Category Archives: Technology

FAO raises alarm over disastrous drought in Somalia where over 2 million people face severe hunger

Mogadishu/Rome – A disastrous drought in Somalia could leave some 2.2 million people – nearly 18 percent of the population – faced wit…

Common social accountability platform: Results and findings from citizen-led discussions on displacement and durable solutions in Mogadishu

This report outlines the first iteration of the Common Social Accountability Platform (CSAP), developed by Africa’s Voices Foundation (AVF) and …

South Africa Chief Vows to Purge ANC of ‘Deviant Tendencies’

JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s president is vowing to purge his party of “bad and deviant tendencies” as he prepares to appoint a new Cab…

US Military: Airstrikes Kill 17 IS Fighters in Somalia

U.S. airstrikes in Somalia have killed 17 Islamic State fighters this week, according to the U.S. military.

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said a strik…

Delegates Urge Consensus on Cross-Cutting Issues, as Fifth Committee Continues Examination of Peacekeeping Policy, Budget Proposals

Continuing their consideration of the Secretary-General’s proposed budget of $6.6 billion for United Nations peacekeeping operations in 2019/…

Despite Recurring Liquidity Issues, Cash Balances Positive for Regular Budget, Peacekeeping Operations, Tribunals, Management Chief Tells Fifth Committee

As its regular budget continues to face severe liquidity issues, the United Nations is depending on Member States meeting their financial obligations in …

Speakers Say Proposed Cuts to Peacekeeping Budget Must Not Hinder Mandate Delivery, as Fifth Committee Opens Second Resumed Session, Reviews Work Programme

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) opened the second part of its resumed seventy second session today with several speakers insisting t…

UNHCR Italy Factsheet, March 2019

As of 31 March 2019, there were 121,994 asylum-seekers accommodated in reception facilities across Italy. In the first two months of the year, over 6,300 p…

Sudanese Drive Out al-Bashir, Say Islamist ‘Deep State’ Next

CAIRO The Sudanese protesters who succeeded in driving President Omar al-Bashir from power say their revolution won’t be complete until they have …

48 Parties Aiming for Parliament in South Africa Poll

JOHANNESBURG It’s going to be a colorful election in the Rainbow Nation.

Whether you’re a Leninite, a free-market capitalist, a right-wing…