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Donors pledge $670m in aid for crisis-hit Lake Chad countries

More than $670 million was pledged at an international conference on Friday to support relief operations in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon over the next two years.
from UN on Feb 25, 2017.

South African protesters clash with migrants

South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to break up clashes between local protesters and migrants in Pretoria today at a march against immigration.
from France24 on Feb 24, 2017.

Threat of 4 famines 'a catastrophic betrayal of our common humanity'

The imminence of an unprecedented four famines in 2017 is due to the global community's "catastrophic failure to uphold its obligations" to the most vulnerable people, says an NGO.
from Oxfam on Feb 24, 2017.

UK's £100m South Sudan pledge comes from cash already allocated

The UK is accused of responding to the declaration of famine in South Sudan by allocating £100m of new money that had, in reality, already been committed.
from The Guardian on Feb 24, 2017.

UN rights experts urge tighter rules against air pollution

UN rights experts call for urgent action, including laws, to tackle air pollution, "the leading environmental cause of premature death in the world."
from OCHR on Feb 24, 2017.

MTN Abuja office attacked in retaliation for South African xenophobia

The Abuja offices of South African mobile giant MTN was shut down yesterday by protesters angry at attacks on foreigners in South Africa.
from International Business Times on Feb 24, 2017.

Campaigners call for transparency on Gambia's $860m debt

Campaigners are calling for an audit of Gambian government debt - put at over $850 million - including information about who facilitated the foreign loans.
from Jubilee Debt Campaign on Feb 23, 2017.

New president says Somalia needs 20 years to fix problems

Somalia's new President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, says "It will take another two decades to fix all challenges and problems in the country."
from Garowe Online on Feb 23, 2017.

Millions of lives at risk in West Africa, aid agencies warn

Aid agencies today warned that lives are at risk unless there is a large increase in funds to help over seven million people facing hunger in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
from Oxfam, Norwegian Refugee Council on Feb 23, 2017.

Four UN peacekeepers wounded in CAR ambush

Four members of the UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic have been wounded in an ambush.
from UN on Feb 23, 2017.
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