Central African Republic

Bitcoin Mining Now Consuming More Electricity Than 159 Countries Including Ireland & Most Countries In Africa

Rank<p>Country<p>Electricity Consumption in kWh/year<p>Bitcoin Mining Consumption Relative To Country's Use<p>1<p>China<p>5,920,000,000,000.00<p>0.49%<p>2<p>United …

Micronesia

Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers Stains the UN's Image

Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers Stains the UN's ImageExposure to gruesome acts of sexual violence make women and children in conflict-affected areas …

Africa

Forced From Home: The Life And Death Struggle Of A Refugee

It is very difficult these days to not engage in political discussion. Outrage from both the left and right dominate the news cycles and breaking news has become a seemingly hourly occurrence. It is far too easy to apply a political calculus to virtually all events regardless of their significance. …

Refugees

State Department Issues Saudi Arabia Travel Warning Over Terrorist Attack Risk

The Department of State Tuesday issued a statement urging its citizens to carefully consider the risks of travelling to Saudi Arabia due to the …

Middle East

Blast at Concert Shows Central African Republic's Religious Rift

Emmanuel Ngallos was playing a keyboard at a concert meant to bring Central African Republic’s Muslims and Christians together when the blast knocked …

Business

Africa:Peacekeepers Must be Protectors, Not Sexual Predators

(Photo: Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo)The sexual abuse and exploitation of women - in war and peacetime - is one of the most widespread and overlooked …

Africa

Léon Herschritt’s humanistic Africa

The Bernard Dulon Gallery, in Paris’s sixth district is hosting a photographic exhibition by the French photographer Léon Herschtritt from November …

Photographie

FATAH: Where does Zimbabwe go now?

While Robert Mugabe is no longer the president of Zimbabwe, the one time hero of his country’s freedom movement certainly did not leave with simple …

Africa

What kind of evidence might persuade people to change their minds on refugees?

Oxfam Humanitarian Policy Adviser Ed Cairns reflects on using evidence to influence the treatment of refugees.<p>Who thinks that governments decide what …

International Development

Srebrenica massacre haunts UN peacekeeping

UN peacekeeping hit a rock-bottom low when blue helmets in Bosnia failed to prevent the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, a year after peacekeepers pulled …

Golan Heights

South Africa in the top ten most dangerous countries in Africa for personal safety

Image Credits: pixabay.com<p>The latest <b>Ibrahim Index of African Governance</b> (IIAG) paints a pretty grim picture when it comes to personal safety in South …

Africa

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 other recent African coups

File: Several African nations have undergone coups in recent years. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech<p>JOHANNESBURG - It has been a week since members of the …

News (South Africa)

UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday.<p>The U.N. chief said the brutality of extremist groups …

World News

Latvian tax system most attractive in Baltics

RIGA - The Latvian tax system is the most attractive among the three Baltic states and ranks 13th by the Total Tax and Contribution Rate (TTCR) among …

European News

Ahtisaari Praises Namibia for Good Governance

[New Era] Windhoek -The former president of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari, says Namibia, Senegal, Morocco and Nigeria are among 18 countries in Africa …

Africa

Africans are getting healthier and wealthier...

IN MANY ways the story of Africa in the 21st century is one of success. Great strides have been made tackling diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. …

Africa

Nearly 200 million are modern slaves or child laborers

According to a new report from the United Nations, nearly one in ten children are in child labor globally, with nearly half of these engaged in …

Slavery

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe may remain in office, following talks with military

Analysts said military commanders may have worked out a deal that would lead to Mugabe's resignation after an interim period and his replacement by …

Africa

Pakistani peacekeepers provide medical help to people in Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 (APP):A one-day mobile medical clinic carried out by Pakistani and Bangladeshi battalions deployed with the United Nations …

Africa

While you were sleeping: Cult leader Charles Manson has died

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant …

Canadian News

Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 (APP): One in 12 children worldwide live in countries where they face far bleaker prospects than 20 years ago, according to a …

Geography

PARKIN: Trudeau’s peacekeeping plan turns its back on violence

A speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to a United Nations peacekeeping audience last week was condescending, largely untrue, an absolute …

Canadian News

UNICEF: Millions of children fare worse than parents

Around 180 million children are more likely to live in extreme poverty, be out of school or suffer a violent death than their parents, according to …

World News

Africa: Warning Signs Flash As Governance Progress Slows

Cape Town — Forty of Africa's 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline. But the …

Africa

The agony and joy of being gay in Africa

At an international conference on Black portraiture, imagery and depiction in Johannesburg, South Africa last November, I gave a presentation about the state of LGBT rights across the African continent. I told participants that I’d just come from New York, where, at the UN, the African bloc had …

Big Ideas

Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach.<p>This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving …

Opinion

Why Can’t We Protect Elephants?

Lately I’ve been haunted by a photo. In it, a mother elephant and her baby are running across a road in West Bengal, India. The mother has her head down and ears forward, heading for safety in the trees. A ball of fire clings to her right foot; her tail appears singed. The baby’s hind legs are …

Wildlife

Revealed: The safest countries in the world

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Anxious holidaymakers should head to Norway or Finland …

Papua New Guinea

Chad: Preventing the Spread of a Cholera Epidemic

Since September, a cholera epidemic in Chad has followed the meandering path of the Bahr-Azoum river—used by many for washing, bathing, and even …

Disease

Rwanda announces global visa free regime starting January 2018

Rwanda has announced what could be termed a global visa free entry for travelers from everywhere in the world starting January 1, 2018.<p>A communique …

Democratic Republic of the Congo