Central African Republic

Ebola: How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks

<b>One of the world's deadliest viruses, Ebola kills up to half of those it infects. But despite appearing to have all the hallmarks of a potential epidemic, the latest outbreak developed in a very different way.</b><p>It was the ninth Ebola outbreak to hit the Democratic Republic of Congo in a decade, …

Disease

800,000 Human Slaves Are Living in Russia, Report Says

Russia ranked 64th in the index’s 2018 report, with 5.5 people living under slavery out of every thousand residents. In total, the report found an …

Forced Labor

UPDATE 1-Maroc Telecom posts 8.6 pct rise in first-half net profit

(Adds detail, background)<p>RABAT, July 23 (Reuters) - Maroc Telecom, Morocco’s largest telecoms operator, on Monday reported first-half profit up 8.6 percent and said it is on track to hit full-year targets.<p>The company, which has subsidiaries in Sub-Saharan Africa, posted net profit of 3 billion …

Ivory Coast

Sexual violence against men and boys in CAR

Local and international courts, and aid organisations, are key starting points for dealing with this violence. By Allan Ngari for ISS TODAY.<p><i>First</i> …

News (South Africa)

DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba's possible candidacy

The possible return of Jean-Pierre Bemba has shocked many in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With just over five months before the presidential …

Africa

Giveaway: Hocus Pocus WITCH, PLEASE Prize Pack

The prizes in this Hocus Pocus giveaway are provided by Disney Book Group.Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving …

Puerto Rico

Darfur Highlights the Challenge of Shuttering U.N. Peacekeeping Missions

Ten years ago, stories about endemic violence in the Darfur region of Sudan often made headlines in the West. The conflict there continues …

Africa

PM Modi to kick off 3-nation tour to strengthen ties with Africa today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for a three-nation tour on Monday for an engagement that is seen as a reflection of the importance the …

South Africa

Forests, Climate Sustainable Development

Forests, Climate & Sustainable Development<p>The <b>UNDP Climate and Forests Team</b> supports countries with the design and implementation of national policies …

Forests

I was a 'lost boy' of Sudan and the US welcomed me. More refugees deserve that chance.

I was a 'lost boy' of Sudan. The US welcomed me and I've been a citizen for nine years. Give more refugees a chance. It's good for them and America.<p>Every day is my birthday. I tell anyone who asks. Because, in fact, I don’t know the date I was born, only the year. I realized shortly after coming to …

Africa

Editorial: Plenty of irony in Obama’s takedown of Trump, Putin

A day after President Trump’s controversial sit-down with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, former President Barack Obama delivered a not-so-subtle …

South Africa

Slavery: The Confronting Reality of the Top Ten

The 2018 Global Slavery Index has been released confirming that modern slavery is a crime that affects all countries globally, including, perhaps …

Forced Labor

Human trafficking in developed countries more common than previously thought

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As many as 1 in 800 Americans is currently a victim of human trafficking, according to a new global report which found much higher …

Pope Francis

TV this week: Shark Week has Shaq, Ronda Rousey diving in

<b>Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for July 22-28</b><p><b>DON’T MISS:</b> Shark Week — It’s time once again to dive into the summer’s most fin-tastic …

Ronda Rousey

Boris Becker 'called cops on wife after she ripped photos of them from the walls of Wimbledon home'

BORIS Becker called the cops on his wife after she ripped photos of them off the walls of their Wimbledon mansion, it has been reported.<p>At the time …

Tennis

Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers

The UN has been sending alleged war criminals to act as peacekeepers in conflict zones, a confidential report claims.<p>The document, seen by the <i>Observer</i>, and sent to the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations last month, claims that senior Sri Lankan officers accused of war crimes have been …

Africa

Where to watch

Participating Nations<p>Argentina<p>ESPN Sur<p>Australia<p>Fox Sports<p>Belgium<p>Telenet<p>China<p>CCTV5<p>England and Ireland (and rest of the UK)<p>BT Sport<p>Germany<p>DAZN<p>India<p>Star …

Africa

Study: North Korea, Eritrea Have Highest Levels of ‘Modern Slavery’

The Global Slavery Index estimates that more than 40 million people around the world were subject to conditions similar to slavery. The report said …

North Korea

Philippines active in fight against modern slavery

The Philippines has an estimated 780,000 of its population living in slavery and is among the leaders in the Asia- Pacific region in responding to …

Asia Pacific

Abstract

The Western Congo Basin (WCB) defined here as comprising Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Gabon, and the Republic of Congo is being rapidly …

World Bank

President Trump, NATO and the trade war with China

The last Summit of the Atlantic Alliance saw, at least initially, a clear divergence between the United States and NATO’s European allies.<p>For …

Geopolitics

UPDATE 1-North Korea, Eritrea have world's highest rates of modern...

(Updates throughout with details of report, quotes from news conference)<p>By Ellen Wulfhorst<p>NEW YORK, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - North Korea and Eritrea have the world’s highest rates of modern slavery, said a global survey on Thursday that highlighted how conflict and government …

North Korea

North Korea branded as worst offender of modern-day slavery

One out of every 10 North Korean citizens is considered a victim of slavery, making the Hermit Kingdom the capital of modern-day slavery, a report published Thursday claims.<p>According to the 2018 Global Slavery Index, more than 2.6 million live under state-ordered slavery and the country itself is …

World News

Australia imports $12bn worth of goods at risk of being made by slaves – report

Australia imports nearly US$12bn worth of goods “at risk” of being made using slavery each year, including more than $6bn in computer products and $4bn in garments from China, as well as fish, cocoa and even human organs from around the world, the latest Global Slavery Index reports.<p>The estimated …

India News

This Is What Africans Think Of The US After The Racism On View In Charlottesville

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images<p>White nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the "alt-right" with body armor and combat weapons in Charlottesville, …

Rights & Freedoms

The era of Trump means it is time for small states to start thinking big | View

<i>By Matthew Crandall</i><p>Donald Trump continues to remind us that the post-World War II world order is in a state of transition. This transition has been ongoing for a decade, or two, but Trump has accelerated the process. This is best seen in transatlantic relations. At the recent NATO summit he called …

Geopolitics

Fragile lives, flickers of hope, and following up on sexual abuse: The Cheat Sheet

Every Friday, IRIN’s team of specialist editors offers a round-up of humanitarian trends and developments from around the globe.<p>On our radar:<p><b>Fate of</b> …

Human Rights

“Stop attacks on children”

<b>NEW YORK, 15 May 2018</b> – “From the Central African Republic to South Sudan, and from Syria to Afghanistan, attacks on children in conflict have …

Africa

Cameroon's Opposition Fails to Present Candidate to Challenge Biya

Cameroon's opposition has again failed to present a single presidential candidate to challenge Paul Biya who has been in office for 36 years. …

Africa

Russia's strategy towards the United States over Syrian issues

Russia’s key to Africa<p>Published<p>3 days ago<p>on<p>July 17, 2018<p>On July 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin warmly received two African leaders, Gabonese …

Russia