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IOM to launch project to assist victims of trafficking in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is set to launch a new project in Nigeria to protect victims of trafficking as well as smuggled migrants while they are in transit. The project, scheduled to be launched in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday, seeks to provide assistance …

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Al-Shabab leader surrenders in central Somalia amid operations

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somali National Army (SNA) confirmed Tuesday a senior al-Shabab leader surrendered to the government forces in the central town of Dhusamareb, the capital of Galmudug state. The SNA said Ali Ibrahim has been the head of the al-Qaida allied terrorist group’s health office in the Galgaduud …

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Sudan launches 3-year plan to combat human trafficking

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan on Monday launched a three-year national action plan to combat human trafficking from 2021 to 2023. The plan was launched by Sudan’s National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking during a ceremony held in Khartoum. When addressing the launching ceremony, Sudanese Justice Minister Nasreddin Abdel Bari …

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South Sudan’s main opposition denies deal on unified army command

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) faction under First Vice President Riek Machar on Monday denied agreeing with President Salva Kiir on the ratios within the unified army command. Puok Both Baluang, acting press secretary for Machar, dismissed a recent claim by Martin Elia Lomuro, …

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Zambian leader shows determination to fix economy

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Newly-elected Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has vowed to fix the economy with the appointment of a new finance minister, the only minister appointed so far. The Zambian leader on Aug. 27 appointed Situmbeko Musokotwane as the country’s new finance minister, with a call for him to …

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