Central Africa

Israel is a very, very happy state

ISRAEL is the 11th happiest country in the world. That’s according to a report issued by the United Nations on Wednesday, published ahead of World …


The 20 photographs of the week

From arctic surfing to a special election in the US, protests against gun violence to the shooting of a popular politician in Rio, Russian fashion to the diplomatic row caused by the Skripal incident; we take a look at the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists


Kenya:It's Musical Deluge As Poet Simaro Turns 80

[Nation] He may look frail, but one of Democratic Republic of Congo's leading musicians, Lutumba Simaro Massiya, popularly known as the poet, is not …


Migrants and refugees stem population decline in regional areas

Since escaping war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Leonard Nyandwi has found refuge on the farmland around Hamilton in western Victoria, a place …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Muslim clerics in Rwanda vow to appeal loudspeaker ban

Rwanda’s Muslim leaders have said they will appeal the government’s decision to ban the use of loudspeakers for the call to prayer (Adhan), arguing …


Boston group using basketball to improve health in Rwanda

A Boston-based charity is using basketball to help raise awareness of the need for better health and gender equality in Africa.<p>Shooting Touch says …


Child brides united: Football team gain independence through the love of the beautiful game

Bonded by a love of the beautiful game, these girl ­footballers enjoy a kickabout like kids the world over.<p>But this is a team with a big difference – …

Central African Republic

The long Venusian day

It might seem a bit navel-gazing to point out how special Earth is — after all, we live here. Oh, come on. You just can’t focus on your life and not …

Mount Everest

What's it like to be a persecuted Christian? This exhibit shows you

Rimini, Italy, Aug 19, 2016 / 03:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A teddy bear, a diploma, a menu – items owned, achieved and touched by Christians who were …


News24.com | 57 000 flee DRC province to Uganda: UN

More than 57 000 refugees have crossed into Uganda this year after fleeing ethnic strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri …


Live Now

Saturday, 17 March 2018<p>All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)<p>08:00 am<p>24 Hour Live and pre-recorded Programming.<p>Sunday, 18 March 2018<p>04:00 …

UN Security Council

Not Only In India, Farmers Are Committing Suicides In US, Quebec Too, Says Mathieu Roy, Whose Film Sheds Light On Agrarian Crisis

<i>Mathieu Roy, Montreal-based filmmaker, who has made films like ‘Surviving Progress’ and ‘Another House’, has now made Dispossessed, a three-hour long</i> …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Defence Forces personnel across 13 countries serving on Paddy's Day

Nearly 600 Defence Forces personnel were serving in 13 countries this St Patrick’s Day.<p>The largest troop mission was 334 soldiers deployed with the …

News (Ireland)

Business Live: Berkeley shares tumble - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>BBC<p>That's it for this week on Business Live. We'll be back bright and early at 06:00 on Monday.<p>Do join us then for all the latest breaking news and analysis from the business world.<p>Getty Images<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed slightly higher, rising 72.9 points to …

Peter Thiel

Nine Irish Photographers You Need to Follow

Jan. 24, 2014. A protestor holds a handmade shield as protection during rioting, Kiev, Ukraine<br>Ross McDonnell<p>1 of 26<p>It is said, often with tongue …


Weekend Giveaway: THE PRICE GUIDE OF THE OCCULT by Leslye Walton

This giveaway is sponsored by <i>The Price Guide to the Occult</i> by Leslye Walton.When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, …

Puerto Rico

New way to recycle lithium-ion batteries could be a lifeline for electric cars and the environment

The promise of a global electric-vehicle transformation has a looming problem.<p>The cathodes in the lithium-ion batteries typically used in electric vehicles are made of metal oxides that contain cobalt, a metal found in finite supplies and concentrated in one of the globe's more precarious countries.<p>…

UC San Diego

An Assassin’s Tool Kit: When Guns Are Not Enough

In the ruthless worlds of espionage, global politics and the criminal underground, there are many grim ways to die:<p>Tea laced with polonium. A face full of the nerve agent VX. A gentleman’s umbrella that shoots ricin pellets.<p>Sometimes the assassination attempts leave a mystery in their wake, as in …


15 Years On, the Staggering Death Toll in Iraq Keeps Climbing

<b>March 19 marks 15 years since the U.S.-UK invasion of Iraq</b> in 2003, and the American people have no idea of the enormity of the calamity the invasion …

Middle East

DRC conflict sees thousands of refugees flee to Uganda

Thousands of refugees from Ituri Province in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo are fleeing to neighbouring Uganda, as an ongoing …


Op-Ed: How investors can capture Africa’s high returns

<i>By Professor Landry Signé, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative, Distinguished Fellow at Stanford</i> …

Emerging Markets

UN refugee agency scaling up support as ‘horrific’ violence in DR Congo drives thousands into Uganda

Babar Baloch spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told reporters at the regular news briefing in Geneva that …


Mali says negotiating mining code revision but could act unilaterally | Reuters

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali’s government is negotiating with mining companies to draft a new mining code but will move to implement a new law unilaterally if no compromise is reached, the West African country’s economy minister said on Friday.<p>Many mines in Mali, Africa’s third-largest gold producer, …

International Monetary Fund

Glencore Signs Cobalt Supply Deal with China's GEM | INN

<b>Mining giant Glencore (LSE:GLEN) has signed a cobalt supply deal with Chinese battery recycler GEM (SZSE:002340</b><b>).</b><p>Under the deal, the Swiss trader …

Alternative Fuel

Airport Workers Trained to Recognize Sex Trafficking

The U.S. State Department named 23 locations as among the worst regions for human trafficking, including Belarus, Central African Republic, Burundi, …

Central African Republic

Bold Photographers to Know From Uganda

Ugandan adventurers watching the active volcano atop Mount Nyirangogo in Democratic Republic of Congo | © Timothy Latim

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Slimani is training alone and Rafa is big news - 5 things we learned from NUFC training in Spain

Newcastle United have been in Spain for more than 24 hours now - and the Magpies underwent the first training session of their four-day camp on …


Should U.N. peacekeepers launch preemptive strikes? The Cruz report seems to think so.

The year 2018 marks the 70th year of U.N. peacekeeping. Against the backdrop of ongoing and intense violence in places such as Syria and Congo, what happens next for this form of conflict intervention?<p>Various proposals are on the table in the lead-up to an overhaul of the United Nations peace and …


United Nations Ranks Ten Happiest Countries on Earth

Finland has been named the happiest country on earth by the United Nations.<p>The World Happiness Report issued by the UN looked at 156 countries and …

Central African Republic

Ibenge insists Mavinga does have a future with DR Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo coach Florent Ibenge insists Chris Mavinga does have a future under his watch, despite the defender publicly demanding an explanation after his latest omission from the squad.