General

Le PAM renforce l’intervention d’urgence auprès des communautés touchées par les inondations au Tchad

N’DJAMENA – Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) des Nations Unies accroit sa réponse d’urgence aux inondations au Tchad, avec des opérations d’urgence au cours des trois prochains mois ciblant 300 000 femmes, hommes et enfants touchés par les inondations. Selon … read more

Business

Indonesia, Brazil, Ghana, Suriname biggest culprits in tropical forest loss linked to industrial mining: Study

LONDON— Industrial-scale mining for materials such as coal, gold, and iron ore is spurring tropical deforestation, with once-impenetrable forest cleared for mines and access roads, new research shows.In the first study to quantify the impact of industr… read more

Education

School saves lives: World leaders back a courageous goal, “Education Plus”, to prevent new HIV infections through education and empowerment

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 19 September 2022—At the Transforming Education Summit in New York it was announced that 12 African countries* have committed to Education Plus, a bold initiative to prevent HIV infections through free universal, quality secondary education for all girls … read more

Entertainment

U2’s Bono Gives ‘Freedom’ Concert in Kyiv Metro

Irish rock group U2’s frontman Bono and his bandmate The Edge performed a 40-minute concert in a metro station in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Sunday and praised Ukrainians fighting for their freedom from Russia.”Your president leads the world in t… read more

Medical

COVID-19 vaccination in the WHO African Region – Monthly Bulletin, August 2022

As of 4 September 2022, a total of 235 million people in the African Region had completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series, representing 20.3% of the Region’s population. Two countries in the African Region have surpassed the target of 70% … read more

Sports

‘It’s up to us!’ says NBA basketball star Wenyen Gabriel on visit to South Sudan homeland

The former refugee and Los Angeles Lakers’ power forward returned to his home country for the first time with a message of hope for those displaced by floods and conflict.When flooding forced 28-year-old Daniel to flee his submerged village in South Su… read more