Youth survivors, activists will hold governments accountable for calling for action to end child labor – global issues

Our voices need to be heard and listened to – now and in the future, say survivors and activists of child labor at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor in Durban Badaku Marandi (India, survivor), Rajesh Jatav (India, survivor), Selimatha Dziedzorm Salifu (Ghana, survivor), Divin Ishimwe (Burundi activist), Esther Gomani (Malawi, … Read more

What we know so far – POLITICS

Just when the world thought the worst of COVID was over, an outbreak of another virus is worrying scientists. Cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the UK, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, US, Canada and Australia. What experts are concerned about is the unusual spread of the disease. Monkeypox mostly circulates in … Read more

US: ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Rusesabagina ‘wrongly detained’

Rusesabagina, 67, was sentenced last September to 25 years in prison on eight terrorism charges related to an organization that opposed the regime of Rwandan President Paul Kagame. He has denied all charges and refused to participate in the trial that he and his supporters have called a political sham. “All circumstances were taken into … Read more

Former Child Worker, Now Lawyer, Passes the Light of Freedom to Others — Global Problems

Amar Lai, a former child laborer, is now a human rights lawyer and a trustee of the 100 million campaign. He was rescued from child labor by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who identified him during an education campaign in the area where he worked in a quarry with his parents. Credit: Lucky Agbovar/IPS by Fawzia … Read more

Youth Demand a Voice in Call-to-Action on Child Labor – Global Issues

Nothing about us, without us was a clear message at the 5th World Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor in Durban, South Africa. These delegates were among those who drafted their own call to action during the conference. Credit: Lyse Comins/IPS by Lyse Comins (durban† Friday 20 May 2022 Inter Press Service Durban, May … Read more

Hive mind: Tunisia beekeepers buzz over early warning system

The SmartBee app offers more than an early warning system: the collected data also tells beekeepers about the health and productivity of each hive Elias Chebbi inspected a beehive in a field in Tunisia minutes after a buzz on his phone alerted him to a potential problem. An app on his phone then alerts him … Read more

UN Assistant Chief — Global Issues

Martin Griffiths, also the emergency aid coordinator, said about 303 million people in 69 countries needed humanitarian aid and protection, compared to 274 million in December last year — a statistic he described to reporters in Geneva as “a sad account of human suffering† “The number of people we want to reach with our response … Read more

As COVID subsides, tuberculosis deaths should become visible – global issues

Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people in 2020 – mainly in African and Asian countries – while two million people worldwide died from COVID-19 in the same period. Credit: Athar Parvaiz/IPS Opinion by Angelique Luabeya – The best of Angelique Luabeya (Cape Town, South Africa† Thursday 19 May 2022 Inter Press Service CAPE TOWN, South Africa, … Read more

Rwanda will receive the first batch of asylum seekers from the UK in May | Migration News

In April, both countries signed a controversial immigration deal to bring those who illegally enter the UK into the East African state. Rwanda expects the first group of 50 asylum seekers to be transferred from the United Kingdom by the end of May, a government spokesman said. In April, the British government announced plans to … Read more

First polio outbreak in 30 years declared in Mozambique — Global Problems

This is the second imported case of wild poliovirus in southern Africa this year, following an outbreak in Malawi in mid-February, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office for Africa said in a press release. The only case so far is that of the country first since 1992† The infected child began to become paralyzed … Read more