As of this writing, the sad conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray area is still going on. As a result, about 400 thousand people are suffering from acute hunger, and ten times that amount require assistance – not to mention the lives that are being put in danger as a result ofContinue Reading

The African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors has granted a $4.25 million loan to the Lesotho Revenue Authority to deliver digital tax services, such as e-taxation and e-payment, to extend the country’s tax base and increase government revenue. The funds will be used to support the Supplemental Financing ofContinue Reading

The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) and the UNESCO Office in Accra organised a visit for the UN Country Team in Ghana to the Ussher Fort Slave Museum and Documentary Centre in Accra, which was rehabilitated with support from the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust (NFIT) and UNESCO, on July 10th, 2021, one monthContinue Reading

The mission to rebuild Africa better after the pandemic burst to life when African Ministers of Environment decided in December 2020 to implement a green stimulus project that coupled environmental incentives to economic and social recovery in a post-COVID-19 society. The African Green Stimulus Programme, which was approved by 54Continue Reading

In a statement released on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres praised Ethiopia’s resolve to allowing relief workers access to the war-torn Tigray region.  The news comes just one day after Mr. Guterres and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met to discuss the dire humanitarian situation in the country’s northern state.  Almost two million people have been displacedContinue Reading

Members of the United Nations Security Council backed African Union mediation efforts in a dispute between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan over the operation of a massive hydropower dam on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia on Thursday, urging the parties to resume discussions.  After Ethiopia began filling the reservoir behind itsContinue Reading

The Federal Government has called with the United Nations and its agencies to assist the country in addressing its various environmental issues. Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, the Minister of Environment, made the plea on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to the Ministry by Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the UnitedContinue Reading

Humanitarian operations have gradually resumed in the war-torn Tigray area of northern Ethiopia, but the United Nations said on Tuesday that resupply of assistance and fuel for civilians caught up in the fighting is urgently needed, citing information from its humanitarian relief agency, OCHA.  According to the UN,23 relocation sites in Mekelle,Continue Reading

For the second time, Egypt’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development has had three of its programmes listed on the UN’s “Best Practices for Achieving the Sustainable Development (SDGs)” platform.  The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) created the platform.  This follows the ministry’s successful inclusion of the presidential initiative “DecentContinue Reading

Sudan has requested a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to examine a dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of a massive dam on the Blue Nile. Ethiopia is banking on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) for economic development and electricity generation, while Egypt and Sudan, the dam’s downstream neighbors,Continue Reading