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Posted by: APO | 28 June 2022

Guinea Eases Cross-border Trade

As part of the United Nations Multi-Partner Migration Trust Fund (MPTF), the International Trade Centre (ITC) inaugurated in May 2022 the very firstTrade Information and Border Assistance Office in Guéckédou, Guinea at the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia (see related news on the overall initiative of the Trust Fund in West Africa [here](https://intracen.org/news-and-events/news/facilitating-trade-at-a-human-scale-for-inclusive-cross-border-trade)).… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/guinea-eases-crossborder-trade?lang=en

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC (Q22) are pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is now open for media and non-rights holders. The deadline for submitting accreditation requests is 15 August 2022. An explanatory video of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 accreditation process is available here (https://fifa.fans/3nlDfaU).… Read more on https://fifa.africa-newsroom.com/press/media-accreditation-for-the-fifa-world-cup-qatar-2022tm-now-open?lang=en

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes today’s announcement by G7 leaders meeting in Elmau, Germany, that they will provide an additional US$ 4.5 billion to protect the world’s most vulnerable people from hunger and malnutrition. WFP stands ready to play its part in addressing this global crisis working with the Global Alliance for Food Security (GAFS), the Food and Agriculture… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/wfp-welcomes-g7s-fresh-commitment-to-food-security-amid-unprecedented-global-food-crisis?lang=en

Le Président de la République, Chef de l’Etat, SEM Mohamed Bazoum, a reçu mardi en fin de matinée 28 juin 2022, le Commandant du Commandement des Etats-Unis pour l’Afrique (AFRICOM), le Général Stephen J. Townsend, en présence du Chargé d’Affaires de l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Niger, Mme Susan N’Garim. L’entretien a porté sur les sujets d’intérêt commun dans le cadre de… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-president-de-la-republique-a-recu-mardi-le-commandant-du-commandement-des-etatsunis-pour-lafrique-africom?lang=fr

His Excellency Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State, met with His Excellency Joseph Ngute Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon, during the Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs hosted by the Government of Rwanda on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways to develop bilateral relations in various fields and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/his-excellency-sheikh-shakhboot-bin-nahyan-alnahyan-meets-with-prime-minister-of-cameroon?lang=en

The Emergency Rapid Response Mechanism (ERRM) of the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is implemented through unearmarked funds included in ongoing projects that can be accessed in the event of a rapid-onset emergency. The mechanism allows the SHF to respond quickly to emergencies through partners already active on the ground. These partners have already obtained authorities’ approvals for project activities,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/displaced-people-receive-emergency-shelter-materials-in-south-darfur?lang=en

Le Président de la République, Chef de l’Etat, SEM Mohamed Bazoum, a reçu mardi en début d’après-midi, 28 juin 2022, la Secrétaire d’Etat française chargée du Développement, de la Francophonie et des Partenariats Internationaux, Mme Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, en visite de travail au Niger. « Je suis très heureuse et très honorée d’être au Niger. C’est ma première visite en Afrique… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-president-de-la-republique-a-recu-mardi-la-secretaire-detat-francaise-chargee-du-developpement-de-la-francophonie-et-des-partenariats-internationaux?lang=fr

The deaths of at least 23 migrants seeking to reach Spanish territory from Morocco should be investigated urgently by both countries, the UN rights office, OHCHR, [said](https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-briefing-notes/2022/06/migrants-morocco-spain-and-united-states) on Tuesday, reacting also to reports overnight of of least 50 migrants found dead in a truck in southern Texas. The Morocco-Spain border… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-rights-office-in-probe-call-after-moroccospain-migrant-deaths-texas-tragedy-show-need-for-safer-pathways?lang=en

“Rule of law forms the foundation of any democracy,” explains Anees Ahmed, a senior official from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). A lawyer by training, Mr. Ahmed, in his role within the UN Peacekeeping mission’s Rule of Law Section, uses its mandate to elaborate. “We are tasked by the Security Council to protect civilians, prevent violence, uphold human rights and support… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rule-of-law-gets-a-boost-with-joint-special-mobile-court-resuming-operations-in-gette?lang=en

The UN [Committee on Migrant Workers](https://www.ohchr.org/en/treaty-bodies/cmw) (CMW) on Tuesday deplored the incidents that led to the deaths of at least 23 migrants as they tried to cross the border from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla last Friday. It is yet to be determined whether the victims died falling from the fence, in a stampede, or as a result of any actions taken by the border… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-committee-urges-prompt-investigation-into-deaths-of-migrants-at-moroccanspanish-border?lang=en

The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Federico Villegas (Argentina), announced today the appointment of Radhika Coomaraswamy of Sri Lanka to serve as a member of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia. Ms. Coomaraswamy will join Kaari Betty Murungi of Kenya (chair) and Steven Ratner of the United States of America, who were [appointed](https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2022/03/president-human-rights-council-appoints-members-investigative-body-ethiopia)… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/human-rights-council-president-appoints-radhika-coomaraswamy-of-sri-lanka-to-serve-on-ethiopia-rights-body?lang=en

