Self Care

WHO South-East Asia Region polio-free, accelerated efforts needed in view of increased risks: experts

The WHO South-East Asia Region sustained its polio-free status despite disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic but needs to scale-up measures in view of the persisting and increased risks of polio globally. “Countries have been making efforts, but gaps persist, specially at sub-national level. We need to scale-up surveillance and immunization coverage and update our polio […]

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WFP and the government of Cabo Verde join forces to support school children amidst the socio-economic crisis driven by COVID-19 and the conflict in Ukraine

PRAIA – A week after schools reopened in Cabo Verde, the Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today, signed an agreement to meet the food and nutrition needs of nearly 90,000 school children through the national school feeding programme. “The agreement now signed reflects […]

Legal Matters

African Court Judges to visit three European courts

ARUSHA— The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Judges will undertake a five-day peer-to-peer visit to the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, and the International Criminal Court. The visit which is fixed for Sept 26 – 30 is aimed at exchanging experiences, and enhancing cooperation among the continental judicial […]

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Why African Nations Are Mostly Silent on China’s Rights Record

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Most African states have stayed silent as Western nations and rights groups condemn China over a recent United Nations human rights report on China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region. The report, published by then-U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on her last day in office […]