Daily Archives: September 18, 2018

100 Die in Nigeria Flooding as Toll Expected to Rise

Nigerian authorities say 100 people have died in flooding after heavy rains in recent days.
A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman tells The Associated Press that the deaths have occurred in 10 states and that …

UN: S. Sudan Doing Little to Stop Rape, Sexual Violence

U.N. investigators have accused South Sudan’s government of failing to address an epidemic of sexual violence and rape. The Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan reports few cases are ever investigated or prosecuted.
The …

UN: A Child Dies Every Five Seconds, Most Are Preventable Deaths

An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations …

Niger Says Italian Priest Kidnapped Near Burkina Faso Border

An Italian priest has been kidnapped in a part of Niger where a number of extremist groups are active, the West African nation said Tuesday.
Government spokesman Zakaria Abdourahmane said authorities had not been aware …

Gates Foundation Report Says Demographic Trends Threaten Global Progress, Calls for Increased Focus on Health and Education in Poorest Countries

Bill and Melinda Gates say investing in young people could unlock productivity and innovation

SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report, pointing …