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
A Somali television journalist was killed by a car bomb in front of his children, relatives said, the fifth murder of a journalist in the war-torn country this year.
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.
Corruption is at the root of what ends in angry commuter protests.
African students have often been victims of racially motivated attacks in India, and the recent brutal attacks of several Nigerian students has caused an uproar across the continent. The attacks on Nigerian nationals have also strained diplomatic relations between India and Nigeria.
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.
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.
From 1964 to 1991, Zambia knew only one president: Kenneth Kaunda. Since then, the country has had five democratically elected presidents. The presidential election of 11 August 2016 was anything but free and fair, however. A few weeks after the polls, Charles Mafa reflects on the state of Zambia’s democracy.
Opposition protests turned violent on Wednesday in central Harare as Zimbabwean police fired teargas and used water cannons and baton sticks to disperse demonstrators protesting against police brutality and the economic crisis facing the country.