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Daesh executes 6 hours after kidnapping them near Mosul

Daesh executes 6 hours after kidnapping them near Mosul

Daesh executed six people including two pro-government fighters hours after kidnapping them in an ambush south of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported. Captain Abdul Khaliq Al-Aifan from the Rapid Response Force told the news agency: “Daesh militants disguised in military uniform have erected a fake checkpoint on the road between […]

UN envoy departs Yemen after failed talks with Houthi leaders

UN envoy departs Yemen after failed talks with Houthi leaders

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths left Sanaa on Tuesday, wrapping up a four-day visit during which he spoke with leaders of the Shia Houthi rebel group. Griffiths will now head to Jordanian capital Amman, a source at Sanaa’s airport told reporters on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media. The […]

Act before time runs out, urges UNICEF, as Yemen grapples with ‘unprecedented’ cholera outbreak

Act before time runs out, urges UNICEF, as Yemen grapples with ‘unprecedented’ cholera outbreak

Amid an “unprecedented” increase in suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen – where medical facilities are teetering on the edge of collapse – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stepped up its response but warned that time may be “running out.” “More and more children die every day in Yemen from preventable causes like […]

Constraints on movement in occupied territory at root of Palestinian hardship – UN report

Constraints on movement in occupied territory at root of Palestinian hardship – UN report

Israeli constraints on movement and economics, along with the blockade on the Gaza Strip and internal political strife, are at the root of Palestinian suffering in the occupied territory, according to two separate United Nations reports released as the Israeli occupation enters its fiftieth year. “Occupation policies and practices remain the key cause of humanitarian […]

‘Ugandan Workers to Blame for Being Abused Abroad’

‘Ugandan Workers to Blame for Being Abused Abroad’

Ugandan workers who are abused in the Middle East disappear on arrival there and end up in the wrong hands, some labour exporting companies claim. Gordon Mugyenyi, the managing director of Middle East Consultants, a company which exports labour from Uganda to Qatar and Bahrain, said employees reach their destinations and disappear in search of […]

Sage unveils next generation of cloud solutions for Africa and Middle East

Sage unveils next generation of cloud solutions for Africa and Middle East

Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, today announced new products and features that will take Africa and Middle East’s business builders and entrepreneurs closer to a world where admin is invisible. It made the announcements at Sage Summit Tour in Johannesburg South Africa. Product highlights From […]

Re-inventing Africa’s “business model” with Africa CEO Forum

Re-inventing Africa’s “business model” with Africa CEO Forum

The 5th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM will take place from 20 – 21 March in Geneva and will focus on how to succeed in this new economic cycle on the continent. Having cemented its status as the foremost meeting dedicated to the development of the African private sector, the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017 […]

Could Israel’s love affair with Al-Qaeda in Syria be coming to an end?

Could Israel’s love affair with Al-Qaeda in Syria be coming to an end?

Israel has for the past few years been in a tactical alliance with Al-Qaeda-led “rebels” in the south-western section of Syria known as the Golan Heights. It has been granting logistical, and maybe even military, support to an armed rebel group once known as Jabhat Al-Nusra, which was Al-Qaeda’s formal affiliate in Syria. In July […]

Will international community help avert Yemen famine?

Will international community help avert Yemen famine?

Famine in Yemen is considered a “real possibility” this year. More than three million people – including 460,000 children – are acutely malnourished and the situation is deteriorating on a daily basis. The UN says 7.3 million Yemenis do not know where their next meal is coming from. The crisis has been brought on by […]

Kenya invites African Entrepreneurs to Scale their Ventures

Kenya invites African Entrepreneurs to Scale their Ventures

EMRC in collaboration with Entrepreneurial Solution Partners and the Strathmore University is announcing a call for action for Entrepreneurs from all over Africa to bring their projects, ideas and running businesses and to discuss them with experts during the 2017 edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) in vibrant Nairobi. AFIF 2017 will […]

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