[Premium Times] The Nigerian authorities’ failure to investigate communal clashes and bring perpetrators to justice has fuelled a bloody escalation in the conflict between farmers and herders across the country, resulting in at least 3,641 deaths in the past three years and the displacement of thousands more, Amnesty International revealed today.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Conflict, drought and floods have pushed a record number of Somalis into Mogadishu, making it Africa’s most crowded city, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre said on Tuesday.
[VOA] A new report presents a dire portrait of the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the Central African Republic.
[IRIN] When nine-year-old twins Jan and Jannick started their new school term at the beginning of October, they admitted that for the first time in years they weren’t scared to attend class.
BINYAMIN NETANYAHU is not only the prime minister of Israel. For the past four years he has been its foreign and health minister. And on November 18th, following the resignation of ministers from the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, he added the defence and immigration ministries to his bulging portfolio
WHEN JENEBA heard that Yahya Jammeh, then president of the Gambia, had found a cure for AIDS, she tossed away her medicines and signed up for his treatment programme. Every morning she and hundreds of others went to his private clinic.
[Dalsan Radio] The World Bank has approved $80 million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms, marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflict-ridden country in 30 years, the bank said.
[ISS] The African Union (AU) will be limiting its peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the United Nations’ (UN) process in the region. The Western Sahara is a disputed area claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario Front, the representatives of the indigenous Sahrawi people.
[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -A number of farmers in Sudan have reported the continuation of diesel crisis and pointed out that only half of their quota has been received, while a large number of small farmers have not received their quota at all.
[Deutsche Welle] After years of fighting and failed peace initiatives in South Sudan, the country’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have signed a power sharing deal which would see Machar reinstated as a vice-president.