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'Before I was kidnapped I had friends': girl soldiers of South Sudan

21 August 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 56 Views
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Late one night in April 2015, 13-year-old Patricia* and her sister, who was 11, were kidnapped from their beds by rebel forces fighting the government in South Sudan.

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Burkinabe soldiers killed by terrorists, counteroffensive launched

21 August 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 55 Views
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Burkina Faso’s military says extremists have killed at least 10 soldiers in the country’s north. The military said in a statement that several more soldiers were wounded in Monday’s attack in Soum Province near Mali’s border.

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Activist who branded Uganda president ‘a dirty, delinquent dictator’ is jailed

16 August 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 99 Views
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Stella Nyanzi, the Ugandan women’s rights activist and staunch government critic who once called head of state Yoweri Museveni “a pair of buttocks”, has received an 18-month jail sentence after she was found guilty of cyber harassment against the president.

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Zimbabwe protests: Opposition MDC backs down after police ban

16 August 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 66 Views
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Zimbabwe's main opposition group has called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute, after failing to overturn a police ban.

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Gender equality, education and the environment at the forefront of new SDG Advocate campaigns

16 August 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 86 Views
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Back in May, six innovative public figures joined the battle to push the world towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Each of the new official SDG Advocates committed themselves to pursue the 17 goals on behalf of “peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships.”

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Irish Aid support to Young Scientists Kenya

16 August 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 51 Views
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The second Young Scientists Kenya National Science and Technology Exhibition took place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi from 3-7 August 2019 DUBLIN, Ireland, August 16, 2019

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Three more humanitarian workers killed in Syria, with civilian death toll ‘rising every day’

15 August 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 62 Views
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“The civilian death toll is rising every day as the fighting continues in Idleb and northern Hama”, said Mark Cutts, Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis.

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More than 750 Youths Trained in Entrepreneurship, Business Management

05 August 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 99 Views
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"I want to do business in poultry farming. I already have the skills, but no funds. I am very proud because I didn’t know where to find the partners, but thanks to this event, I now have the information I needed. I think I will have the funds to start my business," says Isabelle Zougmoré.

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Migration and the climate crisis: the UN’s search for solutions

01 August 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 100 Views
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Throughout human history, migration and climate have always been connected, but in the modern era, the impacts of the man-made climate crisis are likely to extensively change the patterns of human settlement.

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Twenty Egyptian Women Graduate from USAID-Funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Programs

30 July 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 98 Views
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Twenty Egyptian women have graduated from prominent universities in the U.S., all funded by the U.S. government as part of America’s support for economic development in Egypt. The women all received scholarships from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to

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