Drought Forces Children Out of School

[Al Jazeera] A third of children in Somalia’s drought-affected areas are at risk of dropping out of school, the UN says, as a shortage of food and water has left more than 6.2 million people needing urgent help.

[Al Jazeera] A third of children in Somalia's drought-affected areas are at risk of dropping out of school, the UN says, as a shortage of food and water has left more than 6.2 million people needing urgent help.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Ghana At 60 – Remembering Kwame Nkrumah

[Deutsche Welle] As Ghana gears to celebrate its 60th independence anniversary, the memory of its founding father Kwame Nkrumah is back in the public limelight. But his legacy in Ghana and across Africa leaves much to be desired.

[Deutsche Welle] As Ghana gears to celebrate its 60th independence anniversary, the memory of its founding father Kwame Nkrumah is back in the public limelight. But his legacy in Ghana and across Africa leaves much to be desired.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Hassan Ali Khaire – Hunger, Disease Kill 110 in Two Days

[Al Jazeera] Somalia’s prime minister has announced the deaths of at least 110 people due to hunger and diarrhoea in the country over the past 48 hours amid a drought in the Bay region.

[Al Jazeera] Somalia's prime minister has announced the deaths of at least 110 people due to hunger and diarrhoea in the country over the past 48 hours amid a drought in the Bay region.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

VJ Discuss Renewed Friendship Between Zambia and Israel

Veteran politician and diplomat Vernon Mwaanga says it will be a tall order for Zambia to try and help Israel regain its lost African Union observer status. Dr. Mwaanga says Zambia’s success in helping Israel regain its lost position in … Continued

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Veteran politician and diplomat Vernon Mwaanga says it will be a tall order for Zambia to try and help Israel regain its lost African Union observer status. Dr. Mwaanga says Zambia’s success in helping Israel regain its lost position in the AU will depend on the progress made in achieving peace in the Middle East. He says this is in view of the position held by the African Union endorsing the United Nations (UN) resolution of a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dr. Mwaanga who served as Foreign Affairs Minister in the second republic notes that the principle of a two state solution has to be adhered to at all cost. He states that whatever agreement Zambia will reach with Israel during the president’s visit should therefore be within the framework of the AU backed UN two state solution on the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. Dr. Mwaanga who also served as Zambia’s ambassador to the UN during the first republic, says Zambia should in this case continue working within the framework of the AU as it engages with Israel. The post VJ Discuss Renewed Friendship Between Zambia and Israel appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Cease Fire, Hayatou Tells Kamanga, Kalu

CAF president Issa Hayatou brought FAZ boss Andrew Kamanga and his predecessor Kalusha Bwalya to a round table to iron out their differences. Hayatou told a media briefing at Heroes Stadium that CAF had advised former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya … Continued

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CAF president Issa Hayatou brought FAZ boss Andrew Kamanga and his predecessor Kalusha Bwalya to a round table to iron out their differences. Hayatou told a media briefing at Heroes Stadium that CAF had advised former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya to respect the fact that Andrew Kamanga is the head of Zambian football. He said that the two had made peace before him and hoped that the shadow boxing between the two towering figures in the game had come to a close. “During our meeting we requested the former president (Bwalya) to respect the current and we also asked the current to seek advice for the good of the game,†Hayatou said. “The two I am sure are in good relations now there is nothing wrong. We are very satisfied with the outcome of that meeting.†He added: “We know that in the current executive there are some members who are very close to Kalusha Bwalya so we requested that if there is a problem he should meet the current president (Kamanga) so that they work together.†Hayatou heaped praise on Zambia for a well organized Total U-20 Africa Cup tournament. “I am also glad to say the political side of Zambia, particularly the Republican President, the government and also the authorities in general that they were interested in organizing the tournament and they have done perfectly.†Matters came to a head last week after Bwalya was identified as the architect of the motion of impeachment moved by Northern Province Amateur Football Association Mike Chimponda whose motion curiously sprung from the blue. Kamanga wrote a protest letter to CAF after having initially alerted the continental body of the underground manoeuvres to undermine his leadership. The FAZ chief has had forces that have never accepted his triumph over Bwalya and continue to fight him. (SOURCE: Bolazambia) The post Cease Fire, Hayatou Tells Kamanga, Kalu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Starvation Kills Over 100 As Famine Looms

[Deutsche Welle] The UN has said 5 million people are at risk, and thousands have already begun streaming into the capital in search of food. Aid efforts are being hampered by a lack of international response and conflict on the ground.

[Deutsche Welle] The UN has said 5 million people are at risk, and thousands have already begun streaming into the capital in search of food. Aid efforts are being hampered by a lack of international response and conflict on the ground.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Turkish Govt Presses for Closure of Schools

[Deutsche Welle] The Turkish government has been actively cracking down on African schools run by the controversial Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. Now, Gulen schools in Ethiopia have changed hands. Due to pressure from Ankara?

[Deutsche Welle] The Turkish government has been actively cracking down on African schools run by the controversial Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. Now, Gulen schools in Ethiopia have changed hands. Due to pressure from Ankara?

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Benghazi Defence Brigades Claims Seizing Cities

[Al Jazeera] The Benghazi Defence Brigades says it has captured five cities and two major oil-producing areas in the east of Libya after opposing forces carried out air raids around major oil ports overnight, seeking to regain control of the area.

[Al Jazeera] The Benghazi Defence Brigades says it has captured five cities and two major oil-producing areas in the east of Libya after opposing forces carried out air raids around major oil ports overnight, seeking to regain control of the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Soldiers Arrested for ‘Mass’ Rape

[Deutsche Welle] A senior South Sudanese military official says three soldiers suspected of mass rape have been arrested. Both rebels and government troops have been accused of committing war crimes.

[Deutsche Welle] A senior South Sudanese military official says three soldiers suspected of mass rape have been arrested. Both rebels and government troops have been accused of committing war crimes.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan