Category Archives: Business

Iran Rebukes Canadian Move to Label Revolutionary Guard ...

Iran Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif says an effort in Canada's Parliament to brand Iran's Islamist Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) "terrorists" is regrettable."Although the government has changed in Canada and a new administration has s...

UN: World Facing ‘Defining Moment’ in Battle Against ...

The head of UNAIDS says the global community is at a "defining moment" in the effort to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. "This midpoint is important for us to reflect on what was not working," Michel Sidibe told VOA,

US Official Urges Uganda, Kenya to Stop Corrupt South Sudanese ...

A top U.S. official is calling on Uganda and Kenya to stop the flow of corrupt South Sudanese investments into their countries.Sigal Mandelker, the U.S. Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said Ugandan and Kenyan leaders must stop ...

Climate Change May Boost Cost of Eating Your Greens

Keeping healthy could become more costly as climate change and water scarcity cause a huge drop in the global production of vegetables and legumes, scientists said Monday.The amount of vegetables produced could fall by more than a third, especially in

Half the World’s 152 Million Child Laborers Do Hazardous Work

The International Labor Organization reports 152 million children are victims of child labor, with nearly half forced to work in hazardous, unhealthy conditions that can result in death and injury.Twenty years ago, hundreds of people, including childre...

Momentous Days in Ethiopia as New PM Pledges Major Reforms

These are not ordinary times in Ethiopia. Sweeping changes that seemed unthinkable just weeks ago have been announced almost daily since a new prime minister, Africa's youngest head of government, took office and vowed to bring months of deadly protest...

Ethiopia’s Move to End Border Stalemate Could Bring Change in ...

In a surprise announcement, Ethiopia has promised to implement an international court's decision resolving a border dispute with Eritrea. The move could end an 18-year stalemate and change Eritrea's internal policies.Eritrea has long said the border is...

‘We Don’t Need Men’: Widows and Rebel Wives Rebuild ...

At the entrance to a round mud and elephant-grass hut in rural northern Uganda, Rose Lamwaka, 58, pauses and looks up at the ceiling of her new dwelling as if she cannot quite believe it is really there.After her old

UN: Ugandan Refugees, Host Communities Equally Deprived

Both refugees and host communities in Uganda lack basic services such as water, sanitation and shelter, according to a study by the U.N. Children's Fund and Uganda's Economic Policy Research Center.The main refugee hosting areas for the more than 1.4

Ex-Kenyan Leader Offers to Be S. Sudan Mediator

Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said he thinks he can make a difference in the stalemate between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.Odinga is offering to mediate talks between the president and his former deputy