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The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat concluded an official working visit to the United Arab Emirates
Source: African Union Commission - Jan 17, 2019

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 17 January 2019-/African Media Agency(AMA)/-The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat concluded an official working visit to the United Arab Emirates from 15 – 16January 2019. During the visit, Chairperson Faki signed a memorandum of understanding for political, economic and social consultations with Sheikh...

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Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo
Source: The United Nations - Jan 17, 2019

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes. NEW-YORK, United States of America, 17 January 2019-/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Human rights reports suggest that the apparent massacre took place...

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2.3 million young Africans learnt digital skills during Africa Code Week 2018
Source: SAP Africa - Jan 16, 2019

Sharp focus on capacity-building drives sustainable learning impact across the continent. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 16 January 2019 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Africa Code Week (ACW) 2018 exceeded all expectations by empowering 2.3 million youth across 37 countries with digital and coding skills – compared to 1.3 million youth engaged across...

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Zimbabwe: Crackdown escalates on protests over massive fuel price hikes, hundreds arrested
Source: Amnesty International - Jan 16, 2019

Eight people reportedly killed Authorities shut down internet 200 people arbitrarily detained      HARARE, Zimbabwe, 16 January 2019-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The Zimbabwean authorities must ensure that the security forces exercise restraint and respect the rights of people protesting against massive fuel price hikes, Amnesty International said on the second...

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International Criminal Court acquits former president Gbagbo of war crimes in Côte d’Ivoire
Source: The United Nations - Jan 16, 2019

Former President of Côte d’Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo has been cleared of crimes against humanity in Côte d’Ivoire by the International Criminal Court (ICC), it announced on Tuesday. NEW-YORK, United-States of America, 16 January 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The development relates to bloody clashes in the West African nation that claimed a...

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FROM THE FIELD: Liberia boosts efforts to guard against rising seas
Source: United Nations - Jan 15, 2019

With rising sea levels due to climate change already affecting coastal communities in Liberia, there are fears that densely populated parts of the capital Monrovia could be submerged, unless action is taken. NEW-YORK, United-States of America, 15 January 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-It’s projected that a one-metre sea level rise could...

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