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‘Deliberate Starvation’ Tactics In South Sudan Could Be A War Crime

‘Deliberate Starvation’ Tactics In South Sudan Could Be A War Crime

The people of South Sudan have been “deliberately starved” in different parts of the country for ethnic and political reasons, and sexual violence against women and men as a weapon of war is ongoing, UN investigators said on Thursday. The three-member commission, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, also said South Sudan’s political elites […]

Ilhan Omar Donates U.S.$5000 Towards Flood Victims In Somalia

Ilhan Omar Donates U.S.$5000 Towards Flood Victims In Somalia

Somalis in the diaspora including Minnesota which has the largest number of immigrants in North America have been fundraising towards what has been termed as the most devastating calamity in South Central Somalia in recent years. Others organisations such as the UN, Save the children have chipped in to aid the victims. It is expected […]

African First Ladies Raise Funds To Tackle Crisis

African First Ladies Raise Funds To Tackle Crisis

The First Lady of Rwanda Mrs Jeannette Kagame on Monday joined fellow African first ladies in an event for raising funds for a number of issues affecting the continent’s development. The event happened on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly that is taking place in New York, United States of America. The […]

700,000 Basotho Face Severe Hunger

700,000 Basotho Face Severe Hunger

The figure could increase to more than 700 000 by the time of the next harvest in 2020, according to a top United Nations (UN) official. The figure of those who will be needing food aid represents more than a quarter of Lesotho’s entire 2, 2 million population. In light of this reality, the UN […]

To End Slavery, Free 10,000 People A Day For A Decade, Report Says

To End Slavery, Free 10,000 People A Day For A Decade, Report Says

More than 40 million people have been estimated to be captive in modern slavery, which includes forced labour and forced marriage Ten thousand people would need to be freed every day to eliminate modern slavery over the next decade, according to research on Wednesday showing countries making little or no progress in efforts to end […]

One Migrant Child Dies Each Day Worldwide – U.N

One Migrant Child Dies Each Day Worldwide – U.N

At least 32,000 migrants globally, including 1,600 children, have died on dangerous journeys in search of better lives since 2014 says U.N. A migrant child died almost every day over the past four years while trying to reach safety, the United Nations said on Friday, as a photo of a man and his young daughter […]

Burundi Bans Non-Governmental Organizations

Burundi Bans Non-Governmental Organizations

Aid groups are decrying Burundi’s decision to suspend nongovernmental organizations, amid ongoing concerns about human rights violations in the country. The action by Burundi’s National Security Council stops the work of groups such as Doctors Without Borders and Catholic Relief Services, both of which deliver vital health care to some of the country’s most vulnerable […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Compassion, Empathy, Humanity

These are words that sound quite simple and straightforward but in reality are quite powerful and mean so much. As human beings we have been created to have these qualities inherently within us. These are some of the gifts that have been bestowed upon us as human beings that separate us from the animal kingdom. […]

Edo Receives 1,800 Libya Returnees In 44 days

Edo Receives 1,800 Libya Returnees In 44 days

THE Edo State Government has received no fewer than 1,800 returnees who were repatriated from Libya amidst growing concerns over modern-day slavery in the North African country. The returnees were among thousands of other Nigerians airlifted by the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration.  The state government had set up a […]

Aliko Dangote Foundation Votes $100m To Tackle Malnutrition

Aliko Dangote Foundation Votes $100m To Tackle Malnutrition

Aliko Dangote Foundation has pledged to expend $100 million (about N36 billion) over the next five years to tackle malnutrition in the worst-affected parts of Nigeria. The Aliko Dangote Foundation’s Managing Director and CEO, Zouera Youssoufou, disclosed this during the just concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, in Milan, Italy. The event was attended by government […]

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