Can Congo’s New Child-Free Army Bring Lasting Change?

[IRIN] Geneva -The Democratic Republic of Congo’s military has been removed from the UN’s ‘list of shame’ of armed groups that recruit and use child soldiers – only the second ever delisting after Chad in 2014.

[IRIN] Geneva -The Democratic Republic of Congo's military has been removed from the UN's 'list of shame' of armed groups that recruit and use child soldiers - only the second ever delisting after Chad in 2014.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Foundation Offers Free Revision Classes for Matriculants

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH African Matric learners have received a major boost after a non-profit organization arranged free Physics and Chemistry revision classes ahead of the final examinations. The Geness Foundation is planning the classes for p…

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH African Matric learners have received a major boost after a non-profit organization arranged free Physics and Chemistry revision classes ahead of the final examinations. The Geness Foundation is planning the classes for public school learners on Saturday and Sunday respectively at the Wits Education School in Johannesburg. The Foundation has secured top seasoned matric teachers to deliver the tuition and material at no cost to the learners, in order to give them an edge in their final matric examinat

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Thousands of Starving Minors At Risk in Mali Conflict

[CAJ News] Bamako -SOME 165 000 children’s lives and futures are in danger as the continuing violence, instability and displacement worsens the nutrition crisis in Mali. Research by children’s rights groups and humanitarian agencies indicate the rate o…

[CAJ News] Bamako -SOME 165 000 children's lives and futures are in danger as the continuing violence, instability and displacement worsens the nutrition crisis in Mali. Research by children's rights groups and humanitarian agencies indicate the rate of acute malnutrition among children aged under five has reached critical levels in the conflict-affected areas of Timbuktu and Gao, while the national rate remains extremely high. The survey shows acute malnutrition of children in Timbuktu has risen to 15,7 percent and in Gao t

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Civilians, Peacekeepers Killed in Rising DRC Militancy

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE United Nations mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has reinforced after armed groups killed some 20 civilians, two Tanzanian peace keepers and threatened to overrun a military base. The Allied Democratic Forces (A…

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE United Nations mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has reinforced after armed groups killed some 20 civilians, two Tanzanian peace keepers and threatened to overrun a military base. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) carried out the deadly attack in the MONUSCO position in Mamundioma in the eastern North Kivu Province. Some 18 peacekeepers have been evacuated to the provincial capital Goma for medical assistance. The UN mission said it had repelled the militants and immediately deployed r

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Global Green Growth Week 2017 – Unlocking Africa’s Green Growth Potential

[IPS] The Global Green Growth Institute in partnership with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will hold Global Green Growth Week 2017 on October 17-20, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

[IPS] The Global Green Growth Institute in partnership with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will hold Global Green Growth Week 2017 on October 17-20, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Minister Concedes Bloodsuckers Myth Disrupts Social Services in Mulanje

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa emphasized the need for peace and stability in Mulanje saying the current situation was affecting delivery of vital social services.

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa emphasized the need for peace and stability in Mulanje saying the current situation was affecting delivery of vital social services.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Cape Town ANC to Lay Criminal Charges Against Mayor

[News24Wire] The Western Cape ANC’s Dullah Omar region announced on Tuesday that it would lodge a criminal complaint against Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille over security upgrades carried out at her home.

[News24Wire] The Western Cape ANC's Dullah Omar region announced on Tuesday that it would lodge a criminal complaint against Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille over security upgrades carried out at her home.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Morocco Tests Africa’s First High-Speed Rail Line

[RFI] Morocco is to stage 320-kilometre-per-hour tests on the African continent’s first high-speed railway, due to come into operation duing the summer of 2018, the national railway network ONCF announced on Monday.

[RFI] Morocco is to stage 320-kilometre-per-hour tests on the African continent's first high-speed railway, due to come into operation duing the summer of 2018, the national railway network ONCF announced on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco