Crisis in DR Congo worsens as death toll rises and refugees flee
The UN estimates that more than 3,300 have been killed, and 1.3 million forced to flee violence since last August. Meanwhile, neighboring Angola has expelled 8,000 Congolese refugees seeking an escape from the violence.
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:05:00 GMT
Uganda: Donors pledge $352 million for refugees
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday appealed to the international community to assist Uganda in dealing with a surging refugee influx from South Sudan. Donor pledges have fallen way below the target.
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:42:00 GMT
Former Botswana President Ketumile Masire dies
Botswana's former leader Ketumile Masire has died. He played a key role in spearheading the country’s economic growth and brokering a peace deal in Mozambique between the opposition party Renamo and the government.
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:02:00 GMT
Uganda, UN appeal for $8 billion for South Sudan refugees
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and UN chief Antonio Guterres will on Friday host a conference to raise funds for South Sudanese refugees. Nearly one million have crossed into Uganda since conflict broke out in 2013.
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:59:00 GMT
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Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:52:00 GMT
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Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:31:00 GMT
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Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:47:00 GMT
Who do you think is blogging for the environment?
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Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:11:00 GMT
UN approves Sahel counterterrorism force
The UN Security Council has approved an African counterterrrorism force in the Sahel, but in a watered-down form due to US objections. The force will also fight arms, drugs and human trafficking.
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:38:00 GMT
'UN unable to solve the crisis in DRC'
The UN accused Kabila's government of backing a militia that is killing innocent people in the troubled Kasai region. DR Congo expert Phil Clark of SOAS says the UN has limited leverage to change things on the ground.
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:19:00 GMT
Debating the midwife profession
Each year, 1 million newborns die on their first day of life. 1.3 million are stillborn. Midwives goodwill ambassador Toyin Saraki says the situation could be salvaged if all women gave birth with the help of a midwife.
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:34:00 GMT
UN: South Sudan's famine is over, but situation remains dire
UN aid agencies have downgraded the severity of famine that had been gripping parts of South Sudan. But there are still higher than ever levels of extreme hunger across the country.
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:33:00 GMT
One Murder Too Many - Ep 09: Springing into Action
Inspector Cross is shocked when he finds out that his own life is seriously affected by the presumed murderer of Eve B.: It is the same man who took his sister and cousin to Towin!
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:32:00 GMT
Peace deal in doubt as dozens die in Central African Republic
Some 100 people have been killed after fresh fighting broke out in a small town in the Central African Republic. On Monday, the government signed its latest peace deal with 13 armed groups.
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:28:00 GMT
An endless debate on refugees
Refugees have made headlines in Europe for the last two years. But the debate is endless because it avoids all the uncomfortable issues. To the satisfaction of those who profit from human misery.
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:09:00 GMT
Is democracy in Africa fake?
At this year’s edition of Africologne, the African culture festival in Cologne, African artists discussed what they can do against the crisis of democracy in several countries of their continent.
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:15:00 GMT
UN urges Djibouti and Eritrea to end border dispute
A years-long border dispute has erupted between the two African nations after Qatari forces withdrew from a buffer zone along the border. The UN has backed an African Union fact-finding mission concerning the dispute.
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:01:00 GMT
Central African Republic signs 'immediate' peace deal with rebel groups
Armed rebel groups have agreed to an "immediate" nationwide ceasefire in exchange for political representation. Sectarian violence has plagued the African country since Muslim militias overthrew the government in 2013.
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:59:00 GMT
More than 120 migrants missing, feared drowned, off Libyan coast
According to survivors, the migrants were stranded at sea after traffickers stole their boat's motor. If confirmed, the deaths will bring the number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean to nearly 2,000 this year.
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:14:00 GMT
Death toll rises in Mali attack
Four people died in the Sunday attack at the Malian luxury resort Campement Kangaba in the outskirts of the capital Bamako. One guest is still missing.
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:08:00 GMT
Selling miracles in Zambia
The Christian nation of Zambia has a proliferation of churches led by foreign and local pastors, popularly known as prophets. They take advantage of people’s credulity to make good money.
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:52:00 GMT
Gunmen attack, seize hostages at luxury resort in Mali
Police in Mali said four gunmen had attacked the luxury Campement Kangaba resort east of the capital. Two victims and three of the assailants have been killed while one attacker escaped.
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 19:05:00 GMT
Kenyatta-Odinga presidential fight intensifies in Kenya
As in 2013, the race for Kenya's presidency is between Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga. Polls show that Kenyatta, now the incumbent, is leading, but the margin is declining as political tensions rise.
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:28:00 GMT
Rwanda: Fresh start for former FDLR fighters?
The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), continue to destabilize eastern Congo and wage war against Rwanda, with hope that one day they will topple the government of President Paul Kagame.
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:58:00 GMT