Category archives for: Africa

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.

Zambia Refuses Entry to PLO Lumumba for ‘Security’ Reasons

September 30, 2018//-Kenyan law professor and former director of the anti-corruption commission PLO Lumumba was on Saturday refused entry to Zambia due to “security considerations”, authorities said.

The World’s Major Powers Must not Ignore Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

Cameroon is in crisis. It needs an intervention. Shutterstock Julius A. Amin, University of Dayton Cameroon’s Anglophone region is rapidly becoming a no-go zone. Thousands of residents fled to the country’s French speaking cities of Douala, Yaoundé, and Bafoussam, during August and September, anticipating more bloodshed before the country’s October presidential elections.

South Sudan: More Than 6 million People Face Extreme Hunger

Yaounde, Cameroon, September 28, 2018/ — Relentless conflict and insecurity throughout the lean the annual lean season pushed 6.1 million people – nearly 60 percent of the population – into extreme hunger in South Sudan, though the situation could improve if a sustainable peace takes hold, three United Nations agencies said today.

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