13 December 17

Oxfam: Funding shortage threatens millions in DRC

Oxfam has warned that millions facing hunger and acute malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) risk having life-saving aid cut amid a funding shortage.

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10 December 17

DRC: 15 UN peacekeepers killed in terrorist attack

Fifteen UN peacekeepers have been killed in a terrorist attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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29 November 17

Uganda: Environment minister speaks out over air pollution

Uganda’s environment minister Mary Goretti Kitutu has decried the country’s ongoing issue with air pollution, following a World Health Organisation (WHO) report that says 80% of the country’s population is breathing polluted air.

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22 November 17

Pope prays for peace in DRC, South Sudan

Pope Francis led a special prayer service at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Thursday evening, praying for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.

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20 November 17

UN urges DRC to allow anti-Kabila protests

The United Nations has called upon the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to allow peaceful protests against the country’s president.

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18 November 17

UN: Islamic State growing in Somalia

The Islamic State’s presence in Somalia is growing, according to a new report from the United Nations.

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17 November 17

South Sudanese in Uganda call on Kiir, Machar to step aside

South Sudanese living in Uganda are calling on President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar to step aside from the top leadership positions in their home nation.

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15 November 17

UN renews arms sanctions against Eritrea and Somalia

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday voted to extend separate arms embargos against Eritrea and Somalia.

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13 November 17

Burundi refugees say they fear returning home

A number of Burundi refugees who spoke to US publication VOA say they fear returning to their home country.

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11 November 17

US drone strike kills ‘several’ Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, killing “several”.

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