The scale of human suffering currently engulfing drought-stricken Somalia is almost indescribable. It is difficult to find words to convey the devastation and misery gripping the country, now in the midst of a prolonged period of record-low rainfall. I have watched emaciated herds of livestock drop, lifeless, into the dust, and been present when people’s futures evaporated in front of their eyes.
When cases of Ebola were detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in May, local officials moved swiftly and global resources were rushed to help them. By the time the World Health Organization declared the outbreak over on July 2, only four people had died, four more had survived the disease, and the outbreak had been contained in a remote region of the country.
GENEVA (Reuters) - A militia group blamed for atrocities in Congo is largely composed of children, while a militia formed to defeat it is suspected of a campaign of ethnically-based massacres and rapes, U.N. investigators said on Friday.
Beyond what are appalling conditions in certain parts of the world, frequently those wracked with warfare, it appears that there is now actual famine in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and northeast Nigeria.
Sustainable business models could open up economic opportunities of up to $12-trillion across 60 global hot spots, and contribute to an increase in employment of up to 380-million jobs by 2030, the Business and Sustainable Development Commission’s ‘Better Business, Better World’ report states.
The U.S. start-up company, Zipline, intends to transport blood, plasma and coagulants across rural areas of western Rwanda, in order to do away with long waiting periods.
Unless regional and international organisations act in concert and inject new life into the mediation process, Burundi risks igniting a wider crisis.
The global deal can help reduce the planet’s warming by as much as 0.5°C
At a time when Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit, has forced the international community to reassess globalisation and transnational cooperation, it’s heartening to note that Africa is actually taking decisive steps towards greater integration among its 54 countries.
While the Obama administration has been pursuing Islamist refugees from Syria to bring thousands to the safe haven of the United States, Christians have been under fire often literally and losing their property and lives in Iraq and Uganda.
One day before the start of this year’s edition of the World Social Forum (WSF 2016), held in Montreal from 9 – 14 August 2016, civil society representatives from several African nations announced their intention to boycott the proceedings, due to the overwhelming number of visa denials for members of their delegations.
It’s an oddity of human history that the worst atrocities committed by men against their fellow men (and women) repeat themselves. Everyone agrees that intentionally killing civilians is wrong, and nobody rushes to defend genocide. But war crimes and crimes against humanity keep happening.
US President Barack Obama personally ordered to strike ISIS terrorists on the territory of the Libyan city of Sirte.
A dark secret behind the Hiroshima bomb is where the uranium came from, a spy-vs.-spy race to secure naturally enriched uranium from Congo to fuel the Manhattan Project and keep the rare mineral out of Nazi hands, reports Joe Lauria.
Rwanda tops the global list for the highest percent (63.8%) of women members of parliament.
An international commission tasked with following up on the Darfur peace agreement said Monday that tribal conflicts are the biggest threat to the deal signed in July 2011.
Rwanda: The 5th demographic and health survey, released by the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda yesterday, shows an improvement in the country’s health indicators.
China had 222 million people aged 60 years or older as of the end of last year, accounting for 16.1 percent of its total population, a senior official announced Tuesday.
South Sudanese opinion leaders have voiced their views on the decision by president Salva Kiir to admit their nation into the East African Community.
The 2015 living conditions monitoring survey has revealed that 40.8% of the country’s population is living in extreme poverty.
Press freedom declined in Africa and around the world in 2015, according to a new report by the monitoring and advocacy group Freedom House.
Rwanda: 13.5% of College Graduates Remain Unemployed, What should be done? Link Education to Job Realities
KIGALI, University education across the six-member East African Community (EAC) bloc and Rwanda inclusive should be linked to job realities on the ground and initiate community-based research partnerships to address unemployment issues in the region.
When Kofi Anan told some of African presidents that, “when your time is up, make sure you retire peacefully” most of them took it for granted but it had sense. Why do most African presidents like shedding blood?
Uganda’s notorious rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abducted 296 people in Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the first quarter of this year, a report said on Friday.
April marks the beginning of the 100 days of genocide that happened in Rwanda 22 years ago. As a result of the failure of International intervention, about 800,000 Rwandans were killed while two million fled into neighbouring countries where humanitarian organisations provided lifesaving services and begun the healing process.
Peaceful elections in Africa, a continent that had been haunted by election-related violence, have started becoming a reality, hence guaranteeing continued stability and development.
The UN human rights chief voiced alarm Monday at a sharp increase in the use of torture in violence-torn Burundi, with nearly 400 cases recorded so far this year.
Rwanda: The progress Rwanda has made in the last 20 years is something that its inhabitants could only have dreamed about since genocide first ripped the country apart in 1994, Jean-PaulKimonyo, senior advisor to the president, told the press.
Over 100 rebels have been killed over the past 24 hours in the northern province of Aleppo, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported on Wednesday.
A year after Burundi was plunged into chaos, peace efforts are deadlocked in the troubled central African country with the opposition divided and power in the hands of hardliners, analysts say.
ABUJA, NIGERIA—Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants are increasingly using children to carry out suicide bombings, the United Nations Children’s Fund reported Tuesday.
New report on the poorest countries in the World 2015 Rankings is based on the Gross domestic product (GDP) based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) per capita of a country, which compares the generalized differences in the cost of living and standards between countries.
RWANDA’S government said an offshore company mentioned in the so-called Panama Papers was used legally.
The Vision of the African Union is to become an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.
Trillions of dollars of non-bank financial assets around the world are vulnerable to the effects of global warming, according to a study that says tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions makes sense for investors.
According to McKinsey 7 Company’s report, ‘Lions on the Move: The Progress and Potential of African Economies’, Africa’s combined Gross Domestic Product will be $2.6 trillion by 2020.
Africa seems to be the only continent today that is regularly referred to as a country. It annoys me every time I hear it said. It’s reminiscent of Ronald Reagan’s chatter with the press aboard Air Force One in late 1982 on his way back to the US from a Presidential visit to Latin America:
Rates of obesity worldwide are continuing to rise and by 2025, 18 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women worldwide will be obese, according to a report published by The Lancet medical journal in the UK.
The United Nations has received new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by both non-UN and UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Monday.
Rwanda was recently rated as the 8th Most Influential Nation in Africa out of 54 countries that are on the African soil.