[Afrobarometer] Libreville, Gabon -Despite massive public dissatisfaction with the status quo, Gabonese citizens strongly support democracy and reject military and one-man rule, Afrobarometer’s most recent national survey shows.
[Citizen] Mwanza -Despite Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) reports, which suggest a big number of tourists visit the country, tourism stakeholders in the region face a difficult time due to a sharp drop in the number tourists.
[Deutsche Welle] After tough negotiations, the UN has extended a peacekeeping mandate in the world’s youngest nation. Despite criticism from Russia and China, the resolution has provided tools to prevent escalations, including sanctions.
[New Zimbabwe]DESPITE controversially winning the July 2013 elections Zanu PF still fears the MDC and views it as a number one security threat.
[Magharebia]Tunis -Despite security concerns, the Libyan government will soon open a new border crossing into Tunisia.
[IRIN]Kathmandu -Despite years of scientific advances in HIV treatment and prevention, more than two million people are newly diagnosed with HIV annually, demonstrating how community-driven approaches to prevention are still needed to curb the epidemic, experts say.
[Radio Dabanga]Nyala -A group of over 30 Darfurians traveling to a peace conference for IDPs in Nyala have been arrested by a group dressed in official military uniforms on Sunday afternoon 24 March.
[IRIN]Johannesburg -Despite early warning information about the Horn of Africa’s impending drought crisis in 2011, humanitarian responses were slow to mobilize, leading to tens of thousands of deaths in the region and famine in parts of Somalia.