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South Sudan Works To Eliminate Yellow Fever

Reading Time: < 1 minute South Sudan National Public Health Laboratory is increasing their vaccination capacity The National Public Health Laboratory in South Sudan is currently working on building their capacity to take part in controlling the Yellow Fever virus. This is in response to the ongoing outbreaks of the virus throughout the years. South Sudan has seen 187 cases Read More…

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Chad Authorities Continue To Repress Freedom Of Speech

Reading Time: < 1 minute By: Rawan Alshehri Planned peaceful protest gets restricted by Chad authorities After the passing of Chad’s former President Idriss Deby, there has been a rise in the number of organizations in opposition to the ruling Wakit Tama party. The Wakit Tama party is ruled by a Transitional Military Council, led by the former President’s son, Read More…

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23rd Anniversary Of Deadly Attacks On U.S Embassies In Africa

Reading Time: < 1 minute 12 Americans died in the attacks on the U.S African Embassies This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the bombing of two U.S. Embassies in Africa. The survivors of those devastating attacks will never forget the horror that took place on August 7th, 1998. The attack happened in two locations simultaneously. They were targeted at Read More…

U.S Defense Department Donates 300,000 Meals To Madagascar
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U.S Defense Department Donates 300,000 Meals To Madagascar

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. government will continue to support Madagascar’s efforts to provide essential human services to vulnerable populations. U.S. donated nearly 300,000 pre-packed humanitarian meals from the U.S. Department of Defense to the regional office of the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrophes (BNGRC) and Catholic Relief Services in an official handover ceremony on August 25. “This $2.1 Read More…

Women Police Officers Leading Security Of Somali Elections
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Women Police Officers Leading Security Of Somali Elections

Reading Time: < 1 minute The trainees were drawn from various Somali police stations in Jowhar and included 15 women officers. Fifty-six officers of the HirShabelle State Police have undergone a five-day training on Public order management. The trainees were drawn from various police stations in Jowhar and included 15 women officers. Jointly organised with the HirShabelle State Ministry of Read More…

UN Launches Climate Change Campaign Amid Growing Water Concerns In Libya
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UN Launches Climate Change Campaign Amid Growing Water Concerns In Libya

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wadi Kaam Dam, once holding about 33 million cubic meters of water, has entirely dried up due to an ever-warming climate As concerns about water availability in Libya grow due to climate change and conflict, the UN’s humanitarian office (UNOCHA) today commemorates World Humanitarian Day and launched #TheHumanRace – a global challenge for climate action Read More…

Canada Commits $200K To West Africa Mine Research
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Canada Commits $200K To West Africa Mine Research

Reading Time: < 1 minute The majority of natural resources in Africa are owned by western corporations By Dami Igbinyemi The mineral industry of Africa is the largest mineral industry in the world, producing almost 60 metal and mineral products. The region is an important source of gold, iron, ore, uranium, and diamonds. Most of the mineral wealth remains undeveloped Read More…

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Over 70 People Killed As Violent Protests and Riots Engulf South Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes Violent protests and riots have taken South Africa by storm as the former President Jacob Zuma is imprisoned.  By Maryam Razzaq Corruption allegations have long since surrounding the former President of South Africa. The ex-leader of South Africa, Jacob Zuma turned himself in to police to serve a 15-month jail term for contempt of court Read More…

Norway To Provide $100 Million NOK To Increase Food Security In Niger
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Norway To Provide $100 Million NOK To Increase Food Security In Niger

Reading Time: 2 minutes Niger is one of the most poorest countries in Africa The Norwegian authorities are entering into an agreement to allocate NOK 100 million in support to be used to provide healthy and nutritious food for the population in Niger. The funding will be channelled through a joint project between Care Norway and the Norwegian University Read More…

Goma Volcano Eruption Displaces 415,700 People as IOM Prepares Response
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Goma Volcano Eruption Displaces 415,700 People as IOM Prepares Response

Reading Time: 2 minutes Roughly 52,000 people have crossed the border into Rwanda The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano has forced more than 415,000 people, nearly half of whom are children, to leave Goma, according to thousands of individual assessments carried out by the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix. An estimated 86 per cent of the internally displaced, 114,000 people, have Read More…

$1 Million In Funding For Dalhousie University’ African Canadian History Education
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$1 Million In Funding For Dalhousie University’ African Canadian History Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute African history is a significant part of Canada’s history but little is still known Today, Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, along with Andy Dellmore, Member of Parliament (Halifax), announced $1,031,565 in funding for Dalhousie University’s three-year project to fill a gap in African Canadian History Education. This new project, called A Black People’s History of Canada, will Read More…

