The increasing need for action regarding migrants and refugees of criminal networks in Africa, particularly inside Libya, was the subject of a major joint planning review between representatives of the UN, the African Union and the European Commission.
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A new report prepared by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) says Africa can transform its society into one recognized as prosperous and productive. To accomplish that, however, it will have to find a way to harness the energy and inspiration of the 60% of the continent's population who is currently under 25 years.
A national workshop was held in Tunis on possible legislative amendment proposals to the Libyan Penal Code. The conference was jointly held by the Ministry of Justice of Libya and the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
A group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.
A delegation from the National Movement for Libya (NML) consisting of tribal and women leaders is pushing the United Nations to take a more balanced approach to its Libyan peace process initiative.
A new €37 million package just approved by the European Union's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa should help increase protection of migrants and to strengthen effective migration management in North Africa.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is launching the new "Tamayoz - Libya Leading the Way" Leadership program, in partnership with Libya and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition programme. Tamayoz - meaning distinction and uniqueness in Arabic - is targeted to enhance leadership at the decision-making levels of the public sector, private sector, and civil society in Libya. Interested candidates can apply now.
A new publication from the African Development Bank entitled "The Renewable Energy Sector and Youth (Un)Employment in the Maghreb", recommends that both energy-exporting countries in the Maghreb like Algeria and Libya as well as energy-importers Tunisia and Morocco, should keep pushing on renewable energy initiatives both as future planning and in support of youth employment.
McKinsey Global's (MGI) last full look at the African economy was six years ago, when almost all countries were experiencing accelerating growth. The pattern is more fragmented now, after oil price collapses (which did not affect all countries in the same way) and those most affected by the Arab Spring political upheavals. In spite of the slowing, a new report by MGI points to strong fundamentals that will keep Africa on a long-term growth trajectory.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
The European Union's EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia just signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding its commitment for a series of training events for the Libya Coast Guard and Navy.
Denmark has stepped up to take over the removal of the remainder of Libya's chemical weapons stockpile.
United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.
The United Nations will undertake a major review of progress made in the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this month.
Libya is currently polio-free but with the disease resurfacing in areas, it recently completed a campaign to protect children throughout the country from the devastating illness.
Five years ago the Arab world blew up, and the flames are still raging. What at first had been euphoria quickly turned to chaos. What cannot be denied, though, is that the uprisings were the spark of an epochal change.
SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.
A new industry report forecasts future trends for the growing worldwide demand for cardiovascular needles. North Amnerica is expected to continue to lead demand for the products, but all regions are seeing increased demand.
The World Health Organization just issued its latest Zika Virus situation report, including maps showing the spread of the virus worldwide and recommendations for those who are or may become infected.
Some of Africa’s leaders are responsible for instability on the continent because they have failed to manage diversity in their societies, the former Nigerian President, General Olusegun Obasanjo, has said.
Besieged by US, UK, French, Russian and Syrian war crafts and ground intelligence, both in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Daesh from its original acronym in Arabic) has reportedly been searching for a new base in the North of Africa, specifically in Libya, in what has been called the “Colombian Triangle.”
A 6,830-ton North Korean cargo ship was seized by Philippine government officials as it docked into Subic Bay on March 3. The vessel, its cargo and its crew will be held indefinitely as part of new tougher United Nations sanctions recently approved against the North Korean government.
A new study by ABI Research suggests that despite a floating myth speculating that it will only be a matter of time before personal computers meet their demise, the market is still going strong and shows no sign of slowing down in the immediate future.
The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month.