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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Opening 2017 Session, Non-Governmental Organization Committee Recommends Consultative Status for 21 Groups, Defers Action on 13 Others

Opening 2017 Session, Non-Governmental Organization Committee Recommends Consultative Status for 21 Groups, Defers Action on 13 Others

Opening its regular session for 2017, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 21 organizations for special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and deferred action on the status of 13 …

UN fund allocates $6 million to help thousands in violence-hit parts of Central African Republic

UN fund allocates $6 million to help thousands in violence-hit parts of Central African Republic

The top United Nations relief official today approved an allocation from the Organization's humanitarian emergency response fund to assist the response to new emergencies triggered by a surge of violence in the Central African Republic's …

Millions of people face food shortages in the Horn of Africa

Millions of people face food shortages in the Horn of Africa

With as little as one-quarter of expected rainfall received, widespread drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the October-December rains, FAO said today.

Areas of greatest concern cover much …

Warning of dire food shortages in Horn of Africa, UN agriculture agency calls for urgent action

Warning of dire food shortages in Horn of Africa, UN agriculture agency calls for urgent action

With only one-quarter of expected rainfall received in the Horn of Africa in the October-December period, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for an immediate response to prevent widespread drought conditions from becoming …

LEADERS VOW TO END LRA INSURGENCY – JOINT REGIONAL FORCE TO FLUSH OUT REMNANTS IN CAR, S.S

LEADERS VOW TO END LRA INSURGENCY – JOINT REGIONAL FORCE TO FLUSH OUT REMNANTS IN CAR, S.S

President Yoweri Museveni has called on regional leaders engaged in the fight against the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency in the Central African Republic to commit themselves and allow military commands to jointly work out …

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Central African Republic Convenes Meeting with Regional States in Connection with Final Report of Panel of Experts

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Central African Republic Convenes Meeting with Regional States in Connection with Final Report of Panel of Experts

On 25 January 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held a meeting with representatives of the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the …

UN releases $100 million to sustain relief operations in world’s most neglected crises

UN releases $100 million to sustain relief operations in world’s most neglected crises

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today released $100 million from the organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to sustain operations in nine neglected crises where levels of vulnerability are alarmingly high but funding remains critically …

UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI, IMF’S LAGARDE DISCUSS ECONOMIC GROWTH

UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI, IMF’S LAGARDE DISCUSS ECONOMIC GROWTH

The Ugandan government is set to roll out a vigorous irrigation program to stem a prolonged drought that has savaged parts of the country, President Yoweri Museveni has said.

While addressing a joint press conference …

Old and Young Team Up to Revive Nyatiti Music in Kenya

Old and Young Team Up to Revive Nyatiti Music in Kenya

NAIROBI � The eight-stringed nyatiti was once a popular instrument in Africa's Great Lakes region, but its use has declined dramatically. Now, a Kenyan master is teaming up with a young virtuoso to revive the …

Digital Technology Aiming to Empower Small-farm Owners in East Africa

Digital Technology Aiming to Empower Small-farm Owners in East Africa

Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for East African farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones.

"2Kuze" (pronounced "tuh-KOO-zay") works with existing mobile money systems like mPesa to facilitate …

UGANDA FRONTS AU COMMISSIONER, ICC JUDGE

UGANDA FRONTS AU COMMISSIONER, ICC JUDGE

President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa for the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). The summit is being held …

Publicis Groupe Governance as of June 1, 2017

Publicis Groupe Governance as of June 1, 2017

  • Arthur Sadoun named Chairman & CEO
  • Steve King to join the Management Board (Directoire)
  • Maurice Lévy nominated to take on role of Chairman of the Supervisory Board (Conseil de Surveillance)

The Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris:

Opening of the 18th Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of the African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)

Opening of the 18th Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of the African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)

What: Opening of the 18th Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of the African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)

When: 31st January 2017

Time: 09:00 a.m. � 12:30 p.m.

Where: African Union Headquarters, AUC Old Plenary …