• Africa

    One Book, Many Libraries: Hope for Darfuri Children

    by  • October 20, 2011 • Africa • 

    Children in refugee camps receive basics – food, shelter, clothes, medicine – but education remains impossibly elusive once they hit secondary school, while primary school quality can be questionable. Sales of a new book aim to both finance libraries for Darfuri children who live in a dozen refugee camps in eastern Chad and indirectly...

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    A Rwandan Deputy at UN Habitat

    by  • October 19, 2011 • Africa, GOINGS-ON • 

    Aisa Kirabo Kacyira of Rwanda has been named deputy executive director and assistant secretary-general for UN Habitat, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya. She succeeds Inga Björk-Klevby, a Swede who was appointed by Kofi Annan, secretary-general at the time. Kirabo, appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is the governor of Eastern Province, the largest province...

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    Where Murder Rates Soar

    by  • October 19, 2011 • Africa, GOINGS-ON • 

    The UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported in early October that young men are most at risk of becoming victims of homicide in the Caribbean-Central American region and central and southern Africa. Women in those regions are at high risk of death in domestic violence. The agency’s Global Study on Homicide puts the...

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