Source: U.S. Embassy in Liberia |

Joint European Union (EU)-US Statement on Recent Electoral Violence in Montserrado County

We urge the Liberian authorities to complete a swift and objective investigation to hold accountable those instigating or executing violence in this and previous incidents

The EU Delegation and the Embassies of the United States of America and the EU Member States (France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom) in Monrovia are concerned about recent incidents of violence after the by-elections in Montserrado County. We condemn the violence that took place on Saturday, 17…

Source: UN News |

Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town

9,450 people have been displaced by the violence in and around Murzuq since the beginning of August

Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displaced thousands of “terrified” civilians, the UN said on Tuesday. “Casualties on all sides of the fighting have continued as a result of airstrikes by…

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Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky: The dark side of apps

6 Android apps that were downloaded a staggering 90 million times from the Google Play Store were found to have been loaded with the PreAMo malware

Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it’s not hard to see why. In 2019 the number of worldwide mobile phone users is forecast (http://bit.ly/2Hga58i) to reach 4.68 billion of which 2.7 billion are smartphone users. So, if you are looking for a target, it certainly makes sense…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Statement from USAID Administrator Mark Green on World Humanitarian Day 2019

It seems fitting that I spend this World Humanitarian Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is suffering from the world's second largest Ebola outbreak in history

By Mark Green On August 19, we mark World Humanitarian Day, to recognize aid workers who sacrifice their lives to help people affected by global crises.  Each year, since the deaths of 22 United Nations and relief agency staff in a bombing in Baghdad 16 years ago, we honor the…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

The United States welcomes Sudan’s Adoption of the Constitutional Declaration

The United States commends the mediators from the African Union and the Government of Ethiopia for their efforts to broker this landmark agreement

The United States congratulates the people of Sudan on the August 17 signing of the Constitutional Declaration and political agreement between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council. We are encouraged by this first step in the establishment of a civilian-led transitional government. The United States…

Source: Amnesty International |

Zimbabwe: Police must be held accountable for appalling assault on protesters

The High Court dismissed an application by the opposition Movement for Democratic to overturn that ban

In response to the brutal assault on peaceful protesters who gathered in the Harare CBD earlier today in anticipation of the “16 August” national protests, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, said: “The scenes in Harare today demonstrate just how far the authorities will go to…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Two months on, fear and squalor prevail in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Ituri Province

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

Two months on since violence forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern province of Ituri, severe underfunding and growing insecurity mean rising numbers are in need of humanitarian assistance and are unable to return home. In the last three…

Source: Amnesty International |

Sudan: Former president Omar al-Bashir must not escape international trial

The Sudanese military overthrew and detained Omar al-Bashir on 11 April 2019, after 16 weeks of street protests against his rule

Former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir must face justice for crimes under international law, including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, that he allegedly committed in Darfur while in power, Amnesty International said ahead of the start of his trial on corruption charges on 18 August in Khartoum. Al-Bashir, who…

Source: Amnesty International |

Malawi: Human rights defender survives petrol-bomb attack, car burned to ashes

Timothy and his family narrowly escaped harm after three petrol bombs were thrown into his compound

In response to a petrol bomb attack targeting the home and car of Malawian human rights defender and activist Timothy Mtambo, which took place in the early hours of this morning, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, said: “This cowardly and malicious attack on Timothy Mtambo’s…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

SRSG Ghassan Salame strongly condemns Attacks against health facilities and workers

Two precision airstrikes targeted yesterday a field hospital in Aziziya neighbourhood reportedly injuring at least four medical staff

Since the beginning of the offensive on Tripoli in early April, more than 37 attacks have been registered against health workers and facilities, including hospitals, field hospitals and civilian and military ambulances. These deplorable attacks which impacted at least 19 ambulances and 19 hospitals, have resulted in 11 deaths, and…