Tag: global

Africa: Joint Communiqué by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

June 28, 2021
Rome — The following statement was released by United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS following today’s meeting. Begin text: The Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS, reconvening in-person after two years, met today in Rome at the invitation of Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and

Africa: Global Food Prices Rise At Rapid Pace in May

June 3, 2021
Rome — FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011 Global food prices rose in May at their fastest monthly rate in more than a decade, even as world cereal production is on course to reach a new record high, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United

Africa: U.S. Push for a Global Clean Energy Transition Can Start in Africa

May 28, 2021
Katie Auth is policy director at the Energy for Growth Hub and former deputy coordinator of Power Africa at USAID. Todd Moss is executive director at the Hub and a former deputy assistant secretary of State for African Affairs. Rose Mutiso is research director at the Hub and former senior fellow at the Department of

Africa: Five African Presidents Join Global Leaders in Climate Talks

April 25, 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta is among 40 participants in an ongoing Leaders Summit on Climate convened by United States President Joe Biden. From Africa, Mr Kenyatta was invited alongside President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Ali Bongo of Gabon and Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari. The summit, a two-day virtual

Africa: Raising Africa’s Place in the Global Renewable Energy Development

March 31, 2021
Africa accounted for only two percent of global renewable energy deployment despite the abundance of renewable energy resources. This means that the Continent has not yet scratched the surface of the opportunities in this sector. To do this, barriers inhibiting progress in the sector including the policy, legal, finance, and technological barriers must get solved

Africa: UN Launches New Campaign, Only Together, to Support Global Vaccine Equity Call

March 12, 2021
The United Nations today launched a new global campaign, Only Together to support its call for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The campaign stresses the need for coordinated global action to ensure vaccines are accessible in all countries, starting with health-care workers and the most vulnerable. “Over the past year,

Africa: World’s Biggest Stars Come Out to Support Global Citizen’s Recovery Plan For The World

February 25, 2021
Cape Town — “The urgency to get a vaccine to everyone, everywhere cannot be underestimated. As a country, we will be joining efforts to help the world recover better by ending the pandemic as a priority, addressing food security and hunger, getting all our children back to school, addressing climate change, and protecting the most

Africa: Pandemic Woes Seen Swelling Global Ranks of Child Soldiers

February 12, 2021
As world marks Red Hand Day, United Nations warns coronavirus could fuel child recruitment by armed groups More children could be pushed into joining armed groups in conflict zones as families face increasing poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a top U.N. official warned on Friday. The exact number of child soldiers is unknown, but

Africa: UN Agencies, Partners Establish Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile

January 12, 2021
In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks. Ebola virus disease is a severe and often fatal illness, with

Africa Dangerously Behind in Global Race for Medical Equipment Amid Coronavirus

May 5, 2020
(JOHANNESBURG) — As Africa braces for a surge in coronavirus cases, its countries are dangerously behind in the global race for scarce medical equipment. Ten nations have no ventilators at all. Outbid by richer countries, and not receiving medical gear from top aid donor the United States, African officials scramble for solutions as virus cases…
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