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UN: Congo Armed Groups Uniting Against President Kabila

UN: Congo Armed Groups Uniting Against President Kabila

GENEVA Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are uniting in opposition to President Joseph Kabila, a senior U.N. official there told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday.

In 2017, a brutal conflict in …

Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

JOHANNESBURG Activists are celebrating a Botswana court case that allowed a transgender man the right to change his gender identity. Until recently, South Africa was the only African nation that allowed such transformations. But even …

AFRICAN NATIONS TO BENEFIT FROM AIIB MEMBERSHIP:EXPERT

AFRICAN NATIONS TO BENEFIT FROM AIIB MEMBERSHIP:EXPERT

ADDIS ABABA, African countries would benefit a lot from membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an Ethiopian scholar has said.

Costantinos Bt. Costantinos, who served as an economic advisor to the African Union …

Turkey Gives Weapons to Somali Soldiers

Turkey Gives Weapons to Somali Soldiers

Somali State Minister for Defense Mohamed Ali Haga has confirmed to VOA Somali for the first time that the Turkish government has recently supplied weapons to the Somali army.

In an interview with VOA Somali, …

Concluding Main Part of Seventy-Second Session, General Assembly Adopts $5.397 Billion Budget for 2018-2019, as Recommended by Fifth Committee

Concluding Main Part of Seventy-Second Session, General Assembly Adopts $5.397 Billion Budget for 2018-2019, as Recommended by Fifth Committee

Plenary Drafts, Outstanding Texts from Other Main Committees Also Approved

Upon the recommendation of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the General Assembly wrapped up the main part of its seventy-second session today, adopting a …

Thousands Fleeing Intercommunal Violence in DRC’s Ituri Province

Thousands Fleeing Intercommunal Violence in DRC’s Ituri Province

GENEVA The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of people are fleeing from a fresh wave of intercommunal violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri region.

UNHCR reports more than 2,650 refugees, mostly women and …

South Sudan Refugees Stage Talent Show

South Sudan Refugees Stage Talent Show

YUMBE, UGANDA South Sudanese refugees at the Bidibidi settlement in Uganda live a hard life, residing in tents and mud huts and surviving on international aid. But on Saturday, the refugees put aside their hardships …

The African Guarantee Fund Receives Very Strong ‘AA-‘ Fitch Rating Owing to Strong Business Model and Operational Strategy

The African Guarantee Fund Receives Very Strong ‘AA-‘ Fitch Rating Owing to Strong Business Model and Operational Strategy

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) (www.AfricanGuaranteeFund.com) which assists financial institutions in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and capacity development assistance has …

Four Drown Fleeing Militia Attack in DR Congo

Four Drown Fleeing Militia Attack in DR Congo

BUNIA, DR CONGO Four people drowned while fleeing an attack by a militia group on a mining area in the violence-ridden northeast of DR Congo, local sources said Wednesday.

The victims died in the Ituri …

ICC Prosecutor asks Security Council to act on outstanding arrest warrants

ICC Prosecutor asks Security Council to act on outstanding arrest warrants

Omar Al Bashir recently travelled to countries that recognize the International Criminal Court (ICC) but none arrested or surrendered the Sudanese President, the ICC Prosecutor today told the United Nations Security Council.

I call on …

REBELS KILL 15 PEACEKEEPERS IN CONGO IN WORST ATTACK ON U.N. IN RECENT HISTORY

REBELS KILL 15 PEACEKEEPERS IN CONGO IN WORST ATTACK ON U.N. IN RECENT HISTORY

GOMA, Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on …

UGANDA SAYS IT HAS CONTAINED AN OUTBREAK OF MARBURG HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER

UGANDA SAYS IT HAS CONTAINED AN OUTBREAK OF MARBURG HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER

KAMPALA, ganda said it had successfully contained an outbreak of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious haemorrhagic fever announced by officials on Oct. 19, which killed three people.

Junior health minister Sarah Achieng Opendi told …

UN chief calls for $1 billion in donor contributions to emergency response fund

UN chief calls for $1 billion in donor contributions to emergency response fund

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for $1 billion in donor contributions to the Organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) � a pool of funding that supports critical relief operations in crises around …