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Kofi Annan: A complicated legacy of impressive achievements, and some profound failures

Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of secretary general, but his tenure also had a darker side.<p>Kofi Annan, 80, was an …

Africa

SA defence minister criticises UN plans to reduce Force Intervention Brigade in DRC

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula wants to ensure “no body-bags come back to South Africa”.<p>The South African government is opposing UN plans to reduce the …

Africa

Journalists’ deaths highlight Russia’s moves into Africa | Financial Times

The team of Russian journalists who flew into the Central African Republic last month were on a mission to investigate Moscow’s growing role in one …

Russia

Cameroon pangolin traffickers caught in the act

YAOUNDÉ (AFP) -<p>Police in Cameroon have shut down an international poaching gang after catching six traffickers carrying more than 700 kilos of pangolin scales, a conservation group said Tuesday.<p>Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, are one of the world's most trafficked species and are threatened with …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Namibia:Nujoma, Pohamba Commended for Guiding Kabila

(Photo: Radio Okapi/Ph. John Bompengo)Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR) President Joseph Kabila has commended former presidents Sam Nujoma …

Africa

Pitchblende

<b>Pitchblende</b> is a term that has been in use in the English language since 1770, long before the usefulness of the material was discovered. We will …

Grammar

Tanzania on high risk of Ebola outbreak: minister

File photo shows a mobile laboratory set up in Bikoro General Hospital, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). (Xinhua/Wang Songyu)<p>DAR ES SALAAM, …

Disease

Health-care worker infections add to Ebola challenge in Congo

The numbers from the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to indicate that even though the country has become experienced in responding to outbreaks …

Disease

Basketball - Rwanda Finish 4th As Murekatete Shines in All-Star Five

[New Times] Rwanda's U18 women basketball team snatched the fourth place at this year's 14th edition of FIBA U18 Women's African Championships that …

Africa

Aston Villa to hijack Middlesbrough's bid for Everton winger

<b>Aston Villa are set to make a late move for Everton’s Yannick Bolasie as they look to hijack Middlesbrough’s deal for the winger, according to</b> …

Soccer

EXCLUSIVE: Middlesbrough keen as Palace star is told he can leave

<b>Jason Puncheon has been told by Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson that he can leave the club this month, we can reveal.</b>The 32-year-old had wanted to …

Soccer

Council on Foreign Relations Newsletter - Daily News Brief - August 15, 2018

TOP OF THE AGENDA<p>Turkey Hits U.S. With Retaliatory Tariffs<p>Turkey is increasing tariffs (<i>Hurriyet</i>) on some U.S. products, including duties of up to …

Red Cross

Vernon Jordan: Lazard’s power broker | Financial Times

If the most important skill in investment banking is relationship building, then <b>Vernon Jordan</b> may be the most successful hire in the history of Wall …

Hillary Clinton

South Africa: Kabila's Government Rejects Thabo Mbeki As Special Envoy to DRC

analysis<p>DRC government spokesman says special envoys to his country act like "proconsuls".<p>Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has …

Africa

Southern Africa: Slow Progress in Lesotho Worries SADC

Maseru, capital of Lesotho, seen from Parliament Hill.<p>Windhoek — Southern African Development Community (SADC) executive secretary, Dr Stergomena …

Southern Africa

Middlesbrough close in on Yannick Bolasie as Everton winger arrives at Rockliffe for talks

Middlesbrough are closing in on the loan signing of Everton winger Yannick Bolasie.<p>The tricky wideman is believed to be at Rockliffe talking over a …

Soccer

Ebola death toll rises to 55 in the Democratic Republic of Congo - but many MORE could be dead from incurable virus in lawless militia zones

Fifty-five people are now feared to have died in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>Less than half of the deaths have been …

Disease

For refugees, the average duration of exile is going down. Why is this bad news?

Two years ago, we published a blog estimating the global average of the duration of exile for refugees, based on data from the UN Refugee Agency …

Refugees

Cobalt Is The New Blood Diamond Thanks To Green Energy

3:10 PM 08/20/2018<p>The rising popularity of electric vehicles and other technology caused a surge in demand for cobalt, a metal that is mostly found …

Conservative View

Equity Kenya's Fintech in Talks With Ethiopian Banks on Payments

Equity Group Holdings Ltd.’s financial technology unit is in discussions with six Ethiopian banks to collaborate on cross-border mobile payments and …

Deploying the Profit Motive to Beat Ebola

<b>ON MAY 3, REPORTS</b> that a strange and frightening illness had struck more than 20 people in the village of Ikoko-Impenge reached health officials in …

Disease

ITF Questions Awarding of ICTSI Contract in Australia

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is calling for an inquiry into the contract won by International Container Terminal Services …

Container Terminals

Is Glencore’s low share price a bargain or a trap?

Commodity giant <b>Glencore</b> (LSE: GLEN) appears to be a very popular stock right now. Indeed, according to Hargreaves Lansdown, it was the second most …

Investing

AngloGold Flips to Profit Ahead of Leadership Handover

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. swung to a profit and is in “good shape” before its incoming chief takes the helm, according to outgoing Chief Executive …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Merck

The timing was tragic. Merck embraced a vital mission in 2014 when it began developing an Ebola vaccine in collaboration with Canada’s public health …

Disease

DRC: experimental ebola treatment 'successful- authorities'

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) has said a drug used for the first time on Ebola patients, the …

Disease

We must redefine future financing for humanitarian emergencies

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>Given the number of complex conflicts and the …

World Bank

BU's Infectious Disease Lab Begins Ebola Research

Support the news<p>Eight months after receiving final approval from the Boston Public Health Commission to conduct research at Biosafety Level 4 …

Public Health

Daily briefing: bolívar loses 00000, new colonialism, crypto bubbles | Financial Times

Venezuela resorted to desperate measures on Monday, lopping five zeros off the bolívar, in an attempt to arrest the country’s economic collapse, …

Saudi Arabia

African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: RB Leipzig table £22m offer for Lookman

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars in the summer transfer market<p>RB Leipzig table £22m offer for Lookman<p>RB Leipzig have made an improved £22m offer for Everton's Ademola Lookman, according to Mirror .<p>Despite seeing their previous two bids rejected, the …

Soccer