Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Wednesday 8 April 2015The group included five women – one of them pregnant – evacuated from Yemen, and 37 unaccompanied minors stranded in Djibouti.
- Saturday 28 March 2017According to statistics, many Kenya mothers suffer from under nutrition during pregnancy.
- Saturday 28 March 2015China-Africa health policy recommendations will contribute to post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Wednesday 25 March 22015The ring vaccination strategy consists in identifying recently infected patients and vaccinating all their contacts, thereby creating a ‘ring of immunity’ around them to stop the virus from spreading.
- Tuesday 24 March 2015The TWG’s role was to develop a mechanism for the implementation of the Two-thirds principle and to ensure this mechanism is ready within the deadline provided.
- Monday 23 March 2015
CAR: Critical Livelihood Saving Interventions Crucial to Avoid Further Deterioration in Food SecurityOverall agricultural production is currently still nearly 60 percent below the pre-crisis average and the lean season is expected to begin four months earlier than usual this year.
- Friday 20 March 2015The activity is part of a 24-month EUR 2.3M project “Strengthening the border management in Mauritania – the involvement of the Gendarmerie” funded by the European Union and was organized as part of a larger collaboration effort with GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) that aims at creating a standard training package for border officials in Mauritania.
- Wednesday 18 March 2015The official launch of the new project that was slated on 17 March 2015, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), was attended by the Director General of UNIDO, LI Yong, and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Small and Medium Size Enterprises, Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour.
- Monday 16 March 2015The training, which was funded by the European Union (EU), aimed at increasing their knowledge of the sensitivity and confidentiality required in reporting cases of child trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV) in Somalia.
- Thursday 12 March 2015Using a joint operations approach, the two agencies agreed to combine their expertise in more than 60 priority districts and prefectures on the ground in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the three most Ebola-affected countries.
- Thursday 12 March 2015This comes in the wake of the guilty verdicts against numerous supporters of former President Laurent Gbagbo charged with offences against the state and its institutions,
- Wednesday 11 March 2015Effective corridors need to be geared to the competitive advantages of a territory rather than conceived as a miracle method to make a desert bloom.
- Tuesday 10 March 2015An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale family farmers.
- Thursday 5 March 2015Vaccination will take place in areas of Basse Guinée, the region that currently has the highest number of cases in the country. The trial strategy adopted will be “ring vaccination”, based on the approach used to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s.
- Tuesday 3 March 2015As of 2 March 2015, 55 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Malawian Ministry of Health, with two deaths. All of these cases have been identified outside IDP sites. Several cases have been linked to the Jambawe area in Mutarara district – a gold mine in Mozambique 10 km from the Malawian border, where many Malawians work.