Africa

By Eugene Kwibuka Policies that govern movement of persons and services on the continent must be tailored to the current needs of Africans, experts have urged. The call was made yesterday in Kigali at the opening of a weeklong meeting

press release The maiden edition of the West Africa Media Excellence Awards will be held on October 28, 2017. The awards are intended to inspire and promote excellence in journalism across West Africa rewarding and honouring journalists from the West

By Idoko Salihu Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Saturday unveiled a statue in honour of South African President Jacob Zuma. The event was witnessed by Mr. Zuma and other dignitaries. Asides the mammoth statue, Governor Rochas also named

By Alpha Daffae Senkpeni Yiwu City — A trade and commerce mediation committee established in 2013 to probe misunderstanding between Chinese businessmen – manufacturers or middlemen – and foreign exporters or traders is making “significant progress” in a major import-export

By IPS World Desk Rome — Large movements of people is one of the most complex challenges the world faces today. In recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of people migrating around the world. Why

By Idriss Jazairy Geneva — The World Food Programme estimates that more than 100 million people worldwide face severe food insecurity. The situation is most severe in countries affected by conflict and violence including Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria, South Sudan and

By Adela Suliman London — With the construction industry a big driver of climate change, can changes in materials make a difference? Potatoes reborn as insulation, peanuts processed into partition boards and mushroom bricks that grow in five days –

By Kieran Guilbert Dakar — West Africa is most at risk of fatal haemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said on Wednesday, calling for greater preparedness to save lives. A study in The Lancet medical journal assessed the likelihood of

By Lakshmi Puri United Nations — The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of treating food security as a 21st Century priority if sustainable development, peace and security and the

An unprecedented international collaboration of telescopes has lead to the first direct detection of gravitational waves – ripples in space and time – in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. The discovery marks the first