Great Lakes region must unite to stamp out armed groups in DR Congo, urges UN envoy

Great Lakes region must unite to stamp out armed groups in DR Congo, urges UN envoy

The main road in Beni, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: IRIN/Jessica Hatcher 5 February 2015 – Countries must come together to “neutralize all negative forces” terrorizing the population in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region urged today following meetings with top […]

Protecting Fans from Ebola at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea

Protecting Fans from Ebola at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea

Disinfecting spectators’ hands with hand sanitizing gel at the Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea, 2015. WHO/Nicolas Isla   Thanks to preparedness activities by Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Health, FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO), the 1 million people gathered in Equatorial Guinea for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations are able to focus more […]

Tanzanian Leader: We're Ready to Fight Rebels in Eastern DRC

Tanzanian Leader: We’re Ready to Fight Rebels in Eastern DRC

FILE – Jakaya Kikwete, president of Tanzania, addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Sept. 25, 2014. DAR ES SALAAM/KINSHASA— Tanzania is ready to take on Rwandan Hutu rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Jakaya Kikwete said, suggesting a joint offensive with U.N.-backed, South African forces is imminent. The U.N. mission in […]

Chinese Foreign Minister Begins African Tour in Kenya

Chinese Foreign Minister Begins African Tour in Kenya

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti (R) speaks next to China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a joint news conference in Khartoum January 11, 2015 | Photo: Reuters Wang Yi started with a visit to Kenya Saturday as part of an eight-day diplomatic tour. ForeignMinister of China, Wang Yi, arrived to KenyaSaturday as part of an officialtour to variouscountriesacrossAfrica. DuringYi’stour he will visit Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, the DemocraticRepublic of Congo and Sudan. […]

Central African Republic: Seleka Fighters Regroup in North

Seleka Fighters Regroup in North

(Bangui) – Armed Seleka commanders and fighters are leaving their bases in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic , regrouping in northeastern towns, and engaging in a new wave of horrific attacks against civilians. In some cases, Chadian peacekeeping troops have facilitated the movement of armed Seleka leaders complicit in grave abuses. Seleka […]

Aid and evacuations under threat in CAR

Aid and evacuations under threat in CAR

Your views are important to us. IRIN is currently reviewing its work and we need to understand your views and priorities. Follow @{0} BOZOUM, 5 February 2014 (IRIN) – Dewa Iliassa, a young Muslim, lives on a street in Bozoum, a town in northwestern Central African Republic (CAR), with only a small pile of his […]

Central Africa Republic: UN scales up efforts to assist children impacted by conflict

Central Africa Republic: UN scales up efforts to assist children impacted by conflict

Central Africa Republic: UN scales up efforts to assist children impacted by conflict A woman at Bangui Airport in Central African Republic waits on line at a WFP distribution centre. Photo: WFP A woman at Bangui Airport in Central African Republic waits on line at a WFP distribution centre. Photo: WFP 4 February 2014 – […]

Dakar Conference on youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

International confab on youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa opens in Dakar – Several policy makers and experts convened in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, Tuesday for a three-day international conference, which is seeking solutions to youth unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference, whose theme is ‘Putting youths to work through research and practice’, is being […]