UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated some 163 refugees from Libya to Niger in the first such flight since fighting escalated in the Libyan capital two weeks ago. The flight landed early on Friday. UNHCR has worked with the Libyan Ministry of Interior and authorities in Niger to make this possible. All evacuees, including dozens of women and children, were previously detained in Libya. Among… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unhcr-evacuates-refugees-in-libya-to-niger-amid-tripoli-fighting?lang=en

The African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) strongly condemns recent violent confrontations between two rival youth groups in Kalma Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Darfur state, which occurred on 13 April 2019. These confrontations reportedly resulted in the killing of 16 people including a humanitarian field worker, with 17 injured and a significant… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-union–united-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid-condemns-violent-confrontations-in-kalma-idp-camp-in-south-darfur?lang=en

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is hosting the fourth hackathon under the Ethiopia Hacks! Program from April 19-21, 2019. This event will challenge coders to find technological solutions to the challenge of misinformation online. The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa invites you to attend their project presentations and award ceremony. Date: Sunday, April 21, 2018 at 2:00pm Venue: National Archive… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-embassy-hosts-ethiopia-hacks-40-hackathon-focused-on-countering-misinformation?lang=en

Le gouvernement de la République du Liberia et Niron Metals Plc («Niron», ou la «Société») (www.NironMetals.com) ont le plaisir d’annoncer conjointement la signature d’un protocole d’accord (le «PdA») concernant le passage par le Liberia du minerai de fer extrait du gisement de fer de Zogota situé en République de Guinée («Zogota» ou le «Projet»). Le PdA concerne l’utilisation… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-press-release-from-the-republic-of-liberia-and-niron-metals-republic-of-liberia-signs-memorandum-of-understanding-mou-with-niron-metals-for-export-of-iron-ore-from-the-zogota-project?lang=fr

You are cordially invited to the SeedCo Zimbabwe Under-20 National Rugby Team kit handover ceremony.. Seedco Zimbabwe is one of the main team sponsors of the Junior Sables and this year they have renewed their sponsorship. The team is on the verge of promotion into Group A of the Rugby Barthes Cup as they meet Madagascar on Saturday. WHO: Zimbabwe under 20 rugby team, Seedco and Zimbabwe Rugby Union… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/media-invitation-to-group-b-u20-barthes-cup-press-conference?lang=en

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) (www.Ecobank.com), maison mère du Groupe Ecobank basée à Lomé, est heureuse d’annoncer la levée de 450 millions de dollars dans le cadre de sa première euro-obligation, qui a été sursouscrite. Cette émission mondiale porte sur un billet non garanti à 5 ans (144A/RegS) coté sur le marché principal de la Bourse de Londres. L’obligation arrivera… Read more on https://ecobank.africa-newsroom.com/press/ecobank-transnational-incorporated-debut-450-million-eurobond-oversubscribed?lang=fr

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI (www.Ecobank.com), the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised $450 million in its debut Eurobond which was oversubscribed. The Global Offering is a 5-year unsecured note (144A/RegS) listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The bond matures in April 2024 and was issued with a coupon… Read more on https://ecobank.africa-newsroom.com/press/ecobank-transnational-incorporated-debut-450-million-eurobond-oversubscribed?lang=en

La Fondation Merck ([www.Merck-Foundation.com](http://www.merck-foundation.com/)), la branche philanthropique de Merck KGaA Allemagne, en partenariat avec la Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Fertilité – l’IFFS a dirigé le panel ministériel « Merck more than a Mother » lors du 23e Congrès mondial de l’IFFS tenu à Shanghai, en Chine, sur le thème de « Non à la stigmatisation liée… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/merck-foundation-with-african-minister-of-health-defines-interventions-to-break-infertility-stigma-at-international-federation-of-fertility-societies-iffs-world-congress-in-china?lang=fr

The Government of the Republic of Liberia and Niron Metals Plc (“Niron” or “the Company”) (www.NironMetals.com) are pleased to jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“the MOU”), regarding the passage through Liberia of iron ore from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea (“Zogota” or “the Project”). The MOU relates to the use of existing rail… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-press-release-from-the-republic-of-liberia-and-niron-metals-republic-of-liberia-signs-memorandum-of-understanding-mou-with-niron-metals-for-export-of-iron-ore-from-the-zogota-project?lang=en

L’international français d’origine malienne yacouba Camara de passage au Mali a rencontré la fédération malienne de rugby ce jeudi 18 avril 2019. L’objectif de la rencontre était d’apporter son soutien à la fédération malienne de Rugbgy et promouvoir le rugby malien. De passage yacouba Camara le joueur de Montpellier et l’équipe de France a Rémi son maillot de l’équipe de France dédicace… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby-mali–le-francomalien-yacouba-camara-apporte-son-soutien-a-la-federation?lang=fr

Un match amical de Rugby à XV entre le club Hyène de Bujumbura-Burundi et Jaguar de Bukavu-RDC aura lieu dimanche le 21/4/2019 à 10h sur le terrain Tempête. Le club Hyène, champion à maintes reprises au championnat national de Rugby à XV dans les années passées,est déterminé à doubler les performances. Il a invité les rugbymen de Bukavu en RDC pour jouer un match amical. Cette rencontre… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/burundi-rugby-a-xv–match-amical-international-entre-le-club-hyene-de-bujumburaburundi-et-jaguar-de-bukavurepublique-democratique-du-congo-rdc?lang=fr

