Friday, November 16, 2018

S.Africa arrests 1,600 illegal immigrants in crackdown

More than 3,900 people -- including 1,650 illegal immigrants -- have been arrested in South Africa during a controversial police crackdown after April's deadly...

Moroccan, Kenyan, South African Win Innovation Prize For Africa

Moroccan, Kenyan and South African innovators in agriculture and health beat out 900-plus applicants from 41 countries for cash prizes at the Innovation Prize for Africa 2015 awards. Adnane Remmal...

Desmond Tutu lays charges against granddaughter Ziyanda

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife have laid criminal charges against one of their granddaughters. Ziyanda Palesa Tutu, 30, has tweeted that she...

Attempted Coup in Burundi Fails But Tensions Linger

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned “attempts to oust elected governments by military force” Ambition and ideology, it seems, got the best of Burundian coup plotter...

Can new pact bring peace to the CAR?

Can the Central African Republic finally turn the page on decades of instability and conflict? Rebel groups and militias have signed a new peace pact...

UNHCR says more than 105,000 refugees have fled violence in Burundi

The UN refugee agency said on Friday that more than 105,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries to escape political violence in Burundi, with...

Spotlight on women’s role in ensuring peace and security

In the run-up to the African Union (AU) summit from 7–15 June in Johannesburg, South Africa, the role of women in peace and security...

Cameroonian forces hunt for Boko Haram militants on the move

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=19&v=M3ICJ3QFCX0 TRANSCRIPT Nigerian government forces have reportedly been making progress in their campaign against Boko Haram, winning back villages from the Islamic militant group in recent...

Burundi profile: Why is the situation so dire in the ‘hungriest nation on Earth’?

Burundi may be teetering on the brink of another civil conflict, but what is the history of the small African nation and should we...

Kenya to host Africa’s UN peacekeepers unit

Kenya will host the UN Peacekeeping Rapid Deployment of Engineering, Africa Unit, a senior UN official said on Wednesday. UN Director of Operational Support...

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The most successful Somali people aren’t outside Africa

An aspiring entrepreneur Hodan Nalayeh felt Western media lacked nuance on Somalia and launched her own YouTube channel to counter oversimplified or exaggerated media...

‘Shelter homes:’ Understanding Imran Khan’s initiative for Pakistan’s homeless

Mian Shahbaz cannot say exactly how old he is or how long he has been living on the outskirts of Lahore’s iconic Data Darbar....

SEMG UN Report: What did it say about Somaliland?

The United Nation's Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) submitted its 2018 report to the Security Council earlier during the week. As usual, the report...