Category Archives: Education

British Schoolgirls at Risk of FGM During Christmas Break

As many families prepare to holiday abroad during the festive season,British charities on Monday warned that girls taken overseas could be at risk of female genital mutilation.Known as FGM, female genital mutilation is a ritual that usually involves th...

UN investigates systematic sexual violence across South Sudan

Widespread and systematic sexual violence across South Sudan, just a few months after the country's top two politicians signed a renewed commitment to peace, was at the top of the UN Commission on Human Rights in the country's agenda on

UN investigates systematic sexual violence across South Sudan

Widespread and systematic sexual violence across South Sudan, just a few months after the country's top two politicians signed a renewed commitment to peace, was at the top of the UN Commission on Human Rights in the country's agenda on

US Rethinking Peacekeeping Role in Africa

The United States is rethinking its role in U.N. peacekeeping missions across Africa, with White House National Security Adviser John Bolton and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis looking to place U.S. forces and resources elsewhere.When Bolton outlined the ...

Gunmen Kidnap Bus Passengers Near Nigeria’s Oil Hub

Gunmen kidnapped passengers from a bus near Nigeria's southern oil hub of Port Harcourt, witnesses said Wednesday, in the latest of a series of kidnappings in the restive region.Witness Precious Awuse told AFP the incident happened on Tuesday morning o...

EU Renews Congo Sanctions Ahead of Presidential Election

The European Union renewed sanctions on Monday against the ruling coalition's candidate for presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, and 13 other senior officials.The decision is likely to worsen relations betw...

Speakers in Security Council Call for Robust, Coherent United Nations Cooperation With Regional Bodies as Global Challenges Grow Increasingly Complex

Secretary-General Stresses Need for Collective Action amid Proposal to Fund African Peace Operations from Assessed ContributionsRobust and coherent cooperation among the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations will be key in tackling ...

Innovation and joint action needed to achieve sustainable agriculture and food systems

Rome - "No country alone will be able to overcome all the challenges we face fully, so we must act globally. Nobody must be left behind," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today in remarks to member states.Concluding the