Daily Archives: February 12, 2019

CGAP 13th Annual Photo and Video Contest Winners Capture Resilience and Hope in Africa

Washington, DC, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The winner in this year’s CGAP Photo Contest deftly captures the uncertain future many young women in the Middle East and North Africa face. In his thought-provoking …

New Violence in South Sudan Sends Thousands Fleeing to DR Congo

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND The United Nations refugee agency says a surge of violence in South Sudan’s Yei State has displaced some 8,000 civilians and sent an estimated 5,000 people fleeing to the neighboring Democratic Republic of …

South Africa: Pres Ramaphosa angered by power cuts

PRETORIA, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is quite angry with the state-owned electricity firm Eskom over the rationing of power in the country for the first time since December.

The company said homes …

Senegal Arrests 24, Seizes Weapons After Pre-Election Violence

DAKAR Police in eastern Senegal have made two dozen arrests and seized knives and clubs after clashes in the run-up to presidential elections left at least two dead, officials said Tuesday.

The violence erupted Monday …

Australia to Reopen Island Detention Camp After Refugee Bill

The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum-seekers arriving by boat after Parliament passed legislation that would give sick asylum-seekers easier access …