Category archives for: Africa

United Nations Condemns Attack on Peacekeepers in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan, June 6, 2018/ — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) strongly condemned an armed attack that directly targeted its peacekeepers in the country’s Unity region, on the morning of 4 June 2018.

US Considering Major Reduction of Special Forces in Somalia, Africa

June 5, 2018//-The United States is considering a sharp reduction in its special forces operations in Somalia and other African countries, the New York Times reported on Monday.

DR Congo: UN Experts Urge Review of Draft NGO Bill

Geneva, Switzerland, June 4, 2018/ — UN human rights experts urged the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to undertake a comprehensive review of a draft Bill aimed at regulating the work of non-governmental organisations, saying it threatens the vital work of civil society.

Buhari: Too Little Too Late?

June 3, 2018//-When Muhammadu Buhari won the Nigerian general election in 2015 by more than 2.5 million votes it seemed that Africa’s largest economy had finally turned a new leaf after a long history of political and economic mismanagement.

Kenya May Never Close Dadaab, but its Threat has Exposed System Failures

May 30, 2018//-When Kenya announced it would close the Dadaab refugee camp in May 2016, the world reacted with shock and recriminations.

MSF Begins Ebola Vaccination Trial in D.R Congo to Help Curb Outbreak

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 30, 2018/ — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Kenya Arrests 17 Officials Amid $100m Graft Investigation

May 28, 2018//-Kenyan authorities arrested the head of a government agency on Monday in a corruption investigation into the theft of nearly $100 million, a rare move to hold officials to account for graft in a nation where it is widespread.

Ugandan Sues Church Over Wedding Preconditions

May 25, 2018//-A Ugandan man is suing one of the country’s largest churches over its marriage pre-conditions.

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.

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