IGAD ICPAC Bulletin No. 4: Season Update – Eastern Africa Crop Monitor (April 2019)

The current crop season in the central and southern part of the region normally starts with onset of March to May rainfall season. However, majority of crop…

China Wants ‘Tranquillity,’ Says Navy Chief Ahead of New Warships Display

QINGDAO, CHINA China’s navy wants maritime “tranquillity and good order,” its chief said on Monday, ahead of a parade to mark its 70th …

Region braces for tough times as food crisis is forecast

East African countries are facing a food supply crisis, which is bound to increase the cost of living and push up governments’ budget deficits this y…

High level consultative meeting between the UNHCR and Qatar Charity in Geneva

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Qatar Charity Held a high-level consultative meeting in Geneva, during which both sides ag…

Moroccans Protest Prison Sentences of Anti-Poverty Activists

RABAT, MOROCCO Thousands of demonstrators marched in Morocco’s capital Sunday to condemn lengthy prison sentences given to dozens of activists, …

Outbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 14 April 2019

The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 30 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 15 (8 to 14 April) in 2019. The cu…

African Asylum-Seekers Could Bear Brunt of Proposed Travel Curbs

As the White House mulls new travel restrictions on countries with high visa overstay rates, activists say African asylum-seekers may feel the consequen…

Sudan Delegation to Visit US to Discuss Removal from Terror List

A Sudanese delegation is expected to visit the United States for talks aimed at getting Sudan removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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China to Show New Warships as Beijing Flexes Military Muscle on Navy Anniversary

QINGDAO, CHINA China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s …

Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard – March 2019 (issued on 18 April 2019)

Mild to moderate drought conditions were reported in the northern portion of the country in March, as the significantly drier and hotter than normal condi…