The Office of the Special Envoy on Women Peace and Security (WPS) has launched a 10 years Continental Result Framework (CRF) to monitor the implementation the WPS agenda in member states of the African Union. The launching ceremony reportedly took place alongside the Gender is my Agenda Campaign ( GiMAC) from
The Ethiopian National Defence Force, ENDF, says its Air Force has bombarded bases of militant group Al-Shabaab in Somalia killing two leaders of the group in the process. A statement from the Ministry of Defense sent to the state broadcaster, EBC, confirmed the attacks that lasted about 45 minutes were
By Pius Lukong and Pauline Bax Cyprain fled his home when separatist fighters in Cameroon’s Northwest region threatened to kill him after he served government soldiers at his roadside bar. He’s one of a growing number of civilians trapped between the army and roaming gangs of English-speaking insurgents fighting to break away from the majority-Francophone
The United Nations says two U.N. peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed when their convoy hit a land mine in the West African nation of Mali. A spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said six other Sri Lankan peacekeepers were injured in Friday’s blast, which took place in Mali’s central Mopti region,
A third of African countries have unsustainable debt positions and the continent must reduce its reliance on foreign funding for projects that don’t help them service loans, Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said. Global investors in search of higher yields have been “gobbling” up African debt over the past decade, he
The G5 Sahel Permanent Secretary, Maman Sambo Sidikou has restated that the fight against terrorism in the region requires a comprehensive approach, coupled with further consultations and intelligence-sharing. The Permanent Secretary of this bloc made the announcement after meeting the Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan on Tuesday. “Our destinies are common.
Cameroon says it is mobilizing troops along the country’s northern border with Nigeria and in the western English-speaking regions, following renewed attacks by Boko Haram in the north and separatists in the west. Cameroon’s military calls for troops to assemble at its headquarters in Yaounde ahead of major deployments. Defense Chief of
At least eight United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and several others wounded in an attack in northern Mali, according to the UN Mission. Sunday's attack targeted the UN peacekeepers camp in Aguelhoc, 200km north of Mali's Kidal region towards the border with Algeria, a UN official told AP news agency on condition