Category Archives: Education

Malawi Can Eradicate HIV Infections, Says US Doctor Who Discovered AIDS Virus

Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV/AIDS infections, is on course to eradicate the virus, Jay Levy who co-discovered the AIDS virus 35 years ago said.Most of the AIDS cases globally are in poorer countries,

South Sudan Protesters Gather in Washington to Denounce War

A couple dozen South Sudanese demonstrators and political activists, some aligned with the SPLM in Opposition (SPLM-IO), gathered in front of the White House Monday to protest the ongoing war in their native country.About 25 protesters chanted People o...

Federal Foreign Office on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson today (12 April) issued the following statement on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Developments in the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo � the increasing violenc...

US Presses Regional Bloc to Act on South Sudan Cease-fire Violations

The U.S. government is calling on East African leaders to release five unpublished reports documenting violations of South Sudan's failed December cease-fire and to punish those responsible for the violations, a senior White House official told VOA.The...

UN: Nigeria’s Boko Haram Has Abducted More Than 1,000 Children Since 2013

Islamist fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram group have abducted more than 1,000 children in the northeast since 2013, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said Friday.The militants regularly took youngsters to spread fear and show power, the age...

Minister: Morocco Could Improve Human Rights in Western Sahara

Morocco's minister for human rights admitted his country could do better in the way it deals with civil rights in the disputed Western Sahara, as the North African kingdom warned it could act against the Polisario Front independence movement in

Somaliland Elders Approve ‘Historic’ Law Criminalizing Rape

Rapists in Somaliland face up to 20 years in jail after the breakaway conservative Islamic region passed its first law against rape in a drive to combat gender violence, a senior official said Monday.The bill, which passed parliament's upper house

Cape Town ‘Day Zero’ Pushed Back to 2019 as Dams Fill Up in South Africa

South Africa's drought-stricken Cape Town has pushed back its estimate for Day Zero, when taps in the city run dry and people start queuing for water, to 2019 from August of this year, and data show dam levels rising elsewhere