Category Archives: Technology

Alliance Seeks $7.4B to Immunize 300M Children

GENEVA – Gavi, the global vaccine alliance that targets developing countries, said Friday that it was appealing for $7.4 billion to immunize 300 million children in 2021-25.

Gavi’s latest fundraising drive is its most ambitious …

Thousands Flee Violence in Cameroon’s English-Speaking Regions

Tens of thousands of people have deserted Cameroon’s conflict prone English-speaking regions after a bloody weekend. Fighting between the military and separatists left at least 40 people dead, and a prominent Catholic bishop was abducted. …

UN: Conflict Robs Nearly 2 Million Children of Education in Africa

The U.N. children’s agency reports schools across West and Central Africa are being targeted by insurgent groups. It says attacks and threats of violence have forced more than 9,000 schools across eight countries to close …

Sudan Protests Continue as Authorities Close Schools

Hundreds of protestors rallied in the central Sudanese city of Obeid Tuesday after security forces shot and killed six demonstrators, including five students, on Monday.

“Blood for blood, we don’t want compensation,” marchers chanted, according …

G-20 Finance Leaders’ Goal: Adapt to Turmoil in Trade, Tech

FUKUOKA, JAPAN Financial leaders of the Group of 20 gathered Saturday to brainstorm ways to adapt global finance to an age of trade turmoil and digital disruptions.

The central bank governors and other financial regulators …

Cameroon: NGOs Exaggerate Separatist Crisis

YAOUNDE Cameroon is accusing the international NGOs of exaggerating the crisis in the country’s two English-speaking regions. Separatists there have been fighting the government troops since 2017, alleging years of marginalization by authorities of the …

Malawi President Sworn In After Tight Election Win

BLANTYRE, MALAWI President Peter Mutharika was sworn in for a second term Tuesday after beating six other candidates in the tightly contested presidential election.

There was jubilation and ululation from hundreds of people who trooped …