Africa – 18 June 2015

Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 100 in Monguno Town in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday killed nearly 100 people in Monguno town in northern part of Borno State, witnesses and security sources said.

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African Union to send military experts to Burundi

African leaders meeting at a summit in Johannesburg on Monday agreed to send military experts to Burundi, which has been rocked by weeks of violence over the president’s controversial bid for a third term.


Southern Africa: SADC Gender Protocol Barometer Launched

The Special Advisor to the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Ambassador Tonata Itenge-Emvula, last week launched the SADC Gender Protocol 2015 Barometer Namibia.

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Southern Africa: ‘Sadc Has Made Strides in Women Empowerment’

President Edgar Lungu has said Zambia and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have made realistic and significant strides in empowering women in different spheres of development. He said the region recognised the need to enhance the role of women by harnessing their strengths in all spheres of social and economic development.

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African Union raises money to fund its own programmes

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane pledged R1000 of her own “hard-earned” money on Tuesday to boost the African Union’s ability to fund its own programmes.