Africa: In a 'World of Plenty,' G7 Must Fight Famine
World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Read more »
Africa: 'Horrific' Increase in Worldwide Displacement
Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report. Read more »
Africa: World to Cut Emissions With or Without Trump
In a last-ditch effort, Germany and China are trying to influence the United States not to walk away from the Paris climate change accord it signed along with 194 nations. Read more »
Africa: Reflections On 2017 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
More than 7 billion people live on this planet spread among 7 continents, 194 states of the United Nations (UN) and numerous other non-self-governing territories. The world is made… Read more »
Africa: Africa and India - Sharing the Development Journey
Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic… Read more »
Africa: Sexual Violence As a 'Threat to Security and Durable Peace'
Sexual violence is increasingly used as a tactic of terrorism and thus must be addressed as a peace and security issue, officials said at a United Nations Security Council meeting. Read more »
Africa: Genetically Engineered Disappointments
Advocates of genetically engineered (GE) crops have long claimed that genetic engineering is necessary to raise crop yields and reduce human exposure to agrochemicals. Genetic… Read more »
Kenya: Kenya's Drought - Response Must Be Sustainable, Not Piecemeal
A malnutrition emergency Read more »
Africa: World Lags On Clean Energy Goals
It may be the 21st century but more than three billion people still use fire for cooking and heating. Of those, one billion people have no access to electricity despite a global… Read more »
Africa: Gender Equality Can Save Women's Lives in Disasters - We Must Not Miss the Opportunity to Set This Right
Later this month, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will take place in Mexico. This meeting provides an important opportunity to reboot global progress on… Read more »
Africa: Who Are the Best 'Eaters' and How to Use Eggplants As a Toothbrush
The news is this: Japan is a global model for healthy diets and it currently has the lowest rate of obesity among developed countries-below four per cent. This is on the one hand.… Read more »
Nigeria: Concerns Arise Over Freed Nigerian Abductees, Thousands Still Missing
Following the release of over 80 missing schoolgirls, human rights groups have expressed concerns about their rights and future. Read more »
Ethiopia: Falling Between the Sun-Scorched Gaps - Drought Highlights Ethiopia's IDP Dilemma
Displaced pastoralists gather around newly arrived drums of brown water as a water truck speeds off to make further deliveries to settlements that have sprung up along the main… Read more »
Libya: Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in Libya 'Slave Markets'
Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration… Read more »
Africa: World Bank Fudges On Inequality
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - collectively drafted and then officially agreed to, at the highest level, by all Member States of the United Nations in September 2015… Read more »
Africa: Global Climate Policy in an Uncertain State of Flux
Global climate change policy is in a state of flux, with all other countries waiting for the United States to decide whether to leave or remain in the Paris Agreement. Read more »
Africa: Time to Find 'Magic Formula' to Stop Hatreds - Baku Forum
It is time to find that "magic formula" that will encourage people to stop conflicts, the rise of violent extremism and hatreds, and live together in peace, urged a United Nations… Read more »
Africa: Towards a Global Role for ACP?
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) met this week in Brussels for the 105th Session of its Council of Ministers to discuss the key question of how these 79… Read more »
Africa: Collective Amnesia in Famine Response and Resilience-Building
The emerging drought-induced humanitarian crisis--prevailing in countries from Niger in West Africa to Somalia in East Africa--and conflict-driven famine conditions in South Sudan,… Read more »
Africa: The Very Survival of Africa's Indigenous Peoples 'Seriously Threatened'
The cultures and very survival of indigenous peoples in Africa are seriously threatened. They are ignored, neglected and fall victims of land grabbing and land dispossession caused… Read more »
Africa: Trolling of Women Journalists Threatens Free Press
"It's not what you say that prompts it--it's the fact that you are saying it," says Mary Beard, a Cambridge University classics professor about online trolling. "If you venture… Read more »
Africa: 'Fake News' Is Not Journalism...
Would you trust your news from any source? How are we able to ensure that 'fake'(d) news does not overtake the flow of information? Read more »
Africa: Double Standards - Do All Journalist Lives Matter?
Taha avoids giving his last name to journalists, but not out fear of the Sudanese government, whose harassment he fled in 2015. Read more »
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