Business & Finance

ILO: Child Labor Rising Around the World

The International Labor Organization says the latest figures show there are 160 million children around the world involved in child labor. The figures were unveiled at the ILO’s 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor now underway in Du…

A tasting menu from Geneva’s humanitarian trade fair

Nations Pledge Over $3B to Fight Pandemic

Human Rights

Rights Group Accuses Cameroon Police of Abuses Against LGBTI People

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON — Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Cameroonian security forces are not protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex, or LGBTI, people from violent attacks and are instead arresting victims.HRW said in a report this week th…

Analysts Question Fairness of Planned Trials for Guinea’s Ex-President and Colleagues

Human Rights Advocate to Lead PEN Work for Writers in Prison

General

Study: During Omicron Surge, Hospitalization Rate of Unvaxxed Children Twice That of Vaxxed

A U.S. study released Tuesday shows that during the surge of the COVID-19 omicron variant, hospitalization rates of unvaccinated children ages 5-11 were twice those of children who had received shots.The study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an…

British PM Johnson Apologizes Over Attending Illegal Parties During COVID Lockdowns

Suspected Bandits Attack Nigerian Passenger Train

Medical/Health Care

Report: Global Pandemic Increased Poverty in Africa

The global pandemic has pushed more than 55 million Africans into extreme poverty and reversed two decades of hard work in poverty reduction on the continent. The Economic Report on Africa for 2021 blamed the growing poverty on job losses, reduced inco…

South Africa Has New Surge of COVID From Omicron Sub-Variants

Sri Lankan unrest, Lebanese elections, and disgust at Abu Akleh’s killing: The Cheat Sheet

World Sports

American Boxing Legend Mayweather Visits Nigeria

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Floyd Mayweather arrived in Nigeria’s capital Sunday evening and met with organizers of this week’s exhibition match in Dubai as well as boxing fans and journalists.He held a news conference alongside his opponent in his upcoming match…

Swimming federation hails team performance

Angola receives last warning from International Table Tennis Federation

Technology

UPenn and UB Working on a Collaborative Project to Build Capacity for the Residency Programme in the Faulty of Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) has reaffirmed its commitment to continue collaborating with the University of Botswana to build capacity and improve the residency programme in internal medicine in the Faculty of Medicine.Vice Dean and Director …

Cameroon Advocates Education for Children With Autism

UB Level 500 Pharmaceutical Student Gets Pharmaceutical Society of Botswana Award

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