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By: Meshach Masibo “Love and Compassion are necessities not luxuries, without them humanity cannot survive” – Dalai Lama XIV The 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously predicted that the 20TH century would be the bloodiest century in history, by this he meant that it would be the century that exhibited the true extent of the …

The latest Nielsen Africa Prospects Indicator (APi) report which includes a comparative ranking of African countries, drawn from multiple datasets, collected across the Macro Economic, Business, Consumer and Retail dimensions. Please see a summary of the Top 8 Ranking below and read through the release for the full set of insights/data – the full report is …

The Republic of Korea warship, ROKS Dae Jo Young, has recently been deployed with EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. The invaluable cooperation between Republic of Korea and European Union warships is helping to strengthen maritime security to keep seafarers safe as they transit the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. ROKS Dae …

UN agencies expressed deep concern on Monday 14th August 2017 for the safety of nearly 50,000 Syrian civilians who have been stranded for months on the border with Jordan. The displaced are mainly women and children, who have been trapped in an area known as the berm; an earthen wall in rocky desert, without shade, …

Drought-stricken livestock herders in Ethiopia are in urgent need of support as the number of people going hungry rises each day. That’s according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which said on Friday that for families dependent on cattle, their animals’ survival “can literally mean the difference between life and death”. More details from …

A “vicious circle” of cholera being fuelled by malnutrition in war-torn Yemen, has seen the number of suspected cases of the deadly disease pass the half-a-million mark, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Around 5,000 people are being infected every day, and nearly 2,000 have died since the outbreak began at the end …

As has been the case since that tragic accident, France and its experts remain at the disposal of the appropriate Egyptian authorities to contribute to this investigation The Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation has just issued a statement on a report by the investigation committee established following the crash of EgyptAir MS804. The investigation will …

According to “Least Developed Countries Report 2016: The path to graduation and beyond: Making the most of the process” – a new report released on Tuesday by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) – global poverty is increasingly concentrated within the group of 48 LDC countries, which are falling further behind the rest …

During the two-and-a-half-week program, 100 secondary school girls from Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and the United States will work together to build their science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM) skills to address the prevalent gender gap The Department of State, the United Nation Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, and other partners …

To mark this anniversary, UNICEF Ghana brought together influential goodwill partners it has been working with to advocate for children UNICEF commemorated 70 years of tireless work for children on Sunday, the 11th of December. To mark this anniversary, UNICEF Ghana brought together influential goodwill partners it has been working with to advocate for children. …