Category archives for: Africa

UN Agency: Congolese Expelled from Angola Returning to ‘Desperate Situation’

Geneva, Switzerland, October 16, 2018/ — Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Mass Congolese Returns from Angola Could Lead to a Humanitarian Crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, October 16, 2018/ UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned by a fast-developing humanitarian situation in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sparked by mass returns from Angola over the last two weeks.

Nigeria Floods: UN Chief ‘Deeply Saddened’ by Loss of Life and Rising Need

Geneva, Switzerland, October 11, 2018//-The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday he is “deeply saddened”, as the Government of Nigeria announced that some 200 people have died, and a further 1,310 injured, due to flooding across a dozen states.

Zimbabwean General Warns on Foreign Bases in Djibouti

Harare, Zimbabwe, October 11, 2018/ — Major General Trust Magoba – who now serves as a special advisor to the African Union office for Peace and Security – has raised concern at foreign interference on the continent.

Kenya Bus Crash Kills at Least 50

October 10, 2018//-At least 50 people have been killed after a bus travelling from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to Kisumu, in the west, veered off the road, police say.

CAR: UNAIDS Moves to End Sexual Violence, Abuse Among Soldiers

Bangui, Central African Republic, October 9, 2018/ — UNAIDS has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of National Defence and Reconstruction of the Army, the Ministry of Health and Population and the National AIDS Committee of the Central African Republic (CAR).

Cameroon Presidential Poll Underscores the Need for Term Limits

Cameroonian President Paul Biya votes in the presidential elections in the capital Yaounde. He has been in power for 36 years. EFE/EPA/Nic Bothma Cheryl Hendricks, Human Sciences Research Council and Gabriel Ngah Kiven, University of Johannesburg October 8, 2018//-The official results of Cameroon’s October 7, 2018 presidential election are due in two weeks. But they’re […]

Combating Global Slavery: A New Approach

October 4, 2018//-When Rani Hong was 7 years old she was kidnapped and enslaved in her home country of India. When she wasn’t forced to work, her captors kept her in a cage.

Red Cross Volunteers Injured During Ebola Burial in DRC

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 4, 2018/ — Three Red Cross volunteers were injured Tuesday when they were attacked while carrying out a safe and dignified burial in the city of Butembo in the north east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Ex-President of Comoros Denied Defence; Lawyer Appeals to Supreme Court

October 2, 2018//-While Jennifer Lawrence took to the stage at United Nations General Assembly to discuss democracy in crisis, in Comoros, former President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi languishes in a prison-like situation in Moroni and is denied access to his lawyer in private.

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