Category archives for: Africa

Kabila Sucked Into UK Probe Against Swiss Firm

Kinshasa, DRC, December 9, 2019//- A British probe into alleged bribery incriminating a global mining and commodity trading group is the latest setback for the company already beset by scandals in the continent.

Mauritania Shipwreck Survivors Returned Home

Nouadhibou, Mauritania, December 9, 2019/ — Mauritanian authorities in coordination with the governments of The Gambia and Senegal today began returning the 87 survivors of Wednesday’s fatal shipwreck to their countries of origin.

More Evidence of Atrocities by Ex-Gambia President

Banjul, Gambia, December 6, 2019//-Former members of Yahya Jammeh’s elite hit squad and his ex-allies have testified that the then Gambian president was responsible for the killing and torture of political opponents, rape and sexual assault of women.

At least 58 Migrants Dead After Boat Capsizes Near Coast of Mauritania

Nouadhibou, Mauritania, December 5, 2019/ — At least 58 people have confirmed dead after a vessel carrying migrants sank as it approached the coast of Mauritania today.

Mozambique: Armed Violence Exacerbates Suffering in Cyclone Aftermath

December 4, 2019//- Armed violence in Mozambique’s northernmost province Cabo Delgado is forcing scores of people from their homes, destroying villages and health centres, and making it difficult for families to recover from Cyclone Kenneth, which hit the area in April 2019.

UNHCR Outraged at Senseless Attacks on Aid Workers in South Sudan

December 3, 2019//-UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for increased protection for aid workers in South Sudan after this weekend’s targeting of an international relief agency by armed men.

INEC Builds the Capacity of Journalists to Approach the Presidential Election

Lomé, Togo, November 29, 2019- The planned presidential election in a few months in different staffs, we are actively preparing for this important event for the country, a success.

Zeinab Badawi Uncovers Stories in New BBC History of Africa Series

London, UK, November 25, 2019//-History of Africa returns for a highly anticipated second series, taking BBC World News presenter Zeinab Badawi on a prolific journey across the continent to uncover its rich and complex past.

Outrage Over Priest’s Sex Abuse of CAR Children

Bangui, Central African Republic, November 25, 2019//- The non-governmental organisation that hired a Belgian priest convicted of sexually abusing children has apologised to the victims and their families in the Central African Republic (CAR).

DR Congo: Many Dead as Plane Crashes Into Homes

November 24, 2019//-At least 27 people have died after a passenger plane crashed into houses in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say.

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