Daily Archives: October 16, 2019

Tackling Southern Africa’s Climate-Driven Food Crisis, 9 October 2019

In Numbers A record 45 million Southern Africans will be severely food insecure at peak lean season WFP to support 7.2 million people in 8 countries US$ 260 million being sought to meet urgent food needs (US$ 139 million of the required US$ 399 million secured to date) Highlights WFP is stepping up both emergency

Sudan Talks Delayed After Attacks in Nuba Mountains

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – The SPLM-North (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North) faction based in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains suspended peace talks in Juba with Khartoum officials after military forces allegedly bombed several areas in the region and killed a …

Kenya Opens Second Phase of Massive Railway Project

NAIROBI / NAIVASHA – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened on Wednesday the second phase of his flagship infrastructure project: a Chinese-funded and built railway that will eventually link the port of Mombasa to Uganda. The latest stretch…

UN official lauds Zambia for efforts to ensure everyone has legal identity

The United Nations Resident Coordinator to Zambia, Ms. Coumba Mar Gadio, on Wednesday lauded the southern African nation for how it is seriously dealing with civil registration and vital statistics issues by updating legislation and policy and making t…

Psychological Care Lacking in Cameroon’s Separatist Conflict

BABUNGO, CAMEROON – Cameroon’s three-year separatist conflict has left close to 3,000 people dead and growing numbers in need of psychological care. An influx of people impacted by the conflict are flooding into trauma centers across the English-speak…

Ex-Mozambique Finance Minister Fights Extradition to US

Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang is challenging attempts to extradite him to the United States for a corruption trial.His extradition hearing is underway Wednesday in South Africa.Chang was arrested in South Africa last year on the reque…