[Africa Renewal] Dilla -Over 800,000 internally displaced persons are living without adequate shelter and safe sanitation in Ethiopia, resulting in a worsening humanitarian situation further exacerbated by cold, wet weather brought on by the rainy season.
[The Herald] The United States (US) has suspended funding to several civil society organisations after investigations exposed non-compliance with set principles and gross abuse of funds meant to oil regime change manoeuvres in the country ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections, The Herald can reveal.
[Premium Times] Less than half of Nigeria’s 36 states have made their 2018 budget available online to the public.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -”Laws on marriage, divorces, property rights, child custody and land ownership all contain powerful clauses that marginalise our women in favour of men”
[Premium Times] Nigeria has been projected to add no fewer than 189 million people to its current population between 2018 and 2050, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), said.
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania President John Magufuli has defended the country’s economy, saying it’s among the five fastest growing economies on the African continent – and projected it to grow by 7.1 per cent this year.
[Daily Trust] Switzerland said it has returned all the money kept in the country by late Nigeria’s Head of State Gen. Sani Abacha, with 1.5 million dollars interest.
[African Arguments] Somaliland shares the Commonwealth’s challenges and values. Its lack of participation is a missed opportunity, argues the Republic’s Foreign Minister.
[African Arguments] The Grand Inga dam could transform the Congo and the continent, if only it didn’t keep getting bogged down.
[CAFOD] At a UN Pledging Conference this week (13 April) in Geneva, international aid donors will be battling to raise the profile of an under-funded, and worsening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).