Friday, June 5, 2020

Record numbers displaced in Africa – UN

Nearly 69 million people who have fled wars, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, says the UN's refugee agency. The UNHCR says the...

17m people left Africa in 2017 in search of greener pastures – UN report

A new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said no fewer than 17 million Africans left the continent in...

UN sets South Sudan peace deadline

The UN Security Council has given South Sudan's warring sides a month to reach a peace deal, or face new sanctions. South Sudan's defence minister...

UNHCR: 12 African migrants killed by human traffickers

The United Nations says more than 12 African migrants were shot dead by human traffickers while attempting to escape a camp in Libya, where...

Ex-UN lawyer alleges peacekeepers killed civilians

The UN mission in Central African Republic has fired one of its lawyers after he accused Rwandan peacekeepers of massacring 30 civilians in the...

U.N. backs elections in Libya by end of 2018

The United Nations is committed to helping Libya organize elections by the end of the year, encouraged by the rate at which Libyans have...

United Nations: Joseph Kabila Must Uphold Promise to Step Down

The United Nations is calling on Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to keep his promise to step down amid protests throughout the...

Togo the only African state to vote against UNGA resolution on Jerusalem

The United Nations General Assembly voted on Thursday by 128 to nine to declare US President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null...

Why UNHCR chief wants the world to pay more attention to Africa

The commissioner of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grand wants the world to pay more attention to Africa with respect...

Africa’s gets two new countries: Wakanda and Nambia

After the British Airways gave Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o a new national identity, now a citizen of Wakanda, America’s president Donald Trump in a...

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Why Uhuru Kenyatta Wants to Change Constitution

By Justus Ochieng' President Kenyatta on Monday gave the clearest indication yet that Kenyans will hold a referendum on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). “…n 2010...

Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa unveils electric taxi service and charging network in Zimbabwe

As many global vehicle manufacturers shift towards electric vehicles in a bid to curb carbon emissions and save money, VAYA Africa, a ride-hail mobility...

Mutharika wants Malawi to choose between election and fight against Covid-19

President Peter Mutharika says Malawi should choose between the 2020 fresh presidential election and the fight against coronavirus. Mutharika made the remarks on Monday during...