VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 8 – 14 April, 2019

Boko Haram targets civilians in deadly attacks in South-East Niger: VOA,
10 April 2019

The United Nations refugee agency reports tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people in Niger’s Diffa...

VIF News Digest; International Developments (Africa), 1 – 7 April, 2019

US addressing 'immediate' humanitarian needs of Cyclone Idai victims: VOA, 1 April 2019

The U.S. Department of Defense has authorized up to $15 million in aid to areas of Mozambique devastated by Cyclone...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 25 – 31 March, 2019

Cyclone-hit Mozambique sitting on a 'sanitation, hygiene ticking bomb': VOA, 25 March 2019

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is appealing for $30.5 million to provide life-...

VIF News Digest: International developments (Africa), 18-24 March, 2019

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000 – President: Reuters, 18 March 2019

The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 11-17 March, 2019

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term: BBC, 11 March 2019

President Bouteflika's candidacy had provoked mass protests across Algeria over the past few weeks. He has led Algeria for...

VIF News Digest; International Developments (Africa), 4-10 March, 2019

IS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief: AFP, 5 March 2019

The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 25 Feb - 4 Mar 2019

South Africa's 2019 maize crop seen 20pct lower after drought delays plantings: Reuters, 26 February 2019

South Africa is likely to harvest 20 percent less maize in 2019 compared with the previous season...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 18-24 Feb. 2019

South African Parliament approves long-delayed carbon tax bill: Reuters
19 February 2019

South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday approved the long-delayed carbon tax bill as it seeks to reduce harmful...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 11-17 Feb 2019

Bouteflika seeks fifth term as Algeria's president: BBC News, 11 February 2019

Algeria's 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will seek a fifth term in April's elections, he announced in a message...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 4 Feb - 10 Feb 2019

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for two Somalia attacks: VOA
4 February 2019

The Islamist al-Shabab group has claimed responsibility for two attacks in Somalia Monday. The terrorist group said one of...

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