By Mabingue Ngom – Demographic data drives and defines the core functions of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The primacy of data is of great importance to any nation as it defines and sets the parameters of economic and social development planning. Data plays a central role in the population variable in sectoral policies.
Protesters across sub-Saharan Africa have braved bullets and beatings to defend their rights in the face of continuing conflict and state repression, Amnesty International said today as it published its annual review of human rights in the region.
The Africa Union Commission (AUC) urges international development partners of the continent to finance its Greet Green Wall program, which aims to restore one billion hectares of African forest by 2063 with a total investment of some $200 billion.
The United States commends the African Union (AU) on the 31st AU Summit, held in Nouakchott, Mauritania that reinforced important efforts to reform the AU. The reform is a process the United States supports and believes will ensure the AU is better positioned to solve regional issues in the coming years, the statement said.