Africa Investment Forum: Projects worth $140 million on the table to boost vaccines and healthcare in West and East Africa

Download logo Members of the Africa Investment Forum team showcased two projects during a virtual investor roundtable as the continent looks to boost its healthcare sector and attract much-needed investment in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The projects, jointly worth around $140 million and located in East and West Africa, were previewed for potential […]

Galmudug Communities Lobby for More Women Participation in Politics

Download logo Women politicians, clan leaders, youth groups, civil society organisations and key decision makers in Galmudug State came together last week in a dialogue on inclusive political participation in Somalia’s ongoing parliamentary elections. The dialogues, attended by about 200 participants in Dhuusamareb, were organized jointly by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Political […]

Acting Assistant Secretary Lempert's Trip to Tunisia and Libya

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert visited Tunisia and Libya October 19-21.  During her trip to Tunisia, Acting Assistant Secretary Lempert met with Tunisian government officials, including Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi, welcoming Tunisia’s newly formed government and reiterated that the U.S. looks forward to the establishment of a broadly inclusive […]

High-level UN Delegation to Visit Farmers and Review Progress of Rural Development Projects in Egypt

Download logo Egypt is IFAD’s largest recipient of financial assistance in Near East and North Africa, and was one of the first countries to receive the Fund’s financing; the IFAD delegation will visit IFAD-supported projects in the country and meet with community members and family farmers in Noubaria, Kafr El Sheik, and Amreya to review […]

UNMISS, Humanitarian Partners and Government Representatives Attend Joyous UN Day Event

Music. Some impromptu dancing. And tons of camaraderie. United Nations Day in Juba, South Sudan, wasn’t a typical celebration this year. It was a heartfelt coming together of UN personnel, government representatives, civil society organizations after a year which saw this young nation grappling with subnational violence and the COVID-19 pandemic. Conversations, cultural performances and […]

United States Donates 1.4 Million More COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Egypt

U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen welcomed the arrival of the third shipment in three weeks of Pfizer’s Coronavirus vaccines to Cairo on October 22.  This shipment of an additional 1.4 million Pfizer doses, part of a 500-million-dose donation from the United States to the countries of the African Union through COVAX, will help protect Egyptians from Coronavirus […]

Key Initiatives Announced at UNESCO's International Conference to Fight Against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property

Download logo On 14 September 2021, UNESCO, in partnership with the European Union, organized an online conference to strengthen global cooperation in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property. This conference brought together all stakeholders in this field – Member States, as well as the art market, experts, institutional partners and civil society. Discussions […]

AMISOM holds discussions on women's political participation in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in collaboration with the Southwest State of Somalia, has held a forum to devise ways to promote women’s representation and participation in politics in Somalia. A two-day forum held in Baidoa, organised by the AMISOM Political Unit, attracted 45 participants, including Women Goodwill Ambassadors, women candidates, youth, men, […]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Attends Libya Stabilisation Conference in Tripoli

Download logo Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othmane Jerandi is participating Thursday in Tripoli in Libya Stabilisation Conference. This will be an opportunity to convey a message of support from President Kaïs Saïed to Libyan leaders and reiterate Tunisia's solidarity and support for the Libyan people in this political process so that […]

WHO Unveils New Analytical Tools on the ESPEN Data Portal

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, through the Expanded Special Project for the Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN), is making available new analytical tools in the NTD Data Portal allowing Neglected Tropical Diseases programmes and stakeholders to better track rollout and impact of interventions, and make data-driven decisions on strategies.   A dedicated data portal […]