Category Archives: Legal and Judicial

Floods Leave Thousands Homeless in Chad and Cameroon

KAIKAI, NORTHERN CAMEROON - Heavy rains and floods this week have left at least 100,000 people homeless on both sides of the border between northern Cameroon and Chad. It's the worst flooding in the area since 2012. the military

UN: Half of African Children Are Unregistered

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - The United Nations says about half of all children in Africa are not registered at birth, a lapse that prevents them from accessing essential social services such as health and education. The U.N. says a number

Stigma Slows Reintegration of Former Boko Haram Fighters

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA, - Fifty-six-year-old Ibrahim Dubji is still trying to adjust to life out of the bushes of rural northeastern Nigeria.It's been about three years since he left. He was a fighter with Boko Haram, taking cover in the region's

Al-Shabab Mortar Attacks Hits Area Around Mogadishu Airport

Seven people were wounded after a mortar attack by al-Shabab militants hit the area around Mogadishu airport on Sunday, Somali witnesses and officials sayThe mortars landed on the heavily-guarded Halane area of the airport that houses the African Union...

UNHCR: Anti-Refugee and Migrant Sentiment Threaten Battle to End Statelessness

The U.N. refugee agency warns the battle to stamp out global statelessness is being threatened by growing anti-refugee and migrant sentiment, as well as rising nationalism. More than 220,000 people have acquired citizenship since the U.N. refugee agenc...

UNHCR: Anti-Refugee and Migrant Sentiment Threaten Battle to End Statelessness

The U.N. refugee agency warns the battle to stamp out global statelessness is being threatened by growing anti-refugee and migrant sentiment, as well as rising nationalism. More than 220,000 people have acquired citizenship since the U.N. refugee agenc...