The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said that the intercommunal violence in Sudan’s Darfur region has forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes. On 22 January 2021, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that deeply disturbing information about two deadly incidents of inter-communal violence in Darfur was received over the pastContinue Reading

French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out the issuance of an apology for the abuses in Algeria committed by the French colonial regime.  There will be “no repentance nor apologies” for the occupation of Algeria or the bloody eight-year war that ended 132 years of French rule, Macron’s office said,Continue Reading

The Unemployment rate in Jamaica has increased by 3.5 percentage points between October 2019 and October 2020 to leave 10.7 per cent of Jamaica’s labour force unemployed. The figures were revealed by the the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) which further noted that the labour force declined by 51,500 or 3.8 per cent over the year. Continue Reading

Acting Prime Minister Themba Masuku has announced an extension of the strengthened partial lockdown measures by another four weeks with effect from midnight, Thursday, 21 January 2021. “Further, the sale of alcohol is banned with immediate effect for the duration of the 4 weeks. The Acting PM remarked: “ Acting PM:Continue Reading

The United Nations has allayed concerns at the humanitarian crisis in the insurgency hit Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique. “ Escalating conflict and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado has left communities completely reliant on humanitarian assistance. According to the Government, attacks by non-state groups have forced more than 565,000Continue Reading

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine who lost the 2021 Ugandan Presidential Poll to Museveni has alleged that he is under house arrest, Bobi Wine wrote on his twitter account: “ Day Six under house arrest and we’re still stuck with an 18 months old baby who had paid a visit to her auntie (my wifeContinue Reading

The SUNA News Agency in Sudan reports that the Head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC), Lt-General, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan was briefed,, on Sunday, on the developments of the incidents, in Al-Genina City, West Darfur State.  Police Director General, Lt-General, Ezz Edeen Al-Sheikh said in press statements that the Technical Committee ofContinue Reading

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected for a sixth term with 58.64% of the vote, the electoral commission has said.  Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, chair of the Electoral Commission, declared Museveni the winner of the presidential election  stating that he won 59% of the vote, with Wine taking 35%. Voter turnout wasContinue Reading

Schools in Nigeria will open from Monday, January 18. Ben Goong, spokesperson for the Nigerian education ministry said: “Parents and respective institutions must ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols, including the compulsory wearing of face masks by all students, teachers, and workers in all schools, temperature checks, and handwashing facilities at strategic locationsContinue Reading

An Ethiopian minister has said that the long-standing Sino-China friendship and relationship has reached a new level. Ethiopia’s Trade and Industry Minister Melaku Alebel noted that the East African country, in the next 10 years, will be a prosperous and promising country, said, “Ethiopia and China have a long-standing friendship andContinue Reading