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 to date. Officials said …

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. The renewed f…

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 since the end of 2017, robbing…

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 to news…

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 meeting in this southern Jap…

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 t…

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 to Kamuzu Stadi…

UN Names David Gressly to Tackle DRC Ebola Outbreak

GENEVA The U.N. named a point man on Thursday to coordinate the global response to the devastating Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as it ramps up efforts to contain the outbreak.David Gressly, currently serving as the UN’s deputy …