Category Archives: Education

Ruling Party Candidate Declares Victory in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT – Mauritania’s ruling party candidate Mohammed Ould Ghazouani has won an absolute majority of votes in the country’s presidential election, the electoral commission said Sunday.

UPR candidate and former defense minister Ghazouani, 62, won …

Central African Republic Facing Acute Food Shortages

GENEVA – A new report finds nearly half of all people in the Central African Republic are suffering acute food shortages. The latest assessment by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, a joint effort by …

Malawi Protesters Call for Electoral Commission’s Head to Step Down

LILONGWE – Nearly 15,000 opposition supporters brought business to a standstill in the capital Lilongwe as they marched to the Capitol Hill, the seat of government offices.

They wanted to present a petition, demanding the …

Sudan Protesters Holding Night Marches

KHARTOUM – Sudan protest groups plan night marches in an attempt to pressure the military for a return to civilian rule. Sudan’s security forces earlier this month crushed a weeks-long sit in by protesters, reportedly …

New Dresses, Youth Action: Ending Female Circumcision in Africa

DAKAR – Hundreds of delegates from African governments and campaigners gathered in Senegal this week to discuss how to end female genital mutilation (FGM), which world leaders pledged to eradicate under a set of global …