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Zimbabwe’s Diaspora Could Help Revive Ailing Economy

At the dawn of the millennium, Sheila Mponda, 60, waved goodbye to her four children, who were leaving Zimbabwe for the United Kingdom in search of greener pastures. Mponda had just lost her husband and had been a housewife all her life. While the parting was bittersweet, since they established new lives abroad, Mponda’s children […]

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:55:15 +0000

One of the World’s Most Dangerous PIaces For Aid Workers

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:14:35 +0000

An Inequality Beyond Wealth: Gaps in Women’s Health

While many often focus on wealth disparities, economic inequality is often a symptom and cause of other inequalities including women’s access to sexual and reproductive health. In a new report, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) explores the persistent, if not widening, inequalities in sexual and reproductive health around the world, holding back women and girls […]

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:54:17 +0000

To Eliminate Poverty, Better Understanding Needed

Anis Chowdhury, a former professor of economics at the University of Western Sydney, held senior United Nations positions during 2008–2015 in New York and Bangkok. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor, was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, and received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:05:31 +0000

What Do You Really Eat When You Order a Steak, Fish or Chicken Filet?

The world is running out of antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned while announcing the World Antibiotic Awareness Week on 13-19 November. The reason, according to WHO, is that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics […]

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:41:37 +0000

Driven to Extremes–How Poverty Fuels Extremism, and How to Help Africa’s Youth

Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya. Follow him on twitter: @sidchat1

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:21:38 +0000

The Road Out of Poverty Depends on Feeding Our Children Nutritious Food First

Mercy Lung’aho is Nutrition scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:28:42 +0000
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Hopes That New Nigeria DNA Lab Will Embolden Rape Victims
The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said. The Lagos State DNA Forensics Centre (LSDFC) was commissioned last month by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to cut the time and cost of sending samples abroad for analysis. A 2013 report by NOI Polls showed that 30 percent of Nigerians know someone who has been raped, with most of the assaults going unreported...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:08:48 -0400

Senegal Presidency Targets 'Fake News'
Senegal’s presidency is getting into the fact-checking business. “Fake news is flourishing. It is something people cannot control and that can end up affecting politics, society and the way people behave," says the Special Advisor to President Macky Sall, Ousmane Thiongane. It is a concern being raised around the continent, and around the world for that matter. A recent study of the Kenyan electoral campaign released in July found that 90 percent of Kenyans had “seen or heard...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:25:17 -0400

Uganda Confirms 1 Death From Ebola-like Marburg Virus
Uganda’s ministry of health confirmed Thursday that one person has died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a close relative of the Ebola virus. Surveillance teams have deployed to the affected district in the eastern part of the country to contain the outbreak. Uganda’s Ministry of Health says one of the two suspected cases of Marburg virus disease has been confirmed via laboratory tests conducted by the Uganda Virus Research Institute. “The confirmed case was a 50-year-old female from...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:07:14 -0400

At Least Four Dead in Anti-Government Protests in Togo
At least four people have been killed across the small West African nation of Togo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding an end to the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe. Security Minister Colonel Damehame Yark said Wednesday that one person was shot dead in the capital, Lome, while three others were killed in Togo's second-largest city of Sokode, more than 300 kilometers north of Lome. Yark says 60 demonstrators were arrested in Wednesday's...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:12:28 -0400

Report: North Korea’s Illicit Trade Network Hits Africa’s Vulnerable Wildlife
North Korea’s government has relied for decades on illicit trade to fill its coffers, but a new report notes what appears to be a recent rise in Pyongyang’s trafficking of illegal wildlife from African nations. The report, by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, warns that the trade is putting further pressure on Africa’s endangered rhino and elephant populations. North Korea is finding itself increasingly squeezed by international sanctions imposed to try to...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:17:23 -0400

Report: North Korea's Illicit Trade Network Hits Africa's Vulnerable Wildlife
North Korea's government relied for decades on illicit trade for cash, but a new report finds a recent rise in Pyongyang's trafficking of illegal wildlife from African nations, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa, with four high-profile incidents in the last three years. The report by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime warns that the continent's endangered rhinos and elephants are in peril. Anita Powell reports...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:15:00 -0400

