Daily Archives: October 14, 2019

Secretary-General Appoints Helen La Lime of United States Special Representative for Haiti, Integrated Office Chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced today the appointment of Helen Meagher La Lime of the United States as his Special Representative for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH).

Since 2018, Ms. La Lime …

Africa’s New White Meat: Rabbit

JOHANNESBURG – Rabbit meat is a slowly growing part of Africa’s diet, with a burgeoning industry in South Africa and Nigeria, and a group of hardcore rabbit farmers promoting the meat as cheap, healthy and environmentally friendly. But will it …

Nigerian Police Rescue 67 From ‘Inhuman’ Conditions at Islamic ‘School’

MAIDUGUIRI, NIGERIA – Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to “inhuman and degrading treatments.”

The raid in Katsina, the northwestern home state of President …

South Africa Debates Bill to Provide Universal Health Care

PRETORIA – South Africa’s parliament debates the National Health Insurance bill this month, a plan for universal health care that proponents said will bring justice and equality to the health care system in this deeply unequal country.

But critics say …

South Africa crowned champions and Kenya book their Spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The second day of the 2019 Rugby Africa(RugbyAfrique.com) Women’s Sevenssponsored by Socieacute;teacute; Geacute;neacute;rale has come to an end on Sunday and so did the tournament. Kenya lost the final game to South Africa 14-15, however, they still managed to qualify …

Zimbabwe Doctors Ignore Court Order to Return to Work

HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Gibbs Dube of VOA’s Zimbabwe Service and James Butty of VOA’s English to Africa Service contributed to this report from Washington.

Government-employed doctors on Monday ignored a labor court ultimatum to return to work, saying they remain …