Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Tuesday 17 February 2015Senegal’s Ministry of Education partners with Samsung to launch innovative mobile education solution
- Monday 16 February 2015In order to prevent a further deterioration and respond efficiently to the growing food insecurity in the region, an immediate support to the livelihoods of communities relying on agriculture is needed.
- Friday 13 February 2015According to the World Health Organization, South Sudan had been polio-free for more than five years. But two cases of polio at an internally-displaced persons (IDP) camp in Unity state were confirmed in September last year.
- Thursday 12 February 2015Regional governments are finalizing the operational mandate for the mission against Boko Haram. They are expected to seek a United Nations Security Council mandate, which could also include logistical support from other countries.
- Monday 9 February 2015Over the past few months, global oil prices have more than halved, to stand at just below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009.
- Saturday 7 February 2015This is more than double the number of people who were experiencing this level of food insecurity in December 2013, when the current conflict broke out, bringing the country once again to the brink of a major hunger crisis.
- Thursday 5 February 2015Ms. Keita succeeds Amadu Kamara of the United States, who will return to the United Nations Support Office for the African Union Mission in Somalia.
- Tuesday 3 February 2015The flood victims oppose the government’s plans. They told Human Rights Watch that the plots are too small to support their families with basic kitchen gardens, that they had been promised five hectares, and that they are being given no choice but to grow sugar cane, which they have no experience cultivating.
- Tuesday 27 January 2015If WFP fails to receive substantial contributions in the coming months, the cuts could last for the next six months or longer and possibly even affect the new South Sudanese refugees.
- Friday 23 January 2015Approximately 150 patients and staff were in the hospital during midday operations when a SAF fighter jet dropped a cluster of 13 bombs of which two landed inside the hospital compound and the others just outside the hospital fence.
- Friday 23 January 2015Some 77 metric tons of biscuits, enough to feed 77,000 people, were airlifted into Malawi from the UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Dubai earlier this week.
- Wednesday 21 January 2015As much as 40 percent of crops in southern Madagascar are at risk from the locust crises in combination with the droughts and cyclones to which the island nation is prone, according to FAO.
- Tuesday 20 January 2015To calculate the nearly one million displaced, IOM used its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), an information management tool used worldwide to gather information on the status and location of IDPs.
- Friday 16 January 2015A government-led agriculture and food security humanitarian cluster has been activated to help coordinate the response. Initial estimates suggest that as many as 20,000 households (or 110,000 people) have been displaced.
- Friday 16 January 2015The year began with a low of 811 arrivals in January, but peaked in September with 12,768 arrivals – the highest recorded monthly arrival figure since 2006. It then finished in December with 8,912 arrivals, or nearly 300 per day.