[ICG] The fight against Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North, the country’s poorest region, has exacerbated the already-delicate economic situation and placed under strain traditional socio-economic roles. The government and international partners should embrace development policies that take into account the local population’s resilience strategies and adaptation to new economic realities.
[Dalsan Radio] 20 Killed In Alshabaab Ambush On Amisom Convoy Near Mogadishu Ten students are among twenty people killed when heavy fighting erupted outside Mogadishu after ambush was laid on an Amisom convoy.
[VOA] Something extraordinary happened in the hours after the massive bomb attack that killed 358 people and wounded hundreds more in Mogadishu on Oct. 14: Hundreds of people rushed to hospitals to donate blood for the victims.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The launch of Nigeria’s first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.
[IPS] Yaounde -”For too long we have been afraid to speak out against injustices and all sorts of atrocities happening in Cameroon, thinking it [the silence] will protect us. If I were to repeat what I have done on Canal 2 English [television], I will do it again.
[GroundUp] “I can´t take a chance – 2008 is back! These are the last tins of fish inside this shop,” says a mother of two pushing a shopping trolley with at least 80 tins of mackerel fish in a giant supermarket in central Harare
[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -The flour crisis in El Gedaref has entered its fourth week.
[Legalbrief] On a weekend when the world commemorated the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, the Princess of Wales, the east African nation of Kenya – which has deep ties with the British monarchy – was rocked by an extraordinary court ruling that promises to change its political landscape forever, notes Legalbrief.
[News24Wire] Far too many Capetonians are being stubborn and still not doing enough to save water, the City of Cape Town said on Monday.
[VOA] A military tribunal in Cameroon has denied bail to two civil society leaders accused of directing violent unrest in the northwest and the southwest in December. They are among the more than two dozen people still detained in connection to the ongoing strike in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions.