News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”, page 3

  1. Tens of thousands displaced in fresh violence in DR Congo

    - UN News

    Millions of displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are suffering amid one of the world’s most neglected crises, the UN International Organization of Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

  2. IRAQ: ‘Tolerance for Abuses Against LGBTQI+ People Has Now Been Made Explicit Through Legislation’

    - Inter Press Service

    Jul 01 (IPS) - CIVICUS discusses the criminalisation of same-sex relations in Iraq with Sarah Sanbar, researcher at Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division.

  3. Sudan: UN food convoy attacked, supplies looted amid worsening crisis

    - UN News

    Unidentified armed men in Sudan on Sunday attacked UN World Food Programme (WFP) trucks carrying food assistance meant for thousands of civilians in need in central Darfur, the agency reported.

  4. UN mission boosts presence in Central African Republic’s conflict-stricken southeast

    - UN News

    The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has expanded its presence in the country’s southeast to prevent further violence in areas heavily affected by conflict and systemic issues.

  5. Famine risk is real for 14 areas of Sudan amid ongoing fighting

    - UN News

    The risk of widespread famine in Sudan caused by war there was confirmed on Thursday by leading hunger experts who warned that the country faces “the worst levels of acute food insecurity ever recorded”, with no less than 14 areas at the highest level of risk.

  6. Officials highlight ongoing terrorist threats and dire humanitarian needs in Somalia

    - UN News

    A UN Security Council meeting on Monday detailed Somalia’s “exacerbated” humanitarian needs in the face of climate shocks and ongoing Government efforts to counter the terrorist group, Al-Shabaab.

  7. Sudan: WHO appalled by horrific attack on El Fasher’s maternity hospital

    - UN News

    Heavy fighting in Sudan hit a new low over the weekend when a maternity hospital in besieged El Fasher city came under attack, killing a pharmacy worker and prompting new calls on Monday from the head of the UN health agency for the violence to stop.

  8. The World Bank Must Double Its Fund for the Poorest Nations like Mine to Tackle Hunger Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    LILONGWE, Malawi, Jun 21 (IPS) - After El Niño-induced floods and devastating drought, roughly two in five people in Malawi – a country of some 20 million people – are now facing the looming prospect of acute hunger by the end of the year.

  9. Free Speech Under Siege—across West Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    LAGOS, Nigeria, Jun 20 (IPS) - Authoritarian overreach is re-defining itself across West Africa, fuelled by armed conflicts, military coups, and electoral manipulation and violence, as the region experiences a decline in democracy.

  10. Climate Change, Ethnicity and Neglect Fuel Violence in Nigeria

    - Inter Press Service

    KADUNA, Nigeria, Jun 19 (IPS) - Lami Kwasu, a farmer in the village of Kafanchan in Kaduna State, north-central Nigeria, was at home one evening in October 2020 when the sound of sporadic gunshots filled the air.

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