Daily Archives: September 8, 2016
Attacks on Albinos in Mozambique are engineered by powerful cross-border network, UN Independent Expert Says
Ikponwosa Ero, UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, during her official visit to Mozambique had made observations and inputs towards strengthening the fundamental human rights of albinos as they are severely threatened and being chased by cruel people who desire their body parts for rituals and other purposes.
As world-renowned experts in employer branding, Universum Global is present in more than fifty markets globally where it conducts extensive research amongst students and young professionals. In 2015 Universum expanded this research into five African markets; Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. The recently released 2016 results for these regions highlights fascinating insights into the minds of young Africans.
Morocco government is expecting to have about six hundred mosques undergo change to become ‘green’ by the year 2019 through solar energy installations and other green renovations. The idea which was generated by the Moroccan government as part of a national intended awareness creation programme targeted at quickening the country’s steps towards clean energy. The said six hundred mosques will see renovations and the introduction of LED lighting, solar thermal water heaters and photovoltaic systems installed. More interesting, about hundred mosques (located in the cities like Marrakech and Casablanca) are expected to go green by the end of 2016 while the project further towards less populated areas.
The host country of this year’s World Environmental Day, Angola, has launched two new national parks spanning across 6.8 million hectares of land with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is necessary to country members in enhancing the release and clearance of goods – transit goods inclusive, while making provisions for the fast facilitation of goods transfer and movement. Finalized during the 2013 World Trade Organization conference in Bali, the TFA provides training and in-depth knowledge for members in the sector of trade. The TFA also provide ways to enhance a smooth cooperation between customs and responsible agencies regarding compliance issues with the customs and also trade coordination.
Africa is the only continent where more than half of parents are unable to help their kids with their homework due to illiteracy. A report by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) indicates that about 38 percent of African adults are illiterate, two thirds of this number is said to be women.