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Joint statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan

The people of South Sudan deserve a peaceful and secure future after many years of conflict. The formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan on 29 April is therefore a welcome development. It is long overdue and now the leadership must work to deliver peace and security, as well as humanitarian […]

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Urgent action needed to help Ethiopia’s farmers produce food in main cropping season

With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, FAO is calling for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit areas of the country from falling deeper into hunger and food insecurity. If seeds are not delivered in time, help will be too late to […]

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Ghana Immigration Service Training School Opens IT Laboratory

IOM Ghana and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have opened an information technology laboratory at the GIS Training School and Academy (ISATS) at Assin Fosu, Central Region of Ghana. The project, designed to build GIS information technology capacity, was funded by the European Union (EU) through the Ghana Integrated Migration Management Approach (GIMMA) project, implemented […]

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IOM Organizes Cultural Festival on Safe Migration in Agadez, Niger

IOM Niger has organized a three-day “Festival on Safe and Informed Migration” in Agadez, Niger. The objective was to raise awareness and increase access to information about migration for transiting and potential migrants, the host population and migrants living in the city’s migrant ghettos. “We have never had a festival that brought together migrants like […]

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IOM Investigates Fatal Migrant Shootings in Libya’s Bani Walid

IOM Libya staffer Ashraf Hassan met Thursday with Egyptian diplomats in Tunisia to investigate reports of the killings this week of more than a dozen Egyptian men, migrants bound for Europe, who authorities say were shot to death in Bani Walid, near Libya’s Mediterranean coast. Hassan said the latest information from Libya is that a […]

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Launch of the April 2016 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Launch of the April 2016 IMF Regional Economic Outlook Report title, Sub-Saharan Africa: Time for a Policy Reset. Where: In Uganda, Serena Hotel, Kampala. In Cote d’Ivoire, Auditorium de la Primature, Abidjan. When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:30 am in Uganda; 4:30 pm in Cote d’Ivoire Who: Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, Director, African Department, IMF […]

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British High Commissioner urges Zambian MPs to tackle GBV

I am delighted to be here today on behalf of the UK government and its Department for International Development (DFID). It was only last week that I arrived in Zambia and presented my credentials to His Excellency President Lungu. But I was keen to join this event when I heard about it. I remember from […]

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UN human rights expert to assess the situation of migrants in Angola

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, will visit Angola from 3 to 10 May 2016 to assess the country’s current migration programmes, policies and laws. “Over the past decade Angola has experienced complex migration patterns consisting of both irregular and regular arriving migrants and asylum seekers,” Mr. Crépeau […]

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Malawi: People with albinism face total extinction – UN Expert calls for urgent response

The United Nations Independent Expert on the rights of persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, today warned that the atrocities faced by persons with albinism in Malawi render them “an endangered people group facing a risk of systemic extinction over time if nothing is done.” “Persons with albinism, and parents of children with albinism, constantly live […]

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Malawi: People with albinism face total extinction – UN Expert calls for urgent response

The United Nations Independent Expert on the rights of persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, today warned that the atrocities faced by persons with albinism in Malawi render them “an endangered people group facing a risk of systemic extinction over time if nothing is done.” “Persons with albinism, and parents of children with albinism, constantly live […]

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East AfricaCom 2016 chooses APO as Official Newswire

Informa Telecoms & Media (http://www.Informatandm.com) has today announced that APO (http://www.APO-opa.com) will be the Official Newswire of East AfricaCom 2016, East Africa’s leading telecoms event (https://eaafrica.comworldseries.com), to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 18–19 May 2016. East AfricaCom, the leading forum for high level networking across telecoms, broadcasting, enterprise ICT and the entire Digital Community […]

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On Defending Democratic Space in the DRC

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC April 28, 2016 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing a historic year that should – according to that country’s constitution – culminate in the DRC’s first democratic transfer of executive power. The United States supports the Congolese […]

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