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Near East and North Africa countries drawing a roadmap towards Zero Hunger

Near East and North Africa countries drawing a roadmap towards Zero Hunger

AFRICA
ROME, ItalyCountries of the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region face numerous common challenges to achieving improved food security, nutrition and inclusive agricultural development. Recent conflicts and civil instability in some countries of the region as well as rapid population growth, increasing urbanisation, low growth in food production, scarce and fragile natural resources and the threat of climate change have been compounding the situation, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned yesterday. “Building resilience and sustaining peace are key to attain zero hunger and improve people’s well-being in the NENA region. Without this, the region cannot end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, which are key t
AU Peace and Security Council visit Sudan

AU Peace and Security Council visit Sudan

AFRICA
KHARTOUM, Sudan The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the AU is in Sudan for a four (4) day-field mission to Khartoum and Darfur, Sudan, from 5 to 9 May 2018. During its visit, the PSC delegation, led by Ambassador Hope Tumukunde, Permanent Representative of Rwanda and Chairperson of the PSC for the month of May 2018, will express its solidarity to the people and leadership of Sudan, particularly those in Darfur. The PSC will also take the opportunity to urge all Sudanese parties to commit to the full realization of peace and stability in Darfur following the resolution of the conflict which lasted for almost fifteen (15) years. In this regard, while in Khartoum the AUPSC will meet with the President of Sudan, Omar Hassan Al Basher and other senior government offi...
US Condemns Attack on Libyan High National Elections Commission

US Condemns Attack on Libyan High National Elections Commission

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of AmericaThe United States strongly condemns today’s ISIS-claimed attack on the Libyan High National Elections Commission in Tripoli. "We offer condolences to the families of the victims and wish a quick recovery for those injured. We stand with all Libyans in the fight against terrorism and remain committed to working with the Government of National Accord to deny ISIS any safe haven in their country." remarks the US Government This terrorist attack against a key pillar of Libya’s fragile democracy only deepens the United States’ commitment to support all Libyans as they prepare for credible and secure elections.
Mayor of Mogadishu launches Taakulo Campaign for the month of Ramadan

Mayor of Mogadishu launches Taakulo Campaign for the month of Ramadan

AFRICA
MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia's Mayor and Governor H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman has launched theTaakulo campaign for the month of Ramadan in order to support vulnerable people in society in the capital city of Mogadishu. Mayor Eng. Yarisow said “According to the Islamic teachings, it is mandatory among Muslim communities to help one another by giving assistance for those in need of help. With the holy month of Ramadan, expected to start in three weeks, it is imperative to get our souls ready also to plan to deliver aid and assistance to citizens in need who cannot afford to get breakfast food." Several agencies have come up to partner with various stakeholders to help the needy in the society, these among them Banadir regional administrations; Somali ordinary citizens in all 17 districts of
Libya Migration Working Group Convenes in Tripoli for third time

Libya Migration Working Group Convenes in Tripoli for third time

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
TRIPOLI, LibyaThe Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IOM, the UN Migration Agency co-chaired the third Migration Working Group meeting in Tripoli. During the meeting, held on 25 April, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participants heard the national identified priorities for international assistance in the areas of migration and analyzed existing modalities to match them with offers of support, aiming to address current challenges. Some of the priorities highlighted the development of policies and strategies for migration management, called for modern Systems and processes to analyze and document the phenomena and identified  Capacity Building, Human Resources development as well as the improvement of conditions in  the current migrant detention centers and at disembark
President Kenyatta starts initiative to make tennis a public sport; Gov’t, ITF to construct Sh700 tennis facility at Kasarani

President Kenyatta starts initiative to make tennis a public sport; Gov’t, ITF to construct Sh700 tennis facility at Kasarani

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, SPORTS
  NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Government has started an initiative to make tennis a public sport available for Kenyans from all walks of life. The President said Kenya will follow the example of the United States where many tennis champions horned their skills in public courts rather than exclusive clubs for the well to do. President Uhuru made this statement when he held talks with officials of Ministry of Sports, International Tennis Federation, African Tennis Confederation and Tennis Kenya on the construction of a tennis training center worth Sh700 million at the Kasarani Sports Complex. The National Training Center , which will also host the International Tennis Federation training center for Africa, will be the second of its kind in Afr...
UN delivers Explosive Ordinance Disposal equipment to support Libyan authorities in dealing with explosive hazards

UN delivers Explosive Ordinance Disposal equipment to support Libyan authorities in dealing with explosive hazards

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY
TUNIS, Tunisia In most of Libya's cities, the continued use of war explosives especially by the armed conflict has lead to to devastating humanitarian consequences, causing injury, death and massive displacement of civilians across Libya. With limited resources, Libyan Security Institutions such as the National Safety Authority and Military Engineers carry out the critical and risky clearance work to reduce the impact of explosive remnants of war on civilians’ lives. In a bid to enhance the Libyan capacity in ridding the country of explosive remnants of war, The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), thanks to a EUR 500,000 contribution from the Government of Austria, delivered 12 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) kits to the Libyan Military Engineers and the Nationa
African Tourism administrations undersign the Declaration of Kinshasa on fostering tourism as a driver of biodiversity and environmental protection

African Tourism administrations undersign the Declaration of Kinshasa on fostering tourism as a driver of biodiversity and environmental protection

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL
MADRID, Spain An intense week of exchange of experiences and capacity building linked to wildlife and biodiversity protection has taken place in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The regional initiative that lies under the framework of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme on Wildlife and Sustainable Tourism includes the Declaration of Kinshasa that addresses poaching and carbon footprint as major concerns of the sector. The Regional Conference served to summarize the itinerary training workshops conducted throughout 2017 which encouraged local communities and tourism stakeholders to act as champions of biodiversity conservation and environmental protection. "More than 120 people were trained last year from Niger, Gabon, Benin, Guinea and Democratic Republic of...