Tag Archives: Africa

Drug-Resistant Malaria Stirs Concern in Africa

Dakar, Senegal The number of new malaria cases in Africa fell 42 percent from 2000 to 2015, according to the World Health Organization. The drop was due in large part to insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor spraying and better access to effective treatments. But this progress could be derailed by a new wave of drug-resistant malaria that’s […]

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South Sudan ceasefire, U.N. Urges Safe Passage For Fleeing Civilians

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire,” while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is […]

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U.N. Agency Urges High Vigilance After H5N1 Outbreaks in Africa

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) altered Western and Central African governments to be vigilant, and to continue their raised surveillance and prevention efforts after H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks were recently confirmed in chicken farms in Cameroon.    For the first time since 2006, the H5N1 bird flu virus has […]

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UNICEF Warns of Risk for Migrant Children Arriving in Europe

New York, N.Y. More than nine out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe this year through Italy are unaccompanied, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today, warning of the growing threats of abuse, exploitation and death that such children are facing. A group of Gambian boys survey the ocean from the beach […]

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U.N. Expands Wildlife Protection Plan in Africa, Asia

New York, N.Y. A United Nations-backed partnership fun has approved an additional $40 million to expand its support of a global programme fighting against illegal trafficking to a total of 19 countries in Africa and Asia. A southern white rhinoceros at Lake Nakuru, Kenya. Photo: Ryan Harvey. The expansion for the Global Wildlife Program was approved […]

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Extremism in Africa: New Video May Show Missing Nigeria Girls

New York, N.Y. New video from Islamist group Boko Haram may show that some of the 200 schoolgirls seized by the group two years ago are still alive. Tweet

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Kenya Bans Music Video Saying It Promotes Gay Rights

Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan state regulators have banned a locally produced song and accompanying music video that call for equal treatment of LGBT individuals, something regulators say violates Kenya’s anti-homosexuality law. The song is a remix of the American single “Same Love,” released in 2012 by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the height of the same-sex […]

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Angelique Kidjo, Peter Buffett Release Song to Support African Girls

New York, N.Y.  I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years.  I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here).  Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]

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5 Ways Memberships Are Changing Health and Wellness for Everyone

Benjamin Birdies’ First Flight Soars on Gentle Wings

Resettlement Solutions Needed For Refugees on Manus Island

Mark West Wines a Winner for National Pinot Noir Day

Courtesy Mark West Wines

NY Inner-city Baseball Program Aims to Break Cycle of Poverty

U.N. Aid Chief Releases $50 Million in Emergency Funds For People in Need