Dr. Chol Deng reappointed as Nilepet Managing Director

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has reappointed Dr. Chol Deng Thon for the second time as the Managing Director of the national oil company, Nilepet. Chol Thon replaces Bol Ring Mourwel.Dr. Chol was appointed in a presidential decree read on the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) on Friday evening.He first served as the Managing Director of the national oil firm from September 2017 to September 2020.Incorporated in 2009 after…

Security Council Visiting Mission to Mali and Niger

Yesterday evening (22 October), Security Council members departed for a visiting mission to Mali and Niger. France and Niger are co-leading the mission, which will take place from today (23 October) to Monday (25 October). This will be the Council's first visiting mission since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.The visiting mission has several main objectives. In Mali, Council members aim to assess the progress on Mali's political…

WHO unveils new analytical tools on the ESPEN data portal

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, through the Expanded Special Project for the Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN), is making available new analytical tools in the NTD Data Portal allowing Neglected Tropical Diseases programmes and stakeholders to better track rollout and impact of interventions, and make data-driven decisions on strategies.A dedicated data portal for NTD programmesThe consolidated repository hosts data shared by health ministries through the…

ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (9-15 October 2021)

Weekly reports on the latest conflict developments in Mozambique and Ethiopia are made available by the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively.Last week in Africa, Burkinabe forces intensified airstrikes against Islamist militants; the government of the Central African Republic declared a unilateral ceasefire; two deadly attacks hit the capital in Somalia; and violence escalated against the main opposition party and its leader in Zimbabwe.In Burkina Faso, a significant…

UN Says Hunger Hits Cameroon’s Troubled Western Regions

The U.N.'s World Food Program says thousands of destitute people in Cameroon's crisis-prone western regions are going hungry and their situations may become worse if the separatist crisis there continues. Chris Nikoi, WFP regional director for west and central Africa is visiting hungry community members – most of them farmers chased from their farms by Cameroon's separatist conflicts who are pleading to be spared from fighting between the military and…

UN Says Hunger Hits Cameroon’s Troubled Western Regions

The U.N.'s World Food Program says thousands of destitute people in Cameroon's crisis-prone western regions are going hungry and their situations may become worse if the separatist crisis there continues. Chris Nikoi, WFP regional director for west and central Africa is visiting hungry community members – most of them farmers chased from their farms by Cameroon's separatist conflicts who are pleading to be spared from fighting between the military and…

Nigerian Gunmen Attack Jail, 575 Detainees Missing

Gunmen attacked a jail in Nigeria's Oyo State late Friday and freed more than 800 inmates by force, the third such major attack this year, prison service said in a statement Saturday.The prison service said the attackers were heavily armed and after an exchange of gunfire with prison officers, gained entry to the prison yard by blasting the walls with dynamite.Some 575 inmates, who were all awaiting trial, were missing…

Security Council Visiting Mission to Mali and Niger

Yesterday evening (22 October), Security Council members departed for a visiting mission to Mali and Niger. France and Niger are co-leading the mission, which will take place from today (23 October) to Monday (25 October). This will be the Council's first visiting mission since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.The visiting mission has several main objectives. In Mali, Council members aim to assess the progress on Mali's political…