Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Thursday 9 October 2014Activities include mobilizing communities to reduce their risk of infection through awareness campaigns; boosting food and cash crops, livestock and fisheries production, introducing microfinance strategies to safeguard rural incomes; and setting up early warning and response systems to reduce Ebola risks at the human-animal interface.
- Wednesday 8 October 2014Equity Bank is determined to challenge the M-Pesa’s monopoly in this area
- Tuesday 7 October 2014This annual campaign builds on the momentum of the successful 2013 campaign and seeks to underscore the United Nations family in the Republic of South Sudan, and the Government of South Sudan’ zero-tolerance policy towards any act of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).
- Tuesday 7 October 2014IOM carried out an ambitious plot registration campaign that will provide families with the exact address of their new plot.
- Thursday 2 October 2014It protects people who are not or are no longer taking part in hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare.
- Wednesday 1 October 2014So far, 42 former fighters, five women, and 57 children have died on account of poor conditions in the camp, which is a fundamental breach of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, say HRW.
- Tuesday 30 September 2014The government of Rwanda embarked on resettling the evictees in different parts of the country by building houses, providing building materials and household items, among others.
- Friday 26 September 2014Nearly forty Member States and regional bodies took part, underscoring the high priority this crisis holds for the international community.
- Thursday 25 September 2014Nine months into the conflict, close to 1.8 million people have been uprooted from their homes, including over 450,000 people who have fled to neighbouring countries.
- Wednesday 24 September 2014What was originally conceived as an efficient method to make payments on microloans has been rapidly adopted by Kenyans as a way to send money from urban centers back to rural hometowns.
- Wednesday 24 September 2014Rwanda’s total exports increased by 1.2% in value to $ 293.53 million (Rwf202 billion) from $ 289.92 million (Rwf199.4 billion) in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year, according Rwanda’s central bank statistics, with tea, coffee, minerals, hides and skins, and pyrethrum as the country’s major exports which, in spite of the value increase during the period, their total export volumes declined by 1.8% during the period.
- Wednesday 24 September 2014
Africa: Historical Announcements Made At UN Climate Change Summit As Developing Nations Commit To Restoring ForestsThe summit attracted a mix of international players who announced their vision and commitment for reaching a universal and meaningful climate agreement in 2015, outlining their plans of how to reduce emissions to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius
- Wednesday 24 September 2014The distribution just completed is part of an ongoing response. Earlier this year, an ICRC survey of the food security of displaced people in the camps revealed that aid was urgently required.
- Tuesday 23 September 2014Signatories noted the sustained engagement by stakeholders at the national, regional and international levels. They welcomed the progress achieved in bringing durable peace, security and development to eastern DRC and the region.
- Tuesday 23 September 2014Currently EU supports the Lake Turkana Wind Power project in northern Kenya with 25 million euro under the EU-Africa Infrastructure, which aims at reducing the East African countries import dependency and season-sensitive hydropower production, increase energy security and improve economic activities in rural areas.