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20140706 UHURU, RUTO ICC CASE

THE GOVERNMENT HAS FINALY COMPLIED WITH THE ICC DIRECTIVE  OF PROVIDING CHIEF PROSECUTOR, FATOU BENSOUDA WITH PROPERTY AND FINANCIAL RECORDS OF PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA AHEAD OF THE STATUS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9TH NEXT WE...

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20140706 SUCIDAL BOMBING IN SOMALIA

ATLEAST FOUR PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED DUE THE SUCIDLE BOMB CAR NEAR THE SOMALI’S PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS. THE BOMB WENT OFF AT THE MAIN GATE AFTER THE PARLIAMENT GUARDS WERE  SHOT DEAD IN COLD BLOOD. ELINORA-INTERNATIONA...

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20140701 SUSTAINABLE FUNDING FOR SOMALIA

MORE SUSTAINED FUNDING IS NEEDED FOR SOMALIA, NEARLY THREE YEARS AFTER THE WORST FAMINE HIT THE HORN OF AFRICA NATION. APPROXIMATELY 857,000 SOMALIS REQUIRE URGENT AND LIFE-SAVING ASSISTANCE AND MORE THAN 2 MILLION ARE FACING FOOD INSECURIT...

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20140630 COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE

MORE SUSTAINED FUNDING IS NEEDED FOR SOMALIA, NEARLY THREE YEARS AFTER THE WORST FAMINE HIT THE HORN OF AFRICA NATION. APPROXIMATELY 857,000 SOMALIS REQUIRE URGENT AND LIFE-SAVING ASSISTANCE AND MORE THAN 2 MILLION ARE FACING FOOD INSECURIT...

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20140629 PIRACY IN SOMALIA

FOR YEARS, THE QUICK MONEY PROMISED BY PIRACY HAS LURED MANY SOMALI YOUTH INTO CRIMINAL NETWORKS, AND MAY HAVE DISAPPEARED, BEEN JAILED AND EVEN LOST THEIR LIVES. DETERMINED TO REVERSE THIS STATE OF AFFAIRS, YOUNG SOMALIS ARE GETTING INVOLV...

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20140627 S AFRICA WORKER'S STRIKE

DAYS AFTER THE MINING SECTOR ENDED A FIVE-MONTH STRIKE IN, SOUTH AFRICA’S LARGEST UNION, WHICH IS ALSO ONE OF THE BIGGEST CRITICS OF THE GOVERNMENT'S LABOUR AND ECONOMIC POLICIES, HAS CALLED FOR MORE THAN 200,000 ENGINEERING AND METALS WORK...

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20140626 S SUDAN CHILD RECRUITMENT

THERE ARE WORRYING REPORTS THAT APPROXIMATELY 9,000 CHILD SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN RECENTLY RECRUITED AND USED IN THE ONGOING CONFLICT IN SOUTH SUDAN. IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT THE UNITED NATIONS, EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION,...

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20140625 SOMALIA INTERIM AGREEMENT

SOMALIA HAS TAKEN ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS ESTABLISHING INCLUSIVE FEDERAL STATES, KEY TO THE COUNTRY'S POLITICAL PROCESSES, WITH WARRING FACTIONS IN THE SOUTH WEST REGIONS OF SOMALIA REACHING AN INTERIM AGREEMENT. THE INTERIM ADMINISTRATION IS ...

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20140624 JOURNALISTS' SENTENCES CAUSE OUTRAGE

UNITED NATIONS (UN) SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON AND HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS NAVI PILLAY ARE AMONG THE MANY LEADERS WORLDWIDE WHO HAVE EXPRESSED "SHOCK" AND "DEEP CONCERN" OVER RECENT COURT DECISIONS IN EGYPT, INCLUDING CONFIRMA...

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20140623 BLOODSHED IN SYRIA

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON DELIVERED A STRONG REBUKE TO THE WORLD’S INDIFFERENCE TO THE BLOODSHED IN SYRIA AND REJECTED THE NOTION OF A MILITARY SOLUTION, OFFERING INSTEAD A "PRINCIPLED AND INTEGRATED" APPROACH THAT WOULD ...

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20140622 ORGANIC FARMING

THE ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON REMOTE CICIA ISLAND IN FIJI SAY THEIR HOME IS A PARADISE. UNTOUCHED BY TOURISM AND INDUSTRY, THE ENVIRONMENT IS PURE, AND THE ELDERS INTEND TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.  IN 2006, THE ISLAND BANNED THE USE OF...

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20140620 WORLD REFUGEE DAY

AS THE UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES MARKS THE WORLD REFUGEE DAY, RENEWED VIOLENCE IN IRAQ HAS DRIVEN HALF A MILLION PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOMES TO JOIN AN ESTIMATED 45.2 MILLION PEOPLE FORCIBLY DISPLACED AROUND THE WORLD. THIS IS ACCORD...

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20140618 IMPUNITY IN DARFUR

THE PROSECUTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT FATOU BENSOUDA HAS CRITICIZED THE SYSTEMATIC AND WIDESPREAD CRIMES THAT CONTINUE TO BE COMMITTED WITH TOTAL IMPUNITY IN DARFUR, SUDAN. IN LIGHT TO THIS REVELATION, SHE HAS CALLED FOR A THOR...

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20140617 FAO MDG AWARDS

CHILE, CHINA AND MOROCCO HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED BY THE UN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION FOR OUTSTANDING PROGRESS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER, AN ACHIEVEMENT THAT SEES THEM JOIN A GROWING GROUP OF COUNTRIES TO HAVE REACHED INTERNATIONAL TA...

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20140615 WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

THE WORLD BANK HAS LOWERED PROJECTIONS FOR GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AND IS URGING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO DOUBLE DOWN ON DOMESTIC REFORMS AS THEY HEAD FOR A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTING GROWTH. JOSPHINE-INTERNATIONAL

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20140615 ELEPHANT POACHING

A MAJOR MEETING TO DISCUSS A REPORT ON THE WORRYING POACHING TREND GLOBALLY IS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN GENEVA FROM MONDAY THE 7TH TO FRIDAY 11TH OF NEXT MONTH. THIS FOLLOWS ALARMING STATISTICS AS INDICATED ON A REPORT BY THE CONVENTION ON...

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20140613 GBAGBO ICC CASE

THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT IS TO SEND ON TRIAL FORMER IVORIAN PRESIDENT LAURENT GBAGBO, AFTER DECIDING THAT  THE PROSECUTOR HAS SUBMITTED ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CHARGE GBAGBO ON FOUR ACCOUNTS OF CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY INCLUDING MURDE...

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20140612 UN PEACEKEEPING MISSION

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON YESTERDAY VOICED CONCERNS OVER THE UN PEACEKEEPING NEW CHALLENGES AND A GROWING BUDGET TO SUPPORT OPERATIONS, NOW APPROACHING EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS. THIS TREND IS AFFECTING THE MISSION’S WORK OF PEACE KEEPIN...

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20140611 STATE IN SOUTH SUDAN

THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY ON DEVELOPMENT ASSEMBLY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT HELD ITS 26TH EXTRA-ORDINARY SUMMIT YESTERDAY, AT THE NATIONAL PALACE IN ADDIS ABABA, TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN. THE SUMM...

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20140610 FLOODS IN SOMALIA

THREE CHILDREN HAVE DIED IN THE FLASH FLOODS WHICH  HIT THE SOMALI PORT CITY OF KISMAYO, FOR EIGHT DAYS IN A ROW. THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN DISPLACED BY FIGHTING IN SOUTHWEST SOMALIA, HAVE BEEN WADING THROUGH WATER, THAT FLOODED THE MAKE-...