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UN agencies call for action on human trafficking networks

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Two UN agencies want more action in dismantling smuggling and trafficking networks following the deaths of 27 migrants off Mauritania in north-west Africa. The International...

Tension in West Darfur causes exodus

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The number of people fleeing to Chad to escape ongoing tensions in Sudan’s West Darfur could reach 30 000 in the coming weeks, according...

UN calls for release of blogger, lawyer and journalist

The UN human rights office called on Egypt to free a prominent blogger, lawyer and journalist allegedly mistreated in custody. They are among several...

Desperate African refugees pay to get into Libyan jails – UNHCR

]African refugees in Libya are so desperate some bribe their way into detention centres in the hope of being resettled out of the war-torn,...

ISS: How Uganda and UNHCR failed refugees

Uganda hosts Africa's largest refugee population and is heralded as a model of progressive refugee policies. But damning 2018 reports have revealed fraud and...

Nigerian militia group releases over 800 children – UN

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A militia fighting the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria released 833 children from its own ranks, some as young...

Violence and displacement in Ebola-hit DRC threatens humanitarian response

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Increasing violence in Ebola-affected areas of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the safety of tens of thousands of people...

UNHCR facility in Tripoli ready to help refugees

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) wants thousands of refugees who escaped from detention centres during clashes between militia in Tripoli to be...

Refugee numbers down, fatalities up – UNHCR

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The number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe is diminishing, but the fatality rate has risen dramatically, a new report from the...

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to no-go zone surrounded by rebels

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Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is escalating inside the Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk,...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...