Daily Archives: April 12, 2018

MEC Debbie SchA�fer on crime incidents during autumn holiday

Decrease in the number of schools targeted over the autumn holiday

During the autumn school holiday period, the WCED’s Safe Schools directorate increased security at identified high risk schools and deployed additional security to these …

UN: Nigeria’s Boko Haram Has Abducted More Than 1,000 Children Since 2013

Islamist fighters from Nigeria’s Boko Haram group have abducted more than 1,000 children in the northeast since 2013, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said Friday.

The militants regularly took youngsters to spread fear and …

US Notes Release of 54 Political Detainees in Sudan

The United States on Thursday noted the release of a group of Sudanese political prisoners, following an order by Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir earlier this week.

“Some 54 political detainees were released from prison by …

Aid Groups Seek to Raise $1.7B for DRC, Over Congo’s Objections

As donors prepare to gather Friday in Geneva for a major aid conference to raise $1.7 billion for humanitarian needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government of the central African nation is standing …

Blast Kills 4, Injures 13 at Somalia Soccer Match

A bomb exploded during a local soccer (football) game in southern Somalia’s restive Lower-Shabelle province on Thursday, killing at least four people, security officials said.

“An improvised explosive device went off during the semifinal of …