South Sudan: UN warns surge in Sudanese refugees pushes camp capacity to limit

South Sudan: UN warns surge in Sudanese refugees pushes camp capacity to limit

NEW YORK, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Sudanese refugees continue to pour into South Sudan as they flee aerial bombardments and ground attacks in the war-torn Nuba Mountains in ...

After intense flooding, Malawi desperately needs scale-up in international aid – UN experts

After intense flooding, Malawi desperately needs scale-up in international aid – UN experts

NEW YORK, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The international community must rapidly respond to the devastating flooding affecting Malawi with critical humanitarian aid and ...

UN appeals for funds as ongoing violence sends desperate Nigerians fleeing to Cameroon

UN appeals for funds as ongoing violence sends desperate Nigerians fleeing to Cameroon

NEW YORK, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for more funds to help address the recent exodus of refugees into Cameroon ...

At African Union Summit, Ban promises UN support to build back Ebola-hit countries

At African Union Summit, Ban promises UN support to build back Ebola-hit countries

NEW YORK, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today assured African leaders gathered for a summit in Addis Ababa of the support of the United Nations in ...

Ban, Security Council condemn terrorist attacks in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

Ban, Security Council condemn terrorist attacks in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

NEW YORK, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today condemned the terrorist attacks on towns in the northern part ...

Policy reforms and investment needed to curb the shortfall in Africa’s energy sector

Policy reforms and investment needed to curb the shortfall in Africa’s energy sector

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The conclusion of the World Economic Forum raises concerns – particularly for Africa – as to how important issues ...

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attacks in North Sinai, Egypt

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attacks in North Sinai, Egypt

NEW YORK, January 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in North Sinai on 29 January, which killed dozens of people, ...

South Sudan: UN warns surge in Sudanese refugees pushes camp capacity to limit

NEW YORK, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Sudanese refugees continue to pour into South Sudan as they flee aerial bombardments and ground attacks in the war-torn Nuba Mountains in Sudan, the United Nations refugee agency said today, as it warned that many of the settlement camps are quickly reaching full capacity. With arrival rates exceeding 500 people per week, this represents an increase of more than ...

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After intense flooding, Malawi desperately needs scale-up in international aid – UN experts

NEW YORK, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The international community must rapidly respond to the devastating flooding affecting Malawi with critical humanitarian aid and appropriate funding, a group of United Nations human rights experts affirmed today, warning that the African country was facing “its worst flooding in living memory.” In a press release, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of ...

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UN appeals for funds as ongoing violence sends desperate Nigerians fleeing to Cameroon

NEW YORK, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for more funds to help address the recent exodus of refugees into Cameroon from Nigeria, saying that a risk in attacks on both sides of that border has made it increasingly risky for humanitarian agencies to operate there. The security situation in Central Africa has significantly deteriorated in the last ...

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At African Union Summit, Ban promises UN support to build back Ebola-hit countries

NEW YORK, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today assured African leaders gathered for a summit in Addis Ababa of the support of the United Nations in helping the countries affected by Ebola “build back stronger than ever,” while the head of the UN development agency tasked with leading the Organization's recovery efforts urged the world to stay the course in aiding ...

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Ban, Security Council condemn terrorist attacks in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

NEW YORK, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today condemned the terrorist attacks on towns in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which killed and injured dozens of Egyptian soldiers and civilians. “The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in North Sinai on 29 January, which killed dozens of people, including ...

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Policy reforms and investment needed to curb the shortfall in Africa’s energy sector

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 30 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The conclusion of the World Economic Forum raises concerns – particularly for Africa – as to how important issues discussed at the meeting will be addressed. Sustainable energy for example emerged as a priority matter. “Every single African country is experiencing energy shortages and power outages. That is costing the continent two percent of ...

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Africa: FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity for NGO Programs Benefiting Nigerian Refugees in Niger

WASHINGTON, January 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Funding Opportunity Announcement Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration January 29, 2015 Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-PRMOAPAF-15-005-050779 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 19.517 - Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Announcement issuance date: Thursday, January 29, 2015 Proposal submission ...

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FAO Director-General attends African Union Summit / Graziano da Silva lends support to AU’s Malabo pledge to end hunger in Africa by 2025

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today attended an African Union (AU) summit which is set to focus on a continent-wide commitment by governments to end hunger by 2025, and also on efforts to boost the role of women in achieving prosperity in Africa. Heads of state and of government meeting in the Ethiopian capital were ...

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The African Union strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in the Sinai Peninsula, in Egypt

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has learned, with deep sorrow, of the terrorist attacks perpetrated, on 29 January 2015, in the Sinai Peninsula, in Egypt, killing dozens of people and injuring many others. The Chairperson of the Commission strongly condemns these terrorist ...

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