30 September 15

New Somalia Army Chief Vows to Defeat Militant Forces

Somalia’s new Chief of Army, General Mohamed Aden Ahmed, has vowed to continue the country’s battle against militant groups. Speaking at his inauguration ceremony, the new army chief praised the work of his predecessor, Dahir Aden Elmi, and promised to
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30 September 15

UN Hails Tanzania Growth Progress

In a big week of UN meetings the international body has hailed Tanzania’s quick progress with new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a new set of global development goals set out by the UN, which come into effect
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25 September 15

Malaria Fatalities Soar in South Sudan as People Flee Violence

Malaria fatalities are “skyrocketing” in an overcrowded camp in South Sudan, killing three children every day, according to a medical charity. The UN protection of civilian (PoC) site in Bentiu is suffering a devastating malaria outbreak, with cases 43 times
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25 September 15

Shocking Rates of HIV in Ugandan Refugee Camps

Rates of HIV infections and sexual health awareness are at crisis level in Ugandan refugee camps, according to an NGO worker. The East African nation fights an ongoing battle against sexual diseases and infections – with 1.4 million people estimated to have
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22 September 15

Uganda’s HIV Beauty Pageant Stands Against Stigmatisation

Uganda held an HIV beauty pageant last week, designed to tackle stigmatisation against people living with the virus. As the nation’s long fight against AIDS and HIV continues, discrimination against sufferers is a major concern, where 7.2 percent of the Ugandan
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21 September 15

‘240,000 Face Starvation’ in Drought-Stricken Somalia

Non-government organisations have warned that more than 240,000 people in Somalia face starvation amidst prolonged droughts.

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21 September 15

UN Teams Up with Kenya to End AIDS Epidemic by 2030

The United Nations has begun working with the Government of Kenya in an effort to end the country’s AIDS epidemic by 2030. UNAIDS announced the move in a press release this week that proposes “fast-track progress” towards ending Kenya’s battle with
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21 September 15

Oil Tanker Explosion Kills Over 100 in South Sudan

More than a 100 people have been reportedly killed and 50 more injured after an oil tanker explosion in South Sudan on Wednesday. More than 170 have been killed according to some sources and regional officials told one news source
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21 September 15

Rwanda Calls on Drones to Make Emergency Deliveries

Rwanda is calling on the help of drones to make emergency deliveries to remote parts of the country. The project is slated to start as early as next year with Foster + Partners contracted to build three “Droneports” by 2020.
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16 September 15

Ethiopia Set to Meet Millennium Development Goals

Ethiopia is being cited as a “development leader” on the African continent as it looks set to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set out by the UN. Ten years ago Ethiopia was famous for poverty, famine and infant deaths but the
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