Deficiencies when it comes to the rule of law coupled with a dire economic reality have seen a rise of crime in Upper Nile State. UN Police serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan are trying to improve the situation by giving law enforcement officers the knowledge they need. “I learnt about community policing and the importance of the relationship and trust between citizens and the… Read more on

O Governo Central orienta as autoridades das zonas afectadas pela tempestade tropical “Ana”, para que sejam dinâmicos na busca de soluções para a reparação das infra-estruturas danificadas. Falando esta quarta-feira, em Nampula, o Primeiro-Ministro, Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, disse que a vida deve voltar a normalidade, sobretudo com o início, próxima semana, do ano lectivo. “Queremos… Read more on

The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, has directed government to present to Parliament a report about an incident in which a Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier shot a police officer and injured him. Police Constable Robert Mukebezi, was shot and injured on Sunday, 16 January 2022 as he attempted to tow a UPDF vehicle that was involved in an accident in Ntinda, Kampala. While chairing plenary… Read more on

M. Patrick Rajoelina, Ministre des Affaires étrangères, a assisté à la célébration de la 73ème fête de la République indienne lors d’une cérémonie présidée par SEM Abhay Kumar, Ambassadeur de la République de l’Inde, en présence du Président du Senat, Herimanana Razafimahefa. Lors de sa prise de parole, le Ministre a saisi cette occasion pour souligner l’affinité et le lien… Read more on

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza says SA summer crop plantings estimates provide hope despite the heavy rains “The 2021/22 agricultural season started with rising concerns that floods would damage crops in provinces such as the North West, Free State, and parts of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Also, farmers in various regions worried they wouldn’t… Read more on

Nestlé ([]( a annoncé aujourd’hui un nouveau plan pour lutter contre les risques de travail des enfants dans la production de cacao. Au cœur de ce plan, se trouve un programme innovant d’augmentation des revenus visant à améliorer les conditions de vie des familles de producteurs de cacao, tout en faisant progresser les pratiques d’agriculture régénératrice… Read more on

Nestlé ([]( announced a new plan to tackle child labor risks in cocoa production. At the center is an innovative income accelerator program, which aims to improve the livelihoods of cocoa-farming families, while also advancing regenerative agriculture practices and gender equality. A cash incentive will be paid directly to cocoa-farming households for certain… Read more on

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Committee of Ministers of Justice/Attorneys General met virtually on 25 January 2022 to consider a number of draft SADC legal instruments with the aim to create a conducive legal framework to advance efforts to achieve the SADC Common agenda. The legal instruments included draft amendments to the SADC Treaty, the SADC Administrative Tribunal (SADCAT)… Read more on

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of DKK 28.4 million (USD 4.3 million) from the Government of Denmark for Scaling Up Anticipatory Action for Food Security to reduce the effects of climate shocks in the Horn of Africa. This is in addition to the DKK 15 million (USD 2.2 million) given by the Government of Denmark in 2019, to establish systems for financing that is… Read more on

Um ancião de 79 anos faleceu, vítima da COVID-19, nas últimas 24 horas, período em que ficaram recuperados 1.416 pacientes e registadas 89 novas infecções associadas à doença. A morte ocorreu na província da Lunda Sul, segundo o boletim diário da Direcção Nacional de Saúde Pública (DNSP), divulgado esta quinta-feira, 27 de Janeiro. Das 89 novas infecções, 42 foram registadas em Luanda,… Read more on–angola–angola-regista-um-obito-e-89-novas-infeccoes-mais-1416-pacientes-recuperados?lang=pt

Posted by: APO | 28 January 2022

Severe hunger tightens grip on northern Ethiopia

A new food security assessment, released today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), shows that almost 40 percent of Tigrayans are suffering an extreme lack of food, after 15 months of conflict. Meanwhile, across all three conflict-affected regions of the north more than 9 million people are in need of humanitarian food assistance, the highest number yet. The Tigray Emergency Food Security… Read more on

