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UN Faces Many Challenges as It Prepares to Mark 75th Anniversary

GENEVA – Preparations for the observation of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary are underway as the world body’s ability to maintain global peace and security appears ever more tenuous. The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War…

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi Crowned Miss Universe 2019

ATLANDA, GA. – South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019, giving the country its second title in in three years in a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from Puerto Rico and Mexico. Tunzi, a 26-ye…

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi Crowned Miss Universe 2019

ATLANDA, GA. – South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019, giving the country its second title in in three years in a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from Puerto Rico and Mexico. Tunzi, a 26-ye…

When Did You Last See an African Video Game Hero?

NAIROBI – What’s wrong with being a plucky hero running from demon monkeys or a glamorous model in dress up games? Players too often get sucked into worlds full of violence and unhealthy body images, according to Jay Shapiro, co-founder of Kenya-based …

South African president launches campaign against gender-based violence

LEPHALALE (Limpopo), South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday launched a campaign to curb femicide and attacks against women, urging men to change their sexist and patriarchal attitudes.The mindset is fuelling gender violence in South Africa, …

South African president launches campaign against gender-based violence

LEPHALALE (Limpopo), South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday launched a campaign to curb femicide and attacks against women, urging men to change their sexist and patriarchal attitudes.The mindset is fuelling gender violence in South Africa, …

Hundreds of Migrants in Libya Flee Detention, Cite Hunger

PARIS – Hundreds of migrants have fled a detention center in coastal Libya and crowded overnight around a U.N. facility, saying they were denied food for weeks. Around 450 people left Abu Salim detention center late Tuesday. Two of the migrants, as wel…

African Slum Map Exposes True Scale of Urban Poverty

DAKAR, SENEGAL – Urban scientists on Wednesday launched the first digital map of Africa’s sprawl of slums to expose the true scale of urban poverty and bring services to millions of people. The “Million Neighborhoods” project by a team at the Universi…

African Women in Tech Look to Artificial Intelligence

ACCRA – Artificial intelligence took center stage as African female technology experts met at Women in Tech Week in Ghana to promote women’s involvement in the field. When Lily Edinam Botsyoe was studying computer science at a university in Ghana, stud…