July 30

July 29

  • Africa: Last-Minute Unesco Lobbying Brings SDG Science Success


    Last-minute lobbying by UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is said to have helped reinstate some of science and research commitments into the draft... Read more »

  • Somalia: NGOs, Terror Laws Blamed for Food Shortages [analysis]

    African Arguments

    As the UN warns of an impending famine in Somalia, it is important to look at the track record of aid organisations in responding to emergencies in the country. This will help... Read more »

  • Africa: USAID to Invest U.S.$38 Million in New Regional Leadership Centers [document]

    State Department

    Africa's future leaders will enjoy expanded opportunities thanks to a regional leadership program announced by President Obama July 28. Read more »

  • Tanzania: Skilled Trade Negotiators Needed

    Daily News

    LACK of experienced experts with strong negotiation skills is one among the main setbacks that fail many African countries from excelling into international trade. Read more »

  • Somalia: Hundreds of Thousands in Mogadishu Need Food Aid, Says the UN

    Ethiopia Government

    Hundreds of thousands of people in Mogadishu are in acute need of food aid as government and charities struggle to cope, the UN warned on Saturday (July 26). Other cities in... Read more »

  • Liberia: Commerce Minister Wants Liberia WTO Accession Fast-Tracked


    Liberia's Commerce and Industry Minister Axel Addy has underscored Liberia's firm commitment to joining the multilateral trading system of the World Trade Organization by 2015. Read more »

  • Liberia: UN Women Reinforces Campaign to End Violence


    The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says it takes seriously, the high prevalence of various forms of violence against women and girls in... Read more »

  • Africa: Heightened HIV Risk for People With Disabilities


    Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled... Read more »

  • Africa: Is the UN Peacekeeper Selection Process Flawed? [analysis]


    Reports on Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Nigeria released in July 2014 at the Open Society Institute in New York reveal failures in human rights vetting for soldiers in countries... Read more »

  • South Sudan: AU to Assess Situation of Children in Conflict-Hit South Sudan

    Sudan Tribune

    The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) will conduct a one-week visit to South Sudan to assess the situation of children affected by the... Read more »

  • Ethiopia: Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Massive Teacher Shortage - Unesco


    Sub-Saharan Africa is about to face a major shortage of teachers, says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Read more »

  • Nigeria: NEDS, USAID Present State Reports At Forum


    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Population Council have presented and discussed the... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Planes and Viruses - Nigeria Confronts Ebola Scare

    Daily Trust

    It is uncertain just how many people came in contact with Patrick Sawyer the day he boarded an Asky flight in Liberia, stopped over in Ghana, changed planes in Togo and arrived... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: ICC Chiefs Say Goodbye

    The Herald

    INTERNATIONAL Cricket Council chiefs have saluted Peter Chingoka, who stepped down as Zimbabwe Cricket chairman last week, as a leader whose knowledge and experience would be... Read more »

July 28

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