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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 […]

Namibia: Gender-Based Violence Crisis In The Black Community

Namibia: Gender-Based Violence Crisis In The Black Community

AT the beginning of this week, Namibians woke up to a nightmare that they are already accustomed to. That is the news of another senseless shooting, the spectre of gender-based violence (GBV) haunting this country, of Maria Megameno Kamati at the hands of her boyfriend of nine years, Erastus Heita. Maria’s middle name Megameno means […]

At Least Eight Killed in English-Speaking Cameroon Protests

At Least Eight Killed in English-Speaking Cameroon Protests

At least eight people were killed during protests in towns across western Cameroon on Sunday as residents of the mainly English-speaking regions defied a ban on public gatherings and demanded independence from the rest of the largely Francophone nation. The protests in the Southwest and Northwest regions have been called by a group known as […]

Venezuela Supreme Court Attacked From Helicopter

Venezuela Supreme Court Attacked From Helicopter

A police helicopter has dropped grenades on Venezuela’s Supreme Court building and fired shots at the interior ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro called a “terror attack” against his government. Information minister Ernesto Villegas said the stolen helicopter first fired 15 shots on the ministry in Caracas, the capital, as a reception was taking place […]

This Crisis In Venezuela

This Crisis In Venezuela

In a country plagued by sky-high inflation and an extreme scarcity of food and medicines, confrontations between protesters and the National Bolivarian Guard have led to more than 70 fatalities. But interpretations of this political crisis as simply a dictatorial regime cracking down on a united and suffering population do not do justice to the […]

Inflation Rises In Uganda

Inflation Rises In Uganda

Uganda’s inflation has continued to trend upward for a second consecutive month, fuelled by rising food crop prices, that have seen annual headline inflation for the year ending April 2017 rising to 6.8 per cent compared to 6.4 per cent for the year ended March 2017. According to Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos), the increase […]

A Struggle For Survival In Yemen

A Struggle For Survival In Yemen

More than half of the population (14.1 million people) is without enough to eat. Over 7 million of these people are one step away from famine. About 13 million Yemenis do not have access to safe water sources, with rural areas most affected. The economy has been shattered, food prices are on the rise and […]

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Today, the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines. 20 million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan – where famine has already been declared – Somalia, Yemen and Northern Nigeria. These are just four of the many countries that are facing high levels of food insecurity this year. In […]

Lake Chad Basin – World’s Most Neglected Crisis Rages On

Lake Chad Basin – World’s Most Neglected Crisis Rages On

On Friday, February 24, the countries of the Lake Chad region – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, donor governments such as Norway and Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, and international organisations are gathering for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region. It is imperative that they all come […]

Syria’s Assad Says Taking Aleppo From Rebels Key To Pushing ‘Terrorists’ Back To Turkey

Syria’s Assad Says Taking Aleppo From Rebels Key To Pushing ‘Terrorists’ Back To Turkey

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday that the Syrian army’s capture of Aleppo, which has come under renewed bombardment in an effort to seize its rebel-held sector, would be “a very important springboard” to pushing “terrorists” back to Turkey. Rescue workers said that Syria’s military backed by Russian warplanes had killed more than 150 […]

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