August 15



August 14

  • South Sudan: Nation Heads Towards Famine Amid 'Descent Into Lawlessness'

    IPS

    Another deadline has passed. But instead of bringing about peace, the leaders of South Sudan's warring parties have allowed the country to continue its slide toward famine. Read more »

  • Morocco: Activists Jailed for Reporting Torture Must Be Released Immediately [press release]

    AI London

    Two activists recently imprisoned after they reported they had been abducted and tortured must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said. Read more »

  • Sierra Leone: Red Cross Meets With President Koroma

    Sierra Leone Government

    The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross, Mr. Elhadj As Sy on 14th August, 2014 met with President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House to have firsthand... Read more »

  • West Africa: Focus On Poverty - the Hidden Tragedy Behind Ebola

    SciDev.Net

    The West Africa Ebola outbreak is now a "public health emergency of international concern", according to the WHO. Read more »

  • Southern Africa: Nominate a Driver of Change [press release]

    Southern Africa Trust

    The Southern Africa Trust is calling for nominations from individuals and organisations who are changing lives or those who know of someone who is, for the Drivers of Change 2014... Read more »

  • Burundi: No Justice Decade After Massacre [press release]

    HRW

    Burundian authorities should hold accountable those responsible for a 2004 massacre of Congolese refugees, Human Rights Watch said today. Read more »

  • Sierra Leone: Joule Africa and Endeavour Energy Join Ebola Fight

    Sierra Leone Government

    Representatives of Joule Africa and Endeavour Energy led by the Country Director for Joule Africa, Mr. Patrick Olu Beckley has this morning 14th August donated a banker's cheque... Read more »

  • Egypt: Still No Investigation Into Deaths of Journalists a Year After Massacre [press release]

    RSF

    Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to end the impunity for those responsible for the massacre in Cairo's Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square exactly one year ago, on 14 August... Read more »

  • Sierra Leone: SOS Donates Food and Non-Food Items to Social Welfare Ministry

    Concord

    Social Organization Society (SOS) yesterday (August 13), through their Child Protection Social Pillar, donated to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs food... Read more »

  • South Sudan: Cholera Admissions Decrease in the South [press release]

    MSF

    Cholera admissions are falling in the Torit region of Eastern Equatoria State in the south of South Sudan, where MSF rapidly set up a cholera project at the end of June. That... Read more »

  • Central African Republic: Thousands of People Fearing Violence Look for Refuge At the Hospital and Military Compound in Batangafo [press release]

    MSF

    Batangafo, in northern CAR, tries to regain normality after intense fighting between Seleka militias and Sangaris forces last week. The clashes left dozens dead and wounded, and... Read more »

  • Uganda: Good Agenda Aside, NGOs Have Clear Limitations [opinion]

    Observer

    In two articles last month, I attempted to show that, notwithstanding the large number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), our civil society remains rather weak and incapable... Read more »

  • Nigeria: NGOs Should Educate Consumers to Shun Substandard Goods - - Agbanelo

    Vanguard

    Non-governmental and civil society organisations in the country have been called upon to be at the forefront of educating Nigerian consumers on the dangers of using substandard... Read more »

  • Nigeria: NGO Expresses Concern Over Increasing Cases of Rape in Borno

    This Day

    The Coordinator of Women in the New Nigeria and Youth Initiative (WINN), a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) in Borno state, Mrs. Lucy Yunana, has expressed worry over increasing... Read more »

  • Kenya: Locals Heed Call to Detect, Treat Cancer

    CAJ News

    WOMEN for Cancer, the non-governmental organisation, disclosed 800 locals have recently been treated for cancer in Nairobi after they responded to an ongoing campaign around such... Read more »

  • Nigeria: NGO Opposes Proposal to Phase Out Lgas

    CAJ News

    THE Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has objected to the move to scrap local governments from constitution as suggested by the National Conference. Read more »



August 13

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