Ethiopia: Talks Over Nile Mega Dam Collapse

Ethiopia: Talks Over Nile Mega Dam Collapse

KINSHASA, 10 April 2021 – African Union-mediated talks between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan over the Ethiopian mega-dam on the Nile River have collapsed, according to Sudan’s independent newspaper Al-Intibaba. The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR...
DR Congo: UK Government Suspends Oxfam

DR Congo: UK Government Suspends Oxfam

LONDON, 8 April 2021 – The United Kingdom has suspended aid funding to the international charity, Oxfam after fresh allegations of sexual exploitation against its staff in DR Congo. Two Oxfam workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo were suspended last week for...
DR Congo: One-Third of Congolese Face Acute Hunger

DR Congo: One-Third of Congolese Face Acute Hunger

KINSHASA, 7 April 2021 – Two United Nations agencies have wanted that over 27 million of the 89 million inhabitants of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) are facing acute hunger. Of the 27.3 million facing acute hunger, nearly 7 million people are at...
DR Congo: Oxfam Caught in Another Scandal

DR Congo: Oxfam Caught in Another Scandal

KINSHASA, 2 April 2021 – Two staff members of the international charity, Oxfam, have been suspended over allegations of sexual exploitation and bullying. The suspensions are part of an “external investigation” set up last November into the allegations, Oxfam said...
DR Congo: Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Suspended

DR Congo: Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Suspended

GENEVA, 16 March 2021 – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has become the first African country to suspend vaccinations using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines over quality concerns. DR Congo has postponed the start of the rollout of the vaccine, effectively...
Africa: UN Seeks $5.5bn to Feed the Hungry

Africa: UN Seeks $5.5bn to Feed the Hungry

NEW YORK, 12 March 2021 – United Nations agencies are appealing for $5.5 billion in emergency mobilization to feed millions of people facing hunger worldwide. The millions of food insecure people are at risk of dying from conflict-induced hunger made worse by climate...
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