Home » Entries posted by Geraldine Boechat (Page 3)
Stories written by Geraldine Boechat
Senior Editor for Medafrica Times and former journalist for Swiss National Television. former NGO team leader in Burundi and Somalia

Vital UN Air Service risks being grounded in CAR due to funding shortages

The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) that enables aid workers to deploy to reach tens of thousands of people in need in the Central African Republic (CAR) is at risk of shutting down due to a shortage of funds, the World Food Program (WFP) that manages the service warned this week. UNHAS, which depends […]

Read More

Senegal to build sustainable digital economy with World Bank support

The World Bank Board of Directors has approved a $180 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support Senegal’s efforts to enhance the policy and institutional framework of the energy and the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sectors and to build a sustainable digital economy. The multi-sectoral structural reform Development Policy Financing (DPF) operation has […]

Read More

WFP driver killed in Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Food Program is deeply saddened by the killing on Monday of a staff member in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Richard Kasimba, a driver, was shot dead during an ambush by unknown assailants about 70 kilometres northwest of Goma, North Kivu province, while travelling by road with three colleagues to monitor a […]

Read More

Peripheral US-staff ordered to leave crisis-wracked DRC ahead of polls

The US State Department had ordered non-emergency government staff and family members of government employees to leave Democratic Republic of Congo a week before a presidential election. After two years of setbacks, broken promises and delays, the Democratic Republic of Congo has started campaigns for the long-delayed Dec. 23 poll. Voters on December 23 will […]

Read More

EU commits €108 million to improve Niger’s social policies, good governance & access to electricity

The European Union is mobilizing an extra €108 million for social policies, security, good governance and access to electricity in Niger. This was announced by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on the fringes of the Partner-donor coordination conference organized by the G5 Sahel in Nouakchott, Mauritania, lately. “The European Union […]

Read More

Former CAR militia leader arrested in France faces war crimes trial

French authorities have arrested a “senior leader” of the Anti-Balaka militia who is facing extradition to The Hague, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said. Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona is suspected of committing war crimes in the Central African Republic. Prosecutors of the International Court say Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona was the “senior leader” of the militia that carried out […]

Read More

Italian Eni announces new oil discovery in Angola

Eni has struck a new oil discovery in the Afoxé exploration prospect located in Block 15/06, offshore Angola. The discovery is estimated to contain between 170 and 200 million barrels of light oil in place. The Afoxé-1 NFW well, which has led to the new oil discovery, was drilled in a water depth of 780 […]

Read More

Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa –UNCTAD

Opportunities abound for Africa to engage in and benefit from e-commerce and the digital economy as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) comes into force, speakers said at an UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya. The High-level Dialogue on Trade and the Digital Economy in Africa showed that the continent has the potential […]

Read More

EU extends sanctions on anointed successor to DR Congo’s Kabila

The European Union on Monday extended sanctions on the ruling party’s candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary for the presidential polls slated for December 23 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary was designated by incumbent president as his successor for the polls. The EU sanctions include assets freeze and entry ban. This is the […]

Read More

Kabila to remain in politics after December polls

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, on Sunday said he plans to stay in politics when he steps down after elections on December 23. He does not rule out running again for president in 2023. Kabila in an interview with Reuters said his role will be to make sure that the mineral-rich […]

Read More