Catherine Soi

Catherine Soi

Africa

Burundi attack: Funerals held for victims ahead of referendum

Timing of referendum aimed at making sure that its president stays in power beyond present constitutional limits has come under criticism by human rights groups.

Burundi attack: Funerals held for victims ahead of referendum

Africa

EU forces training CAR soldiers to rebuild army

As part of an international effort to stabilise the country, forces from the European Union have been training soldiers in the Central African Republic in an attempt to rebuild the national army.

EU forces training CAR soldiers to rebuild army

Education

CAR conflict: One in three children missing out on education

UNICEF says a third of children are missing out on an education because of the fighting between armed groups. Many schools have been destroyed or are being used as camps for people who have escaped the violence.

CAR conflict: One in three children missing out on education

Central African Republic

Central African Republic: Half the population needs aid

Thousands of people in CAR have had to flee their homes, and now half of the country is in urgent need of aid.

Central African Republic: Half the population needs aid

Human Rights

Kenya's indigenous communities threatened

Efforts to protect the Embobut forest in Kenya are coming into conflict with the native Sengwer people, with the Sengwer accusing the government of burning their homes and forcibly evicting them.

Kenya's indigenous communities threatened

Africa

Classroom revolution? New curriculum for Kenya kids

While teachers and parents have praised the change, many argue that investment in education is the real issue that must be addressed.

Classroom revolution? New curriculum for Kenya kids

Kenya

Kenya court orders reopening of TV stations

Kenya's courts have ordered the government to reopen TV stations it had shut down to prevent coverage of a public event by opposition leader, Raila Odinga.

Kenya court orders reopening of TV stations

Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo's Kabila says elections will be held

The elections have been delayed twice by the government and the opposition still claims they do not trust the process.

DR Congo's Kabila says elections will be held

Africa

DR Congo violence: Families fear resurgence of fighting

Fighting has slowed in the Kasai region, but locals say the government is not abiding by the ceasefire and security for the returning populace is still a concern.

DR Congo violence: Families fear resurgence of fighting

Africa

DR Congo conflict leaves 400,000 children malnourished

Some aid is reaching the malnourished in Kasai, but aid workers say it is not nearly enough and more displaced people are returning to the region.

DR Congo conflict leaves 400,000 children malnourished

Democratic Republic of Congo

Conflict, flooding and cholera worsen DR Congo plight

There is a military operation against an armed group accused of killing peacekeepers, widespread flooding has destroyed many homes, and a major cholera outbreak has plagued the country.

Conflict, flooding and cholera worsen DR Congo plight

Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo protests: Church leaders vow to fight on

Despite the deaths of eight protesters, the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo plans to continue to push for political change and for President Joseph Kabila to step down.

DR Congo protests: Church leaders vow to fight on