DARFUR: UN Peacekeepers face fatal injuries as displaced camps reach crisis point

DARFUR: UN Peacekeepers face fatal injuries as displaced camps reach crisis point

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) El Fasher, Darfur, SUDAN, NORTHERN AFRICA: Fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region has displaced an estimated 300,000 people so far this year which is more than the past two years combined, according to United Nations estimates. Much of the struggles have been between inter-ethnic communities which are driven by the desire for greater […]

SOMALIA: Life for Mogadishu displaced still “extremely difficult”

SOMALIA: Life for Mogadishu displaced still “extremely difficult”

Mark Yarnell – WNN Improve It (WNN/RI) Mogadishu, SOMALIA, AFRICA: Mogadishu is being revitalized. During the five days I spent in the Somali capital last week, I saw first-hand the city’s development and increasing vibrancy. New businesses are popping up around every corner, local markets are buzzing with commercial activity, and there are traffic jams […]

With amnesty off the table Ugandan rebels could remain in force

With amnesty off the table Ugandan rebels could remain in force

Gillian Lamunu – WNN Opinion (WNN/IWPR) Gulu, UGANDA, AFRICA: Last month, the Ugandan government dropped its 12-year-old amnesty for rebel combatants who decide to lay down their arms and renounce violence. On May 23, Interior Minister Hilary Onek extended the Amnesty Act for a further 12 months, but in a form that left out crucial clauses […]