All Africa Student Leader says Political Will, Collective Action, Education and Social Packages Can End Child Labour — Global Issues

Samuel Sasu Adonteng’s voice was one of many young voices heard during the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. He believes the inclusion of the youth means there are better chances that the campaign to end the scourge will succeed. Credit: Fawzia Moodley/IPS by Fawzia Moleyy (durban) Thursday, May 26, 2022 Inter … Read more

Senegal: Eleven newborns die in hospital fire

“I just learned, with pain and consternation, the death of 11 newborn babies,” Sall said in a tweet. “I express my profound compassion to their mothers and their families,” he added. In a statement later Thursday, the country’s health ministry said an emergency response plan had been put in place and “arrangements are being made … Read more

Gambian government says it will prosecute exiled ex-ruler Jammeh | Courts News

The Gambian government has said it will prosecute former President Yahya Jammeh for murder, rape, torture and other alleged crimes committed during his more than 20-year rule. The Ministry of Justice said on Wednesday that it accepted all but two of the 265 recommendations made by a commission that probed alleged crimes committed by the … Read more

South Africa: No need for mass monkeypox immunisation – experts | World Health Organization News

The African continent has not recently recorded any confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox, unlike Europe and the United States. South African disease experts have said that they did not see a need for a mass vaccination campaign against monkeypox or believe that cases would explode in the same way as COVID-19. The African continent … Read more

Burkina Faso finds bodies of four missing miners after a 39-day search

Eight miners were reported trapped in the underground mine on April 16, triggering a 39-day search that offered little hope of finding any survivors. “Unfortunately, after 39 days of intense search, the lifeless bodies of four miners were found,” a government statement said Wednesday. It did not reveal the nationalities of the recovered bodies. The … Read more

AU chairperson says Africa a ‘collateral victim’ of Ukraine war | African Union News

Millions of Africans have been pushed into extreme poverty by COVID and face rising costs because of the Ukraine war. Africa has become a “collateral victim” of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, further denting the continent’s ability to fulfill its “enormous promise and potential”, top officials of the African Union and United Nations have said in messages … Read more

Time is short for Sudan to resolve political crisis, Mission chief warns — Global Issues

“The crisis facing Sudan is entirely homegrown and can only be resolved by the Sudanese,” Volker Perthes, who is also Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), told Council members. Envoys of the trilateral mechanism easy intra-Sudan talks – the United Nations, the African Union and regional body, the Intergovernmental … Read more

Africa provides a ‘home for hope’, despite new challenges: Guterres — Global Issues

“Africa is a home for hope,” said Secretary-General António Guterres, citing the continent’s “growing and vibrant youth population”. And with initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Area, the Decade of Women’s Financial and Economic Inclusion, and the African Union’s (AU) bold Agenda 2063 set of game-changing proposals, the “prospects on the horizon are … Read more

Corruption Kills — Global Issues

Nigerians should not be pushing against global COVID-19 vaccine inequity amid widespread looting of the national treasury. Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye opinion by Ifeanyi Nsofor (Abuja) Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Inter Press Service ABUJA, May 24 (IPS) – Nigeria’s accountant-general, the administrative head of the country’s treasury, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes … Read more

Treat all refugees with the same compassion | Refugees

People across Europe welcomed Ukrainians fleeing the war in their homes with open arms. Why was the same compassion not afforded to me when I was a refugee, asks writer and activist Nhial Deng. Video Duration 02 minutes 06 seconds 02:06‘Treat all refugees with the same compassion’ #AJOPINION In 2010, I had to flee Ethiopia … Read more