Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Thursday 5 December 2013Before the new system was installed, the Kenyan Defense Forces relied on data from a civilian weather system which can be very time consuming.
- Wednesday 4 December 2013For 20 years now, DRC has been the theatre of a conflict characterised by crimes of sexual violence of incredible magnitude and unprecedented brutality, amounting to crimes against humanity and war crimes. All combatants use this violence as a weapon of war to enslave victims and terrorise the population.
- Tuesday 3 December 2013The assessment identified three key spaces of vulnerability – transport corridors, transit sites, and urban settings.
- Monday 2 December 2013This is the first time the disease has been reported in Africa. It was discovered on a commercial farm in northern Mozambique earlier in 2013 with support from UEM (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane), and the responsible fungus subsequently identified at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
- Monday 2 December 2013Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mali and Mozambique.
- Thursday 28 November 2013From January to October 2013, more than 19,000 patients were seen by hospital staff, including 4,000 who were admitted for inpatient treatment and 878 pregnant women who gave birth in the hospital. In addition, 435 casualties were provided with care.
- Wednesday 27 November 2013The meeting urged the Court to address rampant impunity enjoyed by culprits of crimes against journalists and African citizens on the continent.
- Tuesday 26 November 2013The African Virtual University (AVU) Project very critical to the effort to improve access to higher education in Africa.
- Monday 25 November 2013Young Eritreans, both women and men, often before reaching 18 years, are recruited into a compulsory national service characterised by severe human rights abuses. Punishment amounting to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment as well as detention in inhumane conditions is routine in the military.
- Friday 22 November 2013While expulsions of undocumented migrants from Tanzania have tapered off, conditions for many Burundian, Rwandan and Ugandan migrants now stranded in border transit centres are deteriorating due to heavy rain.
- Wednesday 20 November 2013Two-day Convening Focused on Policy Reform for Smallholder Farmers and Way Forward
- Tuesday 19 November 2013With the support from the Government of Japan, IOM missions in Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Guinea, have helped a total of 1,577 individuals to return to Liberia since 31 March 2013 (835 from Ghana, 286 from Nigeria, 149 from Sierra Leone, and 307 from Guinea.
- Monday 18 November 2013Four of the ECOWAS EERT members being deployed will be seconded to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR to support its voluntary repatriation and reintegration programme in Mali.
- Friday 15 November 2013The funding from the Healthcare Innovation Award, along with backing from the Ministry of Health in Malawi, will mean use of the device can be replicated and expanded to Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa.
- Thursday 14 November 2013Without these essential business skills, many viable companies with good products fail to reach their full potential, succumbing to competition and poor cash flow management.
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