Terrorist Attacks ‘Major’ Hurdle to Peace in Mali, UN Mission Chief Tells Security Council

[UN News] Despite progress towards peace in Mali, terrorist attacks remain a major obstacle, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation there told the Security Council today.

[UN News] Despite progress towards peace in Mali, terrorist attacks remain a major obstacle, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation there told the Security Council today.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

UN Peacekeeping Chief Expresses Solidarity With People of Troubled Kasai Region

[UN News] As part of his five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top United Nations peacekeeping official visited the vast country’s troubled Kasai region and expressed “deep concern” about the ongoing violence there.

[UN News] As part of his five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top United Nations peacekeeping official visited the vast country's troubled Kasai region and expressed "deep concern" about the ongoing violence there.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Efforts Under Way to Rescue African Migrants Held for Ransom in Libya

[VOA] The International Organization for Migration reports efforts are ongoing to rescue around 200 migrants, from Somalia and Ethiopia, who have been kidnapped in Libya and are being held for ransom.

[VOA] The International Organization for Migration reports efforts are ongoing to rescue around 200 migrants, from Somalia and Ethiopia, who have been kidnapped in Libya and are being held for ransom.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

‘No Limit’ to Cruelty of Traffickers, Says UN Agency, As Video Surfaces of Abused Migrants in Libya

[UN News] Two United Nations agencies have voiced ‘deep concern’ for the safety of hundreds of migrants and refugees – including many children – held captive by smugglers or criminal gangs at an unknown location in Libya after videos showing their abus…

[UN News] Two United Nations agencies have voiced 'deep concern' for the safety of hundreds of migrants and refugees - including many children - held captive by smugglers or criminal gangs at an unknown location in Libya after videos showing their abuse was posted on Facebook.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Grammy Award-Winner, Lekan Babalola Dedicates New Song to the Yoruba ‘God of Iron’

[Vanguard] Nigerian percussionist, Lekan Babalola will sate the appetite of his teeming African fans with the release of a new single entitled, Mr. Lakaye. The release of the song will coincide with the launch of his multi-city tour tagged ‘Ebo Tour’ w…

[Vanguard] Nigerian percussionist, Lekan Babalola will sate the appetite of his teeming African fans with the release of a new single entitled, Mr. Lakaye. The release of the song will coincide with the launch of his multi-city tour tagged 'Ebo Tour' which kicked off yesterday, at the Somerset Festival, England.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kagame Urges Continued Citizen-Police Partnership

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has called for continued cooperation between citizens and the Rwanda National Police (RNP) given that peace and security have been the foundation of the progress and wellbeing achieved by Rwandans over the last few years.

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has called for continued cooperation between citizens and the Rwanda National Police (RNP) given that peace and security have been the foundation of the progress and wellbeing achieved by Rwandans over the last few years.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Day of African Child – Unicef to Put 1 Million Girls in School

[Guardian] No fewer than 1 million girls from Bauchi, Niger, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states would be enrolled in school through the first phase of the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Girls for Girls (G4G) initiative.

[Guardian] No fewer than 1 million girls from Bauchi, Niger, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states would be enrolled in school through the first phase of the United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Girls for Girls (G4G) initiative.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mugabe Says Still ‘Upset ‘With the Chinese Over Diamond Losses

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe said plans to deliver prosperity to people in Manicaland through their diamond wealth were frustrated by ousted mining Chinese firms with whom he said he was still “upset” because they “duped him”.

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe said plans to deliver prosperity to people in Manicaland through their diamond wealth were frustrated by ousted mining Chinese firms with whom he said he was still "upset" because they "duped him".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Zesa Shells Us$1,3m On Cars

[Zimbabwe Independent] THE Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) Holdings has purchased 19 top-of-the-range vehicles for its directors and top managers valued at US$1,3 million at a time the struggling parastatal is retrenching 1 700 workers, fa…

[Zimbabwe Independent] THE Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) Holdings has purchased 19 top-of-the-range vehicles for its directors and top managers valued at US$1,3 million at a time the struggling parastatal is retrenching 1 700 workers, failing to pay for power imports and service internal debts.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

At Least 2 000 Students ‘Go Without Water for 2 Months’

[News24Wire] Up to 2 000 students are without water at a leading polytechnic in southern Zimbabwe after the state water authority cut off supplies to the town of Gwanda, it was reported on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Up to 2 000 students are without water at a leading polytechnic in southern Zimbabwe after the state water authority cut off supplies to the town of Gwanda, it was reported on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe