WHO Calls for 20 Million COVID Vaccine Doses for Africa 

GENEVA – The World Health Organization is asking for 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for African countries to administer second doses to those who have received their first shot. After three weeks of declining rates of COVID-19 infections in Africa, the World Health Organization is reporting an increase in cases.  It says its latest […]

ICC Prosecutor Urges Sudan to Hand Over Darfur Suspects 

CAIRO – The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor on Sunday urged Sudan’s transitional government to hand over suspects wanted for war crimes and genocide in the Darfur conflict, the Sudanese official news agency reported. ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda arrived in Sudan’s western Darfur region on Saturday to meet with authorities and affected communities in the region, […]

West African Leaders Suspend Mali From Regional Bloc Over Coup

ACCRA, GHANA – West African leaders suspended Mali from their regional bloc Sunday over what they said amounted to a coup last week, Ghana’s foreign minister said after an emergency meeting to address the political crisis in Mali. The 15-nation bloc, the Economic Community of West African States, “is worried about the security implications for […]

Barriers and opportunities for a multi-hazards humanitarian approach: Red Cross Red Crescent Partners’ Africa consultation report, December 2020

Introduction Most countries in the Africa region are regularly facing simultaneous or cascading disasters such as floods, desert locust invasion, communal violence and conflicts, drought, food insecurity, cholera, Ebola and other epidemics, leading to compounding and exacerbated impact on affected communities. The Covid-19 pandemic has added up to those hazards and presented an operational challenge […]