Nigeria school abduction: More than 300 girls missing

BBC News- More than 300 schoolgirls have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in north-western Nigeria. Police say they believe the girls were taken to a forest after…

‘A living hell’: Inside US prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic

IN the days before Christmas, 44-year-old April Harris sat in her prison cell at the California Institution for Women for more than 23 hours a day. In the 20 minutes…

Several soldiers killed in central Mali attack

NINE soldiers have been killed in an attack near the central Malian town of Bandiagara, in an area where armed groups are rampant, a military official has said. Army and…

Tackling climate change is government priority: Minister Ndlovu

By ZBC Reporter ZIMBABWE is embracing climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, with the country unveiling the necessary strategies to deal with global warming. The National Development Strategy One (NDS1)…

Boko Haram: Maiduguri rocket attack kills 10

BBC News- Militants have killed at least 10 people in Nigeria by using rocket-propelled grenades, which local officials describe as a “new trend”. Suspected Boko Haram militants fired from the…

Covax vaccine-sharing scheme delivers first doses to Ghana

BBC News- Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative. A delivery of 600 000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Accra…

Nigeria: Kidnappers free 53 people seized on bus

KIDNAPPERS released 53 people, including women and children, seized on a bus in Nigeria while dozens of others taken from a school in a separate attack are still missing. Criminal…

WHO chief urges rich nations not to undermine COVAX scheme

THE head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pleaded with rich countries to check before ordering additional COVID-19 vaccine shots for themselves whether that undermines efforts to get vaccine…

China calls for reset in Sino-U.S. relations

BEIJING (Reuters) – Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday the United States and China could work together on issues like climate change and the coronavirus pandemic if they…

Consultations on the status of women kick off ahead of AU Commission summit on women

By Justin Mahlahla The Africa Regional Consultations ahead of the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-65) kicked off today in Ethiopia. The Women, Gender and…