2012-03-13 18:46:22Sleepless Nights for Citizens Facing Severe Food Crisis[IFRC]
With more than three million people in Mali currently facing a severe food crisis, Kati Traore, chief of Sakabala village, is not the only one having sleepless nights.
Friday, 03-06-15, 13:57Still Waving and Drowning[African Arguments] I may have been wrong about the end of President Robert Mugabe. I assumed that nothing in Zimbabwe would change until he was carried feet first out of office. In one way that is correct. He will not retire. He will try to retain the title of President of Zimbabwe until he dies. He told a recent visitor that work keeps him young and went on to say what a wonderful woman Mrs Thatcher was. Sadly, he said, she died young because she gave up office and stopped work.
Friday, 03-06-15, 13:39WHO Announces Start of Ebola Vaccine Testing[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will begin conducting Ebola vaccination trials in Guinea this week, which if found effective, could be the "game-changer to finally end the epidemic" that has affected nearly 24,000 people, mostly in West Africa.
Friday, 03-06-15, 13:38Dakar Women Grow Herb Business From Floodwater[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Though the coastal cities of Senegal are situated on the fierce Atlantic Ocean, it is floods from heavy rains they struggle with, rather than rising tides.
Friday, 03-06-15, 13:38Buhari's Popularity Is a Clear and Present Danger to Ruling Party[African Arguments] When Sule Lamido - the Governor of Nigeria's northwestern state of Jigawa - warned that "the fear of General Muhammadu Buhari", the presidential flag bearer for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), "is the beginning of wisdom", during the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential rally in Dutse, the state capital, many didn't fully grasp the point that was being made.
Friday, 03-06-15, 13:31Delayed Peace Means No Justice for War Crime Victims[IRIN] Kampala -Regional negotiators had warned that yesterday was the "last chance" for South Sudan's warring parties to reach a resolution, but even a renewed threat of sanctions from the international community was not enough to bring the two sides to an agreement.