Africa Central Africa World 

DR Congo declares end of 12th Ebola outbreak

– – Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday announced an end to the latest outbreak of Ebola in that country. It was the country’s 12 outbreak in its history with six people dying as a result of the outbreak three months ago. Three months ago there was a resurgence of the disease in North Kivu in the country’s eastern region. The UN’s children’s agency Unicef said in a statement that a quick response by the authorities and partners had helped contain the outbreak. The 12th outbreak…

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Africa Featured Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

60% of Zimbabweans are without enough food

The United Nations has said that millions of Zimbabweans are struggling to access food. Hilal Elver, the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food who disclosed this said “The people of Zimbabwe are slowly getting to a point of suffering a man-made starvation.” Elver made the statement in Harare after after a 10-day visit to the country. In a statement she said that 60% of the country’s 14 million people were not getting enough food to meet their basic needs. “Many of the people I spoke to in Harare…

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Africa West Africa World 

Britain refuses to end colonial rule in Africa’s Chagos Islands

Britain has failed to withdraw from the Chagos Islands, the last territory it still colonizes in Africa despite a deadline for it to do so. A United Nations deadline for Britain to end “continued colonial administration” expired this week. The U.N. General Assembly voted in May in favor of Britain returning the islands to Mauritius and set a deadline for November 22, 2019. The Chagos Islands belong to the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius and has been under British rule for centuries. Britain however says it does not recognize…

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Africa Europe World 

African migrants would still travel to Europe despite dangers

A new study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed that African migrants who use illegal routes to travel to Europe would still do it again despite the dangers. There have been reports of many migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the desert as well as being sold into slavery in north Africa. But despite these dangers many of these irregular migrants say they would still make such journeys again without regretting. Almost all the 2,000 irregular migrants surveyed in the report had experienced danger on their journey…

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Africa West Africa World 

500,000 Burkinabes flee their homes due to violence

The United Nations has said that about 500,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in Burkina Faso due to jihadist violence since January this year. The global body said many of those who fled their homes were from two regions of Burkina Faso. Those regions have been hit by ethnic and jihadist violence, increasing more than six-fold since the beginning of the year. The United Nations and aid groups said on Friday that in a statement health care and education have been crippled by the state of insecurity…

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Africa World 

United Nations is ‘broke’, could run out of cash in a few weeks

The United Nations is reportedly without money to sustain its operations as it is currently running a deficit of $230 million. In a letter from the Secretary General Antonio Guterres to the 37,000 employees at the UN secretariat, he said the global body may run out of money by the end of October. CBS News reported about the said letter in which Guterres said unspecified “additional stop-gap measures” were needed to ensure salaries and entitlements are paid. Guterres wrote that “Member States have paid only 70 percent of the total…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s urban dwellers offered a chance to own homes

Ghana’s quest to tackle it’s over 2 million housing deficit has been given a major boost by the decision of the United Nations Office for Project Services to spend $5 billion on the construction of 100,000 housing units across the country. The project will be completed within 10 years. 6,000 housing units will be constructed in a community called Amasaman, near Ghana’s capital, Accra. The ultramodern community is expected to be Eco-friendly, fitted with high-tech solar panels. According to Ghana’s deputy works and housing minister, Barbara Ayisi latest statistics showed…

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Africa Featured West Africa World 

Ghanaian philanthropist appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

Ghanaian serial entrepreneur and fashion investor, Roberta Annan has been appointed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), as Goodwill Ambassadorial. Her role will be for the Creative Economy in recognition of her fantastic leadership dedicated towards social and environmental causes. In an appointment letter, Dr Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, Director and Regional Representative of UNEP in Africa, said she was hopeful, this role will compliment Annan’s excellent work that she is already involved in with regards to sustainable fashion. The recognition is given to prominent individuals who have expressed…

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Africa’s War Lord Queen; The Bloodstained Career of Liberia’s Eleanor Sirleaf Johnson

If all you know about Liberian President Eleanor Sirleaf Johnson is what you read in the U.S. corporate media, you probably think she is a Nobel Prize-winning reformer. In fact, Sirleaf is a U.S. imperial puppet whose hands are steeped in blood, the “right hand woman“ of deposed warlord Charles Taylor, and a servant of multinational banks. “The lords of war under Charles Taylor now rule much of the Liberian economy and critical government departments.” Eleanor Sirleaf Johnson is the Harvard educated, Nobel Prize winning President of Liberia with a…

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Kim Jong-un (Chosŏn'gŭl: 김정은 Lifestyle OP-ED 

Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua Speaks Again On North Korea

Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua reminded his teeming followers on Facebook today about a prophetic message he released almost two weeks ago about the volatile nation of North Korea.  On Sunday April 16th 2017, Joshua thanked his congregants and viewers for their prayers, referring to a previous prophetic message he gave about mounting tensions between the super-power nations. During his message, the cleric then referred to the missile test conducted by North Korea, adding that their leader Kim Jong-Un would not relent in testing such weapons in order to show his…

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