Business & Finance

UN Reports Acute Food Insecurity in Southern Madagascar

The United Nations says thousands of people in Madagascar are suffering from famine, while more than 1 million others are facing acute hunger and are forced to resort to extreme measures to keep from starving.More than 1.1 million people in southern M…

Somalia Industries Hail Resumption of Diplomatic Ties With Kenya

China Says Rocket Debris Unlikely to Cause Damage

Human Rights

Kenyan Court Upholds Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

Kenya’s constitutional court has dismissed a petition to strike down the Female Genital Mutilation Act, which outlaws the traditional practice of female circumcision.Women’s rights groups welcomed the ruling and said the judges’ pronouncement would pro…

Facebook Shuts Down Ugandan Government-Linked Accounts Ahead of General Election 

UN Rights Office Alarmed at Uptick in Violence Ahead of Central African Republic Elections


Women, girls, and Afghanistan’s missing justice

There are calls for a UN-backed inquiry into mounting civilian casualties in Afghanistan after bomb blasts killed dozens of people – mostly children – outside a Kabul school.Rights groups say girls were the clear target of the 8 May violence, when a se…

About 120 Ex-peacekeepers from Ethiopia Seek Asylum in Sudan, UN says

More Than 1,200 Migrants Reach Italian Island in Boats in 12 Hours

Medical/Health Care

Zimbabwe Clinic Helps Couples Overcome Infertility, Stigma

HARARE – In much of Africa, including Zimbabwe, women struggling to have children often face stigma and ridicule. To help overcome the problem, two Zimbabwean doctors in 2017 re-opened the country’s only in vitro fertilization clinic.Since the clinic r…

Two Highly Contagious Coronavirus Variants Appear in South Africa

Somali Police Officers Killed in Bombing

World Sports

21 Extraordinary Women Honored with Courage Award

The U.S. State Department recognized 21 women who have demonstrated leadership in advocating for human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, honoring them at an “International Women of Courage Award” ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Monday.T…

Botswana: Provisional Squad Report for Camp

Women Referees Make African Football History at CHAN


UBRadio Strategically Poised to Raise University of Botswana Profile Internationally

It’s not a secret anymore. University of Botswana has a radio station. You just have to log on to or download a mobile phone application to enjoy a bouquet of “hot topics” and music of all genres and ages.It is an exciting addition t…

IEC Applauds University of Botswana Political Science Society for Rare Feat

South Sudan Students, Teachers Back in School After 14-month Lockdown

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