Category archives for: Africa

Red Cross Warns Against Complacency in Ebola Response

Nairobi, Kenya, May 24, 2018// — The response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is far from over, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as it announces an expansion of its operation.

WHO, Partners Seek $26 Million for Ebola Response in DR Congo

Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2018//- The World Health Organisations (WHO) and partners need US$26 million for the Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the next three months.

Burundians Back Constitutional Change in Referendum, Prez to Stay in Power Until 20134

May 22, 2018//-Burundians have overwhelmingly voted for constitutional reforms bolstering President Pierre Nkurunziza’s powers and giving him the option to stay in power until 2034, official results showed Monday.

Dangerous Attacks On Judiciary

Nigeria, May 21, 2018//-The recent invasion of the High Court premises in Port Harcourt by political thugs portrays a worrisome trend that must be nipped in the bud to forestall a possible truncation of democracy in the country.

Presidential Term Limits: Slippery Slope Back to Authoritarianism in Africa

May 18, 2018//-There is mounting concern in Africa about a lack of leadership as well as an increasing trend of hard-won democratic rights being reversed.

Unwanted in Burundi, Insecure in Tanzania

May 17, 2018//-Apolitical almanac, a miniature desk flag, a poster of presidents past and present: Symbols of Tanzania, the country that has given her refuge since she fled violence in neighbouring Burundi in 1972, dot the home of Magreth Lameck Mtema in Kigoma, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.

Democracy in Peril: Burundi’s Referendum will Cement Nkurunziza’s Grip on Power

May 17, 2018//-The citizens of Burundi, the small country in Central Africa that borders Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are about to vote in a controversial referendum.

Burundi’s Referendum: Switzerland Calls on Parties to Resume Dialogue

Bern, Switzerland, May 16, 2018/ — Switzerland expressed concerns ahead of the constitutional referendum in Burundi scheduled for 17 May and calls on all parties to resume dialogue in the spirit of the Arusha Accords.

WHO and Partners Working with National Health Authorities to Contain New Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 14, 2018// — The World Health Organization (WHO) and a broad range of partners are in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) working with the government to contain the new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro health zone in the Equateur Province.

Burundi Village Attack Claims 26 Lives Ahead of Referendum

May 12, 2018//-At least 26 people were killed after armed attackers targeted a village in north-west Burundi, amid tensions ahead of a controversial referendum.

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