Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Thursday 3 September 2015Witnesses said Al-Shabaab took over the camp, looting weapons stores and loading corpses onto trucks.
- Wednesday 2 September 2015International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisations the African Centre For Justice and Peace Studies and Human Rights in China have called on heads of state and UN officials attending the anniversary, to refuse any invitation to an event where Al Bashir will be present
- Tuesday 1 September 2015Compared to six months ago, the number of people who face food crisis or emergency increased by 17 per cent, from 731,000 to 855,000. The number of those in food-stressed situations remained at 2.3 million.
- Tuesday 1 September 2015UNICEF’s Global Innovations team has launched U-Report in 17 countries, mostly in Africa, as a way for community members to share their opinions and drive positive change.
- Monday 31 August 2015On 25 June 2015, the Public Order Police arrested twelve female students between 17 and 23 years old, originally from the war-torn Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan State.
- Friday 28 August 2015The objectives of the project were listed as enhancing food security, increasing levels of income through farm produce and creating youth employment from agriculture.
- Thursday 27 August 2015The signing of the peace deal comes more than a week after he refused to do so saying that he needed more time to review the agreement.
- Wednesday 26 August 2015The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has however said that the teachers demands are too much as they will need ksh17 billion to provide the teachers 50-60 percent salary increment of which they said they do not have.
- Tuesday 25 August 2015James Gatluak Gatpieny, a community health worker who had worked for MSF since 2011, was killed during a separate attack on the village of Payak last week.
- Tuesday 25 August 2015Nigeria based terrorist group Boko Haram on Saturday ambushed a convoy carrying the new Nigerian head of the army Tukur Buratai as he was visiting troops in the northern region of the country.
- Friday 21 August 2015The group - Friends of South Sudan in East Africa (FOSSEA) says continued suffering of South Sudan citizens and want neighboring countries and international community have made to search for lasting peace in the country.
- Thursday 20 August 2015The ICC judges ordered that the case be returned to the trial chamber on August 19 so that they can decide whether Kenya should be reported to the UN Security Council or not.
- Thursday 20 August 2015This follows a decision by the country’s President Salva Kiir to abandon peace talks with South Sudanese rebels on Monday.
- Tuesday 18 August 2015The treaty would have meant peace and resettlement for over 1.6 million south Sudanese nationals who have been left homeless and 60,000 others fleeing the country.
- Monday 17 July 2015Professor William Mbugua, who lectures sociology at Mount Kenya University’s (MKU) main campus, observed that tribal and regional groupings are a hindrance to national cohesion.