Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Tuesday 4 August 2015The programme, which helps some 42,000 people, has been supported by individuals, corporate partners and the Government of Japan.
- Monday 3 August 2015The training plan will rely on 42 trainers from the three government agencies, who were trained by IOM, in cooperation with the Ghana Health Service’s Port Health Unit, during a three-day Training of Trainers that took place in Koforidua from 15 – 17 July 2015.
- Monday 3 August 2015Niger is one of the 177 States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and so is required to submit regular reports to the Committee, which is composed of 18 international independent experts.
- Friday 31 July 2015This funding increase brings the total humanitarian aid for the Great Lakes region for 2015 to €56.5 million. The aid released mainly for Burundi refugees amounts to €9 million since the end of April, when their numbers started growing.
- Friday 31 July 2015The report documents some of the ecological farming practices which farmers in Western and Eastern Kenya are using to nurture crops e.g. drip irrigation, indigenous knowledge, intercropping and using compost and manure for enhancing soil fertility.
- Wednesday 29 July 2015The Somali evacuees had been living in Yemen for years, but opted to return home to Somalia due to the escalation of the armed conflict and deteriorating living conditions.
- Wednesday 29 July 2015The project aims to strengthen national and local institutions as well as community capacity to respond to floods and food insecurity.
- Tuesday 28 July 2015Under the theme Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future, participants will discuss ways to unleash the full potential of forests to lift rural populations out of poverty, act as buffers against climate change and inspire new technologies and renewable products.
- Monday 27 July 2015The humanitarian consequences of the nearly 20-month long conflict in South Sudan are grave: Some 4.6 million people are severely food insecure, with a quarter of a million children at risk from rapidly worsening nutrition.
- Friday 24 July 2015Obama is expected in Kenya today, Friday July 24 with a huge delegation of entrepreneurs who will pursue investment opportunities during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).
- Wednesday 22 July 2015The deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian property during the offensive between April and June 2015 amount to war crimes, and the killings and rapes may also constitute crimes against humanity.
- Tuesday 21 July 2015The outbreak comes as countries across West Africa are still recovering from, and in some cases still battling, Ebola. Avian flu could trigger a mass die-off of chicken
- Tuesday 21 July 2015With the influx of people, services are massively overstretched, and aid agencies are struggling to provide them with sufficient food, water, shelter and healthcare.
- Monday 20 July 2015By safeguarding the fundamental rights of all citizens, the police will engender trust throughout the society and encourage the reporting of crime, thus contributing to more effective crime fighting and enhancement of justice for victims said Mr. Jesse Wachanga UNODC.
- Wednesday 15 April 2015This state of affairs is despite existence of fairly progressive constitution that has whole chapter of security and pieces of the legislation passed in 2011 to overhaul the police, intelligence and defense forces in Kenya, not much progress has been made.