Category Archives: Health

Ambush on Mining Company Convoy Kills 37 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO – Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday.

Montreal-based Semafo said the …

Ambush on Mining Company Convoy Kills 37 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO – Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday.

Montreal-based Semafo said the …

First Committee Sends 19 Resolutions, Decisions to General Assembly, Issuing Strong Calls for Clearing Path towards Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) today sent 19 draft resolutions and decisions on a range of nuclear issues to the General Assembly, including 1 on establishing a Middle East zone free of atomic …

DRC Unrest Sparks Concerns of Regional Refugee Crisis

Months of unrelenting militia attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are driving more people from their homes, adding to the millions already displaced and threatening to spread insecurity elsewhere in Africa’s Great Lakes region, …

New Tuberculosis Treatment for Developing Countries to Cost $1,040

A newly approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries including India and South Africa, priced at $1,040 for a complete regimen, more than twice the cost proposed in the past by …

16 Killed in Burkina Faso in Suspected Jihadist Attack

OUAGADOUGOU – Suspected jihadists killed 16 villagers in northern Burkina Faso on Monday in an incident highlighting the increased presence of Sahel-based Islamists in the area, local and security sources said.

The gunmen came to …

Targeted Killing of Journalist Reflects Global Pattern, Special Rapporteur Tells Third Committee, as Delegates Call for Robust Protections

Exposure to Poisonous Pesticides, Heavy Metals

Lead Source of Premature Death, Expert Says, Outlines Preventive Measures

Targeted killings, such as that of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are emblematic of a global pattern of killings of …

Targeted Killing of Journalist Reflects Global Pattern, Special Rapporteur Tells Third Committee, as Delegates Call for Robust Protections

Exposure to Poisonous Pesticides, Heavy Metals

Lead Source of Premature Death, Expert Says, Outlines Preventive Measures

Targeted killings, such as that of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are emblematic of a global pattern of killings of …