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Drone project aims to put floating Lagos slum on map

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  John Eromosele records the coordinates of a bustling canal on his smartphone from aboard a dug-out canoe navigating the floating slum of Makoko in Nigerian megacity Lagos. The waterway is “like a boulevard, there’s always traffic here,” the computer coding specialist laughed as other boats jostled …

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NGO developing app for sharing mental health challenges

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Owing to the stigma around mental health that some people stay away from seeking care, a local NGO is developing an app that helps link users with service providers and also enable them share their stories without revealing their identity. Pat Robert Larubi, …

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Migrant rescue NGOs defy European states

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | A Spanish charity that saved 121 migrants in the Mediterranean last week vowed Monday to continue sea rescue operations, the latest NGO to defy moves by European nations to shut down a route exploited by trafficking gangs. Proactiva Open Arms founder Oscar Camps called on EU …

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Nigerian military lifts ban on UNICEF in restive northeast

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | The Nigerian military lifted a ban on UNICEF operations in the ravaged northeast late Friday after earlier suspending the aid agency and accusing it of training “spies” supporting Boko Haram jihadists. The military earlier Friday said the United Nations children’s agency had this week held …

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Nigeria’s military bans UNICEF over ‘spies’ training claim

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s military on Friday suspended UNICEF from operating in the country’s ravaged northeast over claims it was training “spies” who are supporting Boko Haram jihadists. The military said that the United Nations children’s agency had on December 12 and 13 held workshops in the northeast …

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Women NGO wants minimum wage to protect employees

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is an urgent need to prioritise the revisions on the proposed minimum wage bill to protect the interests of employees and boost their morale at work according to Eunice Musiime, the executive director for Akina Mama wa Afrika, a feminist-Pan-African leadership development organization. Musiime …

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Malawi court blocks contested NGO regulation law

Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP | A Malawi court has blocked parliament debating a contested bill critics say would hamper charities and NGOs while giving government control over their work in the aid-reliant country. Judge Charles Mkandawire ruled on Monday in favour of activists who had sought the injunction of the …

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Let Court decide, CCEDU tells EC

Behind the case of NGO blocked for crossing the line in election observation Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Since it was suspended from conducting voter education and election monitoring on July 09, a local NGO – Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU), has been in and out meetings …

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Libyan coastguard prevents NGO boat from rescuing migrants: AFP

ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS, Undefined | AFP | The Libyan coastguard on Sunday prevented a rescue ship belonging to two NGOs from approaching a boat in distress carrying migrants, an AFP photographer witnessed. The Aquarius, chartered by SOS-Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), was informed by the Italian coastguard of …

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NGO tells government to up game on accountability

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC), a local non-governmental organization based in Kampala has urged government to further engage the public on vital information on matters of service delivery. While releasing results conducted under the project ‘Financing for development’ at Golf Course Hotel on April …

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