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Ukraine promises to export more grains to African countries | Russia-Ukraine war News

Many African countries depend heavily on grain imports from Russia and Ukraine and the war has disrupted global supply. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has promised that his country will do all it can to send more grain to Africa as he began his African tour this week in Senegal. After meeting with Senegal’s president […]

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Delivering justice for abused child brides in The Comoros — Global Issues

Tackling this scourge was the theme of a recent UN event held during the opening session of the General Assembly, at which senior officials called for measures to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable for their crimes. “I followed him into the house. I didn’t know he was going to rape me.” At just 13 […]

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High-level independent panel on security and development in crisis-torn Sahel region launched at UN — Global Issues

The independent panel was formally announced on Saturday in New York on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate during a High-Level Event on the Sahel, held under the auspices of the United Nations, the African Union (AU) Commission, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Group of Five for the […]

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UN boss seeks ‘urgent report’ after S Sudan sex abuse allegations | United Nations News

Comments by Antonio Guterres come after an investigation by The New Humanitarian and Al Jazeera finds such cases have gone unchecked for years. Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, has requested an “urgent report” detailing the actions taken by UN staff to ensure accountability after an investigation by The New Humanitarian and Al Jazeera revealed […]

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Answering the Challenges Posed by Antimicrobial Resistance — Global Issues

We are failing to take antimicrobial resistance seriously, perhaps because it is not glamorous and relatable. Credit: Bigstock. Opinion Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Inter Press Service Sep 21 (IPS) – Staphylococcus aureus is the source of a skin infection that can turn deadly if drug resistant. Estimates regarding the most common resistant variation, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus […]

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Reimagining Urban Agriculture With Vertical Farming — Global Issues

Vertical farm in Finland. Credit: Creative Commons. Opinion by Esther Ngumbi (urbana, illinois, usa) Friday, September 16, 2022 Inter Press Service URBANA, Illinois, USA, Sep 16 (IPS) – Cities across the world including New Jersey and  California, a State that is home to a multi-billion dollar agricultural industry, have continued to experience climate change linked extreme […]

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Rwanda’s consensual democracy needs a reset | Human Rights

In the late 1990s, several years after the genocide against Rwanda’s Tutsi community, the country’s new rulers – the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) – held a national dialogue to decide on the form of governance the East African nation should adopt. “Consensual democracy” was chosen as the best option for Rwanda to accelerate development and […]

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Droughts and hunger: What is happening in the Horn of Africa? | Drought News

Millions of people in the region are facing food shortages due to the worst drought in 40 years and rising global food costs. The Horn of Africa region is on the brink of an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations and several aid organisations have said. Millions of people are facing food insecurity, as scientists […]

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Five things to know for Africa Climate Week | Climate Crisis News

The UN’s Africa Climate Week begins on Monday in Libreville, Gabon, with more than 1,000 participants expected to tackle the climate emergency as it intensifies throughout the continent. With severe drought, raging floods, and extreme weather bearing down on Africa’s 54 nations, the five-day meeting will focus on the major elements required to lessen the […]

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In Zimbabwe, Auxillia Mnangagwa is Following in Grace Gucci Mugabes Path — Global Issues

Zimbabwean First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa appears to be following the example of her predecessor Grace Mugabe. Credit: Wikipedia. by Cecilia Russell (bulawayo) Friday, August 26, 2022 Inter Press Service Bulawayo, Aug 26 (IPS) – On Friday, November 24, 2017, Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn as interim leader during a colourful ceremony at the National Sports Stadium in […]

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