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Burkina Faso, part 1: Spreading Violence Triggers an ‘Unprecedented’ Crisis

‘The country has never had to deal with such massive displacement’ April 21, 2019//-Part 1 of a two-part series from Burkina Faso’s Centre-North region About this series As many note the defeat of so-called Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, militant violence is spreading like wildfire in lesser-known Burkina Faso, uprooting lives, killing hundreds, […]


IBAHRI Calls for Respect of Human Rights, Rule of Law in Sudan

April 12, 2019//- The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called on the army and transitional government to ensure respect for human rights and the rule of law in Sudan.

UNHCR Alarmed at Upsurge in Violence in South-east Niger

Geneva, Switzerland, April 9, 2019//-UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is extremely worried over the alarming increase of attacks in the south-east of Niger, affecting locals and refugees in the region. In the month of March alone, some 88 civilians were reported dead in the escalation of violence.

South Africa: Authorities Must Tackle Longstanding Impunity to End Xenophobia

April 5, 2019//-Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa, today called on authorities to end longstanding xenophobia impunity in the country.

EU: Comoros Presidential Elections Marred by Major Irregularities

April 2, 2019\\-The European Union (EU) has called the recent presidential elections in Comoros ‘irregular’.

IOM Appeals for $36.4 Million as Cyclone Idai Response Expands

Maputo, Mozambique, March 27, 2019/ — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is appealing for USD 36.4 million for the next six months, to respond to the humanitarian needs of an estimated 1.85 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.

Comoros: Opposition Fears Suppression, Presidential Vote Tampering 

Comoros, March 21, 2019//- On the eve of the controversial Presidential elections in the coup-prone Comoros this weekend, the Union of Opposition Alliance has expressed fears that its members will be suppressed.

Cyclone Idai Disater: UN Allocates $20M in Emergency Funding for Affected Countries

New York, United States of America, March 21, 2019/ — As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in South-West Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of emergency food, shelter, water and health care supplies to hundreds-of-thousands who have been affected across Mozambique, […]

MSF Responds to Cyclone Idai

Geneva, Switzerland, March 19, 2019/ — Teams with the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are responding to the damage and devastating flooding caused when Cyclone Idai hit a number of countries in southern Africa—including Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe—late last week.

Congolese Journalist Jailed for A Year for Insulting Governor

Abuja, Nigeria, March 16, 2019/ — Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should not oppose journalist Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe’s appeal of a year-long prison sentence for insulting a provincial governor, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said today.

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