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Africa’s new youngest Head of State, Mahamat Idriss Deby of Chad

N’DJAMENA, April 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Africa has its newest, youngest Head of State. Mahamat ibn Déby Itno is the new Head of State of Chad, succeeding his father, former President Idriss Deby, who died a few hours after he was provisionally declared as…

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Covid-19: Africa’s cases surpass 4.43 mln – Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA,  The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,439,823 as of Tuesday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said the death…

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Thousands Flee Renewed Clashes in Central African Republic 

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency reports renewed fighting between government forces and rebel groups in Central African Republic has sent more than 2,000 refugees fleeing for their lives to neighboring Chad this past week. Newly arriving refugees have been telling aid workers…

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Migration Response Centres (MRCs) East and Horn of Africa (1 January – 31 March 2021)

REGIONAL OVERVIEW: MARCH 2021 A total of 892 migrants were registered at MRCs across the region in March, a drastic 92% increase compared to February. This brings the total registrations in 2021 to 1,967 migrants. All except one MRC recorded registrations during this…

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The European Commission and Austria secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Western Balkans

The European Commission and Austria are announcing today the conclusion of agreements for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for the Western Balkans. The 651,000 BioNTech/Pfizer doses are funded by the European Commission and will be shared with the facilitation of Austria. The first…

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How Climate Science Can Help Conflict Prevention

With climate change’s impact on peace and security set to grow in the years to come, Crisis Group has stepped up its analysis of the links between climate and conflict, helping shape climate policy at the highest level through cutting-edge field research and…

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Emerging Lessons from Implementing Climate-Related Peace and Security Mandates

Six of the ten largest United Nations-led peace operations in 2020 were located in countries that are the most exposed to climate change. Both UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions are increasingly mandated by the UN Security Council to consider and respond…

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Covid-19 pandemic impetus for greater regional integration, African countries told at presentation of regional integration index report

As countries rebuild their economies following COVID-19, Africa needs to step up productive and infrastructural integration, participants heard at a regional presentation of the African Regional Integration Index (ARII) held virtually last week. The index, a joint publication of the Economic Commission for…

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COVID-19 deprives families of nutritious meals

“I stopped my petty trading due to the inflation of the price of goods due to COVID-19, and now I am a housewife with a sick husband and no means of survival,” says Fatou. The 51-year-old, lives with her husband and their 10…

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Somalia President Calls for African Union Mediation

WASHINGTON – Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said he was willing to negotiate with stakeholders in Somalia’s political crisis in order to find a solution. Mohamed, known by his nickname Farmaajo, made the announcement Sunday night during an unannounced visit to Kinshasa, the…

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