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Rohingya Return Deal: Reality or PR Stunt? - Daily Brief

Plus: Zimbabwe's new president sworn in; Refugees removed from Manus center; People starving under siege in Syria and Yemen; UN experts threatened in Burundi; Torture in Rwanda; Kyrgyzstan has a new president; and the French foreign minister is in China. Get the Daily Brief by email, on Snapchat (fo

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2017-11-24 11:55:56

Burundi: One million children at risk of contracting malaria by Christmas

BUJUMBURA - More than six million cases of Malaria have been recorded in Burundi this year, and up to a million more children are at risk of getting the disease before Christmas, World Vision warns today. Burundi, which has a population of just 11.5 million, is entering its third month of seasonal r

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Remembering a historic day: The first woman is elected to lead an African country

On this day in 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected president of Liberia and became the first female head of state in Africa. Not only did Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have some of the best credentials as president, she also had great contacts thanks to her connections worldwide. Sirleaf had served as


Slavery in Africa: Rwanda Offers to Take 30,000 Refugees After Human Auctions in Libya Spark Anger

The sale of African migrants at auctions in Libya has sparked outrage across the continent. A CNN report published earlier in November obtained footage of an auction, at which migrants stranded in the North African country were sold for as little as $400. For thousands of migrants from across sub-Sa

YAHOO! - 2017-11-23 18:49:02

Kisumu affected as Cecafa moves Group matches

Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Group 'A' matches have been moved from Kisumu to Machakos. Football Kenya Federation arrived at the decision after teams raised fears about the security situation in Kisumu ahead of next week's swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta. As such, FKF tentatively settled on K

SPORTING NEWS - 2017-11-23 15:05:49

Gor Mahia duo 'ineligible' for Cecafa tournament

Trump rips LaVar Ball again, calls him 'ungrateful fool' Gor Mahia duo Jacques Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere may not take part in 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge with Rwanda team. This is after former Harambee Stars coach Anthony Hey,who is currently in charge of the Amavubi, revealed that he will not us


Burundi name ex-Sofapaka ace for Cecafa tournament

Burundi has named a strong squad for the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge set to kick off on December 3 in Kenya. The 25-man squad released by Olivier Niyungeko, will have one familiar face to Kenyan footbal audience; former Sofapaka forward, Abdul Razak. Rakaz hit the headline when he joined Batoto Ba


U.N. rebukes Philippines president Duterte, Burundi officials for threats

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday condemned attacks and threats made against its investigators by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and by senior Burundian officials. "Last week Mr Duterte threatened to slap (U.N. special rapporteur Agnes) Callamard if she inv


Burundi opposition to boycott new round of talks: UN

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A new round of talks aimed at ending the political crisis in Burundi will open later this month in Tanzania, but the main opposition alliance will not take part, the UN envoy said Monday. The meeting will bring together President Pierre Nkurunziza's government


Cte D'Ivoire, Egypt, and Togo lead Africa on development progress

A map of Africa. Photo by: Pixabay NAIROBI - The rate of progress on human development has slowed over the past five years, according to the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released today. The report found that progress in education has "nearly ground to a halt" and the public is also losi


IOC launches campaign to bring light to refugee camps

GENEVA - Today there are four million refugees living in more than 230 refugee camps worldwide without access to adequate lighting. This means that once night falls almost all activity ends. The effects of this are stark. There is no option for family or community gatherings or activities; no possib


Basetsana thrash Burundi to keep 2018 World Cup dream alive

Biggest winners and losers from NFL Week 11 South Africa Women's National U/20 side kept their World Cup dream alive with a 5-0 thrashing of Burundi at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday. With the win, Basetsana overcame a 2-0 deficit from the first leg to advance to the third round of qualifiers where


Rebuild: Strengthening refugee and local families in Uganda

SOS Children's Villages Uganda will launch a programme to help the surging number of refugees in the country's southwest, with a focus on vulnerable local and refugee families. The programme at the Rwamwanja refugee settlement aims to boost the economic status of families, offer psychological and em


Conflict trends (no. 63) Real-time analysis of African political violence, November 2017

Download PDF (2.34 MB) Welcome to the November issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project's (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are p


Congolese brothers adjust gradually to life in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON — When Olivier and Guylain Ngoy arrived in the United States in April, they left their family behind, including their youngest brother, Edouard. They weren’t sure when or if Edouard, 21, would join them. The young men were notified a few days before Edouard’s arrival that he would, in fa


Thousands march through Zimbabwe's capital to demand Mugabe's departure

People carry placards during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, on Nov. 18, 2017, in Harare. (Zinyange Auntony / AFP/Getty Images) During elections nine years ago, Zimbabwe ruling party thugs banged on Nonoza Ncube's door at 2 a.m., took her to a temp


Maine's top court to decide whether unemployed asylum seekers can get food stamps

Maine's highest court will soon decide whether asylum seekers who have been authorized to work but remain unemployed are eligible to receive food stamps, a case that represents the growing politicization of both immigration and entitlement programs. On Thursday, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court hear


Expert: ICC Has No Jurisdiction to Investigate Alleged Crimes by US Troops in Afghanistan

The ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia. (Photo: ICC) (CNSNews.com) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction to investigate alleged wrongdoing by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and the Trump administration should not cooperate with the tribunal, a Heritage Foundatio


Nicholas Musonye: Kenya will have to work hard in Cecafa

Nicholas Musonye says Kenya will have to work 'extra hard' to stand a chance of winning the forthcoming edition of Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. The veteran football administrator spoke on Thursday alongside the tournament's local organizing committee boss Herbert Mwachiro in Nairobi, during a press


Jane Goodall interview: 'The most important thing is sharing good news'

This week's podcast featured a discussion between Mongabay's founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler and Jane Goodall, the world's most recognizable conservationist and one of this media outlet's esteemed advisory board members (listen to excerpts of it here). Rhett and Jane check in regularly, but given th