WFP highlights Africa’s biggest hunger crisis — Global Issues

Millions of Congolese face severe food insecurity, particularly in the northeast, where fighting has uprooted millions of people. As part of his three-day DRC visit, the Pope is expected to meet families displaced by conflict in the east.  This staggering number includes more than half a million uprooted from their homes…

African leaders commit to end AIDS among children by 2030 — Global Issues

The first ministerial meeting of the Global Alliance to end AIDS in children marked a step up in action to ensure all boys and girls with HIV can access life-saving treatment, and that HIV-positive mothers can have babies free from the virus.  Ministers and representatives laid out plans which include…

No More Impunity for Journalists’ Murders CPJ — Global Issues

by Joyce Chimbi (nairobi) Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Jan 31 (IPS) – The new year brought bad news for press freedom on the African continent with the brutal murder of one journalist and the suspicious death of another. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Africa program head Angela…

"I Was Blind, But Now I See" Celebrating Malawis Progress on World NTD Day — Global Issues

Vainesi, a former trachoma trichiasis patient, cheers in celebration knowing that trachoma has been eliminated in Malawi. Vainesi had suffered with the pain caused by trachoma for 10 years before a local disability mobiliser encouraged her to go to the hospital for treatment. Opinion by Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera (lilongwe) Monday, January…

‘Critical year’ begins in country’s return to constitutional order — Global Issues

The envoy was addressing ambassadors at what he called a “unique juncture” in the efforts to promote lasting peace and security in the West African country.    “Mali is ushering in a critical year in terms of returning to constitutional order,” he said, with several votes scheduled starting in March….

New Business Technology Transfer Provides Benefits for African Pharmaceutical Industry — Global Issues

The African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation will be hosted by Rwanda. It is part of the African Development Bank’s commitment to spend at least USD 3 billion over the next ten years to support Africa’s pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturing sector. Medical and pharmaceutical experts pose for a group photo with their…

Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities — Global Issues

An activist during COP27 in Egypt. Credit: Oliver Kornblihtt / Mídia NINJA Opinion by Bibbi Abruzzini (brussels) Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Inter Press Service BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (IPS) – In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence…