AFRICA

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth and Fifth ECF Reviews for Burkina Faso and Approves US$26.2 Million Disbursement

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the fourth and fifth reviews of Burkina Faso’s economic performance under an economic program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.[1] The decision enables the disbursement of SDR18.57 million (about US$26.2 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to the equivalent of SDR46.70 […]

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AU condemns Orlando terrorist mass shooting, condoles with the US

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has learnt with shock and disbelief the terrorist attacks at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, 11 June 2016. She has sent a message of condolence to President Barack Obama, the people of the United States of America, and the families and relatives of […]

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Conservationist Ian Craig receives OBE from Her Majesty the Queen

Leading conservationist and founder of the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), Ian Craig, has been awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mr. Craig has been honoured for services to conservation and community security in Kenya through his work with the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the […]

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Tveit in South Africa: “ We know. We dare. We can.”

Hundreds of people were gathered at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on 11 June. To remember, to continue the walk never finished on 16 June 1976, when hundreds of young people were killed by apartheid police and soldiers after student uprisings. Today, 40 years later, representatives of the victims and of the conscripted […]

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UNHCR report puts projected resettlement needs in 2017 at 1.19 million

With a multitude of conflicts and crises causing record displacement around the world, resettlement has become an increasingly vital part of UNHCR’s efforts to find solutions and advocate for fairer responsibility-sharing for refugees, a UNHCR report released today at an annual meeting in Geneva says. While the UNHCR Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2017 report says […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Arbitrary Evictions in Protected Forests

Residents of Côte d’Ivoire’s protected forests live in fear of arbitrary evictions and have suffered extortion and physical abuse by forest conservation authorities, Human Rights Watch and the Ivorian Coalition of Human Rights Actors (Rassemblement des Acteurs Ivoriens des Droits Humains, RAIDH) said today. The Ivorian government should halt all forced evictions, investigate and prosecute […]

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Focal persons in Communication from the African Union Member States Embassies in Addis Ababa visit the 34 Military Hospital, one of the prominent Ebola Centers in Sierra Leone to discover the post Ebola realities on the ground

The Directorate of Information and Communication (DIC) of the African Union Commission (AUC) was leading the team of Press Attaches and focal persons in Communication at AU Member State Embassies in Addis Ababa who gathered in Freetown, Sierra Leone within the framework of the annual pre-summit workshop to exchange views on the implementation of the […]

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“Know your African Union Campaign” at the center of the Press Attaches meeting in Sierra Leone; Participants commit to popularize Agenda 2063

The two-day workshop that brought together communication focal persons from the African Union Member States Embassies based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, concluded in Freetown, Sierra Leonne with a commitment to engage all AU Member States media representatives in a strategic manner to popularize the activities, vision and missions of the African Union, as part of […]

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The State of Eritrea Launches the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa

Through a concerted effort by the Ministries of Health, Labour and Human Welfare, Education, Justice, the National Union of Eritrean Women and a host of other partners, the State of Eritrea launched the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage on 11 June 2016 in Asmara. The launch was also attended by, the AU Commissioner for […]

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Uganda: Investigate Break-ins at Groups’ Offices

The Uganda Police Force (UPF) should promptly, thoroughly, and transparently investigate a series of attacks on Ugandan non-governmental organizations and human rights defenders and hold suspects accountable, 31 Ugandan and international human rights groups said today in a letter to the police inspector general. The severity of one of the recent attacks, in which intruders […]

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Head of UN peacekeeping operations visits South Sudan

The Under-Secretary-General (USG) in charge of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Hervé Ladsous, will be visiting South Sudan from tomorrow, Friday 10 June until Monday 13 June 2016. USG Ladous will be in South Sudan to assess the situation following the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity and to demonstrate […]

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“Strengthening Development, Planning and Management in Greater Cairo” project signature ceremony

The General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) signed today the “Strengthening Development, Planning and Management in Greater Cairo” project document in a ceremony held at the GOPP premises. The project […]

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