The Minister of Communications Science and Technology, Mr. Tšoinyane Rapapa says it is high time for journalists to specialise in different areas of journalism to be able to report with understanding. He said this when officially opening the two-day workshop on African Peer Review Mechanism (APMR) Media Training, a collaboration of APRM Continental Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/lesotho-journalists-must-specialise-communications-minister?lang=en

During commemorative events organized in connection with 20 June, Martyrs Day, nationals in the Netherlands, Italy, Australia, the US and Saudi Arabia contributed over 88 thousand Dollars and over 61 thousand Euros towards augmenting the Martyrs Trust Fund. According to reports, nationals in Amsterdam contributed 9 thousand 370 Euros, nationals in Rotterdam 9 thousand 125 Euros, nationals in Amersfoort… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/eritrea-financial-contribution-to-augment-martyrs-trust-fund?lang=en

The Algoa Water Supply System has received a minimal boost from the rainfall experienced in the Nelson Mandela Metro recently, increasing from a low 12.0% to 13.4%. This is according to a weekly report on dam levels issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation in the province early this week. Hydrologists in the Department said that the marginal increase has done very little to improve the low… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-algoa-water-supply-system-gets-boost-from-rainfall-albeit-minimal?lang=en

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com), le premier groupe bancaire panafricain, a été nommé ‘Meilleure Banque de financement du commerce en Afrique de l’Ouest’ lors des prestigieux ‘Leaders in Trade Awards’ de Global Trade Review. Ce prix récompense les solutions de Ecobank pour le financement des chaînes d’approvisionnement domestiques et régionales à travers les principaux corridors commerciaux,… Read more on https://ecobank.africa-newsroom.com/press/ecobank-named-best-trade-finance-bank-in-west-africa?lang=fr

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com), the leading Pan-African Banking Group, has been named ‘Best Trade Finance Bank in West Africa’ at the prestigious Global Trade Review’s Leaders in Trade awards. The award comes as recognition of Ecobank’s solutions for domestic and regional supply chain financing across key trade corridors as well as the bank’s arranger roles and participation in key soft commodities… Read more on https://ecobank.africa-newsroom.com/press/ecobank-named-best-trade-finance-bank-in-west-africa?lang=en

The Mozambican Civil Society Platform for Health (PLASOC-M) and the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) in partnership with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the National AIDS Council(CNCS) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, organized a workshop in Maputo that was held from June 15 to June 17, in Maputo, with the objective of increasing… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/presidents-emergency-plan-for-aids-relief-pepfar-and-partners-strengthen-communityled-monitoring-of-hiv-services?lang=en

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, affirmed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s welcome under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, of the visit of H.E. Egyptain President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, and how it advances the historical brotherly relations and the strong and growing strategic partnership between the two brotherly countries. The Minister… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-a-statement-affirming-bahrains-welcome-of-egyptian-president-foreign-minister-strong-historical-and-strategic-brotherly-partnership-with-egypt?lang=en

The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga, has advised Members of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago to exercise caution when writing laws on campaign financing. Addressing Members of a joint select committee of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago that is scrutinising The Representation of the People [Amendment] [No.2] Bill 2020, Mpuuga advised the MPs to draft a law that… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uganda-mpuuga-cautions-trinidad-and-tobago-members-of-the-parliament-over-campaign-money?lang=en

Un système agroalimentaire mondial solide et bien intégré peut permettre à tous les pays de surmonter des difficultés sans précédent, comme on a pu le constater pendant la pandémie de covid-19 qui a éclaté début 2020 et face à laquelle les marchés agroalimentaires mondiaux ont fait preuve d’une résilience remarquable. «Nous sommes résolus à travailler main dans la main», tel est… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-report-reducing-trade-costs-can-help-drive-sustainable-development?lang=fr

A robust and well-integrated global agrifood system can help all countries withstand unprecedented challenges, as evidenced during the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 when global agrifood markets proved to be remarkably resilient. “We are committed to working together”, wrote QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the foreword to [The… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-report-reducing-trade-costs-can-help-drive-sustainable-development?lang=en

Between 2005 and 2020, the United Nations verified over 266,000 grave violations against children committed by parties to conflict in more than 30 conflict situations across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, UNICEF said today in a new report.[1] This figure is a fraction of the violations believed to have occurred, as access and security constraints, among others, and the shame, pain,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/staggering-scale-of-grave-violations-against-children-in-conflict-revealed-in-new-unicef-analysis?lang=en

Residents in Mframafaw, Ashanti Region, Ghana, say they have transformed their farming town following participation in a Cash for Work initiative. Community members earned a daily wage for building a culvert, or small bridge, that ensures the road to their community remains passable year-round. With the local market once more within reach, some residents have invested their wages in their farms, purchasing… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/transformative-adaptation-made-possible-with-local-knowledge-and-muscle?lang=en

Vertiv ([www.Vertiv.com](http://www.vertiv.com/)) (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today released its inaugural environmental, social and governance (ESG) report (https://bit.ly/3yq0FSP), the company’s first public report of its ESG activities. The report outlines Vertiv’s approach to energy and water efficiency; diversity, equity and… Read more on https://vertiv.africa-newsroom.com/press/vertiv-releases-first-environmental-social-and-governance-report?lang=en

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