Wednesday, May 22, 2019

UN peacekeepers ‘barter goods for sex’

UN peacekeepers regularly barter goods for sex with people in the countries the world body is meant to be helping, a draft UN report...

Burundi UN mediator Said Djinnit steps down

UN envoy Said Djinnit has stepped down as mediator in the Burundi crisis - a demand of those opposed to the president's third-term bid. Said...

China ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang gets life sentence

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been sentenced to life in prison, Chinese media report. He was found guilty of bribery, abuse of power...

African leaders agree on a Cape Town to Cairo free-trade zone

African leaders have agreed to create the continent's largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries in an area from Cape Town to Cairo. The deal, signed...

Fifa World Cup 2026 bidding process delayed

Russia and Qatar were selected to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups by a secret ballot of Fifa's 22 executive members in December...

Drone deployed to monitor students from cheating in exams

The latest weapon in the fight against cheating for China's all-important university entrance exam was a six-propeller drone.The drone flew over two testing centres...

Facebook offers businesses free Place Tips beacon devices

Facebook has begun a roll-out of Place Tips - a system allowing businesses to send updates to a person's smartphone when they are nearby. Keen...

Kofi Annan lauds G7 Climate Change agenda as game changer

A former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has lauded German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, for steering the G7 to commit more resources to accelerate the creation...

Argentine on FIFA wanted list turns himself in

An Argentine wanted by the US in connection with the investigation into allegations of corruption at Fifa has turned himself in to police in...

Perennial Flooding: UN ready to assist Ghana

The United Nations office in Ghana has promised to come to the country's aid in finding a solution to the perennial flooding situation. Resident Coordinator,...