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UN Helps ‘380 Mudslide Victims’ In Jebel Marra, Sudan

UN Helps ‘380 Mudslide Victims’ In Jebel Marra, Sudan

The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan has welcomed a three-month unilateral cessation of hostilities by the rebel SLA-AW. It has allowed aid assistance to an estimated 380 people. The rebels accused the Sudanese army of shelling southwestern Jebel Marra. A joint team comprised of Unamid civilian staff, the humanitarian country team, and […]

Millions Of Refugee Children Are Out Of School

Millions Of Refugee Children Are Out Of School

Burundi refugee children at Furaha Primary School in Nduta Refugee Camp in western Tanzania, study in a makeshift classroom under the trees. UNHCR/Georgina Goodwin Four million refugee children do not attend school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today. This is an increase of half a million of out-of-school refugee children […]

160 Ugandan Police Officers Leave Mogadishu

160 Ugandan Police Officers Leave Mogadishu

An AU police contingent of 160-personnel is due to leave Somalia over the weekend, after a year’s tour of duty in the Horn of Africa country. The team from Uganda’s Formed Police Unit is part of a multi-national police force under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which is training and mentoring Somali police […]

South Sudan – One Of The Worst Places To Be A Child

South Sudan – One Of The Worst Places To Be A Child

After decades of civil war, South Sudan has been named one of the worst places to be a child. Education, food and security are all difficult to access. DW speaks to Save the Children. In December 2013, civil war broke out in Africa’s newest nation. For many South Sudanese who had hoped for a new […]

The North Dafur Food Crisis

The North Dafur Food Crisis

 The North Darfur parliament has requested the state’s Finance Minister to clarify a number of irregularities in the distribution of food items to the localities. On Thursday, North Darfur Finance Minister Mohamed Yahya told the state Legislative Council that according to the food quotas set for each locality, 3,000 50-kilogramme sacks of sugar destined for […]

School Ban On Expectant Teens ‘Skewed’ Against Girls’ Education

School Ban On Expectant Teens ‘Skewed’ Against Girls’ Education

Burundi’s ban on pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers attending school is not only a violation against children’s right to education, but also unfairly discriminates against girls, campaigners said on Wednesday. The ministry of education in Burundi last week issued a directive to provincial authorities saying pregnant teens and young mums, as well as the […]

Should FGM Be A Societal Problem?

Should FGM Be A Societal Problem?

Five years ago, the prevalence of harmful traditional practices were very high in Somali state. The government has been trying to reduce such practices thereby making the state free from such harmful traditions. Together with other stakeholders, the states’ Culture and Tourism Office has also been working extensively to achieving this objective. The office is […]

Congolese Kids Drown Returning From Zambia

Congolese Kids Drown Returning From Zambia

 Seven children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)have drowned while attempting to return from Zambia. The International Organisation of Migration (IOM) confirmed the deaths of the minors at the Lake Mweru on the border between the two countries. It is believed they minors were among 35 people that had been returning to their […]

Punish Refugee Aid Thieves, EU Tells Uganda

Punish Refugee Aid Thieves, EU Tells Uganda

 European Union Head of Delegation to Uganda Attilio Pacifici has asked government to “make known” findings of the investigation into plunder of money and relief items for refugees and prosecute the culprits. Amb Pacifici made the call on Wednesday while speaking at the commemoration of 68 years of European Integration commonly known as Europe Day […]

War In Congo – Political Unrest, Humanitarian Crisis

War In Congo – Political Unrest, Humanitarian Crisis

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is putting its own short-term interests over the well-being of the Congolese people. It is refusing to attend and encouraging others to stay home from today’s international conference in Geneva, a United Nations-led initiative to raise $1.7 billion for emergency assistance to over 13 million people in […]

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