Merck Foundation ([www.Merck-Foundation.com](http://www.merck-foundation.com/)), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in partnership with the International Federation of Fertility Societies- IFFS conducted “Merck More Than a Mother” Ministerial Panel during the 23rd IFFS World Congress held in Shanghai, China with the theme of “No to Infertility Stigma”. The Ministerial panel aims… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/merck-foundation-with-african-minister-of-health-defines-interventions-to-break-infertility-stigma-at-international-federation-of-fertility-societies-iffs-world-congress-in-china?lang=en

A la suite du Sommet de la Banque Mondiale, la Première Dame de Côte d’Ivoire, Mme Dominique Ouattara, a organisé un dîner officiel pour les invités de marque du sommet, notamment la Conseillère Spéciale du Président des Etats-Unis, Ivanka Trump, la délégation du Congrès américain conduite par le Sénateur Lindsey Graham et l’Administrateur de l’USAID Mark Green. Les dirigeants ont… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-state-dinner-with-the-first-lady-of-cote-divoire?lang=fr

Following the World Bank Summit, the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Dominique Ouattara, hosted a state dinner for Summit dignitaries, including Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, the U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Senator Lindsey Graham and USAID Administrator Mark Green. Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the underlying goals of the United States’ Women’s Global Development and Prosperity… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-state-dinner-with-the-first-lady-of-cote-divoire?lang=en

À 50 jours du coup d’envoi de la Coupe du Monde Féminine de la FIFA™ en France, la FIFA et le Comité d’Organisation Local (COL) sont fiers d’annoncer que la billetterie de la compétition affiche des chiffres records – plus de 720 000 billets ont déjà été vendus. Le match d’ouverture, qui se tiendra à Paris au Parc des Princes, ainsi que les demi-finales et la finale, qui auront… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/over-720000-tickets-sold-and-only-50-days-to-go-until-fifa-womens-world-cup-france-2019tm-kicks-off?lang=fr

Today marks 50 days until the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ kicks off in France, and FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are proud to announce that ticket sales for the competition are smashing records, with over 720,000 sold so far. The opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 at Paris’ Parc de Princes is sold out, as are the two semi-finals and the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/over-720000-tickets-sold-and-only-50-days-to-go-until-fifa-womens-world-cup-france-2019tm-kicks-off?lang=en

Pour la sixième année consécutive, l’Institut français d’Algérie et le Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers organisent le Laboratoire d’Alger, un atelier orienté vers la réalisation documentaire et la pratique du son. Depuis 2014, une soixantaine de professionnels algériens ont été accompagnés dans l’écriture et la réalisation de films documentaires qui sont projetés en Algérie… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ouverture-de-lappel-a-candidatures-pour-le-6e-laboratoire-dalger–atelier-de-realisation-documentaire?lang=fr

À l’occasion du premier Sommet régional de l’Initiative de financement en faveur des femmes entrepreneures (We-Fi), chefs d’État, ministres, responsables de banques multilatérales de développement, cadres du secteur privé, femmes entrepreneures et représentants de pays contributeurs à l’Initiative se retrouvaient aujourd’hui pour envisager des mesures concrètes de soutien aux petites… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/wefi-regional-summit-calls-for-urgent-public-and-private-sector-action-to-support-women-entrepreneurs-in-west-africa?lang=fr

Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, has been recognized as one of the best places to work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Temenos has been cited as the 12th best company to work for in the country, putting it in the top 5% of companies in the UAE, following independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® (www.GreatPlaceToWork.me) Institute United Arab Emirates.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/temenos-provider-of-the-worlds-1-banking-software-named-one-of-the-best-workplaces-in-the-uae?lang=en

Heads of state, ministers, leaders of multilateral development banks, private sector executives, women entrepreneurs, and contributing governments of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) convened today at the first We-Fi Regional Summit to discuss concrete ways to strengthen support for women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in West Africa. Attended by more than 400 public… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/wefi-regional-summit-calls-for-urgent-public-and-private-sector-action-to-support-women-entrepreneurs-in-west-africa?lang=en

Nearly 100 Kenyan women participants took part in the first-ever training programme organised by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, Youth Council in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The UAE’s Ambassador in Kenya, Khalid Khalifa Al-Mualla, and Hashim Mohamed, Principal and CEO Kenya Utalii College participated in the programme titled, “Empowering 100 Women Future… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-and-international-cooperation-mofaic-holds-first-youth-circle-in-kenya?lang=en

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today allocated US$2 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide life-saving assistance to civilians caught up in the escalating fighting in Libya, including vulnerable migrants and refugees. “I am deeply concerned by the escalation of fighting in Libya. In the past… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-emergency-fund-releases-2-million-for-lifesaving-assistance-as-needs-escalate-in-libya?lang=en

Members Echo Sudan’s Representative in Describing Recent Events as Internal Matter Not Warranting External Discussion, Interference The planned withdrawal of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30 June 2020 is on track, but the political situation in Sudan has changed drastically and could affect implementation of the mission’s mandate going forward, the Joint… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/political-changes-in-sudan-could-affect-mandate-of-african-unionunited-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-joint-special-representative-tells-security-council?lang=en

Officials from the U.S. government and Côte d’Ivoire together celebrated Tuesday the launching of a new gender unit within the Ivoirian Ministry of National Education that will focus on improving education and training for girls and women to strengthen the workforce and meet the needs of the Ivoirian private sector. Karen Sessions, Vice President for Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/millennium-challenge-corporation-celebrates-launch-of-new-gender-unit-in-cote-divoire-during-wgdp-trip?lang=en

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