Africa

press release Rome — The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert F. Houngbo, will travel to Finland this week to meet with officials at the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Finance to discuss their shared commitment

guest column By Bernadette Paolo Washington, DC — African immigrants to the United States account for less than five percent of the total, but they are better educated than most and their earnings are among the highest. African immigration is

By Kieran Guilbert Dakar — West and Central Africa is the most volatile region in the world for aid workers, accounting for more than half of attacks on humanitarians worldwide this year, aid agencies said on Friday. Worsening militant violence

analysis By Simon Allison In the dying days of the British Empire, as Whitehall mandarins grasped for new ways to maintain their global influence, the Commonwealth of Nations came into being. The institution is designed to link all of Britain’s

By Baraka Jefwa AfriDocs, has announced that AfriDocs Anytime is now available as a free streaming platform on www.afridocs.net with a catalogue that includes nearly 40 films available for viewing at any time, as well as an exclusive catch-up opportunity,

analysis By Simone Honikman, University of Cape Town and Zulfa Abrahams The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers that adversely affects a

The President of the United Nations General Assembly opened the trading day in New York this morning to send the message that the world’s ocean health is in distress. “The ocean is in trouble,” said Peter Thomson prior to ringing

While the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is a tribute to every victim and their resistance against slavery, it is also a reminder of the importance of teaching history, a senior United Nations

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -More than half a million people have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago

By Njiraini Muchira Kampala — The United States is determined to deepen trade with sub-Sahara Africa following assurances that the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) deal is safe under the Trump administration. While a dark cloud has been hanging