UN Chief to Visit Central African Republic
The United Nations Secretary-General said Wednesday that the Central African Republic is at a critical moment and everything must be done to ease growing communal tensions and preserve gains to keep the fragile nation on the right path. Antonio Guterres will travel to the Central African Republic next week, to meet with the country’s leaders and visit the nearly 12,000-member U.N. peacekeeping mission. The country has been struggling with sometimes deadly inter-communal tensions for...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:12:25 -0400

The Key to Peaceful Transitions of Power in Africa - Straight Talk Africa
Shaka Ssali hosts an in-depth discussion on the unpredictable nature of Africa’s presidential politics with James Butty, VOA Managing Editor, Dr. Korir Sing’Oei, Legal Advisor, Executive Office of the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, Dr. Mbuyamu Ilankir Matungulu, National Chairman Congo Na Biso & with the Opposition Political Party, DRC, and Zihindula Mulegwa, Attorney and Former Presidential Spokesman for President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:30:00 -0400

Tens of Thousands March in Somalia to Protest Mogadishu Bombing
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Mogadishu and other major Somali cities on Wednesday, condemning those behind the massive explosion that killed nearly 300 people and wounded more than 400 others. The Mogadishu protest came in response to a call from the city's mayor for a massive rally to pray for those killed and injured in Saturday's truck bombing, which the government blames on Islamist militant group al-Shabab. Ahead of the rally, young men wearing red...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:25:00 -0400

Kenya Elections Chief Gives 'Yellow Card' to Politicians as Tensions Rise
The head of Kenya’s electoral commission had tough words for the country’s politicians the day after one of his commissioners resigned and fled the country. The resignation casts further doubt on whether the commission can organize a credible re-run of a presidential poll next week. The chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Wafula Chebukati, spoke hours after one of the commissioners resigned and fled to the U.S.   “Let me be very clear, I am giving...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:40:11 -0400

A Lifeline for Millions in Somalia, Money Remittance Industry Seeks More Support
Every month, Fatma Ahmed sends $200 of the earnings she makes in London to her family in Somalia. "It's for daily life. For rent, for buying grocery things, to live over there. Because actually in Somalia, that much we do not have," she said. Remittances from overseas diaspora constitute a vital part of the economy of many developing nations, none more so than Somalia, where the inflows add up to more than foreign aid and investment combined. However, analysts warn that...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:44:19 -0400
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SA football boss Danny Jordaan 'raped singer Jennifer Ferguson'
Jennifer Ferguson says the #MeToo campaign convinced her to break her silence after nearly 24 years.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:05 GMT

Tunisia put Ben Yedder snub behind them
The Tunisia Football Federation gives up on trying to lure Sevilla star Wissam Ben Yedder to play for the Carthage Eagles.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:51:07 GMT

UK banks 'linked to SA money laundering'
Lord Hain says up to £400m may inadvertently have been laundered by HSBC and Standard Chartered.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:33:04 GMT

Lamine Diack charged with Rio corruption
The charges against Carlos Nuzman follow an investigation into a payment of $2m to secure votes.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:46:16 GMT

Dare Not Linger: Mandela's book sequel launched in South Africa
The follow-up to the late South African president's celebrated memoir is launched in Johannesburg.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:00:40 GMT

Algeria's Said Chitour - spy or journalist?
The family of an Algerian journalist arrested on espionage charges is desperately trying to secure his release.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:09:44 GMT

Monitoring DR Congo's deadly Nyiragongo volcano
Celestin Mahinda's eruption predictions are so good that locals panic if his family leaves town.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:25:11 GMT

Somalia: Mogadishu bomb victim killed day before graduation
Maryam Abdullah's father was flying out for her graduation, but ended up attending her funeral.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:48:46 GMT

Militants kidnap four Britons - Nigerian police
The four were reportedly taken by suspected militants last week, police say.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:35:23 GMT

Mark Sampson: FA sorry over race remarks to Eniola Aluko & Drew Spence
The FA apologises to two players for racially discriminatory remarks made by sacked England's women's boss Mark Sampson.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:17:36 GMT