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13 Sep 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Central African Republic

01 August 2018: In Alindao town, Basse-Kotto prefecture, unspecified assailants killed an aid worker from a local NGO. His motorcycle was found heavily burned nearby. No further details available. Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and AWSD

04 Sep 2018 description

There was an overall downward trend in the levels of organised violence and protests on the African continent during the month of August 2018 compared to the rest of the year. There are fewer reported events than is typical for August based on previous years, but this pattern may still be reversed due to reporting lags. Significant developments still spanned a number of countries in August 2018.

22 Aug 2018 description

As of 18 August, 91 cases of Ebola and 50 deaths (CFR 54.9%) have been reported in Ituri and Nord Kivu provinces of DRC. Conflict and insecurity in both areas are aggravating the crisis and increasing the risk the disease will spread further. Conflict is hampering humanitarian access of health workers to the local population, as well as driving displacement across the border to Uganda. Around 99,400 refugees from DRC have arrived in Uganda since January 2018, and the number of new refugees in Uganda from the two Ebola-affected provinces rose in July to 250 a day from 170 a day.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Cameroon

30 July 2018 (Date of post): In Blama Hadji village, Mayo-Sava division,
Extreme-Nord province, a landmine exploded as it was run over by a vehicle carrying refugees. Source: ECHO Daily Flash

Rwanda

18 July 2018: In Mahama camp, Eastern province, hundreds of undocumented Burundians were arrested in the Burma refugee camp following a rise in tensions between Rwandan authorities and armed groups allegedly from Burundi. Source: ACLED

14 Aug 2018 description

As part of HelpAge International’s project on advancing the rights and protection of conflict-affected older South Sudanese migrants in Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan, HelpAge commissioned the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) to conduct a study on older South Sudanese displaced by conflict, both within South Sudan and across the border in Uganda and Ethiopia.

09 Aug 2018 description
report Pew Research Center

By Phillip Connor and Jens Manuel Krogstad

The total number of people living in sub-Saharan Africa who were forced to leave their homes due to conflict reached a new high of 18.4 million in 2017, up sharply from 14.1 million in 2016 – the largest regional increase of forcibly displaced people in the world, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees data.

01 Aug 2018 description

The most notable trend in Africa on the week of July 22nd was the rise in violence involving Islamist militants across a number of countries.

27 Jul 2018 description

AUTHORS

Stella Neema, Grace Mongo Bua, Doreen Tuhebwe, Julius Ssentongo, Nathan Tumuhamye, Roy William Mayega, James Fishkin, Lynn M Atuyambe, William Bazeyo

ABSTRACT

25 Jul 2018 description

Can the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region help deliver stability and good governance?

25 Jul 2018 / By Chido Mutangadura and Priyal Singh

The extension of presidential terms through ‘constitutional coups’ in Burundi, Congo-Brazzaville, Rwanda and Uganda has eroded regional stability by fuelling politically motivated violence and unrest. It also undermines the development of a shared and robust democratic culture across the region.

21 Jul 2018 description
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20 Jul 2018 description

The World Health Organization estimates that 15 per cent of the world’s population have a disability and that a higher prevalence of disability occurs among people in lower-income countries.

19 Jul 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Nigeria

29 June 2018: In Banki town, Borno state, Boko Haram attacked an IDP camp and killed four IDPs before being engaged in an hour-long fighting with soldiers. Source: ACLED

Somalia

17 Jul 2018 description

On the week of July 8th Africa was marked by several important attacks and developments.

10 Jul 2018 description

Key political violence highlights from the first week of July 2018 in Africa include the cross-border incidents between Uganda and the DRC, Ethiopia and Sudan, and Burundi and Rwanda; the targeting of French officials and troops in Cameroon and Mali; and the signs of political tensions in Algeria and Ivory Coast.

10 Jul 2018 description

BY CATHY WATSON

Developing agroforestry models for refugees and host communities to meet their energy, construction and food needs.

“There is space for trees in refugee settlements,” Clement Okia told officials, NGOs, donors and UN agencies on 30 June 2018, as the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) closed its first agroforestry project for refugees. “Before we started, we did not realize that refugees have such a commitment to plant,” said the ICRAF country representative in Uganda.

06 Jul 2018 description

Countries need to know whether their efforts to adapt to climate change are working. The first in a new series of webinars discussed approaches that can help governments assess their progress.

Climate risks are escalating, and governments and donors need effective adaptation programmes to keep sustainable development on track. Investing in robust monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) mechanisms to assess adaptation actions could support national planning and help meet reporting requirements in the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets.

21 Jun 2018 description

On World Refugee Day Diane Archer looks at how one city in Africa is exploring ways to support its refugee and migrant population

This World Refugee Day we can see that people’s desperate flight from war, violence and persecution is still dominating headlines. These reports conjure all too familiar images of women, children and men living in vast refugee camps. But of the world’s 22.5 million refugees, an estimated 60 per cent live in towns and cities ― a trend that is likely to grow.

20 Jun 2018 description

Key developments in Africa on the week of June 10th include the prevailing tensions in CAR, the spread of ethnic violence in Ethiopia, the insurgencies in the Sudans, and the political disorder in Uganda and Zimbabwe.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Kenya

25 May 2018: In Kakuma town, Turkana county, an inter-clan fight at Kakuma refugee camp resulted in the death of a tribal chief and another person. Source: Radio Tamazuj

Nigeria

17 May 2018: In Dikwa town, Borno state, a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an open-air mosque in an internally displaced people (IDP) camp, killing at least four people and injuring 15 more. Source: Punch

Rwanda

17 Jun 2018 description

CONTENTS

Policy News

  1. Setting an innovative vision for transforming agriculture and food security under climate variability and change in East Africa
    Catherine Mungai and Maren Radeny

  2. How Ethiopia’s social safety net programme leads to climate change mitigation cobenefits
    Dawit Solomon, Dominic Woolf, Lili Szilagyi and Catherine Mungai

  3. Climate services in agriculture: What are the costs and benefits of investment for Africa?
    Lili Szilagyi and Catherine Munga