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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.
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.
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.