News headlines in July 2021

  1. DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jul 29 (IPS) - He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans.

  2. Alarming Crisis of Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists in DRC

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jul 29 (IPS) - The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most hostile and dangerous regions for journalists. A complex conflict, deeply rooted in the country’s past, allows very little freedom, both movement and the press.

  3. From electric dreams to supercharged reality: the road race to a clean energy future

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    The global Formula E electric race series, a partner with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP),  has grown in popularity since it launched some seven years ago, attracting the attention of major car manufacturers, changing people’s perceptions of electric vehicles, and bringing the world one step closer to a sustainable transport future.

  4. First Person: ‘I’m not old enough to be a woman’ says trafficked teen

    - UN News

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    A teenage girl who was sold for sex for the price of a few beers as a twelve-year-old, has told the United Nations how she was trafficked between Burundi and Tanzania in East Africa.

  5. COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa

    - UN News

    After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday. 

  6. Kenyas Huge Railway Project Is Causing Environmental Damage. Heres How

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jul 29 (IPS) - Kenya is constructing a railway line that connects the coastal port of Mombasa and the interior of the country. It is expected to terminate at Malaba, a town on the border with Uganda, and link up with other railways that are being built in East Africa. It’s locally known as the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

  7. Yemen: New World Bank funds offer lifeline to most vulnerable

    - UN News

    Three UN agencies on Thursday welcomed $127 million in new funding from the World Bank to provide lifesaving support to some of the country’s most hard hit rural families, struggling under the impact of multiple crises.  

  8. Witchcraft killings of people with albinism have risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, says UN expert

    - UN News

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    People being plunged into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the killing of people with albinism, the outgoing UN appointed independent expert said on Thursday.  

  9. Human trafficking: UN chief calls for action as COVID leaves ‘many millions’ more vulnerable

    - UN News

    UN Secretary General António Guterres on Thursday urged States to take action against human trafficking, where a third of all victims are children.

  10. Countries urged to develop pandemic preparedness and response treaty

    - UN News

    A senior official with the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the need for a global treaty on pandemic preparedness and response, urging countries to “seize the moment” and support its development. 

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