[New Times] Rwanda continues to register high cases of maternal deaths even as the country cut the deaths by more than half in less than a decade, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.
[Nairobi News] Majority of Kenyans are optimistic that 2018 will be a better year than 2017, the latest survey by research firm Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) has shown.
[UN News] A dramatic up tic in the amount of money migrants send home to their families in developing countries is helping to lift millions out of poverty, according to a new report out today from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
[The Conversation Africa] The alcohol industry is doing exactly what the tobacco industry did several decades ago to ensure growth and increase profits: expanding into Africa as an underdeveloped market.
[Ethiopian Herald] The human being has been taking advantage of hydro-power as a source of energy for centuries. However, in the late 19th century, hydro-power became a source for generating electricity
[IPS] Sydney and Kuala Lumpur -Recent disturbing trends in international finance have particularly problematic implications, especially for developing countries. The recently released United Nations report, World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017 (WESP 2017) is the only recent report of a multilateral inter-governmental organization to recognize these problems, especially as they are relevant to the financing requirements for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
[The Conversation Africa] Surprisingly there is one issue on which US President Donald Trump and his many progressive critics around the world could find common ground. While their reasons will differ, they all question whether the current arrangements for global economic governance remain fit for purpose.
[allAfrica] The African Nations Cup finals have often been the platform for heroes to be born and reputations made in their 60-year history.
[Daily News] African countries will continue pushing for the UN Security Council’s reformations to grant the continent two permanent seats with veto powers in the global body’s top decision organ.
[UN News] Addressing the General Assembly today, Kokou Kpayedo, the Permanent Representative of Togo to the United Nations, reiterated his country’s voluntary commitment in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and stressed that enhanced cooperation in responding to security threats and ensuring reform of the Security Council are needed to secure their wide implementation.