Mon, 14 October, 2019

Human Rights

How Sustainable Agriculture Can End World Hunger

Significantly more investment is needed to lift hundreds of millions rural poor out of poverty and make agriculture environmentally sustainable, according to Rob Vos,...

Highest Rates of Modern Slavery Exist in Eritrea and North Korea

North Korea and Eritrea have the world’s highest rates of enslaved people, said a global survey released on Thursday that focused on the roles...

DR Congo Casts Doubt On UN Report on Atrocities in Kasai...

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has rejected a report by a United Nations human rights team that accused the army of committing mass...

Notorious Ogaden Jail is Unthinkable In the Somali Region of Ethiopia

Jail Ogaden is unthinkable. From the moment you are put there until the moment you are released, you do not know if you are...

Despite Setbacks, Africa Viewed as Continent of Hope, Promise & Vast...

Africa has long been one of the world’s most beleaguered continents – singled out mostly for its conflicts, political and economic instability, rising poverty...

Nigeria’s Treatment of Shia Minority Recalls That of Boko Haram

Largely overlooked by the Western media, there is an escalating conflict between Nigeria’s Shia minority, some of whom are organized into the Islamic Movement of...

‘Plant a Million Trees’ Takes Root in Zambia

Plant A Million (PAM) aims to plant at least two billion trees by 2021. Trees are a vital component in the ecosystem—they not only give oxygen,...

DR Congo Landless Communities Amidst the Mai-Ndombe Forest Ruins

Thousands of logs loaded into makeshift boats at the port of Inongo at Lake Mai-Ndombe stand ready to be transported to Kinshasa, the capital...

The Importance of Water: #WaterIsLife

What is the importance of water? “Water is life” is such a common expression that we use it almost as a cliché. However, that...

The Challenge: Clean and Safe Water

Clean, safe water is an essential basic need that must be available in order for human beings to survive the next day. Africa has a serious water crisis, despite the continent boasting of having numerous natural water sources such as [...]

How Clean Water Changes Everything

There is a popular saying, “Water is Life,” which underscores the value of water as a key resource that every human being depends on...

A Look at 10 UN Peacekeeping Missions in Africa

With more than 70 missions under its belt since it was formed in the mid-40s, the United Nations Peacekeepers have played a significant role...

Living with AIDS

Every year, December 1 is marked as World Aids Day—a day to raise awareness and highlight the plight of those living with Aids. When...