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Rwandan medical workers deploy robots to minimise coronavirus risk

31 May 2020, 3:41 AM

At the Kanyinya COVID-19 treatment facility a short distance from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Akazuba, Ikizere and Ngabo report for duty, but these are no ordinary health care workers.

Mobile courts deliver long-awaited justice in remote parts of South Sudan

12 December 2019, 8:09 AM

People living in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria town of Yambio can now have access to justice, through the initiation of a mobile court in the area, which is expected to hear more than 100 cases by end of the year.

16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City.

You have stolen my dreams,’ angry teen activist tells UN climate summit

24 September 2019, 7:29 AM

The Swedish campaigner’s brief address electrified the start of a summit aimed at mobilising government and business to break international paralysis over carbon emissions.

Libyans carrying the Libya flag

Lack of funding may prevent over half of Libya’s local elections

5 February 2019, 4:21 PM

At least 69 municipal councils out of 120 in Libya may not hold elections in March due to a lack of funding by the UN-backed government.

‘Golden handshake’ for DR Congo’s outgoing ministers

1 February 2019, 9:29 PM

In the weeks leading up to Democratic Republic of Congo’s controversial election, those leaving power quietly passed two decrees guaranteeing themselves money and benefits that would ensure their financial security for decades to come.

Solar panels being put in place

Solar cures energy ills at Zimbabwe’s power-short clinics

22 December 2018, 5:02 PM

The giant solar panels mounted on the roof of Budiriro Polyclinic, a public health centre in Harare, bring a smile to the faces of patients, including 40-year-old Alen Tafirei.

Germany busts massive sex trafficking ring in biggest raid to date

18 April 2018, 4:31 PM

German federal police said they carried out the biggest raids in their history on Wednesday against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of trafficking hundreds of women and transsexuals from Thailand for prostitution.

On Steinhoff: I reject corruption by anyone

31 January 2018, 10:08 AM

Steinhoff, although Dutch registered, and listed on the Frankfort and Johannesburg stock exchanges, was regarded as a South African corporate success story.

Lessons learned from MDG era

25 September 2015, 4:42 PM

UNDP Senior Economist, Osten Chulu gives us a breakdown on what we can learn from the Millennium Development Goals.

Implementation key for success of SDGs: UN Economist

22 September 2015, 2:42 PM

A UN senior economist, Osten Chulu, says the implementation will play a key role in the success or failure of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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