Category Archives: Education

UN Sees Poverty Hope in African Uptake of Child Welfare Payments

GENEVA The spread of state welfare for children around Africa has the potential to make a major dent in global poverty, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Children account for the majority of those around …

Belgium Agrees to Take In Former Ivory Coast President

Belgium has agreed to take in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo after his shock acquittal at the International Criminal Court.

He was granted a conditional release by the ICC. He must remain in his …

Cameroon’s Arrested Opposition Leader Begins Hunger Strike

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON � Cameroon’s arrested opposition leader Maurice Kamto and 29 of his imprisoned supporters started a hunger strike a day after being told they will face eight charges amounting to treason. If found guilty, …

DR CONGO: OPPOSITION LEADER FELIX TSHISEKEDI SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT

KINSHASA, Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, succeeding Joseph Kabila in the vast central African country’s first transfer of power through an election in 59 years …

ICC Prosecutors to Appeal Gbagbo Acquittal on War Crimes Charges

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court say they will appeal Tuesday’s surprise acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo of crimes against humanity in connection with the deadly violence after his loss in the …