Small Gains Seen in Africa for Environmental Journalists

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK | 6 May 2024 (IDN) — This year, World Press Freedom Day centred around the importance of journalists raising awareness of the global environmental crisis and its consequences. As they investigate climate change, pollution, deforestation, supply chain problems, illegal mining and animal trafficking, reporters have been facing […]

WHO Fears Bloodbath If Israel Launches a Full-Scale Military Operation in Rafah

By Jaya Ramachandran GENEVA | 3 May 2024 (IDN) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for respecting “the sanctity of health care”, adding that “parties to the conflict have the coordinates of health facilities”. These must be actively protected and remain accessible to patients, health workers and partners. “The safety of health and […]

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Growth Requires Quality Education for Growing Population

By Michele Fornino and Andrew Tiffin WASHINGTON. DC | 1 May 2024 (IDN) — Demographic transition may be the biggest single opportunity for the economies of sub-Saharan Africa, but countries will only be able to enjoy the dividends if they make sufficient investment in education. The region’s population is poised to double to 2 billion […]

UK-Rwanda Asylum Law: UN Leaders Warn of Harmful Consequences

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS | 30 April 2024 (IDN) — A highly contentious piece of legislation, forcing migrants and asylum seekers arriving in Britain, to be deported to Rwanda, has come under heavy fire. The bill, described as the British Conservative Party’s flagship immigration policy, was adopted April 22, despite strong opposition from the […]

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