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When Anti-Terrorism Laws Are Used To Sacrifice Free Speech

When Anti-Terrorism Laws Are Used To Sacrifice Free Speech

Anti-terrorism laws are sometimes used to muzzle the media. Journalists Denis Nkwebo in Cameroon and Mohanad El Sangary in Egypt detail the challenges they and their colleagues face in trying to navigate deliberately opaque laws and not land in prison. Anti-terrorism laws were enacted in 2013 in Egypt and in 2014 in Cameroon. And one […]

Buhari Calls For Peace, Global Support Against Terrorism

Buhari Calls For Peace, Global Support Against Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people. Buhari, who delivered Nigeria’s National Statement, lauded the international community’s support against Boko Haram and for providing support to address the huge humanitarian challenges in […]

Refugee Children Miss School To Renew Asylum Permits

Refugee Children Miss School To Renew Asylum Permits

Chido, Esther and Irvin, aged 12, ten and six respectively, are missing school. Instead of going to class they are queuing at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Centre in Pretoria to renew their asylum-seeking papers. “I grew up in these long queues, coming to get our asylum papers,” says Chido. Her family is originally from Zimbabwe […]

Minister Reiterates Call For Aid To DRC Refugees

Minister Reiterates Call For Aid To DRC Refugees

 The Social Welfare minister Wednesday in Luanda reiterated his call to the international community, churches and society, for a relief aid to the 30,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo based in Angola. Gonçalves Muandumba was speaking to journalists after a ceremony of symbolic delivery of a kit of reproductive health material by the […]

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, […]