Category Archives: Legal Judicial

Nigeria’s Disabled Athletes Face Surprising Challenges

ABUJA – Nigeria’s paralympic athletes have outshined their able-bodied counterparts in world competitions year after year. Yet, these athletes face such challenges as lack of proper training facilities and inadequate funding.

Abdulazeez Ibrahim, who’s known as Nigeria’s para powerlifting champion, …

FAO report cites 41 countries needing external assistance for food

Rome – Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions – particularly rainfall shortages in Africa – acutely …

United Nations Sees Increase in Child Soldiers Recruited in S. Sudan

GENEVA – Forced recruitment of child soldiers is increasing in South Sudan despite a peace deal last year, the head of a United Nations investigating body said on Monday, adding that a return to full-blown conflict remained a possibility.

Some …

Ethiopia must do more to stop recurring chikungunya outbreaks

Ethiopia’s second largest city, Dire Dawa, is dealing with a chikungunya fever outbreak. Around 20,000 cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection have been reported since the outbreak started in March 2019. This is the second recorded outbreak of the disease …

Ethiopia must do more to stop recurring chikungunya outbreaks

Ethiopia’s second largest city, Dire Dawa, is dealing with a chikungunya fever outbreak. Around 20,000 cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection have been reported since the outbreak started in March 2019. This is the second recorded outbreak of the disease …

IOM Repatriates More Than 100 Migrants Stranded in Libya

GENEVA – The International Organization for Migration reports it has repatriated 127 African and Asian migrants stranded in Libya under difficult, brutal conditions.

Tripoli’s Mitiga International airport was shut down last Sunday after being hit by missiles. For safety reasons, …