IMF governors approve historic $650 billion special drawing rights allocation to boost global liquidity but only $21 billion will go to low-income countries and...

The $650 billion SDR issuance will deliver almost $400 billion in added reserves to the world’s richest economies, $230 billion to middle-income countries, and $21 billion to low-income countries, an allocation Oxfam International says "reproduces the global financial system’s gaping inequalities" with more than 60 percent of SDRs going to rich countries while low-income countries will get just 3 percent.

Nigeria receives four million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by U.S. to help beat pandemic

The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of the 80 million doses globally to Africa.  

Outrage as bodies with gunshot wounds and hands bound are found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray region and Sudan as U.S. aid chief visits...

people apparently fleeing the war in Ethiopia's Tigray region had been found floating in the river between Sudan and Ethiopia.

Ramaphosa says three million South Africans fully vaccinated against coronavirus, 7.5 million shots administered and 5.66 million doses received from U.S.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday disclosed that around three million South Africans have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus from about 7.5 million shots administered nationwide. An average of 220,000 people are vaccinated in South Africa every day, he said.

US aid chief Samantha Power meets with Sudanese leaders, democracy activists in Khartoum

US aid chief Samantha Power on Sunday met with Sudanese leaders and democracy activists in Khartoum on the second day of her visit to Sudan.


Amnesty International calls on Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed to account for all missing persons following Hachalu Hundesa’s killing

The administration of Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia, must immediately reveal the whereabouts of dozens of politicians and journalists who were arrested alongside other people following widespread protests that erupted after the killing of Hachalu Hundesa, Amnesty International has said.

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Human Rights Watch concludes Abiy Ahmed’s soldiers bombed civilians to death, schools, hospitals and markets in Tigray region

Humera and Shire, killing at least 83 civilians, including children, and wounding over 300.

Human Rights Watch calls on Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winning Abiy Ahmed to restore internet and phone services in Oromia

The Ethiopian government should immediately lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The two-month-long shutdown has prevented families from communicating, disrupted life-saving services, and contributed to an information blackout during government counterinsurgency operations in the area, the respected human rights organization added in a statement.


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