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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 […]

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 […]

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