Addressing food security in Zimbabwe

The United Nations in Zimbabwe has sent out an appeal to humanitarian and development organizations to help raise $86 million that they say is urgently needed, reported the UN News Service. The money will help fill the gap between the $132 million needed for the food security response plan and…

South Sudan peace deal failing

Conflict in South Sudan is continuing to pick up even with the latest peace deal which seems to be quickly failing. The peace deal was signed in August this year between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar after 21 months of fighting. The peace deal started off with…

Mali: path to peace and stability is full of obstructions

Yesterday, the United Nations envoy in Mali told the Security Council that the path to peace and stability in the country is full of obstructions. Mongi Hamdi, Special Representative and head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in his statement to the Council said “Violations…

UN commends Rwandan peacekeepers in CAR

Stephen Feller, the Police Adviser at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Missions celebrated the Rwandan peacekeepers who work in the Central African Republic (CAR) for their commitment to bring peace and stability to the country as well as their professionalism, reported The New Times. Feller congratulated the Rwandan peacekeepers during…

Defeating flying toilets in Kenya

“Flying toilets” – what is this frightening concept and why does it even exist? Well in Nairobi’s informal settlement, Mukuru kwa Reuben, “flying toilets” are a part of everyday life. Africa Times reporter Lydia Limbe investigates. Mukuru kwa Reuben is an informal settlement at the heart of Nairobi’s industrial area,…

Lydia Limbe

Lydia Limbe is a freelance features writer who is based in Nairobi Kenya and has covered different parts of Africa, including the Indian Ocean Islands.

UN peacekeepers facing new rape allegations

United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic are facing new rape allegations when only a week ago the head of the mission was asked to step down. UN spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci told reporters on Wednesday that the charges against the members of the UN mission, MINUSCA, are “disturbing.” “These…

Head of UN peacekeeping mission in CAR forced to step down

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic was forced to resign due to allegations, brought by Amnesty International, of rape and murder committed by peacekeepers. At the request of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, the general from Senegal, Babacar Gaye, submitted his resignation on Wednesday….

Third International Conference on Financing for Development concludes

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia rapped up today resulting of the adoption of the “Addis Ababa Action Agenda”. International leaders, institutional stakeholders, business sector entities, nongovernmental organisations, Heads of State and Government and other high-level political representatives met at the conference to discuss…