UNHCR On High Alert As Thousands Flee Attacks In Northern Mozambique
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UNHCR On High Alert As Thousands Flee Attacks In Northern Mozambique

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNHCR staff prepare to distribute sleeping mats and blankets to families fleeing violence in Palma, northern Mozambique.  This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Image UNHCR/Martim Gray Pereira UNHCR, the Read More…

Egypt Captivates World With Launching Of New National Museum
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Egypt Captivates World With Launching Of New National Museum

Reading Time: 2 minutes They event marked by Royal Decree and a Golden Parade of Pharaohs Twenty-two pharaoh mummies walked the streets of Cairo on Saturday evening in a stunning royal procession from the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Fustat. The event marked the official launch of NMEC. Against Read More…

Germany’s Strengthened Partnership Supports Thousands in Ethiopia
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Germany’s Strengthened Partnership Supports Thousands in Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes 1.8 million people in Ethiopia remain displaced across some 1,350 sites TDS News – Ethiopia faces one of the world’s most complex human mobility environments, with myriad social, economic, political and climatic factors driving the movement of people within and beyond its borders. According to the latest National Displacement report prepared by the International Organization Read More…

Libya Takes Important Step To Unity With Swearing In Of Unified Government
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Libya Takes Important Step To Unity With Swearing In Of Unified Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes Special Envoy congratulates the Prime-Minister Abdlehamid AlDabaiba and his cabinet as well as the new Presidency Council TDS News – The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Libya, and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ján Kubiš welcomes the swearing-in of the Government of National Unity (GNU) today before the House Read More…

Child Malnutrition Rates Soar As Violence Rages, In The Central Republic Of African
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Child Malnutrition Rates Soar As Violence Rages, In The Central Republic Of African

Reading Time: 3 minutes UNICEF and WFP warn that more than 1 in 3 health districts in the Central Republic of Africa are now on alert for a child malnutrition crisis due to recent violence TDS News – At least 24,000 children under five across 14 of the Central African Republic’s 35 health districts are at risk of severe Read More…

Save The Children's Herculean Effort To Bring Aid To The People In Axum, Central Tigray
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Save The Children’s Herculean Effort To Bring Aid To The People In Axum, Central Tigray

Reading Time: 4 minutes Save the Children has reached over 1,063 families, or 4,368 people, with essential food aid and other supplies TDS News – Save the Children was one of the first aid agencies to reach Axum in Ethiopia’s Central Tigray region earlier this month, delivering critical food distributions to more than 4,300 people. The child rights organisation Read More…

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African Countries Struggling To Contain Another Ebola Outbreak

Reading Time: 3 minutes More than 100 WHO staff, deployed from other countries and from within Guinea, are expected to be part of the Ebola response by the end of February TDS News – With efforts gathering pace to promptly tackle the new Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization Read More…

Mozambique Positioning Africa's Premier Tourism Destination
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Mozambique Positioning Africa’s Premier Tourism Destination

Reading Time: 3 minutes By re-injecting gas revenues into the economy and facilitating infrastructural development nation-wide, Mozambique can realize its goal of becoming a regional tourism leader The African continent is renowned for its rich diversity of cultures, languages, wildlife and landscapes, in which Mozambique enjoys the privilege of encapsulating these elements in one country. The southeastern nation is Read More…

COVID-19 Travel Just Became Easier In Kenya, Here's Why
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COVID-19 Travel Just Became Easier In Kenya, Here’s Why

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kenya’s system allows travelers to upload their COVID-19 test results online for easy verification by port health and travel officials and helps in the detection of forged certificates ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, On 9 January 2021, the Government of the Republic of Kenya announced the launch of its Trusted Travel platform, based on the Africa CDC Trusted Read More…

Telemedicine Coming To Somalia, But Is It To Late?
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Telemedicine Coming To Somalia, But Is It To Late?

Reading Time: 3 minutes This new project unveiled by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Somalia is part of a continuing effort to address this health care delivery shortage Somalia’s health system has been in a severely weakened state for decades due to conflict and humanitarian crises which have led to the displacement of more than 2.6 million Somalis.    Moreover, Read More…

Western Lenders Cut Off Loans for Fossil Fuel Projects In Africa
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Western Lenders Cut Off Loans for Fossil Fuel Projects In Africa

Reading Time: 7 minutes A little more than a year ago, in November 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) declared its intention to phase out funding for fossil fuels A little more than a year ago, in November 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) declared its intention to phase out funding for fossil fuels. Specifically, it said that it Read More…