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  • Friday 14 August 2015

    Guinea Bissau: President Dismisses the Government

    President Mario late Wednesday accused the government of corruption, nepotism and obstruction of justice. He dismissed Prime Minister Domingos Pereira and his cabinet with immediate effect, saying a reshuffle is not enough to resolve the crisis.
  • Thursday 13 August 2015

    Kenya: Millers Worried about Deal with Uganda

    Sugar Millers in Kenya are a worried lot following bilateral trade deals made between Kenya and Uganda by the two countries’ Presidents, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda over the weekend on August 8 in Uganda.
  • Tuesday 11 August 2015

    Ethiopia: African Union Celebrates International Youth Day

    The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development.
  • Friday 7 August 2015

    Africa: Solar Powered Tablet Devices for Education Unveiled

    Benin is the last stop on this two-week road show during which the co-founders unveiled their long-term objective to use solar activities to drive education by introducing connected tablet devices.
  • Wednesday 5 August 2015

    AUC and FAO Sign MOU To Build Resilience in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

    The initiative will establish effective knowledge platforms between IGAD member States, as well as strengthen the capacity of institutions to scale up proven cost effective resilience enhancing good practices.
  • Tuesday 4 August 2015

    Somalia: Global Solar Lantern Initiative Targets Displaced Families

    The programme, which helps some 42,000 people, has been supported by individuals, corporate partners and the Government of Japan.
  • Monday 3 August 2015

    Ghana: Border Officials Receive Training in Ebola Prevention

    The training plan will rely on 42 trainers from the three government agencies, who were trained by IOM, in cooperation with the Ghana Health Service’s Port Health Unit, during a three-day Training of Trainers that took place in Koforidua from 15 – 17 July 2015.
  • Monday 3 August 2015

    Niger: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to Review Records

    Niger is one of the 177 States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and so is required to submit regular reports to the Committee, which is composed of 18 international independent experts.
  • Friday 31 July 2015

    Burundi: EU Increases Humanitarian Aid for Refugees

    This funding increase brings the total humanitarian aid for the Great Lakes region for 2015 to €56.5 million. The aid released mainly for Burundi refugees amounts to €9 million since the end of April, when their numbers started growing.
  • Friday 31 July 2015

    Kenya: Small-Scale Farmers Defying Climate Change - Greenpeace

    The report documents some of the ecological farming practices which farmers in Western and Eastern Kenya are using to nurture crops e.g. drip irrigation, indigenous knowledge, intercropping and using compost and manure for enhancing soil fertility.
  • Wednesday 29 July 2015

    Somalia: IOM Evacuates Somalis from Yemen

    The Somali evacuees had been living in Yemen for years, but opted to return home to Somalia due to the escalation of the armed conflict and deteriorating living conditions.
  • Wednesday 29 July 2015

    South Sudan: UNDP and Japan Launch Initiative to Respond to Food Insecurity and Floods

    The project aims to strengthen national and local institutions as well as community capacity to respond to floods and food insecurity.
  • Tuesday 28 July 2015

    South Africa:Country to Host XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban

    Under the theme Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future, participants will discuss ways to unleash the full potential of forests to lift rural populations out of poverty, act as buffers against climate change and inspire new technologies and renewable products.
  • Monday 27 July 2015

    South Sudan: UN Calls For End To Fighting

    The humanitarian consequences of the nearly 20-month long conflict in South Sudan are grave: Some 4.6 million people are severely food insecure, with a quarter of a million children at risk from rapidly worsening nutrition.
  • Friday 24 July 2015

    Kenya:Anxiety Builds as Obama Visits

    Obama is expected in Kenya today, Friday July 24 with a huge delegation of entrepreneurs who will pursue investment opportunities during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).
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