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  • Wednesday 29 July 2015

    Somalia: IOM Evacuates Somalis from Yemen

    The Somali evacuees had been living in Yemen for years, but opted to return home to Somalia due to the escalation of the armed conflict and deteriorating living conditions.
  • Wednesday 29 July 2015

    South Sudan: UNDP and Japan Launch Initiative to Respond to Food Insecurity and Floods

    The project aims to strengthen national and local institutions as well as community capacity to respond to floods and food insecurity.
  • Tuesday 28 July 2015

    South Africa:Country to Host XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban

    Under the theme Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future, participants will discuss ways to unleash the full potential of forests to lift rural populations out of poverty, act as buffers against climate change and inspire new technologies and renewable products.
  • Monday 27 July 2015

    South Sudan: UN Calls For End To Fighting

    The humanitarian consequences of the nearly 20-month long conflict in South Sudan are grave: Some 4.6 million people are severely food insecure, with a quarter of a million children at risk from rapidly worsening nutrition.
  • Friday 24 July 2015

    Kenya:Anxiety Builds as Obama Visits

    Obama is expected in Kenya today, Friday July 24 with a huge delegation of entrepreneurs who will pursue investment opportunities during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

Features

  • Monday 20 February 2015

    Kenya: Dirt for Cash; The Inspiring Story of REG

    The aggressive and determined group embarked on garbage collection within Riruta Satellite at a subsidized fee. Their target was to serve the whole Riruta area but they had to start small. The targeted few households gradually grew from 10 to 50 and counting.
  • Thursday 26 March 2015

    Nigeria: At Least 1,000 Civilians Killed by Boko Haram Since January, Human Rights Watch

    According to Human Rights Watch research, Nigerian security forces failed to take all feasible precautions to protect the civilian population in their military operations against Boko Haram.
  • Thursday 5 March 2015

    Jogging for Peaceful Elections in Burundi

    Politically active youths from Burundi’s ruling and opposition parties organise a joint jogging event to pitch for tolerance and peaceful elections in their country.
  • Thursday 5 March 2015

    Kenya: Nasotua's Story of Hope

    Born on August 27, 1999 in the small town of Bisill in Kajiado County, Kenya, Nasoutua is determined to be the girl who will transform her native home from a place of abject poverty into an affluent place to live in, and also to support her siblings.
  • Monday 26 January 2015

    MSF: Ebola Decline Encouraging, but Critical Gaps Remain

    Reaching zero cases difficult unless weaknesses in the response addressed

    Press review

    • Thursday 6 November 2014

      Ebola: MSF has Distributed 50,000 Family Protection and Home Disinfection Kits in Monrovia

      The main sites of Ebola transmission are funerals, health facilities that aren’t prepared and the homes of people who are sick and symptomatic.
    • Wednesday 24 September 2014

      Rwanda: How A Former Street Child Became An Entrepreneur

      “I am now a respected instructor and earn a salary monthly. I am now a role model to even those who knew me as a street boy and I am contributing to the development of the country,” Habiyaremye says, adding that he is no longer a threat to society. But the job is only a side income, as he has his own welding workshop.
    • Friday 22 August 2014

      Africa: The Trouble With Universal Education

      Instead of aiming to improve billions of people’s circumstances slightly at high cost with the same promises that have been made since 1950, the international community should aim first to transform the lives of the 60 million children still out of school in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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