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Yemenis Reel From Poverty, Hunger As U.N Pleads For Funds And War’s End

Yemenis Reel From Poverty, Hunger As U.N Pleads For Funds And War’s End

Unable to find work, Ahmed Farea has sold everything including his wife’s gold to feed and house two young daughters in one small room. Elsewhere in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, widow Mona Muhammad has work but struggles to buy anything more nutritious than rice for her four children amid high prices. And in a nearby hospital, […]

African Union Commission Inaugurates Committee On the Fund for African Women to Revitalize Women Empowerment

African Union Commission Inaugurates Committee On the Fund for African Women to Revitalize Women Empowerment

The African Union Commission has inaugurated the African Union Commission Internal Committee on the Fund for African Women, a demonstration of the commitment by the Union to advance its quest for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Committee will be crucial in developing a sustainable and comprehensive strategy on the transition of the Fund for […]

Japan’s Ruling Party Wants More Women At Meetings As Observers

Japan’s Ruling Party Wants More Women At Meetings As Observers

After a sexism row sparked by Tokyo Olympics chief’s saying women talked too much at meetings, Japan’s ruling party wants women at key meetings – but only if they don’t talk. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has proposed a new plan that allows five female lawmakers to join the party’s key meetings as observers. Toshihiro […]

“Now We Want Real Justice,”-Al-Hathloul Sisters

“Now We Want Real Justice,”-Al-Hathloul Sisters

The sisters of prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul said on Thursday they wanted real justice for her, the day after she was released from prison. Hathloul, 31, has campaigned for women’s right to drive and to end Saudi’s male guardianship system. She spent nearly three years behind bars in a case that drew […]

UN Urges 57 Countries To Reclaim Women, Children From Syrian Camps

UN Urges 57 Countries To Reclaim Women, Children From Syrian Camps

U.N. rights experts urged 57 states on Monday to repatriate nearly 10,000 of their citizens – women and children associated with Islamic State fighters – held in camps in northeast Syria in “sub-human” conditions without legal process. Under international law, these states have a duty to repatriate their citizens and, if there is evidence, to […]

New UN Tribunal Ruling Gives Chagossians in Seychelles Further Hope for Return Home

New UN Tribunal Ruling Gives Chagossians in Seychelles Further Hope for Return Home

The displaced people of the Chagos islands living in Seychelles say that the United Nations Maritime Law Tribunal has backed their aspirations for resettlement now that the tribunal has said that Britain has no sovereignty over the islands. Seychelles-based Chagossians say that the tribunal’s ruling last week gives recognition to the Chagossians as a people. […]

Tigray’s Children in Crisis and Beyond Reach, After Months of Conflict – Unicef

Tigray’s Children in Crisis and Beyond Reach, After Months of Conflict – Unicef

Three months since fighting began in Ethiopia’s northern state of Tigray, there’s a grave concern for the plight of youngsters there, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF has warned. In an alert on Wednesday, the agency’s Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, said that the “very little” that was known about the impact of the conflict from only […]

Biden To Reinstate Covid-19-Related Travel Restrictions Lifted By Trump

Biden To Reinstate Covid-19-Related Travel Restrictions Lifted By Trump

President Joe Biden on Monday will reinstate the Covid-19 travel restrictions on non-US citizens who have been in Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and much of Europe, a White House official confirmed to CNN. Biden will also extend the restrictions to travellers who have recently been to South Africa, the official said. The step, which […]

The Inauguration Of Joe Biden

The Inauguration Of Joe Biden

The inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris just wrapped up. Now, there will be an inaugural parade — although it will be largely a virtual one. Biden and Harris will have a presidential escort from 15th Street to the White House including the US Army Band, a Joint Service Honor Guard and […]

Bobi Wine Disputes Election Results

Bobi Wine Disputes Election Results

President Museveni opened a gap between him and his leading challenger Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, as the Electoral Commission (EC) started releasing the results of the January 14 presidential election Friday. The EC declared just after 2 pm Friday that Mr Museveni had polled 2,219,418 votes against Mr Kyagulanyi’s 941,068 votes with results from34.3 […]

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