EAC-US TRADE INVESTMENTS STRENGTHENED DURING MINISTERIAL MEETING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

EAC-US TRADE INVESTMENTS STRENGTHENED DURING MINISTERIAL MEETING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

ARUSHA, Tanzania, 28 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Ministers from the East African Community (EAC) have signed a Cooperation Agreement on Trade Facilitation, Sanitary and ...

UNAMID realigns its staffing structure

UNAMID realigns its staffing structure

EL FASHER, North Darfur, Sudan, 28 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Following the strategic review of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) operations ...

Greening: Britain’s Ebola response has saved thousands of lives but mission not over yet

Greening: Britain’s Ebola response has saved thousands of lives but mission not over yet

LONDON, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- International Development Secretary Justine Greening says Britain will stay the course in Sierra Leone until the job is done. ...

At UN-backed meeting, West African nations commit to ending statelessness

At UN-backed meeting, West African nations commit to ending statelessness

NEW YORK, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Delegates representing fifteen West African nations have pledged to step up efforts towards eliminating statelessness in a move aimed at ...

UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages

UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages

NEW YORK, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the release this week of four Thai nationals after nearly five years in captivity, ...

Research and Innovation: CoR and European Commission to set up a

Research and Innovation: CoR and European Commission to set up a

LUXEMBOURG, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation have ...

Mali: UN, partners launch humanitarian appeal as relief efforts continue

Mali: UN, partners launch humanitarian appeal as relief efforts continue

NEW YORK, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has joined with partner agencies to launch a multy0million ...

EAC-US TRADE INVESTMENTS STRENGTHENED DURING MINISTERIAL MEETING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

ARUSHA, Tanzania, 28 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Ministers from the East African Community (EAC) have signed a Cooperation Agreement on Trade Facilitation, Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures, and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) with the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman on 26 February, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The Cooperation Agreement will increase trade-related capacity in ...

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UNAMID realigns its staffing structure

EL FASHER, North Darfur, Sudan, 28 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Following the strategic review of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) operations undertaken in 2014 and as endorsed by the African Union Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council; UNAMID continues to realign its resources and staffing to best serve the achievement of the Mission's revised strategic ...

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Greening: Britain’s Ebola response has saved thousands of lives but mission not over yet

LONDON, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- International Development Secretary Justine Greening says Britain will stay the course in Sierra Leone until the job is done. Britain's plan to defeat Ebola in Sierra Leone is working but will not be completed until every case has been tackled, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said today during a visit to the country. UK-led efforts have ...

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At UN-backed meeting, West African nations commit to ending statelessness

NEW YORK, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Delegates representing fifteen West African nations have pledged to step up efforts towards eliminating statelessness in a move aimed at resolving the situation of hundreds of thousands of stateless people across the region, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. The news comes on the heels of a UN-backed high-level meeting held this week in Côte ...

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UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages

NEW YORK, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the release this week of four Thai nationals after nearly five years in captivity, bringing an end to the longest held hostage ordeal in the east African nation thanks to a mission carried by the UN anti-crime agency. The mission to recover the hostages was conducted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), funded ...

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Research and Innovation: CoR and European Commission to set up a

LUXEMBOURG, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation have engaged to enhance the role of regions as drivers for research and innovation, thereby contributing to growth and job creation in Europe. Speaking at yesterday's CoR commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research ...

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Mali: UN, partners launch humanitarian appeal as relief efforts continue

NEW YORK, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has joined with partner agencies to launch a multy0million dollar appeal for urgent funding for aid operations in Mali amid the country's ongoing crisis, a spokesperson said today. "Despite the progress in reconstructing and stabilizing conflict-affected areas in the north of ...

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Ban reiterates condemnation of Boko Haram attacks, urges efforts to combat terrorist threat

NEW YORK, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. “The abduction and use of children, including as ‘suicide bombers,' is particularly abhorrent,” the Secretary-General stated today in a ...

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Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi – UN

NEW YORK, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children's agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where highly-populated camps for people displaced by the floods are located, according to a press statement released today. With Malawi's Ministry of Health having confirmed the cases – ...

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South Sudan: Situation overview

JUBA, South Sudan, 27 February 2015 / PRN Africa / -- During the week, more than 1,000 people were reportedly conscripted in Wau Shilluk in Upper Nile State. They included 89 children abducted while taking their exams. Aid agencies condemned the boys' abduction and expressed concern that the children will miss their secondary examination if they are not released. On 26 February, sporadic shootings and ...

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