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Four British missionaries are kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

Four British missionaries are kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday. The police are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen on October 13, said Andrew Aniamaka, a spokesman for Delta state police, The four had been providing ‘free medical care and religious activities’ in […]

Democratic Republic of the Congo Launches Principles for Global Action to Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence with UN, UK Partners

Democratic Republic of the Congo Launches Principles for Global Action to Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence with UN, UK Partners

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment, Madam Jeanine Mabunda, launched the Principles for Global Action to tackle the stigma of sexual violence in conflict at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, at a program organized by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Preventing Sexual […]

Millicom and Reach for Change five-year partnership drives locally-led development in African communities to achieve the SDGs

Millicom and Reach for Change five-year partnership drives locally-led development in African communities to achieve the SDGs

Millicom International Cellular S.A. and Reach for Change are celebrating 5 years of driving locally led development of youngsters in Africa, highlighting how corporate and non-profit organizations can work together to contribute innovative approaches to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). To mark the anniversary, the partners released a special 5th anniversary social impact report. […]

Buhari administration engages national assembly, chief justice in new ease of doing business action plan

Buhari administration engages national assembly, chief justice in new ease of doing business action plan

In furtherance of the Buhari administration’s ease of doing business reforms, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), which is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will, on Tuesday, consider new and specific initiatives to be implemented over a 60-day period in the National Action Plan 2.0. It will be recalled that a previous […]

New UN report reveals momentum for digital payments in Ghana could save over GHS 1 billion within next four years

New UN report reveals momentum for digital payments in Ghana could save over GHS 1 billion within next four years

At an event bringing together key government and business players, the Ghana’s Ministry of Finance and the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance released a report documenting the country’s progress in creating an economy where everyone can pay and get paid digitally, instead of cash. The results show the country has made significant gains, including almost […]

South African model Gabriella Engels beaten up by Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe after she found her with her son

South African model Gabriella Engels beaten up by Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe after she found her with her son

The South African model who claimed she was beaten up by Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe is taking legal action over the government’s decision to grant her diplomatic immunity. Police had placed border posts on ‘red alert’ to stop Mrs Mugabe from leaving the country after it was claimed she whipped 20-year-old model Gabriella Engels […]

Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Aisha Lopes, the fashion designer, and her husband Angelica Bernardo da Costa (also known as Mujahid Kenyata) are Angolan nationals who converted to Islam in 1996. Aisha, a diabetic, was nursing her 26-day-old infant delivered via high-risk Caesarean surgery when security forces raided the family’s apartment at 5 am on December 2 nd , 2016. […]

The EU Upholds Sanctions Against Bujumbura

The EU Upholds Sanctions Against Bujumbura

Members of the European Union parliament voted to keep sanctions on the Government of Burundi. They say human right violations persist. The Government of Burundi accuses the EU of being partial. On 6 July, EU parliamentarians adopted a resolution on Burundi in which they uphold the decision of the European Union to suspend financial aid […]

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

The new secretary of the Communist Party of Andalusia (PCA), Ernesto Alba, said that the march for peace in Western Sahara, which will be held Saturday in Seville is intended to say no to the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. This solidarity event called by the Andalusian Federation of Solidarity Associations with Western Sahara (FANDAS) […]

Ould Salek dubs “victorious” AU’s firm commitment in favour of Sahrawi cause

Ould Salek dubs “victorious” AU’s firm commitment in favour of Sahrawi cause

Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek dubbed Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, “victorious” the firm commitment of the Africa Union’s heads of State and government, who met at the 29th AU Summit, in favour of the Sahrawi cause. “It is an important victory,” said Ould Salek, speaking to the press on the sidelines […]

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