Business & Finance

In 1st Day on Job, New WTO Chief Pushes for Fisheries Deal

The new head of the World Trade Organization threw her support behind long-fruitless efforts among member countries to agree on fisheries subsidies that could reduce overfishing, calling the efforts a top priority as she took office on Monday. Director…

In 1st Day on Job, New WTO Chief Pushes for Fisheries Deal

US Restoration of Foreign Aid to Ethiopia Signals New Course

Human Rights

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

Facebook has taken down several accounts linked to the government of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, saying they were being used to manipulate public opinion ahead of this week’s presidential election. The U.S.-based social media giant said Monday it linked the network of accounts to the Uganda’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology. Facebook said the […]

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

Opposition MPs Worldwide Subjected to Election-Related Rights Violations, Abuse, Report Finds


General Assembly: Fifth Committee

Organization of WorkThe representative of Guinea, speaking on behalf of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, acknowledged recent efforts to issue Secretariat reports on time but underscored the need for further improvement as it is critica…

General Assembly: Fifth Committee

Botswana’s Archibald Mogwe Hailed As Colossus of Public Service

Medical/Health Care

South Africa Surges with Continent’s Largest Vaccine Campaign

South Africa only started coronavirus vaccinations in the last two weeks, but President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country is moving forward, with more than 67,000 health workers inoculated in the first 10 days as part of the first stage. “The start o…

Zimbabwe’s VP Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

S. Africa Eases Lockdown Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Decline

World Sports

Women Referees Make African Football History at CHAN

LIMBE, CAMEROON – Three women referees created history Saturday at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarterfinals. Ethiopian referee Lidya Tafesse and her assistants, Malawian Bernadettar Kwimbira and Nigerian Mimisen Iyorhe, became the first women to control a match at a senior CAF male tournament. The breakthrough came two years after women referees handled matches at […]

Former Ivory Coast International Footballer Runs for Football Federation Presidency

ICC Rules Against Compensation for Congo’s Bemba


UB and BOCONGO Commit to Guide National Development Agenda

University of Botswana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Botswana Council of Non Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO) to establish and maintain a partnership focused on implementing collaborative activities that contribute towards nat…

UB and BOCONGO Commit to Guide National Development Agenda

Nigeria: Parents Anxiously Await Return of 300 Abducted Girls

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