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Growing African Agriculture One Byte at a Time

Ella Mazani a smallholder maize farmer from Shurugwi, central Zimbabwe, uses her mobile phone to buy inputs, sell produce and understand the climatic conditions for the next cropping ...

US Defunds UNFPA for Third Consecutive Year– on Misconceived Assumptions

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 2019 – The Trump administration, in its continued hostility towards the United Nations– and as part of its policy aimed at undermining ...

How Governments Still Allow Violence Against Children

World Vision believes that it takes each and every one of us to end violence against children. By Tamara Tutnjevic GormanNEW YORK, Jul 16 2019 – Despite what you might have ...

Crime Against Humanity and Individual Guilt

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 16 2019 – On 8 July, Bosco Ntaganda was by the International Criminal Court (ICC) found guilty of crimes against humanity. The 41-year-old ...

U.N.’s Islamic State Probe Unit Kicks into Gear

Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ...

Spirit of Olympics & UN’s Development Agenda

By Ambassador A. L. A. AzeezGENEVA, Jul 16 2019 – As I reflect on the varied views and perspectives that emerged during the Human Rights Council’s Social Forum 2018— ...

Facebook and Friends Threaten to Libralize the World

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 2019 – On 17 June, a Facebook white paper proposed a new global digital currency it plans to launch in ...

Want to Inspire More People to Act on Climate Change? Broaden the Framing

Downpours flood the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPS By Esther NgumbiILLINOIS, United States, Jul 16 2019 – “It has never happened before,” is a sentence ...

Africa on Track Towards Information Black Hole

Alaa Salah, a 22-year-old Sudanese student became the symbol of the peaceful ouster of dictator Omar al-Bashir. Courtesy: CC by 2.0/Street Art/ Shoreditch By Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, ...

Rwanda Prepares the Foundations for Climate-Resilient Cities

Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, is the country’s largest city. However, the country hopes to soon implement the first stage of a new dynamic plan for the development of six climate-resilient ...
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