UN warns of ‘generational catastrophe’ over school closures
09 August 2020 | 2:24 pm
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the pandemic caused the largest disruption of education in history. Over 160 countries have closed schools, pushing more than 1 billion students out of the classroom.
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27 Mar 2017
The Confederation of African Football's secretary general Hicham El Amrani resigns just a week on from Issa Hayatou's defeat in CAF presidential elections.
29 Jun 2017
FIFA says no suggestions either Russia or Qatar did anything to warrant losing the right to stage World Cup tournament.
21 Oct 2017
U.S. President says the United Nations has 'tremendous potential' during a meeting Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the White House.
5 Feb 2020
The UN secretary-general referred to the situation in Libya as a "scandal," amid mounting violence despite recent peace talks. He also cited "growing instability and hair-trigger tensions" in the Middle East.
17 Nov 2020
Last week, the secretary general of South Africa's ruling ANC party was charged with 21 counts of fraud and corruption. Ace Magashule is out on bail awaiting trial that's set to begin in February. He is one of the highest ranking but far from the only member of the ANC to face corruption charges. Former president Jacob Zuma was ousted by party members for the same reason. Dirk Kotze, a professor of political science at the University of South Africa, gives us his Perspective.
18 Dec 2020
In a speech in the German parliament, Guterres urged for countries to ensure the widest possible coronavirus vaccine access, saying it should be considered a "public good."
19 Jun 2021
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24 Nov 2021
The French government's strong and swift response to the Covid-19 pandemic has won praise from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in its latest report. But the OECD is also warning of risks from debt and high public spending. For more, Stephen Carroll speaks to OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann.
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Olawale Abdulmajeed, a 32-year-old Nigerian medical student, fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion. His escape took him from Dnipro, Ukraine, all the way to Dordrecht in the Netherlands. With the sound of exploding bombs still in his ears, he is now trying to make a new life. But how did he experience the whole escape? And what difficulties is he facing now? Olawale tells his story.
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German ministers have indicated that people fleeing Russia could apply for asylum in Germany after President Vladimir Putin ordered what he called a "partial military mobilization."
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SEFE, formerly known as Gazprom Germania, could become the second German gas importer to be protected from bankruptcy after Russia cut off supplies.
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Segregation in Northern Ireland is a long-running issue in the political and social history of Northern Ireland. The segregation involves Northern Ireland's two main voting blocs—Irish nationalist/republicans (mainly Roman Catholic) and unionist/loyalist (mainly Protestant).
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The government in Berlin wants to reduce dependence on the country’s most important trading partner. But German businesses are not convinced.