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The Jeddah Summit Declaration, a new tool for Peace and Development

The final declaration of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit (Jeddah Summit) was issued last July 16th, to the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and the United...

Animal-to-human diseases on the rise in Africa, warns UN health agency

Diseases transmitted from animals to people in Africa have jumped 63 per cent in last decade, compared with the previous ten year period, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) analysis released on Thursday.

The plight of the Amharas in Ethiopia raised at the United Nations

On June 30, 2022, in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Council held an Interactive dialogue on the oral briefing of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia. Ms. Kaari Betty Murungi, Chairperson of the UN Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia exposed the work progress of the Commission on the human rights situation in Ethiopia.

EU support to the African Union Mission in Somalia with €120 million

EU support to the African Union Mission in Somalia: Council approves further support under the European Peace Facility

South Sudan: Life in a cattle camp

In South Sudan, some 8.9 million people, more than two-thirds of the population, are estimated to need significant humanitarian assistance and protection in 2022.

Africa: Sustainable solutions instead of aid

“In Africa, there are only two doctors and nine nurses per ten thousand inhabitants. These numbers need to be improved so that developing countries can cope with the challenges experienced during the coronavirus epidemic.

Morocco Education Minister Outlines Development Strategy for Sport, School Sport

… for the development of sport and school sport. At a meeting … review of areas of sport and school sport, the Minister reviewed … level, diversify and expand sport practice, taking into account … management of high performance sport, adding that the relationship …

President of Zambia to European Parliament: “Zambia is back in business”

20220623PHT33705 ms - Category Template – Pulses PROIn his address to MEPs , Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema thanked Parliament for its support, advocated closer relations with the EU and condemned the war against Ukraine.

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South African theologian to take helm of World Council of Churches in 2023

South African theologian and academic Rev. Jerry Pillay will take over as general secretary of the World Council of Churches in January 2023, the WCC has announced.

USCIRF Delegation Travels to Nigeria to Assess Religious Freedom Conditions

Washington, DC – United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Commissioner Frederick A. Davie along with USCIRF staff traveled to Abuja, Nigeria from June 4-11 to meet with Nigerian and U.S. government officials, religious communities,...

UK’s bid to export some refugees to Rwanda, ‘all wrong’, says UN refugee chief

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Monday dismissed the British Government’s proposal to process United Kingdom-bound asylum seekers in Rwanda, describing the offshore deal between the two countries announced in April, as “all wrong”.

EU Council conclusions at the start of the 12th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference

The European Union is committed to an open and rules-based multilateral trading system, with a modernised WTO at its core. The EU supports an ambitious and realistic package for the 12th World Trade Organization...

St. Francis Catholic Church: Christians and others to be protected in Nigeria

St. Francis Catholic Church: Attack on one of the most important Christian feasts: the state is unable to protect Christians in Nigeria A gunman attacked worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church in the Nigerian...

Africa: Dramatic drop forecast in COVID deaths, but no time to ‘sit back and relax’

COVID-19 deaths in Africa are forecast to decrease by 94 per cent this year compared to last year the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Eugene Lenn Nagbe: Liberia will not remain on the periphery of maritime industry decision-making

"Liberia will not remain on periphery of maritime industry decision-making" Said Comissioner Miritime. - Nagbe Makes Case for Liberia Re-admittance to IALA (COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - June1, 2022) Maritime Commissioner Lenn Eugene  (COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - June 1, 2022) ...

From Ukraine to Africa

On December 29, the Moscow Patriarchate announced a surprising decision - for the first time in its history, it formed a patriarchal exarchate in Africa. Formally, this is done through the admission of "one...

Opiate trafficking in Africa – Understanding and Addressing the Threat

Nairobi (Kenya), 30 May 2022 - By 2030, demographers project that the number of people using drugs will rise by 11 per cent around the world, and as much as 40 per cent in...

Egypt opens new airport for tourists, right next to the Seventh Wonder of the World

From mid-July, tourists wishing to start their journey in Egypt from the Great Pyramids of Giza will be facilitated by flying to them. Right next to the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt's new Sphinx International...

Central African Republic abolishes death penalty

The National Assembly of the Central African Republic moves to abolish the death penalty with a law passed by acclamation which must now be promulgated by President Faustin Archange Touadéra.

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African nations leading the way on ‘food systems transformation’: Guterres 

African countries are at the vanguard of a vital transformation of food systems to simultaneously address food security, nutrition, social and environmental protection – all while boosting resilience – said the UN chief on Thursday. 

UNODC and Southern Africa join forces against terrorism and violent extremism

UNODC and Southern Africa regional partners join forces to address terrorism and violent extremism Lilongwe (Malawi), 25 May 2022 – Over the last several years, the threat of terrorism has been looming ever larger over Southern...

Middle East and North Africa: highest youth unemployment rates in the world

To addressing youth unemployment, more than 33 million new jobs need to be created by 2030 in the Middle East and North Africa region by 2030, if the world’s largest unemployment hot spot is to be substantially improved, four United Nations agencies said on Monday.

People around the world are wondering why China buying Africa

More than one billion people live in Africa, and the continent is expected to be responsible for more than half of the world's population growth by 2050. According to the European Parliament resolution of...

Patriarchate of Alexandria: To protect the temples from the “robberies of the Russian Church”

Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria sent a circular message to the bishops of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, instructing him on how to approach the problems posed by the "illegal and vindictive invasion of the Russian Church

First Meeting of the West Africa Regional Informal Working Group

Strengthening national capacities to detect the travel of terrorists and other serious criminals using passenger data: First Meeting of the West Africa Regional Informal Working Group (IWG) Freetown (Sierra Leone) 12 May 2022 - Whether...
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