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How poor and vulnerable countries are bullied at UN climate talks

Poor and vulnerable countries are bullied by the US and Saudi Arabia at international climate conferences, says an adviser to the Least Developed Countries Group.
from Thomson Reuters Foundation on Dec 17, 2018.
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Child given world’s first drone-delivered vaccine in Vanuatu

One-month-old Joy Nowai today became the world’s first child to be given a vaccine delivered commercially by drone, in a remote island in Vanuatu.
from UNICEF on Dec 18, 2018.

South Sudan protests new US sanctions and calls for dialogue

South Sudan’s government has protested the US decision to impose fresh sanctions and cut financial aid to the country.
from africanews on Dec 18, 2018.

Leprosy cures in Myanmar may be only 'the tip of the iceberg'

Myanmar has the eighth highest number of people cured from leprosy in the world but many cases are hidden or overlooked, a conference in Nay Pyi Taw has been told.
from The Leprosy Mission on Dec 18, 2018.

Days after after attacking Unicef, Nigerian army wants Amnesty office closed

The Nigerian Army calls for the closure of the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, three days after the army accused Unicef of aiding terrorism in the north-east.
from Premium Times on Dec 17, 2018.
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Can fatwas help Egypt with birth control?

Religious proclamations are being used to persuade Egyptians to limit families to two children in line with government policy.
from Middle East Online on Dec 18, 2018.

Congo election could see first-ever peaceful transfer of power

In the face of militia fighting, political division, and an ebola outbreak, D R Congo heads to the polls on Sunday after years of delay.
from DPA on Dec 17, 2018.
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Climate passport, anyone?

As climate change leads to the flooding, a “climate passport” could allow the most distressed to settle in countries that have been largely responsible for the impact.
from Thehtirdpole on Dec 18, 2018.
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