How Weak Internal Capacity Is Blunting UN’s Housing Agency

[Nation] When I joined the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (or UN-Habitat, which was then called the UN Centre for Human Settlements) in 1994, the organisation was considered one of the UN’s Cinderella agencies, one with little clout, but wh…

[Nation] When I joined the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (or UN-Habitat, which was then called the UN Centre for Human Settlements) in 1994, the organisation was considered one of the UN's Cinderella agencies, one with little clout, but which had the potential to play an important role in international development.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Sudan Files Capital Charges Against Dr Mudawi, Idris

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Thursday, the State Security Prosecution in Khartoum filed criminal charges against two human rights defenders detained since December last year. Some of the charges are punishable by death.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Thursday, the State Security Prosecution in Khartoum filed criminal charges against two human rights defenders detained since December last year. Some of the charges are punishable by death.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

‘Don’t Panic,’ TV Viewers Warned During Ebola Outbreak

[Deutsche Welle] Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been urged not to panic amid the first Ebola outbreak since the West Africa crisis. The country is being hit by its eighth Ebola outbreak.

[Deutsche Welle] Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been urged not to panic amid the first Ebola outbreak since the West Africa crisis. The country is being hit by its eighth Ebola outbreak.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Metropolitan Transport Body a Solution to City’s Perennial Woes

[Nation] The Cabinet’s recent approval of the formation of a metropolitan authority to control transport operations in Nairobi and its environs, the Nairobi Area Metropolitan Transport Authority, is laudable.

[Nation] The Cabinet's recent approval of the formation of a metropolitan authority to control transport operations in Nairobi and its environs, the Nairobi Area Metropolitan Transport Authority, is laudable.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Fuel Crisis Returns to South Kordofan Capital

[Radio Dabanga] Kadugli / En Nahud -Following a brief two-week reprieve, the population of Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan, again face a shortage of fuel. Long-lasting power cuts continue in En Nahud in West Kordofan.

[Radio Dabanga] Kadugli / En Nahud -Following a brief two-week reprieve, the population of Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan, again face a shortage of fuel. Long-lasting power cuts continue in En Nahud in West Kordofan.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Ugandan Troops Harm Women

[HRW] Nairobi -Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugan…

[HRW] Nairobi -Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugandan military has been deployed in the country since 2009 as a part of the African Union's Regional Task Force to eliminate the Uganda rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), but recently announced it is withdrawing its troops.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Fresh Torture Accusations Leveled Against Police

[HRW] Last week, Uganda’s police were – again – accused of torturing suspects to illicit confessions. First, defendants charged in the murder of police commander Andrew Kaweesi had visible injuries during their court appearance. They complained in cour…

[HRW] Last week, Uganda's police were - again - accused of torturing suspects to illicit confessions. First, defendants charged in the murder of police commander Andrew Kaweesi had visible injuries during their court appearance. They complained in court of being beaten in Nalufenya police station in Jinja, Eastern Uganda. Then, photos leaked of the hospitalized mayor of Kamwenge, who had horrific injuries including gaping wounds on his knees and ankles, which he said resulted from beatings by police who were inv

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda