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The International Organization for Migration (IMO) says migrants' voices must be heard, because “there are too often biased, polarized and negative debate on migration.”
In a new World Migration report, the IOM says although people in the world now live in an era of the greatest human mobility ever recorded in history,” it remains one of the most misunderstood issues of our time.”
As former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo is placed behind bars at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, reports from Abidjan say many Ivorians have expressed concern and outrage over the move, while others hail it.
South African President Jacob Zuma officially opened the UN climate change conference, COP17 in the city of Durban on Monday.
COP17 is the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Togolese government plans to improve upon the preservation of its environment.
Six million people in Niger "might be affected by a new looming food crisis," as up to 23% of children under 2 years of age severely under nourished, Stefanie Conrad, Plan International West Africa's Deputy Regional Director told WADR in an interview on Monday.
Sierra Leone is moving gradually into harnessing its renewable energy capacity, with the launch recently of the Makeni Ethanol power plant in the north of the country.
The Second African Road Safety Conference is underway in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, with a warning that road accidents are robbing Africa of its young future human resources
The huge stockpile of solid waste is defacing Nigerian cities. With the continuous discharge of industrial wastes into streams and rivers, the situation has virtually got out of hand.
Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in South Africa (COP-17) later this month, a call has been made for a set of decisions that address issues of equity and justice.
By Frank Sainworla,Jr/WADR News
With Africa’s abundance sun and the availability of biomass, there is said to be huge potential for developing renewable energy to power the continent’s industries and rural communities.