Category: World

Liberia’s ex-President to chair Independent evaluation of global COVID-19 response – WHO

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced Thursday, the initiation of an Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to evaluate the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO…

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Africa-China racism row: What has happened so far?

Africa – China racism row: What has happened so far?

Reports about the forceful eviction and quarantine of African nationals in the city of Guangzhou have made headlines for days. Africans working and studying in China have shared stories, videos…

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UNICEF terms 2010’s deadly decade for children in conflict ridden areas

The United Nations has termed the past 10 years a “deadly decade” for children, as conflicts around the world are lasting longer and claiming more young lives. UNICEF reports that since 2010,…

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Khashoggi case: UN wants an independent and impartial investigation

The United Nations Secretary-General has reiterated the importance of an independent and impartial investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s murder case, in order to ensure a complete human rights violation investigation and…

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Expectant Mothers mistreated while giving birth in developing countries – WHO

A World Health Organization (WHO) - led study reveals that more than one-third of women in developing countries experience maltreatment from health personnel during child birth in health facilities. The…

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UN Cash Crisis: World body may not be able to pay staff salaries

The United Nation’s Chief Antonio Guterres says the organisation is facing its worst cash crisis in nearly a decade, because member states have not paid their expected contributions. In a…

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TICAD7: Japan PM warns Africa over debt accumulation as China’s presence grows

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday reportedly cautioned African leaders against accumulating too much debt, in an apparent reference to Chinese infrastructure projects that some blame for damaging the…

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UN pays tribute to women humanitarians on World Humanitarian Day

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has honoured the contribution of tens of thousands of women humanitarian aid workers who provide life-saving support to vulnerable people caught up in crises…

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ICC in search of new Prosecutor

The International Criminal Court is in search of a new Prosecutor, as the current Prosecutor of The Hague Based Court, Fatou Bensouda's term expires on 15 June 2021. “The Assembly…

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Man who incited violence in Cameroon jailed in London

A man who posted messages calling for violence in Cameroon on his social media accounts has been jailed for two years after counter terrorism detectives spotted one of his posts,…

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