Volunteers and NGOs Work to Eradicate Gender Violence in Mozambique

The recent achieve­ment of a group of female vol­un­teers opposed to ‘vio­lence against women’ in cen­tral Mozam­bique pro­vides a good chance to exam­ine the coun­try’s gen­der-based vio­lence prob­lem in greater depth. Rec­og­niz­ing the defi­cien­cies and a lack of progress in human rights in Mozam­bique, Mariem Marouani takes a look at the crit­i­cal impact that these…

Tropical Cyclone Idai — Floods in Mozambique Lead the News

The nation of Mozam­bique in South-East­­ern Africa suf­fered cat­a­stroph­ic dam­ages fol­low­ing what is being described as a Trop­i­cal Cyclone Idai start­ing on March 4.  The storms inten­si­fied there­after, con­tin­u­ing into the week of March 18, leav­ing many deaths and plen­ty of destruc­tion, includ­ing sub­merged build­ings. Accord­ing to News24, “Trop­i­cal cyclone Idai has made head­lines across…

In Case You Missed It: 6/27/16 — 7/3/16

This week’s most impor­tant head­lines out of and about Africa In this week’s news, the African Union takes the next steps on its Agen­da 2063 plan, and Indi­an Pre­mier Naren­dra Modi, as well as Israeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Netanyahu, vis­it the African con­ti­nent. With e‑passport, African Union Fur­thers Con­ti­nen­tal Inte­gra­tion Just as the Euro­pean Union…

In Case You Missed It: 4/25/16 – 5/1/16

  The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. Papa Wem­ba’s Lega­cy Cel­e­brat­ed World­wide  The musi­cal lega­cy of Papa Wem­ba, the Con­golese musi­cian who died on April 24, is being cel­e­brat­ed not just through­out the Africa con­ti­nent but around the world. Wem­ba col­lapsed on stage…

In Case You Missed It 6/29/15 — 7/5/15

The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. In the past week, a con­tro­ver­sial vote was made in Burun­di, anoth­er case of Ebo­la con­firmed in Liberia and a vic­to­ry for LGBT rights in Mozam­bique.  1. While the U.S. cel­e­brates a vic­to­ry for LGBTQ couples…