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A New Cold War

A New Cold War

Last week, the 12th US-Africa Business Summit, a high-level event attended by 11 African heads of state and government and some 1,000 business leaders, was held in Maputo, Mozambique. During the three-day event, US officials unveiled a USD 60 billion investment agency which will seek to invest in low and middle-income countries, with a special […]

A Glimpse Of Hope For A Better Life For Street Kids

A Glimpse Of Hope For A Better Life For Street Kids

STREET children menacing major towns and cities in Zimbabwe are set for a new lease of life after the transformation of one of the oldest refugee centres into a rehabilitation centre. The move also brings to life the Chambuta refugee camp, situated in the southeastern Chiredzi in Masvingo Province, near Mozambique. It has been underutilized […]

AMISOM Launches Training On Human Rights Protection For Somali Security Officer

AMISOM Launches Training On Human Rights Protection For Somali Security Officer

As the implementation of the Somalia Transition Plan takes centre stage, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has launched a training programme on human rights for Somali security forces to enhance their compliance with international human rights law. The training being attended by officers from the Somali National Army (SNA), Somali Police Force (SPF), […]

Nearly Half Of Cyclone Idai’s Victims Are Children

Nearly Half Of Cyclone Idai’s Victims Are Children

The U.N. children’s fund reports nearly half of the 1.7 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa are children. The official number of deaths across the region has now risen to over 700. But this figure is expected to increase once the waters have receded and the bodies of those who have drowned […]

Conflict, Poverty And Hunger Driving Child Marriage In South Sudan

Conflict, Poverty And Hunger Driving Child Marriage In South Sudan

Another generation of girls in South Sudan will miss out on an education, face huge health risks in childbirth and are more likely to face sexual and domestic violence, if efforts to end child marriage are not stepped up, warned international agency Oxfam in a new report published today. In Nyal, in the north of […]

World Vision Malawi Gives Flood-Affected Families Relief

World Vision Malawi Gives Flood-Affected Families Relief

World Vision Malawi presented sheets for temporary shelters and chlorine for treating water to people in eight villages whose homes were washed away by flood in Chikwawa districts.The floods demolished homes and household items, as well as washed away crops and livestock. Roads and bridges have been destroye and people’s access to clean, safe water […]

Rapid Response Seeks U.S.$25.5m To Reach Civilians Displaced By Inter-Communal Violence

Rapid Response Seeks U.S.$25.5m To Reach Civilians Displaced By Inter-Communal Violence

In response to the growing number of interally displaced persons due to inter-communal violence, a rapid response plan has been lunched, requesting US$25.5 million to address the most pressing needs in the health, nutrition, education, WaSH, non-food item, protection and agriculture sectors. The Plan exclusively focuses on response to recent violence-induced displacements in Benishangul Gumuz […]

OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

Oxfam has been forced to suspend its work in the Ebola ravaged areas of Beni and Butembo, due to violent protests following the announcement that people in these areas won’t be able to cast their votes for a new president, when the rest of country goes to the polls this Sunday. Raphael Mbuyi, Oxfam’s acting […]

Charities Work To Brighten Malawi Girls’ Future

Charities Work To Brighten Malawi Girls’ Future

Two international charities have launched a program in southern Malawi to help girls in rural areas remain healthy and stay in school. The charities are running girls’ clubs in the Mulanje district, a hotspot of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Some 360 girls are taking part in the Mawa Girls clubs, which were launched […]

UNICEF Procures 4.7 Million Textbooks For Zimbabwe Primary And Secondary School Children

UNICEF Procures 4.7 Million Textbooks For Zimbabwe Primary And Secondary School Children

Unicef has procured some 4.7 million primary and secondary school textbooks to benefit 4,383 disadvantaged primary schools and 1,211 disadvantaged secondary schools in all 72 districts of the country. The textbooks were presented to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education for distribution. This is Phase 2 of UNICEF’s textbook procurement: an investment of almost […]

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