China demanded an end to ‘collective punishment’ inflicted on Gaza, at a virtual summit chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa
Oxfam International says ‘starvation is being used as a weapon of war against Gaza civilians’.
The UN is currently going through a serious liquidity crisis because many countries have not paid their annual dues, and it is therefore unable to fulfil all its mandates
The country is among the G20 countries who have invested in electricity produced from coal, oil and gas at the cost of addressing climate change
Although the overall rate of conflict has remained steady in Africa during the past 10 weeks of the pandemic, the nature of this is changing in subtle but significant ways
It is difficult for residents of informal settlements to follow guidelines to prevent Covid-19 transmission, such as hand-washing, in the absence of access to water. It is governments’ responsibility to provide these basic services
A report on displaced people criticises governments that fail to ensure children get a good education — but recognises progress in some countries
The plan calls for a significant increase in renewable energy, but still includes coal, gas and nuclear power
A year ago Eritreans could hardly contain their joy as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed touched down in Asmara. The city had seen nothing like it in a generation that knew war rather than peace. Men and women lined the streets and waved Ethiopian flags as Abiy arrived to seal a peace deal.PROMOTEDThere Is An Easier Way […]
UN condemns deadly Sudan crackdown as protesters call for ‘total civil disobedience’ to depose military rulers
Tensions in Venezuela have been ratcheted up after Juan Guaido announced on January 23 that he was the acting president under the constitution.
Libya has been mired in chaos since the 2011 ousting of Muammar Gaddafi and a series of international efforts have so far failed to unite the country
A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years
The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at ‘well under’ two degrees Celsius
When the state fails to deliver on its promises, the people will inevitably rise up to take what’s theirs
The re-establishment of diplomatic and trade ties after years of bitter separation could mean big benefits for both nations
More than 60 countries have instituted bans on plastic use
An alleged chemical attack in rebel-held Douma has sparked international outrage, but Damascus has said the reports are ‘mere fabrications’
CNN aired footage last week of an apparent live auction in Libya where black men were presented as farmhands and sold off for as little as $400.
Unicef points to a strong scientific and economic foundation for investing heavily in a child’s early years, and the high cost of failing doing so.
Industrialised countries’ fears of being flooded by refugees have led to poor countries bearing the brunt of the worlds’ humanitarian crises.
Climate change, environmental degradation and economic deprivation are among forces increasingly driving the dramatic growth in migration, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said on Monday, pointing to desertification, rising sea levels, water shortages and political conflicts.