World Elephant Day: species still endangered

Today, 12 of August, is the World Elephant Day. The lives of those huge, fascinating animals are threatened by poaching and habitat loss.

Present in Africa and in Asia, the population of elephants has drastically dropped since the 19th century and several species are now on the list of endangered species.

In Africa, there are now around 415 000 elephants against 3 to 5 million at the beginning of the 20th century. Some 20 000 are killed each year, which represents a frightening figure of 55 elephants killed per day, mostly for the illegal ivory trade. If nothing is done to stop these killings, African elephants will probably disappear in the next decade.

In May 2016, the Brazzaville Foundation entered into a partnership with one of the leading elephant conservation groups, Stop Ivory, in support of the Elephant Protection Initiative, which aims at protecting elephants and stopping ivory trade. The Foundation helped secure the agreement of the Republic of Congo to the initiative. 

The Brazzaville Foundation reiterates its support for the work of the Elephant Protection Initiative.

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

The Lomé Initiative: assessment and progress one year afte…

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On January 22 2021, H.E. Faure Gnassingbé, President of the Togolese Republic received in audience Mr. Richard Amalvy, Chief Executive of the Brazzaville Foundation who came to present the results and prospects of the Lomé Initiative one year after its launch.

26-01-2021

The work of Kabiné Komara, in charge of the Observation Mi…

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Kabiné Komara, former Prime Minister of Guinea and member of the Brazzaville Foundation's Advisory Board, led the Election Observation Mission to Burkina Faso on November 22, 2020.

27-12-2020

The Brazzaville Foundation becomes a full member of CoNGO

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The Foundation joins the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) in order to participate in the debates and decision-making of the United Nations.

01-12-2020

The Foundation launches its five-year report

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On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, the Brazzaville Foundation launches its first report entitled "Partnering with Africa" to look back on its actions and project its future ambitions.

24-11-2020

Dr. Aminata Touré joins the Advisory Board

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Dr. Aminata Touré joins the Advisory Board of the Brazzaville Foundation. Former Prime Minister of Senegal from 2013 to 2014, she was recently President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Senegal.

22-11-2020

Three new Trustees strengthen the Foundation’s governance

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At the Board of Trustees meeting on 15 September, HRH Prince Michael of Kent and Mr. Jean-Yves Ollivier, Founding Chairman, welcomed Mrs. Martine Chayriguès (France), M. Tim Perry (United Kingdom) and M. Kishore Sakhrani (Canada) as the new trustees of the Brazzaville Foundation.

28-09-2020

21 September: International Day of Peace

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The United Nations invites people to celebrate peace every 21 September. Today, the organisation is also celebrating its 75th anniversary in New York, on the occasion of the opening of its General Assembly under the theme: "Shaping Peace Together". ...

21-09-2020

World Elephant Day: species still endangered

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Today, 12 of August, is the World Elephant Day. The lives of those huge, fascinating animals are threatened by poaching and habitat loss.

12-08-2020

18 July 2020, a day to remember Mandela

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On 18 July each year, the United Nations invites us to mark Nelson Mandela International Day by taking positive action in our communities.

18-07-2020

Ratification of the Lomé Initiative by the Senegal

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In an interview with the Financial Times, President Macky Sall announces the ratification of the Lomé Initiative, launched on 17 and 18 January 2020 in Lomé.

16-07-2020

Libyan Peace Process : Ollivier method

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"Getting the irreconcilable discussed." This is one of the mantras of the "Ollivier method" reported in an article by Jihad Gillon, journalist at Jeune Afrique,

01-07-2020

The future evolution of our website

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In order to better inform you, the Foundation's website will undergo a first evolution in the coming days. Discover the word of the executive director, Richard Amalvy.

23-06-2020