Last week, the first energy and infrastructure conference held in South Sudan took place. It was a major draw, oversubscribed by 30 percent and providing the framework for a new level of energy collaboration between South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
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The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to support cooperation in Africa's education sector.
Africa is growing economically throughout the continent. For the 11 million young Africans who entered the labor market in 2014 alone, many see few opportunities in the agriculture sector and are constrained by a lack of skills, low wages, and limited access to land and financial services. Combined, this makes them more prone to migrate from rural areas.
After review of recent activities by all parties, the United Nations envoy for Central Africa said he felt moves by some contributing countries to withdraw troops from embattled areas would create a security vacuum that could be exploited by other armed groups.
The Government of Canada announced a government match program the Famine Relief Fund and $86 million for four development projects, all to provide for the basic needs of the South Sudanese people.
The government of South Sudan has commissioned an audit of all national oil production and petroleum industry activities. Its Ministry of Petroleum is inviting companies to bid on a public tender to perform the audit.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the African Union agreed they need to step up joint efforts significantly to end hunger and sustain peace on the continent. The status quo is not enough.
A special course was recently held on Industrial Policy in Africa, for civil servants from 20 African countries. Its goal was to strengthen the group's capacity in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating appropriate strategies to facilitate the structural transformation of the continent’s economies.
Following the breakdown of negotiations with French oil and gas company Total E & P, the Ministry of Petroleum of South Sudan said it is immediately opening up direct negotiations for other investors interested in oil and gas in blocks B1 and B2.
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.
Japan recently provided the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan with a US $1 million donation, to help with many aid needs in the country.
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.
Equatorial Guinea and South Sudan recently announced a historic partnership, connecting the two African oil and gas producing countries in a strong bilateral relationship.
European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica just announced a further increase in funding -- in the amount of €165 million -- to deal with the multiple crises of drought, famine, and the destruction from violent conflict in the Horn of Africa.
Oranto Petroleum of Nigeria has signed an agreement the Ministry of Petroleum to develop South Sudan's Block 3 oil exploration area.
On February 20, South Sudan became the first country since 2012 to declare famine. With drought creating havoc in many African regions, they may not be the last, as UNICEF just warned that 1.4 million children are at risk of dying from starvation with famine also imminent in Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen.
As a more rapid and reliable means of understanding the magnitude of the issues being dealt with in South Sudan, the International Office of Migration (IoM), together with representatives of the Agency for Technology Cooperation and Development (ACTED) and the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) started biometric population registration for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN House Protection of Civilians site in Juba.
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.
Juba, South Sudan, will be getting a much improved water system soon, thanks to a grant of €6.3 million by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). This grant, which amounts to 90% of the total costs of the system, will make water utilities more efficient, drive private sector employment, and connect better with women in the community.
The latest in a series of episodes demonstrating the militarizing of the South Sudanese government comes with the arrest of Alfred Taban on July 16. Taban, editor-in-chief of the Juba Monitor, was put in jail because of editorials he posted calling for the removal of both President Salva Kir and First Vice President Riek Machar, after fighting began increasing around Juba.
A highly-competitive selection of 80 South Sudanese entrepreneurs, equally split between men and women, began attending the pilot phase of UNDP's Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme at the Multi Service Training Centre in Juba this month.
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.
South Sudan, the world’s newest country faces myriad problems five years after achieving independence, aid agencies warned this week.
Increasing economic activity, rapid mobile telecom growth, and increased provider investment are expected to increase Africa's mobile internet traffic by as much as 20 times by the end of the decade.
The United Nations will undertake a major review of progress made in the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this month.