Le gouvernement a annoncé jeudi la réouverture à partir du 7 février 2022 de l’espace aérien aux vols au départ et à destination du Maroc. Cette décision intervient conformément aux dispositions juridiques relatives à la gestion de l’état d’urgence sanitaire et suite aux recommandations de la commission scientifique et technique et prenant en considération l’évolution de la situation… Read more on

The government announced Thursday the reopening of the airspace to flights to and from Morocco as of February 7, 2022. This decision comes in accordance with the legal provisions relating to the management of the state of health emergency and following the recommendations of the scientific and technical commission and taking into consideration the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the… Read more on

ECOWAS Leaders to hold Extraordinary Summit Virtually on the Political Situation in Burkina Faso H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has convened an Extraordinary Summit of the Authority on the political situ-ation in Burkina Faso. The Summit will… Read more on

The British High Commission has granted £10,000 as seed funding from the UK Government’s Climate Diplomacy Fund to kick-start the Game Changers. The grant will help the Game Changers mobilise stakeholders (co-funders, enablers, volunteers), build relevant capacity and canvass more resources to work towards achieving the goal to reach 1 million Cameroonians within 24 months. During the high profile… Read more on

Global representative of the energy geoscience industry, EnerGEO Alliance (EnerGEO), and African energy sector advocate, the African Energy Chamber (AEC) (, have called on the scientific community – most notably the Scientific Advisory Group on Energies (SAGE) – to reconsider the fundamentally flawed and misinformed data and research that suggest scientific surveys have significantly… Read more on

Sudan’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Tuesday, 1 February 2022, in a meeting that will be [webcast live]( Sudan is one of the States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session from 24 January to 3 February*, which marks the end of the UPR third… Read more on

Morocco’s unwavering stance regarding the Palestinian cause was reiterated in Addis Ababa at the 43rd session of the African Union (AU) Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC), preparatory to the next sessions of the Executive Council and the AU Summit. “Morocco reaffirms its strong and clear position in favor of the Palestinian cause and continues its constructive and active commitment to a… Read more on

His Majesty King Mohammed VI chaired in the province of Benslimane (Casablanca-Settat Region), the launching ceremony of the works for the realization of a manufacturing plant for Covid-19 and other vaccines, a structuring project which, in the long term, will contribute to ensure the vaccine sovereignty of the Kingdom and the African Continent as a whole. This industrial unit is in line with the… Read more on

The Government Council, convened Thursday in Rabat, decided to extend the state of health emergency throughout the country until February 28, 2022, as part of efforts aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was announced during a press briefing held by the Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with the Parliament, Government’s spokesperson, Mustapha Baitas, at the end… Read more on

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received a message from President Kais Saied of Tunisia, on promoting relations between the two countries. The message was delivered to Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State, as he welcomed Mu’izz bin Abdul Sattar Binameem, Ambassador of Tunisia to the UAE, at… Read more on

The Minister of State for Finance in charge of General Duties, Hon Henry Musasizi, has tabled the Supplementary Appropriation (No. 4) Bill, 2021 for first reading amidst concerns from the Opposition about the utilisation of the previous requests. The bill seeks to provide for supplementary appropriation amounting to Shs4.7 trillion from the Consolidated Fund as provided for under the Constitution… Read more on

A l’occasion de la rentrée solennelle de la 13ème mandature du Conseil économique, social, environnemental et culturel (CESEC), le jeudi le 27 janvier 2022 à Abidjan, le Président Alassane Ouattara, a réaffirmé sa confiance au président de l’institution Eugène Aka Aouélé au regard de sa riche expérience pour redynamiser l’institution. « Eugène Aka Aouélé a été ministre de la… Read more on–rentree-solennelle-du-conseil-economique-social-environnemental-et-culturel-en-presence-du-president-de-la-republique?lang=fr

Parliament has approved the appointment of an auditor to audit the accounts of the Office of the Auditor General for financial years 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024. The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, had tasked the Parliamentary Commission to ensure that the right and due processes are followed to procure the best audit company for the job. While moving the motion for the appointment of an auditor… Read more on

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