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Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa announced

Africa is a continent on the rise and with the emphasis on science and technology the continent, through various initiatives such as the Innovation Prize for Africa funded by the African Innovation Foundation, African solutions are being created to solve African problems. The 10 shortlisted nominees for this year’s award were announced. Solutions were provided in areas of agriculture, finance, health amongst others.


“I stand by the ICC”, Kofi Annan says

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has weighed in on the ongoing debate about the relevance of the the International Criminal Court (ICC), after damaging withdrawals from the institution by three African countries. Annan said Africa needs the Court more than ever “because the most heinous crimes must not go unpunished”. Annan has previously argued that the ICC does not target Africa, and victims of heinous crimes, and others who cannot get justice in their domestic courts should have a provision to seek justice abroad.


The UN receives 44 new sex abuse allegations in 2016 in CAR, DRC and Haiti

The United Nations has revealed that it has received 44 new allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and staff in UN missions in Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Haiti. Following recommendations from rights groups, the UN says it is working on measures to offer protection and assistance to victims. The measures include vetting of all forces and supporting a Trust Fund, created to help victims of sexual abuse.