News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. Africa provides a ‘home for hope’, despite new challenges: Guterres

    - UN News

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    On Africa Day, the world celebrates the diverse and dynamic continent’s “enormous promise and potential”, the UN chief said in an upbeat message to mark the day on Wednesday.

  2. Corruption Kills

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, May 24 (IPS) - Nigeria’s accountant-general, the administrative head of the country’s treasury, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly stealing 80 billion naira ($134 million). This is a staggering theft in a country that has an estimated poverty rate of 95 million (48% of the population) and some of the worst health indices in the world.

  3. Time is short for Sudan to resolve political crisis, Mission chief warns

    - UN News

    Time is short for Sudan to reach a solution to its protracted political crisis, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, warning that if the impasse is not urgently overcome, the consequences will be felt beyond national borders, impacting a whole generation.

  4. International community urged to support new administration in Somalia

    - UN News

    The recent conclusion of the electoral process in Somalia offers a long-awaited opportunity to make progress on other urgent national priorities, the UN Special Representative for the county told the Security Council on Monday. 

  5. Youth Survivors, Activists Will Hold Governments Accountable to Call to Action on Ending Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 20 (IPS) - Governments of the world must focus on providing quality free education and prosecuting corrupt officials and people who siphon state and donor funds as crucial steps towards taking decisive action to fight child labour across the globe.

  6. 18 million in Africa’s Sahel on ‘the brink of starvation’

    - UN News

    As 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region teeter on the edge of severe hunger over the next three months, the UN released on Friday an additional $30 million from its emergency humanitarian fund, to boost the humanitarian response across four countries.

  7. Youth Demand a Voice in Call-To-Action on Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 20 (IPS) - Ashley has vast work experience. She has laboured by the sweat of her brow in the blistering sun on the streets of Guatemala, in the open fields on farmlands and indoors, toiling for long hours to the hum of a sewing machine.

  8. As COVID Wanes, Tuberculosis Deaths Must Become Visible

    - Inter Press Service

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 19 (IPS) - It is time to treat the scourge of Tuberculosis scourge with the same urgency as we did the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. Demand for lifesaving aid up 10 per cent this year: UN relief chief

    - UN News

    The number of people in need has risen by around 10 per cent this year so far, the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief said on Thursday.

  10. Former Child Labourer, now Lawyer, Passes on the Light of Freedom to Others

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 19 (IPS) - Amar Lai’s first memories are working alongside his parents and siblings in a quarry, breaking rocks. He was aged four.

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