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Monday, February 19, 2018
Author: UNFPA What is female genital mutilation (FGM)? FGM refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-medical reasons. How many women and girls are...
By By Nick Statt The African Union, a coalition of 55 countries established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has reportedly been a victim of state-sponsored espionage after an investigation from French newspaper Le Monde revealed China was using the computers in a new building’s IT...
By Arthur Hirsch Conditions in crowded urban settlements in Africa make the effects of climate change worse, pushing temperatures to levels dangerous for children and the elderly in those areas, according to a new study led by a Johns Hopkins...
By HELENE COOPER ACCRA, Ghana — Semiratu Zakaru was standing in the hot sun on a crowded noontime street explaining why Ghana’s new ban against certain skin-bleaching creams was unlikely to work, when her friend, Desmond Kwamina Odonkor, walked up and...
By Paul Schemm and Eli Rosenberg ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Trump’s dismissal of Haiti, El Salvador and all of Africa as “shithole countries” whose inhabitants are not desirable for U.S. immigration shocked people around the world and provoked swift condemnation. The president made the remarks...
By Malaka Grant The issue of identity – particularly that of the modern African – is one that has found itself on many minds and electronic media spaces with regularity in recent months. On and off the Continent, Africans are...
At the global level, there seems to be an understanding that youth are significant dividends of the global population, such that they need to be included in every decision-making process. They are also recognized as key agents of socio-economic...
Citing irregularities, the Supreme Court said a new poll should be held within 60 days. The election commission had declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of last month's election. But opposition candidate Raila Odinga claimed that the commission's IT system...
(CNN)We are in the midst of the WORLD'S WORST refugee crisis in history. A crisis that brings with it overwhelming numbers, huge challenges for countries and communities affected, untold misery -- and hope. More than 65 MILLION people are now...
By Femi Tunde Okunlola Days after news of 82 of Nigeria’s abducted Chibok school girls broke the Nigerian Internet, a spokesman for Nigeria's president has said, One of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Islamist militants Boko Haram chose to stay...
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