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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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UN concedes training ‘gaps’ after DR Congo deaths

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United Nations on Friday conceded that an attack that killed 15 peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo late last year exposed “gaps” in how UN troops are trained. The December 7 attack in the Beni territory of North Kivu province was …

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UN urges ‘return’ of 6 aid workers missing in South Sudan

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan called Tuesday for the “swift and safe” return of six aid workers who have disappeared in the northwest of the country. The co-ordinator, Alain Noudehou, said in a statement that one international and five national aid workers …

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Huge sums in mining revenue off the books in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Some $750 million (644 million euros) in revenue from Democratic Republic of Congo’s mines between 2011 and 2014 “cannot be reliably tracked” in the records of the state-owned Gecamines, the Carter Center said Friday. The US foundation, in a report, suggested Gecamines used “its …

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