WFP reduces food rations to Uganda refugees

WFP reduces food rations to Uganda refugees

Almost 150,000 refugees living in Uganda are receiving reduced rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a result of insufficient funding. According to a WFP ...

Egypt army kills three militants in north Sinai

Egypt army kills three militants in north Sinai

Egypt's armed forces have killed three so-called militants during raids in North Sinai's al-Arish city between Wednesday and Monday, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. Armed Forces ...

Gambia: Coup suspects’ relatives still detained

Gambia: Coup suspects’ relatives still detained

Relatives of Lt Col Lamin Sanneh, and Baboucar ‘Bai' Lowe, the chief suspects in last month's abortive coup in The Gambia are still under government custody without any court ...

Liberia: UN urges Ebola surveillance along border

Liberia: UN urges Ebola surveillance along border

Representatives of the governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire are meeting in Freetown to agree on methods to control and prevent disease outbreaks along ...

B/Faso: 850-strong battalion to be deployed in Mali

B/Faso: 850-strong battalion to be deployed in Mali

An 850-strong Burkinabe battalion, called “Badeyan 3” including 14 women and three civilians, is being readied for deployment in Mali, with a view to keeping the peace in that ...

Malawian leader to attend AU summit in Ethiopia

Malawian leader to attend AU summit in Ethiopia

Malawi President Peter Mutharika will be among several African heads of state to attend the 24th Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) scheduled for January 30 and 31 in Addis ...

IFRC launches an emergency appeal for victims of Malawi floods

IFRC launches an emergency appeal for victims of Malawi floods

With more rain expected in flood-stricken Malawi and camps for displaced people being overwhelmed, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) ...

WFP reduces food rations to Uganda refugees

Almost 150,000 refugees living in Uganda are receiving reduced rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a result of insufficient funding. According to a WFP statement the ration cut of 50 percent, which began on Tuesday came as WFP struggles to raise an additional $30 million for its operations in Uganda for the next six months. Those affected are people who arrived in Uganda before July ...

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Egypt army kills three militants in north Sinai

Egypt's armed forces have killed three so-called militants during raids in North Sinai's al-Arish city between Wednesday and Monday, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. Armed Forces Spokesman Mohamed Samir put out a statement confirming the arrest of 57 individuals suspects of plotting to undermine security. The army also arrested 11 armed suspects allegedly attempting to target a military unit in Cairo Samir ...

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Gambia: Coup suspects’ relatives still detained

Relatives of Lt Col Lamin Sanneh, and Baboucar ‘Bai' Lowe, the chief suspects in last month's abortive coup in The Gambia are still under government custody without any court order.The pair are alleged to be among the insurgents who attacked the State House in Banjul on 30th December, 2014 to overthrow President Yahya Jammeh by force of arms while he was abroad. Lt Col Sanneh, former Commanding Officer of ...

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Liberia: UN urges Ebola surveillance along border

Representatives of the governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire are meeting in Freetown to agree on methods to control and prevent disease outbreaks along their common border areas.The meeting which opened on Monday, is continuing into Tuesday under the umbrella of the Mano River Union, a sub-regional political grouping comprising the four countries, The United Nations supports the ...

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B/Faso: 850-strong battalion to be deployed in Mali

An 850-strong Burkinabe battalion, called “Badeyan 3” including 14 women and three civilians, is being readied for deployment in Mali, with a view to keeping the peace in that country, military sources told APA.The sources said that Burkina Faso's military hierarchy met members of the Badenya 3 battalion which was formed last Sunday at Baangre Kamboinse Camp in Ouagadougou for the UN's mission in Mali. “On ...

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Malawian leader to attend AU summit in Ethiopia

Malawi President Peter Mutharika will be among several African heads of state to attend the 24th Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) scheduled for January 30 and 31 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. According to the State House Press Officer, Chikondi Juma, President Mutharika will depart Lilongwe on Wednesday for Ethiopia where he will also be engaged in several activities including giving updates of the ...

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IFRC launches an emergency appeal for victims of Malawi floods

With more rain expected in flood-stricken Malawi and camps for displaced people being overwhelmed, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal for 2.6 million Swiss francs to help the 42,000 most desperate people. According to IFRC's acting regional representative in southern Africa, Michael Charles, even though heavy rain has ceased for ...

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Egyptian police evacuate building in Cairo after bomb threat

Security forces evacuated a building at the Heliopolis Court in Cairo on Tuesday after finding two explosive devices in its vicinity, security sources said. According the sources, the security forces found two suspicious plastic bags at an entrance to the court. Meanwhile, earlier on Tuesday, a car carrying an explosive device exploded in the vicinity of a police station in the coastal city of Alexandria, ...

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WFP forced to cut rations to some 150,000 refugees in Uganda

Almost 150,000 refugees living in Uganda will, from Tuesday, reduced rations as a result of insufficient funding, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.The ration cut of 50 percent, which began Tuesday, came as WFP struggles to raise an additional $30 million for its operations in Uganda for the next six months. Those affected are people who arrived in Uganda before July 2013 – ...

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Ghanaians soccer fans optimistic of Black Stars victory over Bafana Bafana

Some die-hard soccer fans in Ghana have expressed optimism of victory for the Black Stars ahead of their crucial last Group C match against their South African counterparts on Tuesday evening.The fans who are gearing up for the game have commenced wearing of Stars T-shirts which have been absent since the beginning of the tournament. Some public sector workers have begun the usual arguments with most ...

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