Category Archives: Education

Senegal and France to host Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is delighted that the governments of Senegal and France will co-host its financing conference, which will take place on February 8,

Over 1,900 households affected by floods and mudslide to receive cash Support from UK Aid

As Sierra Leone recovers from the recent deadly floods and mudslide in Freetown that killed over 500 people with many more still unaccounted for, 1,908 affected households will be directly supported with cash through mobile …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

**Guest

In a short while, I will be joined by Amin Awad, Office of the United Nations High …

CREATION OF AFRICA’S LARGEST TRADING BLOC INCHES CLOSER TO REALITY

NAIROBI, The creation of the biggest trading bloc in Africa is inching closer to reality after the member states agreed on the draft text of the agreement to establish the bloc.

The bloc, the Tripartite …

CITIES ACROSS AFRICA FACE THREAT OF LANDSLIDES LIKE SIERRA LEONE – RESEARCHERS

DAKAR, Natural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities forced by overcrowding to live on steep hillsides.…

DEATH TOLL FROM SIERRA LEONE FLOODS PASSES 400: RED CROSS

The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has passed 400 while an estimated 600 others remain missing, a senior Red Cross official said Friday.

"Today we are counting more than 400 people dead," …

UN: Finding Survivors in Sierra Leone Mudslide Unlikely

A United Nations representative in Sierra Leone said Wednesday he is losing hope that rescuers will find survivors after deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital killed more than 300 people.

Sunil Saigal, the U.N. Resident …

News in Brief 16 August 2017 (PM)

UN mission concludes Colombia arms removal process

The process of extracting arms and scrap ammunition from rebel camps in Colombia has been completed, the UN mission in the country has reported.

More than 8,000 guns …