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The Gabonese government is warning that individuals could face arrest for collecting funds without completing the required work.

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON —  The military leaders of Gabon have issued a warning on Tuesday that they will detain the leaders of companies who have received payment for work that was not completed. The military-appointed prime minister of Gabon, Raymond Ndong…

The Great Lakes envoy for Africa is urging for international support in response to growing conflicts.

Huang Xia spoke at the Security Council and expressed serious worry about the deteriorating security conditions and the possibility of a direct clash between the DRC and Rwanda. The two countries have accused one another of backing armed groups within…

The first ‘Innovation Summit’ in Ethiopia ignites imaginations.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia —  Last week, a summit focused on technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship took place in Ethiopia, igniting creativity and forward-thinking. The first Enkopa summit, organized by the Ethiopian Ministry of Labor and Skills and other collaborators, brought together…

According to a rights group, attempts at mediation between Meta and Kenyan moderators were unsuccessful.

NAIROBI —  Negotiations for a resolution have failed between Meta, the parent company of Facebook, and Kenyan content moderators in a lawsuit regarding their alleged wrongful termination. A technology advocacy organization assisting the moderators reported this on Monday. Earlier this…

The Security Council was briefed by the mission chief on the unimaginable devastation caused by floods in Libya.

During his report to the Security Council, Abdoulaye Bathily highlighted the significant loss of life caused by the dam breaches that devastated entire communities following the passage of Storm Daniel on September 10th. The Special Representative informed ambassadors that although…

A United Nations expert issues warning about the recruitment of children by armed forces in Sudan.

According to Siobhán Mullally, the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia have allegedly been targeting unaccompanied children and children from impoverished families in the outskirts of Khartoum and other areas. She cautioned that…

The UN’s relief leader is calling for an end to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

Roughly 9,000 individuals have allegedly lost their lives, with over 5.6 million being displaced and 25 million in need of assistance due to the ongoing conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces, as well as other…

The United Nations has expressed worry about barriers hindering the smooth withdrawal of its mission in Mali.

The peacekeeping operation, known as the most dangerous assignment for UN soldiers, is set to be fully completed by December 31, following the instructions of its Security Council mandate. Once that time comes, the transitional authorities will take control of…

A lawsuit against GMOs in Kenya has been dismissed by the court, causing concerns about trade in East Africa.

NAIROBI, KENYA —  A court in Kenya has rejected a lawsuit contesting the importation of genetically modified foods, upholding a previous court decision that permits the introduction of GMOs. The Law Society of Kenya, the leading organization for legal professionals,…

The mandate for investigating human rights violations in Ethiopia has ended, leaving victims in a state of uncertainty.

The final report from the independent investigators on human rights comes as their term expired on Friday, coinciding with the conclusion of the 54th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. This has left victims in a state of…