Thirteen Million Need Food Assistance in DR Congo

The World Food Program (WFP) has classified 13.1 million citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) as “acutely food insecure people”. AFP blames the situation on the country’s widening violence, large scale displacement,…

Internet Shutdown as Vote Count Unfolds in DR…

Counting is ongoing in presidential elections finally held last December 30 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), after several postponements. The campaign of former oil executive and opposition candidate Martin Fayulu on Wednesday…

UN Sanctions Three Malian Armed Group Leaders

The United Nations Security Council closed the year by imposing sanctions against three leaders of armed groups in Mali’s volatile northern regions. The three are accused of violating a 2015 peace accord. Mohamed Ousmane Ag…

Jacob Zuma Supports Radical Land Reforms in South…

South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma, has urged the government of his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, to quickly implement the policy of “expropriation of land without compensation”. On a tweet, Zuma argues that all the problems…

UN Peacekeepers Provide Healthcare in Mali

The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission to Mali (MINUSMA) is providing free medical clinics to villagers in remote and predominantly inaccessible parts of Central Mali. The desert regions of this West African nation have been used…

American Aid to Somalia to Hit $900M

The United States is expanding support to Somalia, investing close to $900 million in mostly humanitarian assistance, according to the American Mission to the Horn of Africa country. The United States embassy reopened in Mogadishu…

Mauritania’s Anti-Slavery MP Freed from Prison

A Mauritanian member of parliament who has been held behind bars for five months has been set free, according to official Mauritanian sources in the capital, Nouakchott, and rights defenders. People hold a banner reading…