News has just come through of the killing of a priest and a nun, in the Archdiocese of Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: Fr Daniel Cizimya Nakamaga and Sister Denise Kahambo Murahirwa.
Fr Daniel Cizimya Nakamaga, 51, was killed in the parish in Kabare on Sunday, 6 December at two o’clock in the morning. According to a statement from the Archbishop, unknown men attacked the parish house during the night leading up to 6 December. Continue reading Congo: priest and nun killed→
Daily Nation Kenya urgently needs a specific anti-human trafficking legislation to address the rising dangers posed by human traffickers, an international aid agency has said.
Protracted emergencies in the country, such as drought, hunger, civil and political unrests both internally and in neighbouring countries, have led to an increase in forced displacement, perfect conditions for trafficking, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Thursday. Continue reading Law on trafficking urgent to curb vice, says IOM→
Drought and human activity join forces to drain off 85 per cent of Lake Elementaita
The short rains that pounded the larger Nakuru District for a few days in August, September and November were greeted with a sigh of relief.
For a while, residents and tourists marvelled at the replenished Lake Elementaita that had dried up due to the long drought, destruction of its catchment area and the effects of the much publicised climate change. Continue reading A lake lies on its deathbed→
guardian.co.uk Danish officials may play down a document implying a stitch-up between rich nations. But their impartiality as hosts looks shaky
The Guardian’s publication of a leaked Danish government paper has made headlines on the pages of Danish newspapers. It has also provoked sharp reactions from Danish and international environmental NGOs. Kim Carstensen, the leader of WWF’s climate delegation, says: “This shows an elitist, selective and non-transparent approach to the negotiations. We understand the developing nations’ frustration with the Danish government.” Continue reading Patching up after Copenhagen leak→