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MALI: GUNMEN KILL MORE THAN 30 TUAREGS IN ONGOING VIOLENCE

MALI: GUNMEN KILL MORE THAN 30 TUAREGS IN ONGOING VIOLENCE

BAMAKO, Gunmen on motorbikes have killed more than 30 Tuareg civilians this week in northern Mali, where clashes over land and scarce water are common, an official said.

The violence compounds an already dire security …

Canadian Kidnapped in Northern Burkina Faso

Canadian Kidnapped in Northern Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU A Canadian national was kidnapped in an area of Burkina Faso that the government has warned is under growing threat from jihadist attacks, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo said on Wednesday.

Sawadogo said the man …

Canadian Kidnapped in Northern Burkina Faso

Canadian Kidnapped in Northern Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU A Canadian national was kidnapped in an area of Burkina Faso that the government has warned is under growing threat from jihadist attacks, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo said on Wednesday.

Sawadogo said the man …

Chad, CAR Threaten to Abandon Cameroon Port, Blame Corruption

Chad, CAR Threaten to Abandon Cameroon Port, Blame Corruption

DOUALA, CAMEROON Landlocked Chad and the Central African Republic have dispatched senior customs officials to Cameroon to look into allegations of corruption in the Atlantic Coast port of Douala.

At the port, heavy equipment is …

Chad, CAR Threaten to Abandon Cameroon Port, Blame Corruption

Chad, CAR Threaten to Abandon Cameroon Port, Blame Corruption

DOUALA, CAMEROON Landlocked Chad and the Central African Republic have dispatched senior customs officials to Cameroon to look into allegations of corruption in the Atlantic Coast port of Douala.

At the port, heavy equipment is …

TUNISIAN PRESIDENT PARDONS HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS OVER EIGHTH REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY

TUNISIAN PRESIDENT PARDONS HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS OVER EIGHTH REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY

TUNIS, Tunisia, Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, on Friday granted clemency, for hundreds of prisoners, over the eighth anniversary of the 2011 revolution, a presidency statement said.

According to a report, presented by Minister of …

Felix Tshisekedi Declared Winner in DRC Election

Felix Tshisekedi Declared Winner in DRC Election

JOHANNESBURG After several days of intense speculation on the outcome of the DRC's presidential elections, the country's election board, CENI, proclaimed Felix Tshisekedi the winner.

The result could lead to the country's first democratic transfer …

Felix Tshisekedi Declared Winner in DRC Election

Felix Tshisekedi Declared Winner in DRC Election

JOHANNESBURG After several days of intense speculation on the outcome of the DRC's presidential elections, the country's election board, CENI, proclaimed Felix Tshisekedi the winner.

The result could lead to the country's first democratic transfer …

Savings But No Title Deed? Loans Help Kenyan Women Turn Idle Land into Gold

Savings But No Title Deed? Loans Help Kenyan Women Turn Idle Land into Gold

TULUROBA, KENYA For the women of Tuluroba village's self-help group, the goal was simple: use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and sell them to the beef industry for slaughter.

But there was …

UNHCR RD Congo Factsheet – 30 November 2018

UNHCR RD Congo Factsheet – 30 November 2018

533,387 refugees and asylum seekers in the DRC, of whom 52% are women.

99.3% of refugees in the DRC live in rural areas, and 74% of refugees are settled outside camps or refugee sites.

2,949 …

UNHCR RD Congo Factsheet – 30 November 2018

UNHCR RD Congo Factsheet – 30 November 2018

533,387 refugees and asylum seekers in the DRC, of whom 52% are women.

99.3% of refugees in the DRC live in rural areas, and 74% of refugees are settled outside camps or refugee sites.

2,949 …

Across Africa, disaster risk finance is putting a resilient future within reach

Across Africa, disaster risk finance is putting a resilient future within reach

Submitted by Hugo Wesley

co-authors: Lorenzo Piccio

Sub-Saharan Africa knows more than its fair share of disasters induced by natural hazards. The past few months alone have seen drought in the Horn of Africa, floods …

Witness: At Least 48 Civilians Killed in North-Central Burkina Faso

Witness: At Least 48 Civilians Killed in North-Central Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's government says at least 46 people were killed in intercommunal violence after jihadists attacked a town in the north earlier this week.

Government spokesman Remis Fulgance Dandjino said on state television Friday that …