Great show expected for TotalEnergies CAF CC Second Preliminary Round

The fixtures for the second preliminary round of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup are known. With the entry of major players, this second round promises to be very interesting. Exempted from the previous round, the defending champions RS Berkane will face Nigeria’s Kwara United. AS Real Bamako of Mali and Accra Hearts of Oak of Ghana will lock horns. Kipanga of Zanzibar who managed to reach the second round will now have to face Club Africain of Tunisia, while a southern African duel awaits Royal AM of South Africa and…

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Can today’s Adaptation Action minimize future losses and damages in Africa?

On the sidelines of the 2022 edition of Africa Climate Week, a session titled Limiting Loss and Damage through Enhanced Adaptation Action in Africa featured vibrant and timely discussion of an aspect of climate change that typically receives little attention: capturing and assessing the costs and damages associated with climate change. The African Development Bank and Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted the event, which provided a forum for panelists and participants to discuss the importance of defining and evaluating such losses and damages of properties, economies, lives and livelihoods due…

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Floods kill over 300 in Nigeria this year, and could worsen

Maiduguri, Floods in Nigeria have killed at least 300 people this year and the situation could worsen due to heavy rainfall and the effects of excess water from a dam in Cameroon that will affect 14 Nigerian states, the disaster management agency said. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) held an emergency meeting on Monday to review the flood situation and plan a response. More than 100,000 people have been displaced by flooding since the start of the rainy season and are now living in temporary shelter, NEMA director general…

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WFP steps up emergency response to flood-affected communities in Chad

NDJAMENA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is stepping up its emergency response to heavy rains and flooding in Chad, with emergency operations targeting 300,000 flood-hit women, men and children over the next three months. According to Chad’s Ministry of Health and Solidarity, 622,000 people have been affected by floods since late August 2022, with hundreds of houses destroyed and massive damage to crops and livelihoods. Additional information for journalists: Under the government’s coordination, the humanitarian response in flood-affected areas is ongoing, but heavy downpours continue in the…

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School saves lives: World leaders back a courageous goal, “Education Plus”, to prevent new HIV infections through education and empowerment

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 19 September 2022—At the Transforming Education Summit in New York it was announced that 12 African countries* have committed to Education Plus, a bold initiative to prevent HIV infections through free universal, quality secondary education for all girls and boys in Africa, reinforced through comprehensive empowerment programmes. Speaking on the Leaders Day of the Summit on behalf of the Education Plus movement, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Winnie Byanyima said, “School saves lives. We are coming together to champion the right for a girl to be in a…

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2022 – Responding to impacts of the global food crisis in Western Africa

one in every seven of the acutely food insecure people in the world lives in Western Africa where hunger has quadrupled in 2022. Even before the Russia-Ukraine conflict, people in the region were facing a perfect storm of the four “Cs” – climate change, conflict, COVID-19 and the rising cost of food and fuel, pushing millions of the poorest and most vulnerable toward food and nutrition insecurity. One of the most immediate additional impacts of the conflict in Ukraine is on food production. West Africa is facing a major and…

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WFP Cameroon Lake Chad Basin Crisis Response, July 2022

The crisis in the Lake Chad Basin has led to the influx of 115,000 Nigerian refugees into the Far North region of Cameroon, fleeing violent conflict between the government defence forces and non-state armed groups (NSAGs) since 2014. The incursions and frequent attacks by Salafi jihadists in the region have also led to internal displacements, with 350,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) recorded. The conflict, coupled with poor climatic conditions, inadequate infrastructural development and high poverty levels in the region has triggered a humanitarian crisis, impacting 1.2 million people. Conflict over…

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WFP Cameroon North West – South West Crisis response, July 2022

Since 2017, the North-West and South- West (NWSW) regions of Cameroon have been caught up in armed conflict between State Security Forces and Non-State Armed Groups. The conflict has triggered a serious humanitarian crisis, with over 580,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The deteriorating security situation caused by escalating hostilities between the two sides has continued to affect the food security of households, especially the displaced populations and farming households who are already extremely vulnerable due to the disruption of their livelihood activities since the conflict began five years ago. The…

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