Golden Parachutes for Ex-Officials in DR Congo

Kinshasa, 8 February 2019 - The outgoing president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is working overtime to defend lavish lifetime benefits (golden parachute) for members of its soon-to-step-down cabinet. The sweet deal…

CAMEROONS: UN Pays Attention to the War in…

"Cameroon today can no longer be a forgotten crisis. It needs to be high on our agenda," Allegra Baiocchi, UN Development & Humanitarian Coordinator, told a news conference in Geneva. The UN estimates the twin…

World Bank President Resigns

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is stepping down prematurely from his position at the world body. In a statement Monday, Kim said his resignation is effective 1 February 2019. The statement said Kim will…

Egypt to Host AFCON 2019

Egypt narrowly beat South Africa to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019), according to a statement released Tuesday by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). CAF Executive Members were expected to vote…

Nigeria Adopts $28.80 Billion Budget

Ahead of elections in February 2019, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has secured $28.80 billion (8.83 trillion naira) in budget funding for 2019 under a plan he claims will revamp growth, create jobs and curb poverty.…

America’s New Africa Policy

The administration of United States President Donald Trump has announced a major shift in America’s policy towards Africa. The policy is geared towards combating “predatory” practices by China and Russia, and ending what Washington calls…

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,…