors on the ground. The UN Human Rights Council established the United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) in December 2015 to investigate […]

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Africa agrees on common position to the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

Ministers of Health meeting ahead of the World Health Assembly on Saturday deliberated and agreed on a Common African Position (CAP) to the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS that will be taking place in New York from 8 to 10 June 2016. “The Common Africa Position is critical in the political […]

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Ministers adopt Africa’s key health policies

Ahead of the Wold Health Assembly African Ministers of Health met on Saturday and adopted key health policy instruments that will provide the strategic direction for the continent for the next fifteen years. These health policy instruments were finalised by Member State Health experts meeting in Addis Ababa in April this year for consideration by […]

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Faiez Mustafa Serraj, President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord of Libya

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Faiez Mustafa Serraj, President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord of Libya. The Secretary-General commended Mr. Serraj and the Presidency Council for their efforts to implement the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). He encouraged him to continue working with all stakeholders to broaden the support […]

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UK Statement on Resumption of Inter-Burundi Dialogue

Following the conclusion of the first round of the Dialogue, UK Special Envoy to the African Great Lakes, Danae Dholakia, said: I strongly welcome the resumption of the internationally mediated Burundi Dialogue in Arusha from 21-24 May facilitated by former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa. I congratulate President Mkapa for his clear and even-handed approach, which […]

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U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard Visits Limpopo

U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard visited Limpopo May 23-24 to engage in a range of activities highlighting the growing ties between the people of Limpopo and the United States. Hlayisani Nkwashu, an alumnus of the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows (MWF) program, hosted the Ambassador in his hometown of Blinkwater and showcased his work […]

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Bilateral negotiations between the African Union Commission and the Federal Government of Germany

Invitation to journalists What: Bilateral negotiations between the African Union Commission and the Federal Government of Germany When: Friday, 27 May 2016 Time: 16:30-17:30 Venue: African Union Commission, New Conference Center / Small Conference Room 2 Background: The African Union Commission and the Federal Government of Germany are holding their annual bilateral negotiations: The focus […]

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Government Of Nigeria And WFP Step Up Assistance To People Bearing Brunt Of Boko Haram Violence

Under the Government of Nigeria’s leadership, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up to assist 430,000 people in Northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has led to one of the most acute and largely forgotten humanitarian crises in the world. “As areas become more accessible and we collectively develop a more refined […]

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UN to mark Africa Day with variety show

Media is invited to attend celebrations to mark Africa Day by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Pretoria, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 This years’theme is “Celebrating Africa” – a valiant celebration of Africa, its history and prosperous future. We will showcase talent from various African dance troupes, poets, musicians and as well as […]

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Biodiversity can help fill gap between agricultural production and nutritional needs for a healthy living

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says Africa’s struggle against poverty, hunger, malnutrition, land degradation and climate change can only be won with increased collaboration in the conservation, sustainable, and fair use of agricultural biodiversity. Speaking at a Regional Consultation on the State of Africa’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture in […]

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Tanzania International Forum For Investments, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

The Tanzania International Forum For Investments (http://www.TZiforum.com) is scheduled to take place at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, 12-14 July 2016. With confirmed funding commitments amounting to US$1 billion and confirmed participation from global investors and funding institutions in control of more than US$200 billion, the Tanzania International Investment Forum […]

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