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Central African Republic: President Al-Bashir Calls On International Community to Support Peace in CAR

Khartoum — President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has called on the international community to sponsor and support implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement in the Central African Republic, which was signed initially Tuesday in Khartoum. Addressing a ceremony held in Khartoum to mark the singing of the agreement, President Al-Bashir also […]

Sudan: Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation Signed Initially in Khartoum

Khartoum — A peace and reconciliation agreement between the government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups was signed initially in Khartoum on Tuesday. The Central African President, Fausin-Archange Touadera, has signed the agreement on behalf of his government. The signing ceremony at the Friendship Hall was attended by the President of the […]

Congo-Kinshasa: International Expert Group Calls on WHO’s Emergency Committee to Reconvene; Declare Ebola a Public Health Emergency

Photo: E.Kabambi/World Health Organisation WHO Director-General Dr Tedros visited the town of Bikoro in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assess the response to the Ebola outbreak (file photo). An international group of public health and legal experts say the time has come for the World Health Organization to convene the […]

Africa: Poorer African Nations Rank High in Disease-Fighters’ League Table

press release Addis Ababa — African countries with modest national incomes are outperforming some richer nations on the continent in the fight against diseases of poverty known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a new league table ranking. NTDs such as blinding trachoma, the leading cause of infectious blindness, or intestinal worms that can […]

Nigeria: UN Seeks Protection of 7.5 Million People Displaced in Nigeria, Other Lake Chad Region Countries

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has called for urgent protection and humanitarian solutions for over seven million displaced persons across the Lake Chad Basin (LCB) region. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that countries in the LCB region include Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. Liz Ahua, UNHCR’s Regional Representative for West Africa, […]