Humanitarian

Stakeholders advocate continued support for the ECOWAS peace support initiatives

Stakeholders advocate continued support for the ECOWAS peace support initiatives

May 8, 2013 at 12:36

Stakeholders have called for uninterrupted funding for and sustainability of ECOWAS peace support initiatives, especially the resettlement and rehabilitation of thousands of conflict displaced persons in the region. Over the […]

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Switzerland promotes broad-based growth in Burkina Faso and Mozambique

Switzerland promotes broad-based growth in Burkina Faso and Mozambique

May 8, 2013 at 11:35

On 8 May 2013 the Federal Council decided to grant Burkina Faso and Mozambique general budgetary assistance of CHF 32 million each for the years 2013 to 2016. This will […]

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UN hails midwives’ contribution to maternal health around the world

UN hails midwives’ contribution to maternal health around the world

May 7, 2013 at 10:35

Midwives can make the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women every year, the United Nations population agency affirmed today, recognizing their crucial role in improving […]

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Need a Source: The World Economic Forum on Africa

Need a Source: The World Economic Forum on Africa

May 7, 2013 at 09:38

From May 7-11, President and CEO of Save the Children, Patricia Erb, will be in Cape Town, South Africa to participate in the World Economic Forum on Africa. “This is […]

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Press Statement of the AU PSC on the briefing by the Department of Political Affairs of the AUC on its activities relating to past and upcoming elections in 2013 on the continent.

Press Statement of the AU PSC on the briefing by the Department of Political Affairs of the AUC on its activities relating to past and upcoming elections in 2013 on the continent.

May 6, 2013 at 02:46

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 372nd meeting held on 26th April 2013, was briefed by the Department of Political Affairs of the African […]

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Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

May 3, 2013 at 08:13

Mary Robinson, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, held talks in Entebbe today with President Yoweri Museveni focused on implementation of the Peace […]

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Namibia: Indigenous peoples “not seen promises of independence fulfilled”

Namibia: Indigenous peoples “not seen promises of independence fulfilled”

May 3, 2013 at 03:55

Indigenous groups in Namibia, including the San and Himba people, continue to be particularly disadvantaged more than 20 years on from the country’s independence, a UN expert on indigenous rights […]

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Conflict and returnees strain South Sudan food security

Conflict and returnees strain South Sudan food security

May 3, 2013 at 01:26

Food security in South Sudan is deteriorating in the face of ongoing conflict, high food prices, and the large-scale return of refugee and internally displaced families. Lakes, Western Bahr El […]

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Arab cities aim to build resilience to natural disasters

Arab cities aim to build resilience to natural disasters

April 30, 2013 at 10:03

Prevention may be better than a cure, but for the authorities in Arab cities and towns, natural disasters up to now have been largely about coping with them after they […]

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African Partners Gather to Discuss HIV Viral Load Testing Programmes in Africa

African Partners Gather to Discuss HIV Viral Load Testing Programmes in Africa

April 30, 2013 at 09:22

More than 120 HIV clinicians, policy makers, and laboratory scientists gathered in Cape Town, South Africa from 18-20 April 2013 at the invitation of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine […]

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