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 […]

Colonial Era Crimes: Call for Reparations at a UN Conference

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK | 29 April 2024 (IDN) — At the “Second International Decade for People of African Descent: Addressing Systemic Racism, Reparatory Justice and Sustainable Development“, a European leader spoke out in support of reparations, saying that his country, Portugal, needed to pay the costs for slavery and colonialism. […]

Interfaith Organisations Urge Tripling the Size of Funds for Low-Income Countries

By Devendra Kamarajan NAIROBI | 27 April 2024 (IDN) — People living in Sub-Saharan Africa have high aspirations for themselves, their families, and the next generations. At the International Development Association (IDA) for Africa Heads of State Summit on 29 April, African governments, civil society, and youth will take the stage to voice their ambitions […]

Global Energy Transformation Brings Opportunities and Risks for Developing Countries

By Aar Jay BERLIN | GENEVA (IDN) — As the climate emergency intensifies, demand is rising for minerals that are critical for renewable energy technologies like solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles (EVs). Many developing countries have a wealth of these minerals but lack the processing capabilities needed to add value. The UN Trade […]

‘Barbaric’ Sexual Violence In Sudan — Haiti’s Transitional Council in Place —Iran Rapper’s Death Sentence Condemned

By UN News UNITED NATIONS | 26 April 2024 (IDN) — The international community must take immediate action to end the wave of sexual violence being carried out against women and girls in Sudan, two senior UN officials said on 25 April. Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten together with Deputy Emergency […]

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