2011-12-17 08:08:14UN Mission On Impact of Country's Crisis On Sahel Region Heads to MauritaniaA United Nations mission to assess the impact of the recent turmoil in Libya on the Sahel region is heading to Mauritania for talks with top officials in the West African nation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson announced today.
Saturday, 11-28-15, 13:15From the Street to the Ballot Box[Africa Research Institute] On Sunday 29 November, Burkina Faso will elect a new president and parliament. Despite a week of political turmoil in September, the West African nation is on the verge of completing a return to constitutional order following a popular revolution in October 2014.
Saturday, 11-28-15, 12:12How Country Will End Mother to Child Transmission of HIV[Key Correspondents] The Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia has announced how it plans to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children by 2020. The government is finalising a five year strategic plan for 2016 to 2020 which aims to reduce new HIV infections passed from mothers to their children to between two per cent and zero.
Saturday, 11-28-15, 11:12Drought Tests Nation[IRIN] Addis Ababa -Herding weary sheep up a dusty path, Hussein Boru knows he won't find green pastures. He's just looking for the minimum to keep his flock fed in drought-hit eastern Ethiopia.
Saturday, 11-28-15, 9:07National Budget Focuses On Security Sector[Zimbabwe Independent] SECURITY ministries received some of the biggest allocations in the 2016 budget votes outside the Education ministries despite a marked shift in social spending, statistics show.
Saturday, 11-28-15, 9:03Malema Critcised for Attacking Mandela Legacy[News24Wire] Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela on Friday defended his grandfather, former president Nelson Mandela's legacy, saying EFF leader Julius Malema had made "trash can politics his personal brand".