Africa

09.08.2016

Zambia’s election is too close to call

Zambia’s election is too close to call

Thursday’s election in Zambia is a tight two-horse race between the ruling Patriotic Front and the opposition UPND. President Edgar Lungu and his main challenger Hakainde Hichilema are both keen to avoid a run-off. It has been described as an historic but tense vote. For the first time, Zambian voters… »

09.08.2016

Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM, Underage Marriage

Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM, Underage Marriage

Human Wrongs Watch By Desmond Latham* JOHANNESBURG, 6 August, 2016 (IPS) – After years of wrangling and debates among African leaders, the movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM) is gaining real momentum, with a new action plan signed this… »

08.08.2016

African Farmers Can Feed the World, If Only…

African Farmers Can Feed the World, If Only…

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 8 August 2016 (IPS) – Can African farmers feed the world?. Apparently the answer is “yes.” Bold as it may sound, this statement is based on specific facts: Africa is home to 60-65 per… »

06.08.2016

Rebuilding the Lives of Girls and Women after Boko Haram

Rebuilding the Lives of Girls and Women after Boko Haram

Human Wrongs Watch 1 August 2016 (UN Women)* – More than 2,000 girls and women have been abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria. The international community continues to advocate for their safe return. But after the girls are back, what happens to them?… »

03.08.2016

South Sudan Exodus: 900,000 Refugees in 2,5 Years

South Sudan Exodus: 900,000 Refugees in 2,5 Years

Human Wrongs Watch Some 60,000 people have fled South Sudan’s recent violence in the capital city of Juba, bringing the overall number of South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries since December 2013 to nearly 900,000… »

28.07.2016

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

FOCUS ON AFRICA Achieving Water Security and Sanitation Goals Africa hosted three major water and sanitation events over the past two months. The theme of the biggest event, Africa Water Week (AWW), was on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on water security and sanitation. IRC and partners… »

26.07.2016

A Third Industrial Development Decade for the ‘Poorest Region in the World’ – Africa

A Third Industrial Development Decade for the ‘Poorest Region in the World’ – Africa

Human Wrongs Watch Underlining the need for the sustainable industrialization of Africa, the United Nations General Assembly on 25 July 2016 unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa. By the terms of the resolution, which was adopted without a vote,… »

25.07.2016

New report shows way out of persistent conflict in Africa

New report shows way out of persistent conflict in Africa

By Devendra Kamarajan for In Depth News. For quite some time, Africa has been hosting at least three-quarters of the world’s UN Peacekeepers which South African President Thabo Mbeki and Algerian UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi bemoan as “a sad fact”. In preface to the landmark report titled ‘African… »

24.07.2016

Over 26,000 People Flee South Sudan; Influx Sets Single-Day Record

Over 26,000 People Flee South Sudan; Influx Sets Single-Day Record

Human Wrongs Watch Some 26,500 South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have crossed into Uganda since fighting between rival forces erupted in and around the capital, Juba, on 7 July, the United Nations refugee agency on 22 July 2016 reported. Yesterday alone [21 July], an estimated 8,337 refugees… »

11.07.2016

U.S.-Egypt: From Idealism to Political Cynicism

By Rana Allam and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini for InDepthNews. On July 4 as Americans celebrated independence from a King that “obstructed the Administration of Justice…sent hither swarms of Officers to harass people… kept among [the people], in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of legislatures…and render[ed] the… »

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