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Homes, Villages Burned As Cameroon Targets Separatists

Homes, Villages Burned As Cameroon Targets Separatists

Some of the thousands of people who fled the volatile English-speaking regions of Cameroon before the Oct. 7 presidential election have returned nome to find that their houses and villages have been burned to the ground. Separatists pushing for an English-speaking state had vowed to prevent any voting in northwestern and southwestern Cameroon, and they […]

World Food Programme To Provide D18.5 Million For Daily Meals For Nearly 60,000 Students

World Food Programme  To Provide D18.5 Million For Daily Meals For Nearly 60,000 Students

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it will transfer to participating elementary schools and early childhood development centres an initial amount of more than US$ 370,000 (D 18.5 million) to provide daily meals for up to 60,000 young students. The cash transfers will allow more than 122 selected schools to buy […]

Burundi Bans Non-Governmental Organizations

Burundi Bans Non-Governmental Organizations

Aid groups are decrying Burundi’s decision to suspend nongovernmental organizations, amid ongoing concerns about human rights violations in the country. The action by Burundi’s National Security Council stops the work of groups such as Doctors Without Borders and Catholic Relief Services, both of which deliver vital health care to some of the country’s most vulnerable […]

73,000 Displaced In Ethiopia Ethnic Flare-Up

73,000 Displaced In Ethiopia Ethnic Flare-Up

At least 73,000 have been displaced in the clashes that followed last week’s killing of four people in eastern Ethiopia’s Benshangul/Gumz region, the state broadcaster said Tuesday. The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) stated that most of the displaced had escaped to the neighbouring towns of Oromia Regional State. EBC quoted the Benshangul/Gumz communications officer, Mr […]

Kenya Faces Fuel Crisis Over New Tax

Kenya Faces Fuel Crisis Over New Tax

 Traffic snarl-ups were witnessed at filling stations across Nairobi on Wednesday as outlets stopped restocking petroleum products over speculation on the signing into law of the Finance Bill (2018) which seeks to further suspend a 16 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) for two years. President Uhuru Kenyatta has 21 days since adoption of the […]

Women To Assist 160,000 Families Affected By Crisis In Cameroon

Women To Assist 160,000 Families Affected By Crisis In Cameroon

WOMEN under the auspices of Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment in Africa, WAELE, plan to assist 160, 000 families affected by crisis in English speaking part of Cameroon. This was disclosed by the Coordinator, WAELE Cameroon, Beatrice Fonkem, while speaking on three year strategic plan by the organization to add value on the […]

Herdsmen Attack, Cult Clash Claim 13 In Benue

Herdsmen Attack, Cult Clash Claim 13 In Benue

It was a black Sunday in Benue State as no fewer than 13 persons were killed and many injured in separate crises that rocked two local government areas of the state. Our correspondent gathered that while herdsmen launched a fresh attack on the Kwande Local Government Area, a group of suspected cultists held sway in […]

3 Slaughtered By Herdsmen, 10 killed By Bandits In Fresh Kaduna, Benue Attacks

3 Slaughtered By Herdsmen, 10 killed By Bandits In Fresh Kaduna, Benue Attacks

No fewer than 13 persons have been killed in fresh attacks in four villages in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, and Ukemberagya community, Gaambe-Tiev council ward of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. While 10 were killed by bandits in Birnin Gwari communities on Tuesday, three others were slaughtered in Benue by herdsmen, yesterday. In […]

Hoodlums Set Ningi Local Government Council secretariat On Fire

Hoodlums Set Ningi Local Government Council secretariat On Fire

Hoodlums believed to be political thugs loyal to a faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have burnt down the secretariat of Ningi local government council of Bauchi State.   It was gathered the political thugs stormed the secretariat at about 6pm on Saturday and set it on fire following the ward congresses of the […]

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 […]

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