Category archives for: Africa

Mali: Over 50,000 People Displaced Due To Inter-communal Violence

Mopti, Mali, June 14, 2019/ — The deadly attack on Sunday (09/06) in the village of Sobane in central Mali, which killed 35 villagers – and 60 are still missing – continues to displace people to Mopti, one of the largest towns in central Mali.

Red Cross On Alert As Uganda Confirms First Ebola Case

Nairobi, Kenya, June 12, 2019/ — Red Cross teams are on high alert following the confirmation of the first Ebola case in Uganda.

Opposition Party: ECOWAS, Others Must Step Into The Political Situation In Benin 

June 12, 2019//-The Chairman of the Alliance for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (ASDA), Dr Prosper Ladislas Agbesi, has called on the leadership of the ECOWAS Sub-region and the international community to step into the political situation in Benin and bring order in the interest of the people.

Mali Attack: ‘100 Killed’ In Ethnic Dogon Village

June 10, 2019//-Nearly 100 people have been killed in an attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group, officials say.

Child Marriage Is A Violation Of Human Rights, But Is All Too Common

June 9, 2019//-Marriage before the age of 18 is a fundamental violation of human rights.

First Ever Estimate On Child Grooms Brings Global Child Marriage Figures to 765 Million

New York, United States of America, June 8, 2019/ — An estimated 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, UNICEF said today in its first ever in-depth analysis of child grooms. Of these, 1 in 5 children, or 23 million, were married before the age of 15.

One Month Since 2019’s First Piracy Attack Off The Somali Coast

Northwood, United Kingdom, May 29, 2019/ — On 21 April, suspected pirates seized a fishing dhow off the coast of Somalia, holding 23 people hostage.

Secret Spectacles: The Story of a Migrant Spy

May 24, 2019//-It was close to midnight when the young man crawled into the desert.

Update on Cyclone Kenneth: Reaching Communities Cut Off From Aid

Geneva, Switzerland, May 16, 2019/ — As days of rain, flood-waters and high winds from Cyclone Kenneth recede, the catastrophic destruction left behind is becoming clearer.

Cameroon: UN Security Council Meets Amid Rights Abuses in Anglophone Region

New York, United States of America, May 13, 2019/ — The United Nations Security Council’s decision to hold an informal meeting on Cameroon on May 13, 2019 gives momentum to international efforts to address the human rights crisis in the country’s Anglophone regions.

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