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Madagascar – IMF Executive Board Approves US$304.7 million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

IMF Executive Board Approves US$304.7 million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Madagascar On July 27, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the equivalent of SDR 220 million (about US$304.7 million, or 180...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 29, 2016

Gambia – Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville

 Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville – on Gambia   We are concerned at the three-year prison sentences handed down last week to 30 members of the main opposition party in Gambia, including its leade...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 29, 2016

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Peacebuilding in Africa

Ambassador Samantha Power – U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; U.S. Mission to the United Nations AS DELIVERED Thank you, Minister Kishida, President of the Council, thank you Secretary-General Ban, Minister Mohamed, and Commi...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 29, 2016

Zainab Bangura, calls for Action Against the Perpetrators of the Notorious Mass Rape in Walikale, Democratic Republic of the Congo

United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura, calls for Action Against the Perpetrators of the Notorious Mass Rape in Walikale, Democratic Republic of the Congo Six years ago, in Walikale territory, North Kivu...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 29, 2016

South Sudan: Responding To Cholera Outbreak In Juba

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a cholera outbreak in Juba by vaccinating people at high risk, providing clean drinking water and supporting medical treatme...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 29, 2016

Republic of Angola Becomes 175th Party to the Biological Weapons Convention

On July 26, the Republic of Angola deposited its instrument of accession to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). The United States congratulates the Republic of Angola on taking this step, which advances the goal of universality of this important...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 29, 2016

UNICEF statement on attack on humanitarian convoy in northeastern Nigeria

Today unknown assailants attacked a humanitarian convoy that included staff from UNICEF, UNFPA and IOM. The convoy was traveling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria, returning from delivering desperately needed humanitarian assistance. UNI...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 29, 2016

UNIDO welcomes UN’s Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has welcomed the UN General Assembly decision proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa. UNIDO’s Director General, Li Yong, said: “Thi...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 29, 2016

Ghana – Be your Own Boss and Start Earning with Uber

Uber (www.Uber.com), the technology company that connects riders and drivers using a smartphone, is looking for driver-partners to join their growing network in Accra, Ghana. This partnership will see driver-partners being their own boss, working whe...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 29, 2016

Launch of Situation Analysis of Children in Somalia 2016

What: UNICEF Somalia, together with the Federal Government of Somalia, donors and partners, is launching the latest situation analysis of children in Somalia. The report consists of comprehensive data, analysis and recommendations crucial to support...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 29, 2016

Orange Drives Digital Transformation in the Middle East and Africa with New Innovations in Smart Metering, Solar Power, NFC and Customer Experience

Speaking at its 4th annual strategy and activity update for press and analysts in London on 28 July, Ramon Fernandez, Deputy CEO and Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa (MEA) (www.Orange.com), and...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 28, 2016

USAID and Ghana Health Service Launch Refreshed “Good Life, Live It Well” Campaign

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Health, and the Ghana Health Service launched the refreshed “Good Life, Live it Well” campaign on July 28 at the National Theatre. The “Good Life, Live It Well” c...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 28, 2016

Mobile Labs deliver Faster Yellow Fever Test Results

“Treating a yellow fever patient is reliant on having the right diagnosis. This is dependent on having the necessary laboratory capacity to quickly identify the disease,” says Dr Pierre Formenty, an expert in haemorrhagic fevers at WHO and Manage...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 28, 2016

Newly appointed UNICEF Representative to Liberia

Newly appointed UNICEF Representative to Liberia presents letter of credence to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs The newly appointed UNICEF Representative to Liberia, Mr. Suleiman Braimoh, presented his letter of credence to H.E. Marjon V. Kamara, the...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 28, 2016

MoU between UNICEF and religious leaders for the wellbeing of children and women

High-level signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNICEF and religious leaders for the wellbeing of children and women When: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, from 9:00 –12:30 Where: Marriot Hotel, Turako Meeting Room, 1st floor Wh...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 28, 2016

“High time to end police impunity” – UN experts raise alarm at on-going pattern of extrajudicial killings in Kenya

A group of United Nations human rights experts* today expressed deep concern about the on-going pattern of extrajudicial executions in Kenya. They urged the Government to put an end to police violence and ensure accountability for the perpetrators. T...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 28, 2016

Switzerland Responds to New Humanitarian Needs in South Sudan

In South Sudan thousands of people have fled the recent hostilities between rival political factions. These new outbreaks of violence have compounded the already considerable humanitarian needs in the country. Switzerland has decided to provide an ad...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 27, 2016

Racial Discrimination: UN Committee to Review Greece, UK, Paraguay, South Africa, Lebanon, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is meeting in Geneva from 2 to 26 August to review the following countries on these dates: Greece (3-4 Aug); UK (4-5 Aug); Paraguay (8-9 Aug); South Africa (9-10 Aug); Lebanon (10-11...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 27, 2016

Statement to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in the Lake Chad Basin

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien – Statement to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in the Lake Chad Basin Mr. President, Thank you for the opportunity to brief...
by SocioLingo Africa on Jul 27, 2016

Community Stabilization Project Launched in Central African Republic

Following a series of meetings with local government leaders, IOM yesterday (10/9) launched the European Union-funded Community Stabilization for At-Risk Communities project (SIRIRI) in Boda, Central African Republic (CAR). Before the crisis, which b...
by SocioLingo Africa on Sep 10, 2015


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