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Kenya Retakes Control of Two Emptied Refugee Camps

NAIROBI, KENYA – Two camps opened to host those who fled the 2011 famine in Somalia have been closed and handed to the Kenyan government.

Kenya said the action was part of its effort to …

Refugee Women in Cameroon Empowered by Mobile Money

GADO REFUGEE CAMP, CAMEROON – In refugee camps in Cameroon, food aid has been replaced by mobile money payments. The system allows refugees to choose what food they buy and allows women to rely less …

Families Headed by Refugee Children Too Common in Uganda Camps

ADJUMANI, UGANDA – Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population � one-and-a-quarter million � and 36,000 of them are unaccompanied and separated children.

In 2013, sixteen-year-old Salila Miyala’s family fled fighting in South Sudan to a …

Algeria Army Chief Says ‘Certain Parties’ Seeking Constitutional Vacuum

ALGIERS – Algeria’s army chief of staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah on Tuesday accused some parties of favoring a constitutional vacuum in order to prolong the country’s political crisis.

Veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped …

Ethiopia Plans to Privatize Key State Enterprises

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s finance minister says the government is preparing to privatize some state-owned entities. However, the plan to sell off parts of the country’s once-guarded crown jewels is getting a mixed reaction.

At …