A new group of 40 young volunteers from the USA have joined the Peace Corps in South Africa to work on community development in rural areas. The 36th group, since 1997, will join 163 other Americans volunteers to create awareness on issues such as education, health, HIV/Aids awareness agriculture, small business and...
While immigrants sent about $38 billion to Africa as remittance, the cost of sending money to the continent is the highest in the world, affecting the money flow to the world's poorest region, says a World Bank report. The money, which, unlike development aid, flows directly to pockets of people,...
As mob violence following a vampire scare has resulted in death of over five people in two southern districts of Malawi, the UN has pulled staff from these districts. Mobs who are searching for vampires in the region have been lyngching people and creating roadblocks. “These districts have severely been affected...
HIV patients in Uganda are facing a crisis as the country has run out of an antibiotic Septrin, which is used to treat and fight conditions like flu, malaria, diarrhoea and tuberculosis. Most of the health clinics and hospitals in the country haven't received the drug in the past five...
A new research has found that oil spills in Niger Delta in Nigeria, home to Africa's largest petroleum industry, have increased deaths of newborn babies. The research showed neonatal mortality rates increased by around 38 deaths per 1,000 live births if mothers lived close to oil spills before their pregnancy. ".....
The UN Human Rights Council has decided to extend the mandate of a Commission of Inquiry into human rights in Burundi for one more year. With the investigations so far, the commission, formed in September 2016, has concluded that serious human rights violations and abuses have been committed in Burundi...
While Uganda's economy is expected to grow at 5.5 percent this year, and keep a growth rate of over 6% all through 2019, the country could reform its taxation system to promote further growth, the World Bank has said. Last year saw a 6.3 percent growth in agriclutrue which accounts...
The “open border” policy of Uganda, which accommodates some 1.4 million refugees, has drawn praise from UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who has called the country's treatment of those fleeing wars and persecution as a model for the rest of the world. “I want to thank the Ugandan...
Moringa leaves are about 30% protein and have abundant levels of vitamins and minerals | Flickr/Books for Life Carrie Waterman, University of California, Davis If plants could be superheroes, the Moringa (Moringa oleifera) tree would be one of them. Although native to the foothills of the Himalayas in India, moringa can...
While number of people experiencing severe food insecurity across South Sudan in the October-December period is likely to increase by 1.4 million from a year earlier  to reach 4.8 million, the number marks a drop from six million in June this year. According to the UN, food insecurity in the country...

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