15 December 17

Bodies of Tanzanian peacekeepers to return home this week

The bodies of 14 Tanzanian peacekeeper troops killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be repatriated this week.

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.

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).

09 December 17

WHO: Uganda ends Marburg virus outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Uganda has successfully contained an outbreak of Marburg virus, weeks after it was first detected.

06 December 17

Ethiopia is spying on people around the world who criticise its government

Authorities in Ethiopia are attempting to spy on people who criticise the country’s government by targeting them with malware attacks, according to a new report by Citizen Lab.

05 December 17

Ethiopia: German tourist shot dead by gunmen

A German tourist has been shot dead by a group of gunmen in Ethiopia, during a visit to Erta Ale volcano in the north-east of the country.

02 December 17

Burundi government killing its own to keep them silent

Burundi’s government is killing its own allies in order to keep them silent, according to reports from refugees and local rights groups.

01 December 17

South Sudan: 45 people killed in ethnic attack

At least 45 people were killed in South Sudan on Wednesday during an ethnic attack in the central Duk County.

30 November 17

Think-tank: War, hunger and extremism to worsen across Africa in 2018

Humanitarian crises including war, hunger and extremism will increase across Africa in 2018, according to a report released by Geneva-based think-tank ACAPS on Thursday.

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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