Africa has world’s highest suicide rates – WHO

The World Health Organization says Africa has the highest rate of people dying by suicide in the world.   In a statement, the agency said Africa is home to six of the 10 countries with the highest suicide rates globally.   The continent is said to have one psychiatrist for every 500,000 inhabitants – 100 […]


Nearly 200 dead in Niger floods; 263,000 people affected and 30,000 homes destroyed

Flooding caused by heavy rains in the West African state of Niger has claimed nearly 200 lives and affected more than a quarter of a million people, the Civil Protection Service said, describing the toll as one of the highest on record. Rainy-season floods claimed 192 lives, affected more than 263,000 people, and destroyed more […]


UN Rights Council Extends Ethiopia Commission by a Year

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted Friday by a narrow majority to extend for another year a commission of experts tasked with investigating the human rights situation in conflict-torn Ethiopia. The text presented by the European Union was adopted by 21 votes in favor. Nineteen countries voted against, including all African members of the Human […]