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GE’s Gas Engine Technology Provides Cost-Effective, Grid-Stability Solution for Cameroon Poultry Hatchery

Given the critical nature of poultry hatcheries, a half-hour power outage can completely cripple a business, leading to a complete overhaul of the hatchery installations

Secretary-General Appoints François Louncény Fall of Guinea as Head of United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa

Mr. Fall is currently serving as the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of UNOCA since November 2016

Liberian President meets ECA team to advance collaboration pact

The meeting follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties last year that aims to provide technical support to the country in its quest for economic and social transformation

South Sudan: Protracted conflict at root of nutrition crisis

In recent weeks, MSF teams have encountered extremely high levels of malnutrition and have launched an emergency response to treat malnourished children

Joint FAO/UNICEF/WFP statement on famine in South Sudan

The heads of three UN agencies issued the following joint call for urgent action to allow aid to reach people facing starvation in famine-hit areas of South Sudan

Côte d’Ivoire receives a boost for development planning from the ECA

This project forms part of the fundamental mission of the ECA to provide assistance to African countries and aims at supporting the renewal of development planning in Côte d’Ivoire

U.S. Embassy Pretoria Hosts Former Mayor of Washington DC, Anthony Williams

Mayor Williams’ visit was one of several exchange and professional development programs hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria throughout the year

Famine in South Sudan

Statement from International Development Secretary Priti Patel and summary of how UK aid is already helping

News alert: Libyan Red Crescent recovers 74 bodies in northern Libya

Libyan Red Crescent volunteers collected the bodies of the deceased with dignity, placing them in body bags for transfer to a local hospital

UN’s global emergency fund provides $18.5 million for early response to new drought in Ethiopia

To provide time-critical aid to more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages in Ethiopia’s worst-hit Somali region, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien has released US$18.5 million from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

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