Somalia Faces Climate Emergency and Famine As 4th Rainy Season Fails
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Somalia Faces Climate Emergency and Famine As 4th Rainy Season Fails

Reading Time: 2 minutes An unprecedented fourth failed rainy season with catastrophic hunger, disease and displacement has forced Somalia into a climate crisis, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary-General Jan Egeland warned today. Michelle DelaneySenior Media Adviser to the Secretary-GeneralPhone: +47 941 65 579 | michelle.delaney@nrc.no | | Twitter: @michelledelaneyNorwegian Refugee Council “Somalia’s climate emergency is a hammer blow to millions, combining years Read More…

"Nigeria's Silent Slaughter-Genocide in Nigeria" 
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“Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter-Genocide in Nigeria” 

Reading Time: 3 minutes Award-winning Investigative Reporter Speaks on Pentecost Sunday Attack at St. Francis Catholic Church & “Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter-Genocide in Nigeria”  David Hundeyin, award-winning investigative reporter, founder of https://westafricaweekly.substack.com/,and one of the compilers of Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter- Genocide in Nigeria and Implications for the International Community, has explained the June 5 Pentecost Sunday terrorist attack at St. Francis Catholic Read More…

Attacks On Schools Leave 500,000 Kids Without An Education
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Attacks On Schools Leave 500,000 Kids Without An Education

Reading Time: 2 minutes Insecurity and lack of funding forced over half a million children of Mali out of school By: Tom Peyre-Costa, NRCtom.peyrecosta@nrc.no | Whatsapp: +33 6 58 51 83 91  The critical shortfall in humanitarian funding for education, combined with attacks on schools by armed groups, is currently keeping 519,000 children out of school across Mali. In the last year, the number Read More…

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African Teen Writers Awards Receives Lifetime Sponsorship from Award-winning Tanzanian Writer Nahida Esmail

Reading Time: 2 minutes African Teen Writers Awards Receives Lifetime Sponsorship from Award-winning Tanzanian Writer Nahida Esmail Two winners in this year’s African Teen Writers Awards will receive $100 each. This is courtesy of a lifetime sponsorship commitment from award-winning Tanzanian writer Nahida Esmail. Speaking on the motivation for this sponsorship, Nahida Esmail says: “I want to help teenagers Read More…

The Political Courage of Omoyele Sowore
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The Political Courage of Omoyele Sowore

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Political Courage of Omoyele Sowore “Free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.”—Barack Obama. Omoyele Sowore’s recent emergence as the African Action Congress presidential candidate bears testimony to his political fortitude over the years, despite personal and collective losses, threats to personal safety, and loss Read More…

From Cyclones to Safe Births, Midwives Stay and Deliver in Madagascar
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From Cyclones to Safe Births, Midwives Stay and Deliver in Madagascar

Reading Time: 3 minutes By: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)Click here to Donate Midwife Marie Nancy Christiane holds newborn baby Noelia after helping to deliver her in a UNFPA emergency maternity tent in Mananjary, in Madagascar’s southeastern Vatovavy region. © UNFPA/Tsiry Fy-Tia Solofomihanta The role of a midwife stretches far beyond the moment of childbirth, to include care before Read More…

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Soul Mates in a Discourse in Anthony Onugba’s Lone

Reading Time: 3 minutes  Soul Mates in a Discourse in Anthony Onugba’s Lone Anthony Onugba’s book of 60 poems is an enchanting collection of metered verses. Lone is a product of the author’s charming and fertile imagination. One finds the writer writing with a measured elegance and distilled poetic imageries as he captures two passionate soul mates in dramatic Read More…

European Union (EU) Forges Ahead With Africa Gas Deals
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European Union (EU) Forges Ahead With Africa Gas Deals

Reading Time: 3 minutes Investing into Africa is a mutually beneficial partnership for EU and Africans The African Energy Chamber strongly supports the European Commission’s plan to step up cooperation regarding gas with Africa, however, this should help Africa to expand production, infrastructure development and the exploitation of gas to address domestic energy poverty The European Union (EU) is Read More…

Major Humanitarian Crisis With Renewed Fighting In Congo (DRC)
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Major Humanitarian Crisis With Renewed Fighting In Congo (DRC)

Reading Time: 2 minutes 37,000 People Displaced In 4 days amid a resurgence of fighting in North Kivu By: Tom Peyre-Costa, NRC Regional Media AdviserWest and Central Africa: tom.peyrecosta@nrc.no, WhatsApp: +33 658 518391 Renewed clashes between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and presumed M23 fighters were reported in Rutshuru Territory on 22 May. Over Read More…

Swiss President Cassis receives Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta
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Swiss President Cassis receives Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Reading Time: < 1 minute Both presidents paid tribute to the robustness of Swiss–Kenyan bilateral relations President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Bern on Friday, 20 May 2022. Their talks focused on enhancing bilateral relations, the upcoming elections in Kenya, and matters related to the UN Security Council. During their official meeting, Read More…

