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Fifth Death in Senegal’s Most Violent Political Unrest for Decades

Fifth Death in Senegal’s Most Violent Political Unrest for Decades

A schoolboy has been killed during violent protests in Senegal at the weekend, bringing the death toll from days of violence in the West African state to five. Clashes between opposition supporters and security forces began last Wednesday, following the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko and have continued throughout the weekend. People torched cars, […]

Somalia Agrees to De-Escalate Tensions With Kenya

Somalia Agrees to De-Escalate Tensions With Kenya

Somalia agreed to de-escalate tensions with neighbouring Kenya during a conference Monday in Djibouti. Somalia said the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) put pressure on the country to resolve its diplomatic tiff with Kenya during the 38th Extraordinary Assembly of IGAD Heads of State and Government. IGAD, which consists of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South […]

Record Climate Disasters In Asia-Pacific Push Millions To ‘Breaking Point’

Record Climate Disasters In Asia-Pacific Push Millions To ‘Breaking Point’

Asia-Pacific has faced a record number of climate-related disasters in 2020, affecting tens of millions of vulnerable people already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Cross said on Wednesday. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it had responded to 24 climate-linked crises this year in the world’s […]

Islamists Behead 50 People in Troubled Province

Islamists Behead 50 People in Troubled Province

Militant Islamists have decapitated more than 50 people in Cabo Delgado province in the north of Mozambique, police say. The militants have been carrying out brutal attacks in the province since 2017. Islamist militants have attacked several villages in Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique in the past few days, beheading more than 50 people, […]

AU Speaks On Zimbabwe Crisis, Orders Mnangagwa to Respect Rule of Law

AU Speaks On Zimbabwe Crisis, Orders Mnangagwa to Respect Rule of Law

THE African Union Commission (AUC) has added its voice to rising human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, calling on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to uphold the rule of law. In a statement Monday, AUC chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said the commission was following closely, political developments in Zimbabwe hinting authorities were taking advantage of the Covid-19 […]

Teen Pregnancy Crisis – More Than COVID-19 Is To Blame

Teen Pregnancy Crisis – More Than COVID-19 Is To Blame

Kenyan media exploded with a disturbing story last month: “Close to 4,000 school girls impregnated in Kenya during COVID-19 lockdown”, read one headline. “Alarm as 3,964 girls impregnated in Machakos County in five months”, stated another. The articles all cited data from a recently released Kenya government health information survey and most attributed the high […]

Thousands Demand Justice For Women

Thousands Demand Justice For Women

Thousands of Nigerians have condemned the high wave of violence against women in the country. Most of them have to take to social media to demand “justice” after a series of high-profile cases of violence against women sparked outrage nationwide. The rallying cries #JusticeForUwa, #JusticeForTina and #JusticeForJennifer have reverberated among internet users, with celebrities like, […]

Jihadist Violence Putting “Generation At Risk” In Africa’s Sahel-WFP

Jihadist Violence Putting “Generation At Risk” In Africa’s Sahel-WFP

Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State, once confined to lawless areas of northern Mali, have in recent […]

Nearly 600 Burundian Refugees Head Home As Mass Repatriation Starts

Nearly 600 Burundian Refugees Head Home As Mass Repatriation Starts

Burundian refugees who returned home on Thursday say they left camps in Tanzania because women are often raped when they go looking for firewood and because Tanzanian police have beaten and arrested men. Reuters interviewed 10 of the 590 refugees who returned, the first batch transported under an August agreement between Burundi and Tanzania to […]

Ethiopian Photographer Aida Muluneh Spotlights Impact Of Water Scarcity On Women

Ethiopian Photographer Aida Muluneh Spotlights Impact Of Water Scarcity On Women

A collection of striking photographs set in the arid landscapes of northern Ethiopia aims to spotlight the harsh reality of water scarcity and how it impacts the lives of women across Africa, said artist Aida Muluneh. Muluneh’s “Water Life” series – depicting turbaned, painted women in robes of primary colours of blue, yellow and red, […]

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