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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN report exposes human rights violations against civilians in Yei, South Sudan

UN report exposes human rights violations against civilians in Yei, South Sudan

A United Nations report has documented human rights violations and abuses against civilians that may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity, in what used to be a peaceful multi-ethnic town in South Sudan. “The conflict in Yei, in particular, highlights the startling level of impunity in South Sudan, which has fed successive cycles […]

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 […]

Refugees Free UN Staff Held Hostage in DR Congo Camp

Refugees Free UN Staff Held Hostage in DR Congo Camp

The United Nations says 16 staff members held hostage at a UN camp in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been released unharmed. The UN peacekeeping department said in a statement late on Tuesday that “the camp is quiet and under full control” of its peacekeepers. Unarmed South Sudanese refugees took the […]

NBA Africa Game 2017 To Take Place in South Africa on August 5th: Live Stream Details on AfricaMetro

NBA Africa Game 2017 To Take Place in South Africa on August 5th: Live Stream Details on AfricaMetro

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that NBA Africa Game 2017, the NBA’s second game in Africa, will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The announcement was made at the annual NBA Africa All-Star Luncheon in New Orleans by NBA […]

GE Africa President/CEO, Jay Ireland Appointed as Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Business Priorities for Africa

GE Africa President/CEO, Jay Ireland Appointed as Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Business Priorities for Africa

Jay Ireland, President & CEO of GE Africa was named as chair of the second President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. PAC-DBIA members – representing small, medium, and large companies from a variety of industry sectors – advise the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, […]

How I Plan to Fix Troubled Somalia: Mohamed Ali Nur

How I Plan to Fix Troubled Somalia: Mohamed Ali Nur

In May this year, a Somali former top diplomat Mohamed Ali Nur, announced his presidential candidacy in the General Election initially scheduled for August 20. All indications are the poll will be pushed back due to general unpreparedness. But as the day near, Political Platform caught up with the Dar es Salaam-based politician-cum-businessman, a favourite […]

SADC Member Countries’ Contributions Below Expectations

SADC Member Countries’ Contributions Below Expectations

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)?s national secretary, Beatriz Morais, Tuesday in Gaborone (Botswana) expressed concern at the scarcity of the member states contributions to the budget of the organisation. Speaking on the fringes of the SADC Permanent Committee, Beatriz Morais said that of the Usd 37 million of the budget approved at a Council […]

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