Sexual Violence Fuels Vicious Recruitment Cycle in Congolese Militia

[IPS] United Nations -In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the active recruitment of young girls by armed militias has produced disastrous effects–facing social stigma when they’re freed, many girls find their way back to these violent groups an…

[IPS] United Nations -In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the active recruitment of young girls by armed militias has produced disastrous effects--facing social stigma when they're freed, many girls find their way back to these violent groups and rejoin them.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Ubah Leaves DSS Custody After Six Weeks

[Guardian] Abuja -The Department of State Services (DSS) has released the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited Ifeanyi, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, after almost six weeks in detention over allegation of economic sabotage.

[Guardian] Abuja -The Department of State Services (DSS) has released the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited Ifeanyi, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, after almost six weeks in detention over allegation of economic sabotage.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

KCCA Drown At Rivers United

[Observer] KCCA FC’s dream to reach to their first-ever Caf Confederation Cup quarterfinal suffered a major setback after losing 1-2 to Rivers United in Nigeria last evening, reports JOHN VIANNEY NSIMBE.

[Observer] KCCA FC's dream to reach to their first-ever Caf Confederation Cup quarterfinal suffered a major setback after losing 1-2 to Rivers United in Nigeria last evening, reports JOHN VIANNEY NSIMBE.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Amaechi Tackles Wike Over Threats to Wife

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has vowed to expose Governor Nyesom Wike’s wife if the governor did not stop making public statement about his (Amaechi’s) wife.

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has vowed to expose Governor Nyesom Wike's wife if the governor did not stop making public statement about his (Amaechi's) wife.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rape, Domestic Abuse Among Traumas Refugees Carry to Camps

[VOA] The nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda face shortages of food, water and medical care, but they have also brought with them the trauma of the war they fled. Aid agencies are struggling to meet the need for counseling for survivors…

[VOA] The nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda face shortages of food, water and medical care, but they have also brought with them the trauma of the war they fled. Aid agencies are struggling to meet the need for counseling for survivors of gender-based violence.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Magufuli Unveils Ambitious Stieglers Gorge Hydroelectric Project Plan

[Daily News] On his first leg of a three-day working tour of the Coast Region, President John Magufuli has outlined the ambitious projects, among them, plans to build a grand Stieglers Gorge hydroelectric project on southeastern Tanzania’s Rufiji River.

[Daily News] On his first leg of a three-day working tour of the Coast Region, President John Magufuli has outlined the ambitious projects, among them, plans to build a grand Stieglers Gorge hydroelectric project on southeastern Tanzania's Rufiji River.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Famine Averted, For Now – UN

[VOA] A senior United Nations official says famine has been averted in Somalia for now. He warns food shortages still loom and could result in a catastrophic situation if international support wanes.

[VOA] A senior United Nations official says famine has been averted in Somalia for now. He warns food shortages still loom and could result in a catastrophic situation if international support wanes.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Hotline, ‘Gender Champions’, Tackle Violence Against Girls in Drought-Hit Kenya

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Wajir -“He told me to make the bed, he gripped my throat so I couldn’t scream, and then he hurt me,” but when the 15-year-old told elders, they suggested marrying her rapist – her uncle

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Wajir -"He told me to make the bed, he gripped my throat so I couldn't scream, and then he hurt me," but when the 15-year-old told elders, they suggested marrying her rapist - her uncle

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya