Qatar Charity Steps up Relief Efforts in the Country

[Shabelle] Due to the worsening of famine in Somalia, which caused the death of 100 people within 48 hours, and the unprecedented drought, which threatens the life of 5 million Somalis, Qatar Charity has decided to increase its efforts to help Somali p…

[Shabelle] Due to the worsening of famine in Somalia, which caused the death of 100 people within 48 hours, and the unprecedented drought, which threatens the life of 5 million Somalis, Qatar Charity has decided to increase its efforts to help Somali people by implementing a number of new urgent projects, which was actually initiated by a project aimed at providing about 19,000 affected people with food and medical supplies.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Lagos PDP Asks Fashola to Clarify State’s Debt Burden During His Administration

[Guardian] The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given the former governor of the state, Mr. Babatunde Fashola seven days ultimatum to confirm or debunk the allegation that his administration left huge debt burden 2015 when …

[Guardian] The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given the former governor of the state, Mr. Babatunde Fashola seven days ultimatum to confirm or debunk the allegation that his administration left huge debt burden 2015 when he left office in 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Child Deaths Grip Famished Somalia

[CAJ News] Mogadishu -THOUSANDS of children have been diagnosed withc holera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Somalia since the beginning of the year, raising fears figures will outstrip the 130 000 children killed in the famine in 2011. More than 18…

[CAJ News] Mogadishu -THOUSANDS of children have been diagnosed withc holera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Somalia since the beginning of the year, raising fears figures will outstrip the 130 000 children killed in the famine in 2011. More than 18 400 cases of cholera/AWD have been reported a few months into 2017, far surpassing the 15 600 cases reported the whole of 2016. "These numbers are a wake-up call," said Leila Pakkala, United Nations Children's Fund director for Eastern and Southern Africa. "Children are dying fro

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Resource Wars, Economic Slide Worsen Nigeria Misery

[CAJ News] Abuja -ESCALATING resource-based conflicts and a receding economy are exacerbating the woes of Nigeria, the continent’s most populous nation battling a deadly campaign waged by the Boko Haram terror group. The Islamic militant sect has kille…

[CAJ News] Abuja -ESCALATING resource-based conflicts and a receding economy are exacerbating the woes of Nigeria, the continent's most populous nation battling a deadly campaign waged by the Boko Haram terror group. The Islamic militant sect has killed over 20 000 and displaced some 2 million Nigerians in the northeast but the military has made some significant strides against the militants. However, as the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) has pointed out, resource based farmer/pastoralist conflict in central

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senators Encourage Education, Agriculture

[Cameroon Tribune] Bokito (Mbam et Inoubou) – The Senators of the Centre Region made history in Bokito, Mbam and Inoubou Division on March 2, 2017 when they donated academic excellence prizes and certificates to students of all the Subdivisions of the …

[Cameroon Tribune] Bokito (Mbam et Inoubou) - The Senators of the Centre Region made history in Bokito, Mbam and Inoubou Division on March 2, 2017 when they donated academic excellence prizes and certificates to students of all the Subdivisions of the Division, benches for some schools and farm inputs such as wheelbarrows, sprayers, cutlasses, piglets and animal feed to ten young farmers. The prizes were awarded to students who performed well in the 2016 session of the Baccaleaureat Examination and also those who excelled in

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

ANC Integrity Commission Wants Zuma to Resign

[Daily Maverick] A letter signed by ANC Integrity Commission Chair Andrew Mlangeni will be delivered to ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe on Monday calling for an urgent meeting with the party’s top officials. Mlangeni said the Integrity Commission …

[Daily Maverick] A letter signed by ANC Integrity Commission Chair Andrew Mlangeni will be delivered to ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe on Monday calling for an urgent meeting with the party's top officials. Mlangeni said the Integrity Commission is "deeply perturbed" by President Zuma's decision to reshuffle cabinet without consultation. Also, public statements from the SG and Treasurer General, Zweli Mkhize, distancing themselves from Zuma's conduct was unprecedented in the history of the movement. The IC intends to

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa