Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Friday 14 November 2014The ration cut of 50 percent, starting Saturday 15 November 2014, comes as WFP struggles to raise US$38 million to cover its refugee operation for the next six months.
- Friday 14 November 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa: GSK Launches First Call for Proposals for Research in to Non-Communicable DiseasesUp to £4m will be available in this first funding round
- Thursday 13 November 2014The two drugs, brincidofovir and favipiravir, were selected from WHO’s shortlist of potential Ebola treatments after careful review of safety and efficacy profiles, product availability, and ease of administration to patients.
- Thursday 13 November 2014The NCIC was one of the government agencies created by the unity government to help build lasting peace by addressing and reducing inter-ethnic conflicts. Its mandate includes advocating for cohesiveness among the diverse groups in the country and the prevention of discrimination on the basis of ethnicity.
- Wednesday 12 November 2014During Farida Shaheed thirteen-day visit, the Special Rapporteur will meet with a number of actors in the cultural field, including State authorities, at the national as well as local levels.
- Tuesday 11 November 2014
The Pope Receives the Bishops of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau in focus on the Quality Rather than the Quality of PriestsThis represents a great challenge for an episcopal conference that groups together the bishops of four countries – Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau – that are different in terms of language, geography, culture and history, but which nonetheless feel the need to be united and to support each other in their ministry.
- Friday 7 November 2014The event was part of the IOM/UNDP Joint Conflict Reduction Programme (JCRP), which is funded by the European Union, and aims to build the capacity of civil society in peace building, establishing trust and stabilizing communities.
- Thursday 6 November 2014Most displaced people who arrived in Maiduguri in the past few months were settled in government buildings, schools or official camps. Some stayed with relatives or host families, with whom they shared scant resources, while others found refuge in informal settlements.
- Tuesday 4 November 2014Clinical Trial Results Provide Evidence for Introducing This Artemisinin Derivative-based Combination Therapy (ACT) into Africa’s Current Malaria Treatment Arsenal to Help Tackle the Number One Parasitic Killer
- Tuesday 4 November 2014The 4-year programme, which will run through 2018, will bring together some 20 national institutions several times a year to discuss implementation of the programme and how to move forward.
- Wednesday 29 October 2014Sata who has been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness in London for the past week died at approximately 2100 hours Zambia local time on Tuesday night.
- Tuesday 28 October 2014Schools have remained closed now for well over a year, but the Ministry of Education and the UNICEF-led education cluster plan to gradually reopen them across the country starting next month.
- Monday 27 October 2014Guinea is one of the 188 States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and is required to submit regular reports to the Committee of 23 independent experts on how it is implementing the Convention.
- Monday 27 October 2014It cites the “quasi-systematic recourse to provisional detention” and the lack of regular court hearings as key causes for the serious overcrowding in Guinean prisons.
- Friday 24 October 2014Britain’s own redoubled efforts to fight Ebola follow a visit to Sierra Leone by International Development Secretary Justine Greening to see the results of Britain’s first tranche of support and identify next steps in the UK’s international work.