Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- 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.
- Tuesday 6 January 2015On Saturday, security forces arrested three journalists from the independent radio station Radio Risaala and shut down the station, according to local journalists and news reports.
- Monday 5 January 2015‘Yes, I Survived Ebola’ Says Guinean Woman in First-Ever Message Sent Through the Interactive App
- Tuesday 9 December 2014The repatriation process is the outcome of the tri-partite agreement signed between Kenya, Somalia and UNHCR in November 2013, agreeing a dignified and humane repatriation process for Somali refugees in Kenya on a voluntary basis.
- Tuesday 9 December 2014
Africa: UN Experts Urge Intensifying Efforts to End Discrimination Against People of African Descent in SwedenThe Working Group’s commended in particular the Government’s policy to accord priority to addressing Afrophobia and awareness raising programmes on combating xenophobia and racism and various institutional mechanisms at local levels designed to prevent and combat racial discrimination.
- Monday 8 December 2014The appointment at Vasto was organized thanks to the collaboration between the Adriatic association for immigrants, Caritas Diocesana , The Interreligious table and the municipality of Vasto .
- Wednesday 3 December 2014The meeting was organized in preparation for the upcoming Ministerial Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) that will be held in Zimbabwe in 2015.
- Monday 1 December 2014The Western Area continues to have the highest rate of infection, with 280 cumulative cases in the past week. Port Loko is also a major area of concern, with 120 cases in the past 7 days according to WHO figures.
- Friday 28 November 2014The project benefits four countries in Eastern Africa: Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda and the USD 4 million project is already in implementation in the beneficiary countries.
- Friday 28 November 2014The construction of shelters, which is being funded by Japan through the Japan Supplementary Fund, started in October. A total of 153 shelters now have been completed by IOM with the help of the local communities.
- Thursday 27 November 2014
Botswana: UN Cultural Rights Expert Calls for a Renewed “Nation-Building” to Celebrate Rich DiversityThe Special Rapporteur, who is mandated to monitor the enjoyment of cultural rights, stressed that issues relating to the recognition of communities as tribes under the Bogosi Act of 2008 needed to be addressed.
- Tuesday 25 November 2014The project will test models for increasing the production and supply of bean varieties suitable for processing into pre-cooked beans, assess demand, test promotion mechanisms and promote consumption of precooked beans for different consumer groups.
- Tuesday 25 November 2014The training programme, which can graduate over 3,000 health care workers a month, includes modules on the principles of an ETU, donning / removing of personal protective equipment, and cleaning in an ETU. It features a model ETU for practical training.
- Friday 21 November 2014WHO and other partners supported the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo with expertise for outbreak investigation, a mobile laboratory, risk communications and social mobilization, contact tracing and clinical care.
- Wednesday 19 November 2014Newly formalised partnership will enable Interpeace to share its 20 years’ experience building peace around the world with Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), a government agency with a national mandate to build lasting peace and cohesion in Kenya.