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  • UN Migration Chief Ends Visit to Bangladesh as Bleak Picture Emerges of Rohingya Settlements

    Yesterday (19/10) over 6,900 Rohingya refugees who were stranded in dire conditions in no-man’s land at Anjuman Para on Bangladesh’s side of the border, were moved by the Bangladesh military to several makeshift settlements in the Ukhia and Teknaf sub-districts… Read More ›

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  • On trial for corruption: French prosecutors demand jail term and US$34 million fine for Obiang

    The corruption trial of Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea, ended in Paris on 6 July with the prosecution calling for a three-year jail term, a €30 million (US$34 million) fine and the confiscation of assets…. Read More ›

  • Adesina calls for immediate action over deepening crisis of global malnutrition

    “We must face the reality that unhealthy foods now pose the greatest danger to the health of urban dwellers,” he stressed. “In short: Urban foods are energy rich, but nutrient poor. The changing face of urban areas aggravates malnutrition. We must address the problems of rapidly expanding slums, globally and especially, in Africa.”

  • World Food Prize Laureate says recognition motivates him to accelerate Africa’s agricultural transformation

    “Not only must Africa feed itself, it must feed itself with pride. Africa must also unlock the potentials of agriculture, turning agriculture from something that you use for managing poverty, to something that you use for creating wealth.”

  • A Call to Act and Invest for the Future

    Global growth has strengthened over the past year, with a recovery in investment, trade, and commodity prices amid supportive global financial conditions. Still, downside risks remain, and prospects for growth vary widely across countries. The World Bank Group is uniquely positioned… Read More ›

  • Kansai Plascon Kenya unveils a training program to empower 10,000 painters annually.

    Kansai Plascon paints has announced the expansion of its training programme targeting over 10,000 painters countrywide per year. The programme, which initially targeted 3,000 painters annually, is poised to impart technical and entrepreneurial skills on painters across the country with… Read More ›

  • UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

    Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families. “Keeping families together is the best way to ensure… Read More ›

  • Orange launches its brand in Sierra Leone

    Orange (www.Orange.com), one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, announces today the official launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. As of today, Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone. The acquisition of Airtel Sierra Leone was finalised in July… Read More ›