Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- 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.
- Wednesday 14 January 2014The Scaling Up Paediatric Nursing Care in Ghana initiative will be implemented by SickKids, together with the Ghanaian Ministry of Health and the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives, which was established by the Government of Ghana in response to the outcome of the pilot project, and to advance nursing and midwifery professionalism, practice and leadership in Ghana.
- Tuesday 13 January 2014A quarter of this total, some 10,800 people, also received essential household items like blankets, tarpaulins, mosquito nets, mats, clothes and kitchen utensils.
- Monday 12 January 2015In 2014, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the ICRC reunited over 800 children with their families including almost 300 formerly associated with the armed forces and other armed groups.
- Friday 9 January 2015Nearly nine months after the attacks took place, no perpetrator has been held accountable by either the Government of the Republic of South Sudan or the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army In Opposition.
- Friday 9 January 20152014 is third consecutive year of falling prices as all commodity groups except for meat decline
- Thursday 8 January 2015As of 31 December 2014, seven of Liberia’s 15 counties had reported no new Ebola cases. Still, 22 new cases were reported in Grand Cape Mount, 88 in Montserrado, and 14 in Margibi.