Category Archives: General

Most Children Globally Lack Social Protection Coverage

GENEVA A joint study by the International Labor Organization and U.N. Children's Fund finds the vast majority of the world's children lack effective social protection coverage. It says this dooms them to a life of extreme poverty, with

Nearly 70 Killed in Cameroon as Separatists Stop Youth Week Activities

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON Renewed fighting has killed 69 people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, where armed separatists have ordered people to stay inside their homes as the country prepares to celebrate its national youth day.February 11 coincides w...

Sierra Leone’s President Declares ‘Rape Scourge’ a National Emergency

The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that on Thursday pushed President Julius Maada Bio to declare the prevalence of sexual violence a national emergency.The five-year-old girl,

Former President of Tanzania to head Commonwealth Observer Group for Nigerian elections

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, constituted the observer group following an invitation from Tanzania's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Members include politicians, diplomats and experts in law, human rights, gen...

Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers and Professional Engineers Registration Council Pay Courtesy Call on President Julius Maada Bio

State House, Freetown The Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers, SLIE, and the Professional Engineers Registration Council, PERC, have met with His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at State House to update him on their activities.Professor Jonas R...

Riyadh Releases Ethiopian-Born Billionaire It Held Since 2017

WASHINGTON The Saudi government has released Sheikh Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi, an Ethiopian-born billionaire who was arrested in November 2017, in an anti-corruption sweep.Ethiopia's Office of the Prime Minister confirmed the news.The Reuters news a...

Ethiopia Bans Street Begging by Syrians in Growing Numbers

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Ethiopia is banning street begging by Syrian nationals who have startled people by showing up in growing numbers in recent months in major cities around hotels and mosques."We are now coordinating our security services to effectiv...

Committee urges Young Voters to register to vote

The Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Mr Hlomani Chauke, has urged all South Africans to take advantage of the last registration weekend provided by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to register to vote in the upcoming