Friday, April 19, 2024

Topic: Africa

Coup in Gabon: Ali Bongo the eighth west African leader to be ousted by military in two years

Folahanmi Aina Gabon’s prime minister, Ali Bongo, has become the latest in a string of African leaders to be ousted by a military coup in...

UNICEF: 190 million children across Africa face high risk from water-related crises

UNICEF has recently conducted an analysis revealing that about 190 million children residing in ten African nations face the most significant danger due to a combination of three water-related risks: lack of sufficient access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); water-borne illnesses, and climate-related hazards.

Fake medicines kill half million sub-Saharan Africans a year: UNODC report

Trafficked medical products kill almost half a million sub-Saharan Africans every year, and action is needed to stem the flow, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) states in its new threat assessment report.

World Cup 2022: African teams shine in second round of group matches

After Asian teams made a good start in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in the first round of group matches, Africans showed their strength...

Only piecemeal progress combating racism against people of African descent: Report

More than two years since the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in the United States sparked the global Black Lives Matter movement, there’s been only “piecemeal progress” in addressing systemic racism, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday, in a new report.

Africa drought: Some children just ‘one disease away from catastrophe’ UNICEF warns

UN Children’s Fund UNICEF warned that children in the Horn of Africa and the vast Sahel region “could die in devastating numbers” without urgent intervention and support. In the last five months, the number of people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia without reliable access to safe water, has risen from 9.5 million to 16.2 million.