2012-03-29 15:14:51Hunger Affecting 10 Million as Dry Season Approaches[IRIN]
Hunger has come again to the Sahel. "Since yesterday I have only drunk water," said Houley Dia, 60, a widow who lives in Houdallah, a village of the Fula ethnic group in southern Mauritania on the border with Senegal. "I have lived through hard times before - no rain, animal diseases, locust swarms - but this year is worse than ever," she told IRIN.
Monday, 03-30-15, 17:50Party Militias and Election-Related Violence in Tanzania[Fahamu] Tanzanians will go into an election likely to be very competitive this October. One key concern is that the top political parties keep well-trained militias, despite the law prohibiting this. This has caused security fears around the election.
Monday, 03-30-15, 17:45On the Disappearance of Rights Activist Itai Dzamara[Fahamu] Ridiculous claims that he staged his own abduction and subsequent disappearance should be treated with the contempt they deserve. The Harare regime knows where the activist is.
Monday, 03-30-15, 16:45Sierra Leone's 3-Day Ebola Lockdown is Over[VOA] Freetown, Sierra Leone -Sierra Leone's three-day lock down has come to a close. People were told to stay at home across the country while volunteers went door to door educating people on Ebola prevention and encouraging sick people to seek treatment.