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UN Gives $65 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Tigray

UN Gives $65 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Tigray

 The United Nations is disbursing $65 million for humanitarian needs in Ethiopia, $40 million of which will go to the aid operation in the northern Tigray region. “Ethiopian lives and livelihoods are being destroyed by drought, and children are suffering from malnutrition,” U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said in a statement Thursday while announcing the […]

One In Two People Globally Lost Income Due To The Pandemic – Gallup

One In Two People Globally Lost Income Due To The Pandemic – Gallup

One in two people worldwide saw their earnings drop due to the coronavirus, with people in low-income countries particularly hard hit by job losses or cuts to their working hours, research showed on Monday. U.S.-based polling company Gallup, which surveyed 300,000 people across 117 countries, found that half of those with jobs earned less because […]

Red Flag As Femicide, Defilement Cases Spiral Out of Control

Red Flag As Femicide, Defilement Cases Spiral Out of Control

In just 48 hours, between April 17 and April 18, four girls in three different counties were defiled. In the cases, the perpetrators are a village man, a father and a police officer. On April 17, a father reportedly swallowed a condom he was using to defile his 11-year-old daughter in Kismayo, Embu County after […]

Govt of Japan Commits U.S.$1.3 Million To Help Save Lives of Pregnant Women in Zimbabwe

Govt of Japan Commits U.S.$1.3 Million To Help Save Lives of Pregnant Women in Zimbabwe

The Government of Japan and the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, have signed a US$ 1,3 million partnership grant in a project that will help save the lives of pregnant women in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis caused by multiple factors, including recurring droughts and […]

Chad Leader Idriss Deby Dies On Battlefield After Winning Reelection

Chad Leader Idriss Deby Dies On Battlefield After Winning Reelection

Idriss Deby took power in a coup decades ago and died fighting against rebels trying to oust him. Over 30 years, Deby has been a maverick figure in the Sahel region, with friends in the West but enemies close to home. Idriss Deby, the son of a shepherd who went on to lead his country […]

From Lahore To Lucknow, Crimes Against Women Spur More Surveillance

From Lahore To Lucknow, Crimes Against Women Spur More Surveillance

As cases of violence against women and girls have surged in South Asia in recent years, authorities have introduced harsher penalties and expanded surveillance networks, including facial recognition systems, to prevent such crimes. Police in the north Indian city of Lucknow earlier this year said they would¬†install cameras with emotion recognition technology¬†to spot women being […]

Tigray Crisis Worsening With No Withdrawal Of Eritrean Troops In Sight – UN

Tigray Crisis Worsening With No Withdrawal Of Eritrean Troops In Sight – UN

The UN humanitarian chief has said that sexual violence and starvation were being used as weapons of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray. He urged Eritrea to make good on its pledge and recall its troops. The humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s conflict-stricken Tigray bordering Eritrea is deteriorating with no sign of a promised pullback of Eritrean soldiers […]

Women Seek 16 Parliament Reservation Seats

Women Seek 16 Parliament Reservation Seats

The Gambian Constitution and the Women’s Act 2010 guarantee women’s participation in politics. On Saturday women from diverse environments met to validate a draft bill that seeks 16 reserved seats for women at the National Assembly, which will make 71 seats at the parliament if approved. The objective behind the process is for The Gambia […]

‘Vaccine Grabbing’ Seen Fueling Risk Of Fake COVID-19 Jabs In Africa

‘Vaccine Grabbing’ Seen Fueling Risk Of Fake COVID-19 Jabs In Africa

The unequal global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines could spur the trade in fake doses in Africa – a hotspot for counterfeit medicines, analysts warned on Friday, citing the seizure of falsified vaccination shots in South Africa. With poorer countries grappling to procure enough vaccine doses for their people, criminals will likely see an opportunity to […]

UNHCR Urges Tanzania to Accept Mozambican Refugees

UNHCR Urges Tanzania to Accept Mozambican Refugees

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Tanzanian authorities not to turn back Mozambicans fleeing over the border in the wake of the terrorist attack against the town of Palma, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, on 24 March. According to a UNHCR press release, teams from the agency in […]

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