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Children Flee Al-Shabaab Recruitment In Somalia

Children Flee Al-Shabaab Recruitment In Somalia

More than 100 children fleeing areas controlled by al-Shabab militants in central Somalia have arrived in the coastal town of Adale, seeking the government’s protection, officials said. Adale is a key trading town in the Middle Shabelle region, 220 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu. In an interview with VOA Somali, the town’s district commissioner, Muse Mohamed […]

‘The Little Ethiopia’ Pleads For Help

‘The Little Ethiopia’ Pleads For Help

Berhan Ethiopia Cultural Center, which is also known as ‘The Little Ethiopia’, received a short five-day notice to demolish its fences sculptured with Ethiopian historical sites, for road construction purposes. The centre was built 13 years ago with the initial material cost of five million Birr, excluding the intangible cost of design and consultancy provided […]

Beyonce Joins Forces With UNICEF For Children’s Water Project in Burundi

Beyonce Joins Forces With UNICEF For Children’s Water Project in Burundi

Pop icon Beyonce is throwing her superstar power behind a new effort to bring safe, clean water to children in Burundi in a partnership with UNICEF, the United Nations’ children’s agency said on Friday. Plans call for the project, BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, to help build wells and improve hygiene education and water and sanitation facilities in schools, […]

French Soldier Given One-Year Jail Sentence For Burkina Child Sex Abuse

French Soldier Given One-Year Jail Sentence For Burkina Child Sex Abuse

A French soldier found guilty of child sex abuse in Burkina Faso has been sentenced to a year in prison with another year suspended. As is usual in France with jail sentences of less than a year, he will not serve time unless he violates conditions set by the law. A French court on Monday […]

WFP Ends Emergency Operation That Helped Many Survive Drought in Swaziland

WFP Ends Emergency Operation That Helped Many Survive Drought in Swaziland

WFP’s leading donors including the European Union, USA, CERF, Japan and the African Development Bank – contributed US$9.4 million towards food and cash assistance. “We would like to thank the donor community for its generous support, vital for those most in need,” says WFP Country Director Alberto Mendes. Some 124,000 people received relief food. WFP […]

African Women Network Pledge To Transform the Continent

African Women Network Pledge To Transform the Continent

African women on Friday affirmed their determination to use their leadership roles in the transformation of the continent. This follows the historic launch of the African Women Leaders Network at the United Nations headquarters in New York. It seeks to enhance their leadership roles in the transformation and stability of the continent. By this act, […]

Govt Launch Psea To Protect Women And Children

Govt Launch Psea To Protect Women And Children

Government on Wednesday launched the Provision of Sexual Exploitation Abuse (PSEA) mechanism which is geared towards protecting women by eliminating elements of sexual violence and abuse against them. PSEA comes at a time when cases of gender-based violence against women in the form of sexual exploitation are on the increase, with one in every five […]

East Africa: UN Course On Peacekeeping Starts In Gishari

East Africa: UN Course On Peacekeeping Starts In Gishari

The second United Nations Police Officers Course (UNPOC) started on Monday at the Peacekeeping Training Centre in Gishari, Rwamagana District where 45 participants from seven African countries will get a clear and same understanding on peace building activities to improve their operational capabilities. Participants in the two-week course are from Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Comoros, Sudan, […]

Women Bear Brunt Of Workplace Inequalities

Women Bear Brunt Of Workplace Inequalities

WOMEN bear the brunt of workplace inequalities as they face substantial entrance barriers and constitute the bulk of unpaid labour, a government official has said. A Director in the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Edward Mapfumo said this hindered the country’s economic growth as it militated against stimulating aggregate demand. He was […]

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

The National Assembly Wednesday joined the worldwide solidarity campaign for gender equality, “He for she” The Angolan parliament’s accession comes as a result of the recommendation of the 39th plenary assembly of the parliamentary forum of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), held last year in the Kingdom of Swaziland to join the “He for […]

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