Category Archives: Literacy

Standout General Picked to Lead Somalia’s Al-Shabab Fight

One morning in mid-August, the al-Shabab militant group launched a massive attack on a Somali government military base at the newly captured strategic town of Awdhegle in the Lower Shabelle region.The attack started when a vehicle-borne improvised expl...

Thousands Flee Violence in Cameroon’s English-Speaking Regions

Tens of thousands of people have deserted Cameroon's conflict prone English-speaking regions after a bloody weekend. Fighting between the military and separatists left at least 40 people dead, and a prominent Catholic bishop was abducted. The renewed f...

UN: Conflict Robs Nearly 2 Million Children of Education in Africa

The U.N. children's agency reports schools across West and Central Africa are being targeted by insurgent groups. It says attacks and threats of violence have forced more than 9,000 schools across eight countries to close since the end of 2017,

After 10 Years of Boko Haram Violence, Nigerians Crave Peace

Suicide bombings, mass kidnappings, tens of thousands of people killed. A ghastly insurgency by the homegrown Islamic extremist group Boko Haram marks 10 years this week in northeastern Nigeria, where many residents say life has been set back by decade...

UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2019

UNCTAD's Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 will be launched globally on the same day. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 focuses on preferential trade liberalization among the members of the new African Continental Free Trade Area...

UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2019

UNCTAD's Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 will be launched globally on the same day. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 focuses on preferential trade liberalization among the members of the new African Continental Free Trade Area...