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Women And The Struggle For Peace Across Africa

Women And The Struggle For Peace Across Africa

Germany is taking over the leadership of an international network which aims to better represent women in the field of conflict-resolution. But turning talk into action is no easy task. Hailed as a milestone by womens’ rights activists at the time, United Nations (UN) resolution 1325 calls for women to take an equal role at […]

Libya Issues Arrest Warrants For Over 200 Alleged Traffickers

Libya Issues Arrest Warrants For Over 200 Alleged Traffickers

Libya has issued arrest warrants for more than 200 Libyans and foreigners suspected of involvement in a smuggling network for Europe-bound migrants, the attorney general’s office said on Thursday. “We have 205 arrest warrants for people (involved in) organising immigration operations, human trafficking, (cases) of torture, murder and rape,” said Seddik al-Sour, the director of […]

When Environmental Crisis Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

When Environmental Crisis Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

When Mandelena became a mother, she was only 16. During the prolonged dry season in Gwor County, South Sudan, her community saw crops failing and cattle dying. Children stopped going to school because of hunger and women and girls had to walk up to five hours every day to collect water. When resources for families […]

Herdsmen Kill 11, Torch 50 Houses In Plateau

Herdsmen Kill 11, Torch 50 Houses In Plateau

Over 50 houses were burnt and eleven persons, including twins, were murdered in the early hours of Friday in two separate attacks carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen on two villages in Plateau State. President Muhammadu Buhari had barely left Plateau State when the attacks were launched on Ganda village of Daffo District in Bokkos […]

Sierra Leone to Vote Amid Discontent Over Ebola, Iron Ore

Sierra Leone to Vote Amid Discontent Over Ebola, Iron Ore

Sierra Leone will hold elections on Wednesday in which an unprecedented number of political parties will compete as discontent over the government’s handling of an economy battered by the Ebola outbreak has soared.  The vote marks a departure from a decades-old tradition that mainly divided the balance of power between the All People’s Congress and […]

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 […]

Herdsmen Kill 20, Burn Houses In Fresh Benue Attacks

Herdsmen Kill 20, Burn Houses In Fresh Benue Attacks

No fewer than 50 persons have been killed in fresh attacks on Benue communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen after they invaded parts of the Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state on New Year’s Day. The attacks, which spilled over to Tuesday, came on the heels of the implementation of the anti-open grazing […]

Queen Elizabeth II Sends An Heartwarming Christmas Message To The Anti-Terror Unit Of London

Queen Elizabeth II Sends An Heartwarming Christmas Message To The Anti-Terror Unit Of London

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will praise the “powerful identities” of London and Manchester in responding to terrorist attacks this year, during her annual Christmas message on Monday. She will also pay a personal tribute to the “support and unique sense of humour” of husband Prince Philip, who retired from solo public duties earlier this year. […]

The Crisis In Jerusalem

The Crisis In Jerusalem

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah called on all “resistance” groups in the region to come up with a unified strategy to confront the U.S. administration’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Speaking via video link to thousands of protesters in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, Nasrallah urged fighters to “formulate a clear, unified strategy” and a […]

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 […]

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