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Senseless Attacking On Elementary School In The Democratic Republic of Congo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Attack On Jida Primary School Leaves 222 Children Without Access To Education By: Becky Bakr AbdullaSpecialist Adviser NRCPhone: +47 41613766 | Twitter: @BeckyBakr Yesterday´s attack and looting by armed actors at Jida primary school have left 222 children without access to education. The attack is the fourth in a series of attacks on education facilities in Read More…

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Stones, Blood And Fire As Deborah Samuel Is Murdered In The Caliphate

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Stones, Blood And Fire As Deborah Samuel Is Murdered In The Caliphate “Who kills in name of god leaves god without a name.”                          —Prof. Wole Soyinka, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature. Thursday’s stoning to death and eventual burning of Deborah Samuel at Read More…

Israel High Court Set Danger Precedent
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Israel High Court Set Danger Precedent

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Dangerous” Israel High Court of Justice decision permits forcible transfer of Palestinians in Masafer Yatta By: Media and Communications Adviser, Amman, ahmed.bayram@nrc.no, Jerusalem, 5 May 2022 — A new Israeli court ruling paves the way for the forcible transfer of Palestinians in the southern West Bank area of Masafer Yatta, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has warned today. Read More…

Over A Quarter-million People Are Victims Of A New “water war” in Burkina Faso
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Over A Quarter-million People Are Victims Of A New “water war” in Burkina Faso

Reading Time: 3 minutes Water is a precious currency in the peak dry season of Burkina Faso By: Jessica WanlessGlobal Media Adviser Norwegian Refugee Council Thirty-two water facilities have been destroyed so far this year, impacting nearly 300,000 people according to a group of 13 national and international organizations providing humanitarian and development assistance in the country. Targeted attacks have Read More…

1.8 Billion Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, The End of Ramadan
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1.8 Billion Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, The End of Ramadan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ramadan is the month-long holiday where Muslims reflect and give thanks to Allah Today, Muslims worldwide will celebrate the end of Ramadan, the month-long religious holiday. Eid al-Fitr or best know as the “Holiday of Breaking the Fast. On this day, families gather to exchange gifts and pray to Allah for providing peace and happiness.  Read More…

Sudan: Tens Of Thousands Flee After Deadly Attacks In West Darfur
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Sudan: Tens Of Thousands Flee After Deadly Attacks In West Darfur

Reading Time: 2 minutes Armed violence that broke out on Friday in Kreinik town, West Darfur, has displaced tens of thousands of people.  By: Michelle Delaney, NRCSenior Media Adviser to the Secretary-General “Towns in West Darfur are burning before our eyes, and communities are being assaulted over and over. This tragedy is quickly becoming a catastrophe. The deadly spiralling Read More…

Riot Games Keeping Gamers Busy Throughout Ramadan
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Riot Games Keeping Gamers Busy Throughout Ramadan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Covering League of Legends, VALORANT and WildRift, RIOT Games has arranged a plethora of activations throughout Ramadan for all gamers Gaming in the Middle East is one of the fastest-growing gaming regions for video game companies. With the advent of the internet, gaming companies have been putting significant resources into attracting gamers from the Middle Read More…

Drought Displaces 745,000 People In Somalia
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Drought Displaces 745,000 People In Somalia

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than threes with little to no rain, has been damaging to the regional economics Karl SchembriRegional Media Adviser for East Africa and Yemen Three-quarters of a million people have now been forced from their homes by worsening drought in Somalia. With famine looming, and conflict in Ukraine driving up food costs, the situation is Read More…

Reports Of Mass Atrocities In Western Tigray
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Reports Of Mass Atrocities In Western Tigray

Reading Time: 2 minutes Continued reports of atrocities underscore the urgency of ending the military conflict The United States reiterates its grave concern over continuing reports of ethnically-motivated atrocities committed by Amhara authorities in western Tigray, Ethiopia, including those described in the recent joint report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. In particular, we are deeply troubled by the Read More…

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“Mohammad AlNajar”Reflection upon His Success Story

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Mohammad AlNajar”: Reflection upon His Success Story This is not your average fly-by-night success story, but one of perseverance, never giving up and reflecting on his success. One of inspiration for the Arab world’s aspiring youths, one of experimenting with cultures, challenging life and its countless obstacles, exploring opportunities and seeing the light at the Read More…

Abd-Al-Rahman Trial Opens At International Criminal Court
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Abd-Al-Rahman Trial Opens At International Criminal Court

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first expert witness is scheduled to start testifying on 6 April 2022 On 5 April 2022, the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman (“Ali Kushayb”) opened before Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC-cpi.int) (“ICC” or “the Court”), composed of Judge Joanna Korner, Presiding Judge, Judge Reine Alapini-Gansou and Judge Read More…

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President Kenyatta Mourns Veteran Machakos Politician Jonesmus Kikuyu

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hon Kikuyu, a seasoned parliamentarian died at the age of 70 years while receiving treatment at a Machakos hospital President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned former Machakos Town MP Jonesmus Mwanza Kikuyu, who passed away on Sunday evening, as a political maverick who contributed immensely to the growth of Kenya’s democracy. Hon Kikuyu, a seasoned parliamentarian Read More…