The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has reported 909 deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through almost eight months of 2019. This represents about 58 per cent of the 1,562 deaths confirmed during the same period in 2018.
Following a 2018 spate of inter-communal violence, which has so far displaced 800,000 people in the Gedeo-West Guji Zones of Ethiopia, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency has succeeded in bringing the warring parties and their officials together for a discussion on statutory peace building.
With Africa said to be facing her worse food crisis since 1945, the Director-General of a United Nations agency, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Qu Dongyu, has charged the continent’s leaders at an event in Japan, to tap into the Asian tiger’s high food safety, nutrition standards, and culture of healthy foods and diets in their fight to end hunger and improve nutrition.
Around nine million African migrants, representing some three per cent of the total population, of the continent move around the member-states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a United Nations agency has said.
The human rights record of Cameroon does not seem to be showing any sign of improvement. Reports by rights groups tend to indicate that it is rather appalling. The latest report by Human Rights Watch alleges that Cameroonian authorities held over 100 detainees incommunicado and tortured many of them in a detention facility in Yaoundé, the country’s capital, from July 23 to August 4, 2019.
Deaths recorded by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through almost seven months of 2019 are at 859 individuals. This, according to the agency represents about 55 per cent of the 1,558 deaths confirmed during a similar period in 2018.
Sudan’s generals and opposition alliance has formed a sovereign council that will head the country during its three-year transition to civilian rule, a spokesperson said.
Four months after Mozambique was hit by two catastrophic storms, not less than 500,000 citizens are still in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. This is the fallout of the visit of the Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino.
Angola’s new President, João Lourenço, is currently embarking on reforms aimed at fostering a dynamic local entrepreneurial sector. But, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says his success will ultimately be judged by the fortunes of citizens like Alcino António, a kupapata micro-entrepreneur in the country’s capital city, Luanda. Alcino collects scrap metal to sell to Fabrimetal, an Angolan steel manufacturer. It is a physically taxing job that begins at dawn.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Africa needs huge investments to create jobs and employ its teeming youthful population, in a frantic bid to steer them away from crimes, conflicts and illegal migration.