Investor Interest in Africa at All-Time High, But Risks Remain

The Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (AVCA) says Africa attracted a record $7.4 billion in private capital in 2021, more than double the year before. But while the continent provides ample possibilities for investors, it also presents challenges, from instability to climate change. At this year's AVCA conference in Senegal, investors discussed some of the trends.More than 500 people from some 50 countries filtered in and out of conference…

Horn Of Africa Hunger Could Soar To 20 Million By Year End: UN

UNITED NATIONS – Drought and Ukraine conflict fallout, could increase hunger in the Horn of Africa from 14 million people to 20 million, by year’s end, a UN spokesman said.Stephane Dujarric, chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said, the hardest-hit countries face increasing hunger, if rains continue to fail, the cost of food and fuel keep soaring because of the conflict, and humanitarian funding remains low.“The World Food Programme…

Islamic State ‘Beatles’ cell member convicted in U.S. of beheading hostages

Published by Reuters UKBy Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. jury on Thursday convicted a former British citizen for his role in a notorious Islamic State hostage-taking plot that led to the beheading of American journalists and aid workers. After a six-week trial and four hours of deliberations, a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, found El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, guilty on charges including lethal hostage-taking and conspiracy to commit murder.…

Sovereign Council briefed on Sudan’s expectations from UNITAMS

April 11, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The military-led Sovereign Council on Monday was briefed on the aspects of support that Sudan demands from the UNITAMS, following harsh criticism for its action and threats by Gen al-Burhan to expel its chief.The Sudanese authorities slammed a report the UNITAMS head made to the Security Council last March. The government said it focused on the political situation and neglected to provide support to peace…

Sovereign Council briefed on Sudan’s expectations from UNITAMS

April 11, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The military-led Sovereign Council on Monday was briefed on the aspects of support that Sudan demands from the UNITAMS, following harsh criticism for its action and threats by Gen al-Burhan to expel its chief.The Sudanese authorities slammed a report the UNITAMS head made to the Security Council last March. The government said it focused on the political situation and neglected to provide support to peace…

Kiir, Machar discuss unified command structure

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar on Monday discussed the composition of the command structure, renewing hopes of their commitment towards implementation of the security arrangements in the September 2018 revitalized peace deal.The two rival leaders Kiir smiled and greeted each in a sign of trust likely to pave way for resumption of peaceful working relations between them and their supporters in the chain and…