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17 Jul 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Higher Committee to Combat Human Trafficking said it would develop a national anti-trafficking strategy as well as activating existing laws to counter the phenomenon in accordance with the established international standards.

In a meeting chaired by Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman on Sunday, the committee discussed legal frameworks to combat human trafficking besides humanitarian and social effects of the phenomenon.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 2018 (IPS) - Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

31 May 2018 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 31 May 2018 14:44 GMT

  • U.N., aid agencies warn of aid, services cuts without more money

  • Warn cuts could impact social stability in host countries

  • Less than one third of 2018s funds received so far

  • Host countries struggle with own economic, development problems

17 May 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

James Okuk, PhD

“The polis exists to assure the good life” – Aristotle. “For however strong a ruler may be, he will always have need of the goodwill of the inhabitants if he wishes to remain in power” – Machiavelli. “It is not by the concentration of powers, but by their distribution, that good government is effected” – Thomas Jefferson. “There is no time to waste. We must either unite now or perish” – Julius Nyerere.

I - WHAT SHOULD BE AT STAKE FOR SOUTH SUDAN IN THE HLRF?

28 Apr 2018 description
report Voice of America

April 27, 2018 9:28 PM
Jamie Dettmer

The Syrian government is set to seize the property of millions of Syrians who fled their homes, unless they return to claim them by presenting ownership deeds to local authorities.

Under a law introduced in April, the 6 million Syrians who fled their homes to escape the carnage and 7 million displaced to other parts of the war-torn country have until May 10 to register their properties or forfeit their homes. “The remaining plots will be auctioned,” according to legislation known as Law No. 10.

01 Feb 2018 description

By Steve Scherer

ROME, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The European Union's border agency Frontex launched a new Mediterranean operation called Themis on Thursday, removing the obligation of the previous mission to bring rescued migrants only to Italy.

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19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

19 Nov 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

For the first time in a decade — and for just three days — the Rafah border crossing is open under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority. It's an important step in the reconciliation deal between Hamas and Fatah.

12 Nov 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 11th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE is attaching great importance to alleviating the burden and improving the living conditions of the Syrian refugees all over the world, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

12 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, Oct 12 2017 (IPS) - A growing number of African countries are increasingly becoming food insecure as delayed and insufficient rainfall, as well as crop damaging pests such as the ongoing outbreak of the fall armyworm, cause the most severe maize crisis in the last decade.

Experts have warned that as weather patterns become even more erratic and important crops such as maize are unable to resist the fall armyworm infestation, there will not be enough food on the table.

24 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Edward Yeranian

CAIRO — Teachers and volunteers in Egypt are using a mixture of patience and kindness to educate refugee children from nearly a dozen African countries. International organizations like the UNHCR, local and international NGOs, and church groups also contribute in the struggle to educate the children.

Most of the children have the same aspirations as other young people the world over, but they also face obstacles that children elsewhere do not.

06 Sep 2017 description
report EastAfrican

More than 300 million people rely on the waters of the River Nile.

The Nile river basin contains over 10 per cent of Africa’s landmass, in 11 countries: Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea and Kenya. Many of these countries rely almost exclusively on the Nile as their source of freshwater.

02 Jul 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

At least three people died and fifteen others were infected with cholera in Sennar state in southern Sudan last week. New cases were reported in North Kordofan and White Nile.

One patient died and four others were infected with cholera in El Turous in El Dali locality, and in El Mazmoum locality in Sennar on Wednesday. The isolation centre in El Mazmoum Hospital received five new cases on Friday, one of which died.

01 Mar 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By EUNICE OMOLLO

In Summary

  • The MPs, drawn from seven countries in Africa, met in Nairobi last week, where they also declared to harmonise their legislations and coordinate interventions to accelerate the abandonment of FGM in the region.

25 Feb 2017 description

Hundreds of Christian families and students have fled to Ismailia, province after after the killings of seven Christians.

CAIRO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday ordered the government to take all necessary measures to help resettle Christians who have fled Egypt's Northern Sinai after Islamic State killed several members of the community.

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24 Feb 2017 description

Seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday

  • Christians fleeing North Sinai after killings and threats

  • Islamic State kills seven Christians in three weeks

  • Egypt battles an Islamic State insurgency in Sinai

  • Militant group now targeting Christians

  • Residents say security forces unable to protect them

By Ahmed Aboulenein

14 Jan 2017 description

by Reuters

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:27 GMT

Migrants have tried to cross to Italy from the African coast, particularly from Libya, where people traffickers operate with relative impunity

CAIRO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Egyptian border patrol and coast guard forces stopped more than 12,000 people of various nationalities from illegally entering or leaving the country in 2016, the military said on Wednesday.

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11 Dec 2016 description

By Ahmed Mohammed Hassan and Ali Abdelaty

CAIRO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass, in the deadliest attack on Egypt's Christian minority in years.

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06 Dec 2016 description

By Stephen Grey and Amina Ismail

CAIRO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - In Egypt, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been the target of bitter criticism and even violent protest this year.

Protests at the agency's Cairo headquarters - including one man setting himself on fire - have been led by Oromos, the single biggest ethnic group in Ethiopia.

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06 Dec 2016 description

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Dec 6 (Reuters) - At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, a large blue fishing boat carrying hundreds of African migrants and their children capsized just off the coast of Egypt.

Some drowned quickly. Others thrashed in the water, yelling for help in Arabic, Somali or Afan Oromo. The few with lifejackets blew whistles that pierced through the shrieks.

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