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myPlan: Are certain apps feasible in the African context?
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Lifestyle myPlan: Are certain apps feasible in the African context?

myPlan, an app that provides a personalised safety plan, connecting women in abusive relationships to local helplines, shelters and counsellors without being “judged or stigmatised”, will be available in some African countries next year. Whether the app will address the issues on the ground or simply replicate a Western model will determine its success

Central African Republic: Will Africa act on threat of genocide?
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Politics and Society Central African Republic: Will Africa act on threat of genocide?

Is Africa and the world going to witness another genocide take place? The United Nations (U.N) humanitarian chief, Stephen O’Brien has said there are fears that the conflict in the Central African Republic (C.A.R) could soon deteriorate to a genocide. Fighting in the C.A.R. has gone on for four years between the government, rebels and militias. The fighting also involve Christian and Muslim militia groups.

Six aid workers ambushed and killed in South Sudan
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Politics and Society Six aid workers ambushed and killed in South Sudan

Six aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan last week. The aid workers were travelling from the country’s capital, Juba to Pibor. The victims included three South Sudanese and three Kenyans. The U.N says, close to 80 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013. The continued killing of aid workers severely affects the provision of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in a country facing famine, and political instability. The attack has continued to draw strong criticism across the world.

7 Civil Wars in Africa We Must Never Forget
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Politics and Society 7 Civil Wars in Africa We Must Never Forget

Several conflicts have rocked various African countries over the years, leading to the death, injury and displacement of millions. There are current cases of political instability across the continent, with violence and unrest raging on in South Sudan, Burundi, and Somalia amongst other insecure countries. Against the backdrop of the unrest in these countries, we revisit seven civil wars in Africa, which we must never forget.