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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the occasion of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) serves as an important legal instrument in the fight against impunity for atrocity crimes

On the occasion of this year’s Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I join the calls for a world free of violence against women and children. Women and girls around the world continue to be the victims of unspeakable crimes, from sexual and gender-based violence to harassment, human…

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United States provides US$119 Million to World Food Programme (WFP) for School Meals in Five Countries

The latest awards, which take effect this month, see WFP’s programmes in Cote d’Ivoire, Laos, Nepal and Rwanda receiving US$25 million each

As classrooms around the developing world begin to re-open, the U.N. World Food Programme is receiving US$119 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide school meals in five countries in Asia and Africa. “Yet again, USDA demonstrates real leadership in reaching school-age children in the developing world with…

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Coronavirus - Namibia: German Embassy helps soup kitchen project in the South

As the region remains hard hit by drought, the communities need support to mitigate the additional hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

The German Embassy supports the non-profit organization OANA Community Development Project in Warmbad, ǀǀKaras Region, in setting up a soup kitchen project that will benefit five villages in the south of Namibia. A total of 57,412 NAD (approx. EUR 2,960) from the Embassy’s micro project fund will serve as an…

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Cigna Foundation teams up with Cup of Uji Kenya, contributes US$200,000 to fund meals for children

The partnership with Cup of Uji Kenya supports local NGOs with the funds with an aim to purchase and distribute 500,000 meals comprising rice and beans across local schools

Cigna Foundation (https://bit.ly/3nFCpnJ) has partnered with Cup of Uji Kenya, a school feeding program founded by Hope Alive Campaign, a community based organization, to reduce food insecurity among primary school children in Kenya. In line with the partnership, the Cigna Foundation has contributed US$200,000 to fund nutritious meals for children…

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Rwanda: Union of the Blinds recognizes TOPAFRICANEWS contribution in advocacy that yielded into the ratification of Marrakesh Treaty

The Marrakesh Treaty was put in place to facilitate access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled

The Rwanda Union of the Blind (RUB) has thanked TOPAFRICANEWS (www.TOPAFRICANEWS.com) and other stakeholders for their role in advocacy for the request of the National Authority to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty. According to the Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda n° 27 of 07/09/2020, the law N° 013/2020 of…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

COVID-19 Hits Life-Saving Health Services in Africa

A new wave of COVID-19 infections could further disrupt life-saving health services, which are only now recovering from the initial impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to key health services in Africa, raising worries that some of the continent’s major health challenges could worsen. The preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) of five key essential health service indicators that include outpatient consultation, inpatient admission, skilled birth…

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Mallpai Foundation: A Beacon of Hope for the Vulnerable

The first lady of Kebbi State, North-western Nigeria and the founder of Mallpai Foundation, established to drive illiteracy out of communities

As a child, Hajia Aisha Bagudu would listen eagerly to her father discussing his philanthropic projects and ideas with his peers. She would hear him brainstorming about digging wells in villages where people suffered water shortages, with photos of drought-hit areas strewn across the table in front of him, or…

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Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Commissions 16 Infrastructure Projects, Hands Over Primary Schools, Junior Secondary School and Health Center to the Karene District

He further disclosed that there were other massive infrastructural investments in seven rural growth poles in four districts

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has commissioned 16 infrastructure sub-projects completed by the National Commission for Social Action, NaCSA, and handed over schools and health centres to the people of Gbinti, northern Sierra Leone. With funds from the Government of Sierra Leone and the Islamic Development Bank, Chairman…

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Coronavirus: How polio personnel are pivoting against COVID-19

On World Polio Day, we recognize the immense contributions of polio workers to COVID-19 response and acknowledge the major challenges ahead

World Polio Day, on 24 October, is when the world comes together to celebrate the determination that has brought us 99% of the way to ending polio, and reflect on the heights we must scale to defeat the disease completely.    This year, Africa was declared free of wild poliovirus, a…

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Burkina Faso: Millions of out-of-school children at increased risk of violence across the Sahel

Save the Children warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is a children’s crisis, having a deep impact on their learning and safety

Millions of children in the central Sahel region who are out of school[1] due to conflict, recent flooding, and COVID-19, are at a higher risk of falling victim to violence, Save the Children warned today. Children in areas in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger face a daily risk of kidnappings, killing,…