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UN calls for access to prevent famine in South Sudan

Three UN agencies today warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million people nationwide now face severe food insecurity. The United Nations…

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AUC Chair in London to promote African investment opportunities

The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has arrived in London to promote the investment opportunities in Africa available to the governments, financial and business investors of the United Kingdom and China. Dr. Dlamini Zuma will be…

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Seychelles takes part in climate change and defence conference

Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye represented Seychelles at the first international conference on climate change and defence held in Paris on 14 October, it was reported on 2oth October. Ambassador Shamlaye was representing President James Michel who holds the portfolio of Minister…

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UN responds to food insecurity in Southern Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their operations in response to growing food insecurity as a result of poor harvests across much of southern Africa, it…

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AU sign agreement to help neutralise Boko Haram group

The Commission of the African Union (AU) represented by Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), represented by its Secretary-General, Engineer Sanusi Imran Abdullahi, on 19th October, at the AU Headquarters, signed…

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IMF Conclude Consultation with Tunisia

IMF concude consultation with Tunisia On September 30, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation with Tunisia, it was reported on 19th October. Tunisia’s economy has been resilient throughout a protracted political…

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Africa in U-17 FIFA World Cup

Nigeria began the defence of their Fifa Under-17 World Cup crown with a 2-0 victory over USA on Saturday, as Guinea opened with a 1-1 draw against England.  The USA fixture was the Golden Eaglets’ first match of Group A…

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AU campaign to end child marriage

Under the title campaign “Education for girls, a means to eliminating early child marriage”, the Republic of Mali launched this week its national campaign to end child marriage in the village of Konobougou, 160 kilometers away from the capital Bamako. The…

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World Bank’s New End-Poverty tool

Addressing huge gaps in the collection of poverty data, the World Bank Group pledged to work with developing countries and international partners to ensure that the 78 poorest nations have household-level surveys every three years, with the first round to…

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Training to combat migration in Somalia

With more Somali youth attempting to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean sea to Europe, IOM, in partnership with local authorities, has concluded a 12-day training which covered customer service, interpersonal communications and business etiquette modules designed to make…

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