A Conversation with Kaddu Sebunya — Global Issues

Kaddu Sebunya, CEO of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), in the Serengeti. His current role entails spearheading the vision of a modern Africa where human development includes thriving wildlife and wildlands as a cultural and economic asset for Africa’s future generations. Credit: AWF by Guy Dinmore (st davids, wales) Thursday, June 30, 2022 Inter Press Service … Read more

Mali vows to defy UN call for peacekeepers to investigate abuses | Armed Groups News

The UN Security Council has extended a nine-year-old UN peacekeeping operation, known as MINUSMA, for another 12 months. Mali says it will defy the United Nations Security Council to call for it to allow freedom of movement for peacekeepers to investigate human rights abuses. The council extended a nine-year-old UN peacekeeping operation – known as … Read more

The cost of Nigeria’s failure to qualify for Qatar World Cup 2022 | Football News

Doha, Qatar – Nigerian football fans and business owners in Qatar are still reeling from their team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup 2022, which will be held in the Middle Eastern country from November 21 to December 18. Nigeria’s failure in Ghana in March prevented watching them from qualifying for Qatar 2022, a … Read more

Human rights under threat in DR Congo and beyond, Security Council hears — Global Issues

Bintou Keita, who also heads the UN’s Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO), said peacekeepers under her command were “determined to protect civilians and help tackle drivers of conflict and violence”. However, she added that “unity of purpose within the Council and among troop and police contributing countries remains essential for the Mission to deliver on … Read more

The Global South has the power to force radical climate action | Climate Crisis

During the past several years it has become clear that the international climate negotiations are failing to address the climate crisis. Existing policies have us on track for 3.2 degrees Celsius (5.76F) of heating this century – in other words, within the lifetime of the present generation. Scientists are clear that such a future will … Read more

Spain to ‘fully’ cooperate with migrant death probes

MADRID: Madrid will offer “total collaboration” with the Spanish and Moroccan investigations into the deaths of 23 migrants during a mass attempt to enter Spain‘s Melilla enclave, Pedro Sanchez said Wednesday. The Spanish premier’s remarks came a day after the United Nations denounced authorities on the border between Morocco and Spain for using “excessive force”, … Read more

Protests over economic woes enter second day in Ghana | Business and Economy News

Frustration has grown in recent months as Ghanaians bear the brunt of rampant inflation amid government efforts to redress the economy. Demonstrators in Ghana’s capital have gathered for a second day of protests against spiraling inflation and other economic woes after the first day ended in clashes with police and 29 arrests. Wednesday’s protests kicked … Read more

In a Nigerian leprosy colony, residents endure stigma and neglect | Health

Ilorin, Nigeria – Abigail Olaiya’s meal schedule has been unpredictable for as long as she can remember. Sometimes she snacks twice a day and at other times, she eats nothing all day because she cannot afford it. It is a situation the 70-year-old has become used to at Oke Igbala (Yoruba for “hill of salvation”), … Read more

Rwandans in DRC stay indoors as rebel attacks spur national anger | Paul Kagame News

Videos of anti-Rwandan protests are circulating on social media as Kinshasa accuses Kigali of backing rebels in the eastern DRC. Life in Kinshasa was going well for Zawadi, a mother of two from Rwanda, until faraway fighting stoked Congolese anger against her country and videos of men with machetes prowling the city streets in search … Read more

Nigeria sells marginal oilfield licenses for $482m, ignores court | Business and Economy News

The licensing comes despite a court ruling in May, restraining Abuja from issuing licenses pending the determination of a suit by community elders. Nigeria has raised more than 200 billion naira ($482m) from the issuance of oil prospecting licenses after it offered 57 fields for bidding, the petroleum regulator has said. The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum … Read more