Sudan-Ethiopia: Thousands of Sudanese to return from Ethiopia in 2008

Sudan-Ethiopia: Thousands of Sudanese to return from Ethiopia in 2008

Close to 30,000 Southern Sudanese who fled the country's 21-year long north-south war are to return home from camps in neighbouring Ethiopia during 2008...
Nigeria: Abuja’s splendid centre surrounded by urban blight

Nigeria: Abuja’s splendid centre surrounded by urban blight

Patience Israel, a 20-year-old hairdresser, lived in a decent home in Karimo, a squatter settlement near Nigeria's political capital, until it was demolished in...
Guinea-Bissau-Senegal: On the child trafficking route

Guinea-Bissau-Senegal: On the child trafficking route

In northern Guinea-Bissau, in the dark of night, a dilapidated bus carrying 17 children is parked on a quiet side road. Its driver awaits...
Euro 2008 : England eliminated, foreigners targeted

Euro 2008 : England eliminated, foreigners targeted

A day after their demise at the Euro 2008 qualifying match, the English are asking themselves if the high number of foreigners in the...
DRC: Poor harvest threatens food security, transport problems close feeding centre

DRC: Poor harvest threatens food security, transport problems close feeding centre

Many tens of thousands of displaced people in Democratic Republic of Congo's conflict-ridden South Kivu province face serious food shortages in the coming months...
Reverend Al Sharpton

Afro-Americans fighting against racism

Part of the black community of the United States denounces a rise of racist crimes and the partiality of Justice, which they estimate to...
UN emergency fund CERF and NGOs – “Progress made, progress to make”

UN emergency fund CERF and NGOs – “Progress made, progress to make”

In a January report, Save the Children UK - one of the more vocal non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on humanitarian financing reforms - criticised the...
Ethiopia: Six more NGOs to operate in Somali region

Ethiopia: Six more NGOs to operate in Somali region

More aid agencies – including three medical organisations - have been approved to operate in the troubled Somali region of Ethiopia. Mercy Corps, International Medical...
Bakassi – where Cameroon is already in control

Bakassi – where Cameroon is already in control

Some 10 minutes after leaving the jetty in the Nigerian border village of Ikang, our speedboat pulls up to a muddy bank now under...
South Africa: DDT finds favour in fight against malaria

South Africa: DDT finds favour in fight against malaria

After years of resistance, people living in the rural areas of South Africa are beginning to embrace the use of DDT as an effective...
Zimbabwe: New forex policy “paralyses” NGOs

Zimbabwe: New forex policy “paralyses” NGOs

Zimbabwean non-governmental organisations (NGOs) claim their operations have been paralysed since the Reserve Bank raided their foreign currency accounts (FCAs). In his mid-year Monetary Policy...
MEND claims responsibility for Shell pipeline attack

MEND claims responsibility for Shell pipeline attack

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack on a pipeline supplying crude oil to Shell's...
No clues yet to deadly attack on Cameroonian troops

No clues yet to deadly attack on Cameroonian troops

Nigerian and Cameroonian officials met Thursday but no clues have yet been found to the attack that killed 21 Cameroonian soldiers in the Bakassi...
Sudan: Do more to contain Rift Valley Fever – WHO

Sudan: Do more to contain Rift Valley Fever – WHO

The UN World Health Organization has urged Sudan to step up its efforts to halt the spread of Rift Valley Fever in the east...
MAURITANIA-SENEGAL: Is Mauritania ready for its refugees?

MAURITANIA-SENEGAL: Is Mauritania ready for its refugees?

Mauritania, Senegal and the UN Refugee Agency recently signed an agreement that could turn the page on an ugly history in Mauritania, where 75,000...
Zoe’s Ark affair : Is Cécilia Sarkozy on-board ?

Zoe’s Ark affair : Is Cécilia Sarkozy on-board ?

Daniel Gonzalez, a crew member of the Spanish flying company Girjet told the judge in charge of the inquiries that Cécilia Sarkozy was on...
Zoe’s Ark: French will stay in Chad’s prison

Zoe’s Ark: French will stay in Chad’s prison

This Wednesday, the judge has refused to release the nine person accused in the Zoe’s Ark affair. His decision followed the huge anti-French march...
Somalia situation analysis

New improved disaster response tool

A new tool has been developed to help humanitarian agencies and donors analyse a disaster situation, make a comparison with another disaster that might...
Afro Americans browsing the Web to find their ancestors

Afro Americans browsing the Web to find their ancestors

The internet is the new useful tool for Afro American trying to find out their past History. How IT and Genealogy fit each other While...
Ceasefire fails to quell Darfur violence

Ceasefire fails to quell Darfur violence

A unilateral ceasefire announced by Khartoum in late October has failed to improve security in Darfur, where armed groups continue to do battle, according...
Bill Gates, the new aid giant

Bill Gates, the new aid giant

Can the entrepreneurial zeal, innovation and super-size budgets of private foundations succeed where a sclerotic and undisciplined international aid industry has failed? Or is...
David Haye before fight

David Haye wins the WBA and WBC cruiserweight world titles

The Sports Hall "Marcel Cerdan" in Levallois (near Paris, France) was overcrowded last saturday to support local hero Jean-Marc Mormeck, defending his WBA and...
OCHA concerned over official’s expulsion from South Darfur

OCHA concerned over official’s expulsion from South Darfur

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan is holding talks with government officials over the expulsion of its South...
Aid agencies struggle to support over two million displaced Iraqis

Aid agencies struggle to support over two million displaced Iraqis

As violence continues to force an average of 60,000 Iraqis from their homes every month, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), aid agencies...
5 ex-Nigerian state governors ‘to return stolen 50b naira’

5 ex-Nigerian state governors ‘to return stolen 50b naira’

Five former state governors in Nigeria have agreed to return a total of 50 billion naira in looted public funds, so they will not...
Cameroon’s civil society rejects calls for limitless term for Biya

Cameroon’s civil society rejects calls for limitless term for Biya

Cameroon's civil society organisations and opposition political parties, grouped under the "civil society's platform for democracy in Cameroon," have strongly condemned calls to change...
Ethiopia says Eritrea preparing for war over disputed border

Ethiopia says Eritrea preparing for war over disputed border

Maintaining its stance to resolve the nine-year border dispute with neighbouring Eritrea through dialogue, Ethiopia late Thursday said Eritrea would bear the responsibility for...
Nigeria: Government hits tobacco companies with whopping law suit

Nigeria: Government hits tobacco companies with whopping law suit

The Nigerian federal government filed a suit in the High Court of Abuja on Tuesday against tobacco companies British-American Tobacco, Philip Morris International, and...
New clues to mystery illness

New clues to mystery illness

The number of people affected by a mystery illness that has already claimed the lives of 4 children on the outskirts of the Angolan...
Government accused of hypocrisy in Zoe’s Ark affair

Government accused of hypocrisy in Zoe’s Ark affair

Surrounded by the 103 African children caught up in an alleged abduction plot by a French charity, Chadian president Idriss Déby appeared before photographers...