Central African Republic

Why Does the U.N. Exist? Secret Deals, Sex Scandals and Silence Harm United Nations Mission

The U.N. has been considered a top authority since World War II, but critics say back-door deals get in the way of real action.

Women's Rights

African children face food shortages at school

In a Monday news release the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said that more than 1.5 million children across West and Central Africa risked going to …

Africa

Locked in power struggle, Congo army and militia massacred hundreds - report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Congolese army commanders orchestrated a wave of massacres that killed hundreds of people between 2014-2016 as they vied for influence with anti-government insurgents in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a new report said on Monday.<p>The report by the Congo Research …

Africa

As North Korea threat looms, Trump to address world leaders at UN

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea's nuclear threat looms large this week over the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, where diplomats are eager to hear U.S. President Donald Trump address the 193-member body for the first time.<p>North Korean diplomats will have a …

North Korea

Macron Wants to Remind the World France Is a Nuclear Power Too

Emmanuel Macron is aiming to show France can still punch its weight.<p>After North Korea tested a nuclear weapon this month, the French President took …

Business

Blockchain Is Used To Fight Blood Diamonds and Counterfeits

Blockchain is extending its reach to help combat the trade in blood diamonds and the spreading of counterfeits.<p>According to a recent report by NGO …

Bitcoin

New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said sexual abuse is a problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations, …

Antonio Guterres

UN Decorates 430 Rwandan Police Peacekeepers in CAR

[New Times] The United Nations has awarded medal of service excellence to 430 Rwandan Police peacekeepers serving under the UN Multidimensional …

Africa

ISS Today: Turning Africa’s youth into peace builders

Young people are key to peace efforts, but they need support and a place at the table. By Muneinazvo Kujeke for ISS TODAY.

Africa

Six major humanitarian challenges confronting the UN General Assembly

Hype over what President Donald Trump may or may not say dominated the media build-up to this week’s UN General Assembly. However, US funding cuts …

UN General Assembly

The U.N. pledged to improve the lives of the world's most needy. Enacting that plan is another matter

It’s been two years since the United Nations adopted 17 goals aimed at fighting poverty and inequality, protecting the environment and fostering peace.<p>The target year for achieving those goals is 2030, but that’s little time, given the scope of the agenda, and experts note formidable obstacles …

Geography

UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops as deadly violence surges again. That's …

Africa

Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals

Study compiling data from every country finds people are living longer but millions are eating wrong foods for their health<p>Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject.<p>Millions of people are eating the wrong …

Health

UN investigating leaked sex abuse complaints in Central African Republic

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations said on Thursday it was looking into allegations that complaints of sexual abuse and exploitation made against its peacekeepers in the conflict-torn Central African Republic were mishandled or unreported.<p>The U.N.’s 10,000-strong mission in …

Africa

Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga: Religion is misused in Central African Republic conflict

As the situation in the Central African Republic deteriorates, Archbishop Nzapalainga says the conflict isn't between Muslims and Christians. Rather …

Africa

Over a million have fled or been displaced in Central African Republic, UN says

About a half-million people have managed to flee the country since the beginning of conflict<p>The UN Refugee Agency says Central African Republic is …

Africa

One in five global deaths linked to diet - study

Fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday and although humans are living longer than ever before, one in five deaths last year were linked …

News (Ireland)

UNHCR warns CAR displacement at record high, funding among lowest anywhere

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely worried over continued violence in the Central African Republic, which has been causing massive new levels …

Refugees

International operations give Lithuanian troops priceless experience

VILNIUS – Participation in international missions benefits Lithuania's Armed Forces, Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis said at the parliament on …

European News

You Might Be Surprised at What Kills Us

Heart disease is by far the No. 1 killer around the world, and much of it is caused by poor eating and other bad habits, researchers reported Thursday.<p>The latest look at what is killing people around the world has a lot of good news, however. Infectious diseases such as the AIDS virus and malaria …

World News

Revealed: The world's best (and worst) nationalities

Brexit could "overwhelmingly impair the quality of British nationality" according to top index.<p>The Germans have been named the best nationality in …

Geography

Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

Cabo Verde<p>Cambodia<p>Cameroon<p>Canada<p>Caribbean<p>Central African Republic<p>Central America<p>Central Asia<p>Chad<p>Channel Islands<p>Chile<p>China<p>China, Hong Kong SAR<p>China, …

Africa

Singapore tops rankings for meeting UN health goals: Study

SINGAPORE: Singapore is closer than any other country to meeting health-related targets set by the United Nations, according to a global health …

Africa

World Digest: Sept. 14, 2017

SPAIN<p>Catalan leader begins secession campaign<p>Tension mounted in Spain on Thursday as Catalonia’s president opened the “yes” campaign for a regional independence referendum that has been suspended by courts.<p>Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other supporters of secession gathered at an arena in …

News (U.S.)

PM Justin Trudeau to push ahead with pot plan and tax hikes

News07:27 AM by Tonda MacCharles Toronto StarHamilton Spectator<p>ST. JOHN'S, NL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will push ahead with controversial …

Canadian News

Central African Republic: Civilians 'Direct Targets' As Conflict Spreads

(Photo: Photo OCHA/Yaye N. Sene)United NationsRape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) …

Africa

Singapore, Nordic countries outrank US in achieving UN health goals

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are nations around the globe on track to meet health-related sustainable development goals for the year 2030? A new analysis finds outstanding achievements -- but a great deal of work still needed -- before the goals can be reached<p>This is based on measurements of 37 of 50 health-related …

Justice

Central African Republic: Powerless UN, helpless government

UN peacekeepers have not adequately protected Central African citizens from brutal attacks. But Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji praised their …

Africa

Promises were made, but Justin Trudeau has yet to commit peacekeepers to UN mission

'A number of UN officials have pretty much written off Canada's promise of troops,' analyst says<p>Although Canada is hosting a major peacekeeping …

Canada

Giveaway: What's Your Favorite Folklore/Fairy Tale Retelling?

This giveaway is sponsored by Tor Teen, proud publisher of <i>Vassa in the Night</i> by Sarah Porter.<p>In Vassa’s Brooklyn neighborhood it’s easy to stumble …

Virgin Islands