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New Efforts to Fight Child Labour, Rights Abuse in Rwanda

New Efforts to Fight Child Labour, Rights Abuse in Rwanda

The Government has launched a month-long campaign to sensitise the public on child rights, with officials from the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion saying that over 11,000 children were withdrawn from practices categorised as child labour in the last five years. At least 2,600 children were also moved from institutional care (including orphanages) and […]

Forced From Their Forests, Cameroon’s Female Pygmies Bear Brunt of Alcohol Abuse

Forced From Their Forests, Cameroon’s Female Pygmies Bear Brunt of Alcohol Abuse

Spoting patchy bruises on her forehead and right cheek, Maria moves gingerly as her four young children chase each other in their pygmie camp on the edge of a forest in eastern Cameroon. “I spent all night fighting with my husband … he came home very drunk,” Maria told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in the […]

400,000 children in Greater Kasai at risk of severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF warns

400,000 children in Greater Kasai at risk of severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF warns

Deteriorating security conditions have severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. “These children are among the most vulnerable in the country, and now […]

Three Serengeti Boys Scouted by European Clubs

Three Serengeti Boys Scouted by European Clubs

They may be out of the tournament, but the national Under-17 soccer team players won many a heart at the 2017 Africa Youth Cup of Nations in Libreville, Gabon for the artistic way they approached the game. European club scouts are among those who were impressed by the Tanzanian boys during their Group B matches, […]

UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups’ departure

UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups’ departure

The United Nations migration agency is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 27,000 displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eastern province of North Kivu, after many relief aid organizations left camps. Sweden’s development agency has provided 1.6 million SEK, valued at $183,000, to the International Organization for Migration […]

Student Arrested Over Lord’s Resistance Army Leader ‘Joseph Kony Letter’

Student Arrested Over Lord’s Resistance Army Leader ‘Joseph Kony Letter’

Police in Pallisa District have arrested a student of St Paul Secondary School over allegations that he was found in possession of a letter purported to have been written by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander, Joseph Kony, warning of more atrocities. Security officials said the suspect is a resident of Bulyambwa village, Butebo Sub-county […]

Africa’s Final Push for Election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom as WHO Leader

Africa’s Final Push for Election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom as WHO Leader

Then British Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and then UK Secretary for International for International Development Andrew Mitchell at a 2011 vaccine alliance conference to promote childhood immunizations. The Chair of African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has urged the world to elect Dr. Tedros Adhanom of Ethiopia as the next […]

UN emergency food agency sending rations to war-torn Central African Republic

UN emergency food agency sending rations to war-torn Central African Republic

The United Nations emergency food agency has started dispatching supplies by air and road to the Central African Republic (CAR), where violence erupted in March and has since claimed the lives of more than 120 people, it was announced today. “We are moving food stocks by road and air to provide food to all those […]

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province

A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today. Twenty cases of Ebola have been reported in the DRC’s Bas Uele Province – near the vast country’s border with […]

Rebel Schism Drives Alarming Upsurge of Violence in Central African Republic

Rebel Schism Drives Alarming Upsurge of Violence in Central African Republic

On both sides of the rutted, 200-kilometre dirt road that runs from Bria to Bambari in Central African Republic, villages lie empty and desolate. Cramped mud huts with thatched roofs have been reduced to ashes and rubble. Everything of value has been looted. In Goumba – a small, Christian village to the west of Bria […]

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