Breaking News

Humanitarian

Mrs. Mahawa Kaba Wheeler addressed the press on activities and theme on Women’s Rights

The Director of the African Union Women Gender and Development (AUWGDD), Mrs. Mahawa Kaba Wheeler

The Director of the African Union Women Gender and Development (AUWGDD), Mrs. Mahawa Kaba Wheeler, addressed the press at the margin of the 26th AU Summit discuss the theme: “ 2016: African Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women” The press conference took place in the presence of the Head of Gender and Outreach, …

Read More »

African Leaders to Gather in Ethiopia for First-Ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

WHO

African leaders, including ministers of health, finance, and other line ministries, will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 24-25 February 2016, for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa – the first-ever ministerial-level convening with a singular focus on ensuring that people across the continent can get access to life-saving vaccines. The conference – hosted by the World Health Organization …

Read More »

El Nino effects and impact on the continent: Commissioner Abdullahi underscores the need for a strategic response

Aisha Laraba Abdullahi

H.E Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union (AU) held a joint press conference with H.E. Kyung Wha-Kang, ASG for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, UNOCHA, to address the issue of the El Nino effect in Africa. During the press conference that took place at the margin of the 26thAU Summit in Addis …

Read More »

African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) to celebrate historic progress in fight against malaria in Africa with 2016 ALMA Awards for Excellence

alma copy

The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) 2016 Awards for Excellence will be presented on 30 January at 13:00-14:00 (EAT) in the African Union Conference Centre Multipurpose Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ALMA Awards, which recognize 13 countries in three categories, will be presented at the African Union as part of the programme for the Heads of State Summit. The …

Read More »

Irregular Migration in Horn of Africa Increases in 2015

.

In 2015 five countries in the Horn of Africa – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Sudan – experienced a marked increase in irregular migration by land and sea from a year earlier. The increase is drawn from five indicators: (1) Arrivals in Yemen from the Horn of Africa. (2) Arrivals in the Horn of Africa from Yemen. (3) Arrivals in …

Read More »

Call for Applications for the 2016 SEED Awards

seed awards

Start-up enterprises that solve pressing local issues by integrating social and environmental benefits into their business models can apply for the 2016 SEED Awards, which opened for nominations today. Winning enterprises will receive a tailor-made business support package. Over a period of 6 months, they will be offered expert advice on further developing their business plans, individual workshops targeted at …

Read More »

IOM Provides Cash Aid to Flood-Displaced Households in Malawi

.

IOM Malawi, with funding from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), is distributing cash grants this week to complement Malawi Government efforts to support families affected by the 2015 floods. The cash assistance is targeting 150 internally displaced families (750 people) in the hardest hit districts of Chikwawa, Nsanje, Zomba and Phalombe in Southern Malawi. Each …

Read More »

Sage Foundation launches in Africa

sage

Sage is introducing its innovative 2+2+2 community model across Africa Little Rose in Soweto, South Africa selected as the first major recipient for Sage Foundation on the continent. Sage (Sage.com) today launched the Sage Foundation (http://www.sage.com/company/sage_foundation) across Africa at the 2016 Sage Business Partner Conference, currently underway at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa. Sage, the market leader for …

Read More »

Trade MEPs back emergency plan to import 70,000 tonnes of Tunisian olive oil duty free

.

A proposed emergency measure to import 70,000 tonnes of olive oil from Tunisia duty free, to help boost the struggling Tunisian economy, hit not least by terrorist attacks of 2015, was backed by the EP Trade Committee on Monday. To meet the concerns of the EU olive oil producers, they nonetheless inserted an amendment that allows the measure to be …

Read More »

WIMAfrica participates in the AU 8th Gender Pre-Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

auc

The Members of the Women In Maritime in Africa (WIMAfrica) took part in the AU 8th Gender Pre-Summit on 2016 African Year of Human Rights, with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women. Under the Presidency of H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the AUC, the 2016 Gender Pre-Summit is jointly organized by the AUC Directorate of Women, Gender …

Read More »