Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Wednesday 23 October 2013More than 300 experts will convene in Nairobi to discuss key issues affecting the banana sector
- Tuesday 22 October 2013The programme decided EU funding: €10 million comes as a strategic response to the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 which called for the adoption of a gender perspective that includes the special needs of women and girls during repatriation and resettlement, rehabilitation, reintegration and post-conflict reconstruction.
- Wednesday 16 October 2013The park reported 81 elephants had been killed in mid-September, and Washaya-Moyo said the discovery of the latest carcasses, and several others in between, brought the figure to over 100.
- Wednesday 16 October 2013The 53rd session of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) Council meeting was hed in held in Abuja, Nigeria and attended by 20 Commonwealth countries. Communications commission of Kenya (CCK) is the designated Kenyan Government representative to the CTO.
- AfricaIt is understood that a proposal will be tabled for the en bloc withdrawal of African countries from the Rome Statute of the ICC.11 October 2013
- KenyaThe lobby group, Freedom of Information Network, which brings together Civil Society Organizations and the media, has expressed concern that the process of enacting a Freedom of Information law had dragged on for the last ten years making it difficult for citizens to access information held by public institutions.9 October 2013 - Lilian Museka
- SomaliaThe agreement will see Soma Oil and Gas begin a seismic survey of 60,000 sq. km of territorial water and limited onshore areas.7 October 2013 - NewsfromAfrica
- Monday 7 October 2013Nearly half of Nairobi’s population live in slums and many are at risk of forced evictions which not only often make people homeless, but also involve violence and lead to loss of access to services such as water and sanitation as well as livelihoods, education and healthcare - said Iain Byrne, head of Amnesty International’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights team.
- Friday 4 October 2013This year’s Forum is the largest ever gathering of African and Irish business leaders, with Directors and CEOs from over 200 Irish companies and delegates from more than 20 African countries in attendance.
- Thursday 3 October 2013A wave of arrests took place between the night of Monday 30 September and the early hours of Tuesday 1 October. Amnesty International is still receiving reports of arrests at the time of writing.
- Thursday 3 October 2013Africa’s biggest wind power project, it involves the development of a 300 MW wind farm comprising 365 wind turbines of 850kW capacity each and a 33kV electrical network
- Monday 30 September 2013Kiir was reacting to infighting between SPLM members who are vying for a finite number of government and party positions.
- Saturday 28 September 2013This year, the African Economic Conference will bring together senior political and business leaders, heads of state, leading researchers and development experts from across the African continent and the rest of the world.
- Thursday 26 September 2013Charles Taylor is the first former Head of State to be convicted for war crimes by an international criminal tribunal since Nuremberg in 1946. The Appeals Chamber upheld Mr. Taylor’s convictions on all 11 grounds of the Indictment with one minor modification, and agreed with the Trial Chamber’s decision sentencing Mr. Taylor to 50 years in prison.
- Wednesday 25 September 2013Thousands of people have seen their villages set ablaze and had to flee into the bush or to safer places such as school buildings or places of worship