Day: June 5, 2022

The situation in Central Africa and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa – Report of the Secretary-General (S/2022/436)

I. Introduction1. The present report is submitted pursuant to the statement of the President of the Security Council dated 10 August 2018 (S/PRST/2018/17), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to keep it informed about the activities of…

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Dorcas: Annual Report 2021: Resilience

If there was any year in recent history where the importance of resilience was underlined, it was 2021. On a global scale! The COVID-19 pandemic continued to take its toll and surprised us time and again with its twists and turns as well as its seconda…

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Former Miss France charged over ex-Gabon president’s US$750K gift

PARIS— A former Miss France, Sonia Rolland has been indicted in a corruption enquiry involving former Gabonese president Omar Bongo.The French portal, Le Parisien, reports that Sonia is being held over the case of the “ill-gotten gains” of the Gabonese…

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US Prepares for Launch of COVID Vaccines for Under-5s

WASHINGTON — American children under age 5 could receive their first COVID-19 vaccines as early as June 21, the White House’s top COVID official said Thursday — if the two vaccines under review are approved by both U.S. government bodies responsible fo…

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WHO: Africa reports nearly 1,400 monkeypox cases this year

BRAZZAVILLE— Seven African countries have cumulatively reported nearly 1,400 monkeypox cases so far this year, with 1,392 suspected and 44 confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said as the number of infections worldwide continues to clim…

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No African university listed for new UK visa scheme

LONDON— A new UK visa scheme that is designed to attract the “brightest and best” graduates from around the world does not include any African universities on its list of institutions where those degree-holders can come from.This has led to some compla…

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