Daily Archives: April 14, 2019

Tech Program Turns Low Income S. Africa Girls Into High Achievers

JOHANNESBURG Women are woefully underrepresented in technology, science, engineering and mathematics jobs in South Africa. But for the last decade, a homegrown, UNICEF-supported program has worked to bring 11,000 lower-income high school girls into these industries.

Among those students was …

Sudan Protest Group Calls for Civilian Government

CAIRO, EGYPT Sudan’s main protest organizers have called for the immediate handover of power to a civilian government in the wake of the military coup that ousted President Omar al-Bashir last week.

On Sunday, the military council said it would …

Sudan Protest Group Calls for Civilian Government

CAIRO, EGYPT Sudan’s main protest organizers have called for the immediate handover of power to a civilian government in the wake of the military coup that ousted President Omar al-Bashir last week.

On Sunday, the military council said it would …

Cholera surges, children in urgent need one month after Cyclone Idai slammed southern Africa – UNICEF

One month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed to the international community to help some 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact.

Children living in crowded shelters or …

ONE MONTH ON FROM CYCLONE IDAI, 1.6 MILLION CHILDREN STILL REELING FROM ITS IMPACT

NEW YORK/ BEIRA/CHIMANIMANI/LILONGWE � At least 1.6 million children need urgent assistance � in healthcare, nutrition, protection, education, water, and sanitation � one month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, UNICEF said today. Any prolonged interruption …

Impact of high debt levels on least developed countries ‘cannot be overstated’, says UN

The impact of high levels of debt on development efforts cannot be overstated, the head of the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) told a Ministerial Breakfast Meeting on least developed countries (LDCs) on Saturday.

While debt financing remains an important …