2012-03-15 16:01:40Fighting Kony With Beer, Spy Planes and YouTube[IRIN]
It is just before noon in the village of Limaye in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Half a dozen empty beer bottles lie scattered at the feet of five Congolese soldiers lounging in easy chairs beneath a mango tree. A freshly opened bottle is propped-up against an automatic assault rifle lying in the dust.
Tuesday, 08-19-14, 13:55Today is World Humanitarian Day[Daily Observer]Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day is observed in memory of the victims of the attack on the United Nations' headquarters in Baghdad in 2003, which caused the deaths of 22 people, including the UN Special Representative in Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello.
Tuesday, 08-19-14, 13:55Nkandla Now Up to Parliament - Public Protector[SAPA]Parliament -It is now up to Parliament to weigh President Jacob Zuma's response to the findings on public spending on his private Nkandla home, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, 08-19-14, 13:45AU Mediator Mbeki Meets Opposition Forces in Khartoum[Radio Dabanga]Khartoum -A delegation of the National Consensus Forces (NCF, a coalition of opposition parties) met with former South Africa president, Thabo Mbeki, in Khartoum on Monday, and discussed the topic of the National Dialogue, launched by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) to bring about peace in Sudan. Later that day, Mbeki met with representatives of the National Umma Party (NUP).
Tuesday, 08-19-14, 13:44Paul*, Gay Rights Campaigner - 'They Said I Was the Antichrist'[IRIN]Bukavu -Homosexuality may, unusually for an African country, be legal in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the time being, but gay people there also face the ostracism, stigma and exploitation, according to Paul* 27-year-old the co-founder of a gay rights organization in the eastern South Kivu Province.
Tuesday, 08-19-14, 13:40A Tribute to Two Ebola Heroes[IRIN]Dakar -Today is World Humanitarian Day when the UN sets out to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This year the UN and aid agencies are highlighting humanitarian heroes who have made huge sacrifices to help others in need.