Lake Chad Basin – World’s Most Neglected Crisis Rages On

[Al Jazeera] On Friday, February 24, the countries of the Lake Chad region – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, donor governments such as Norway and Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, and international organisations are gathering for th…

[Al Jazeera] On Friday, February 24, the countries of the Lake Chad region - Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, donor governments such as Norway and Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, and international organisations are gathering for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

South Africa Academy Team Named for Namibia Sevens

[Namibian] THREE South Africa Schools representatives from 2016 have been named in the SA Rugby Sevens Academy under-18 team that will compete in the Capricorn Group Windhoek Gymnasium Rugby Sevens Festival this weekend.

[Namibian] THREE South Africa Schools representatives from 2016 have been named in the SA Rugby Sevens Academy under-18 team that will compete in the Capricorn Group Windhoek Gymnasium Rugby Sevens Festival this weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Amina Mohammed Sworn-in, Lists Priority At UN

[Premium Times] Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, says her responsibility at the UN will be to focus primarily on helping the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to reposition sustainable development as the heart of the organisation.

[Premium Times] Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, says her responsibility at the UN will be to focus primarily on helping the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to reposition sustainable development as the heart of the organisation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Germany Backs $1.5 Billion Aid Call for Lake Chad Region

[Deutsche Welle] A new funding appeal for the Lake Chad region is to be launched at an international donors’ conference in Oslo on Friday. Two million people have been displaced and many more are trapped in a humanitarian crisis.

[Deutsche Welle] A new funding appeal for the Lake Chad region is to be launched at an international donors' conference in Oslo on Friday. Two million people have been displaced and many more are trapped in a humanitarian crisis.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Beyond Xenophobia

[This Day] Amid depressing reports from South Africa of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other immigrants, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced yesterday “no winner” for the 2016 prize for exceptional leadership in Africa. The announcement that no Af…

[This Day] Amid depressing reports from South Africa of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other immigrants, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced yesterday "no winner" for the 2016 prize for exceptional leadership in Africa. The announcement that no African leader, who left office in a democratic transition in the last three years, was adjudged fit for the 11-year old prize is in itself another unfortunate tale coming out of the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Decline in Mother Mortality Rate During Delivery

[Shabait] Asmara -The mortality rate of mothers during delivery and death rate of children under 5 years of age is on the decline. The comment was made by Dr. Birhana Haile, head of Family and Community health at the Ministry of Health.

[Shabait] Asmara -The mortality rate of mothers during delivery and death rate of children under 5 years of age is on the decline. The comment was made by Dr. Birhana Haile, head of Family and Community health at the Ministry of Health.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

South Africa’s Airports Company Faces a Hard Landing. Why This Is Bad News for the Country

[The Conversation Africa] The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) – until recently held as a model for other South African state-owned enterprises to emulate – now faces a drastic reversal of fortune stemming from a regulatory decision to reduce airpo…

[The Conversation Africa] The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) - until recently held as a model for other South African state-owned enterprises to emulate - now faces a drastic reversal of fortune stemming from a regulatory decision to reduce airport charges by 35.5% in the coming year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Social Security Agency Withdraws Concourt Application

[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has withdrawn its request to the Constitutional Court for advice over what to do about its contract with Cash Paymaster Services, a spokesperson for the court said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has withdrawn its request to the Constitutional Court for advice over what to do about its contract with Cash Paymaster Services, a spokesperson for the court said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa