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Victory At Last For Hissene Habre Victims

Victory At Last For Hissene Habre Victims

 HUMAN rights groups believe the African Union’s adoption of a trust fund for victims of former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, is a major step towards justice. The trust fund will now be able to start collecting and disbursing reparations for victims of Habré regime that ruled between 1982 and 1990. Victims requested reparations for serious […]

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity And Fear

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity And Fear

From the air, Timbuktu, the fabled city of gold – once a key Arab-African trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route, a lush oasis, a centre of Islamic culture and learning – is almost obscured by swirling clouds of dust, its pale mud houses and sandy streets barely distinguishable from the encroaching desert. Timbuktu today […]

Audit Exposes UN Food Agency Poor Data-Handling

Audit Exposes UN Food Agency Poor Data-Handling

Vulnerable people in the world’s troublespots could be at risk because of sloppy handling of sensitive data by a UN agency, according to an internal audit. In response, the World Food Programme told IRIN it was “working to get ahead of the curve” on data-handling, would address weaknesses, and spend more on systems. The internal […]

UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel to Halt Forced Relocation Of African Asylum Seekers

UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel to Halt Forced Relocation Of African Asylum Seekers

The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed to the Israeli Government to not forcibly send Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa. This appeal came after some 80 cases were identified in which people relocated by Israel risked their lives by taking dangerous onward journeys to Europe. “Feeling they had no […]

Six Aid Workers Missing In South Sudan

Six Aid Workers Missing In South Sudan

 SIX aid workers have gone missing in the war-torn South Sudan. They went missing on the road between Wau and Raja in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal region on Sunday. The aid workers include one international and five national staff working for two international and a national aid organisation. There were reports of armed […]

Women Fight For A Voice And Space In Civil Society

Women Fight For A Voice And Space In Civil Society

The space for civil society organizations is shrinking around the world, with particular impacts on women activists and human rights defenders who face additional barriers due to their gender or sexual orientation. Civil society organizations (CSOs) and activists from around the world convened in Fiji over the last week to tackle some of the world’s […]

Nana Akufo Addo Makes Firm Statement On African Autonomy From European Aid

Nana Akufo Addo Makes Firm Statement On African Autonomy From European Aid

Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo’s quest to see Africa move beyond aid was once again on full display, after his latest speech in the presence of French president Macron sent a strong message to the western world. French President Emmanuel Macron visited Ghana as part of his first African tour. Macron’s advisers say he hopes to modernize […]

Last Aid Agency Evacuates Town Due To Attack In C.A.R

Last Aid Agency Evacuates Town Due To Attack In C.A.R

Four patients have died and thousands are stranded without health care in an embattled Central African Republic town, after an attack forced the last charity working there to pull out. The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has evacuated its staff and suspended its programmes after its base in Bangassou was violently robbed on Monday […]

Rising To the Challenges In The Humanitarian Sector

Rising To the Challenges In The Humanitarian Sector

What is the future of humanitarian action? We live in times of unprecedented humanitarian need. Globally, aid agencies estimate that 100 million people worldwide need some form of humanitarian help, at a cost of USD 22 billion. If you are anything like us, you are probably sick and tired of humanitarian pieces that begin with […]

UN Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Kasai,Congo

UN Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Kasai,Congo

An official from the United Nations’ World Food Program has issued a warning about the situation in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict has left 3.2 million people severely hungry. In the past year, about 1.4 million residents of Congo’s Kasai region have been displaced by violence that has killed more […]

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