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South African airways

South Africa’s labor unions call for probe into airline business rescue practitioners

Major unions at South African Airways (SAA) on Monday called for a forensic investigation into the expenditure at the carrier since the airline's business...
Global Economy

To save world economy, a call to global action

The COVID-19 pandemic has so far paralyzed economic activities around the world, and the prospect for a catastrophic economic crunch is hovering. ...
From left to right: Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Admiral Brett Giroir depart after a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington D.C., U.S. on Monday, April 6, 2020. The United States has now reached 10,000 deaths caused by the novel Coronavirus, as officials debate the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria, to also treat the Coronavirus. Credit: Stefani Reynolds / CNP/AdMedia//Z-ADMEDIA

As U.S. states reopen, top health officials call for more caution, testing

Top U.S. health officials on Tuesday called for more caution and testing as many states are reopening or planning to reopen. Anthony...
East African Community Eac

East African leaders call for support for production of essential medical products

Heads of state of the East African Community (EAC) on Tuesday urged member states to support local production of essential medical products and supplies...

European countries commemorate 75th anniversary of WWII victory, call for unity in COVID-19 fight

As Friday marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), a number of European leaders and heads of international organizations commemorated...
East Africa Business Bloc

East African business CEOs call for free movement of cargo amid COVID-19 pandemic

Chief executive officers of the national private sector associations in the East African Community (EAC) region have called for free movement of cargo across...
oil-gas refinery

CSO’s Call Buhari to Reform the Downstream Sector of the Oil and Gas Industry

PREAMBLE This is a statement by a consortium of civil society organizations seeking the reform of the downstream subsector of the oil and gas industry. Following...

Ugandan police call for caution in Ramadan season amid COVID-19 outbreak

Uganda's police chief on Thursday urged the Muslim community in the country to continue adhering to the COVID-19 preventive measures during the Ramadan season. ...
Photo taken on Nov. 29, 2019 shows children playing in the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos island, Greece. Europe should share responsibility and help ease the suffering of thousands of refugees and migrants living in Greece, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said on Nov. 28. (Photo by Lefteris Partsalis/Xinhua)

UNICEF calls for support for displaced children amid COVID-19 pandemic

UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta Fore and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Monday called for support for displaced children...
European Union

European nations call for sticking to restriction measures as British PM continues coronavirus recovery

Lots of European countries on Saturday urged the public to stick to restriction measures during the Easter holiday as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Ugandan and Ethiopian leaders call for African solutions to Nile dam dispute

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his visiting Ethiopian counterpart Sahle-Work Zewde on Friday said the discrepancies surrounding the construction of the Nile power dam...
imf and word bank

World Bank, IMF call on G20 to offer debt relief for poorest countries

The World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday jointly called on the Group of Twenty (G20) to offer debt...
Ghana police

The Ghana Police Service: A Call for the Suspension of the Police Personnel at...

There is no society known where a more or less criminality is not found under different forms. No people exist whose morality, security and...

Nigeria confirms 2nd COVID-19 case amid call for protective measures

Nigeria's Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire on Monday announced a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country, calling on citizens take the basic...
gender inequality

UN experts call for men’s participation in movements for gender equality

In the run-up to International Women's Day, which falls on March 8, a group of UN experts Friday called on men around the world...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Ethiopia braces for locust invasion amid call to avert looming food crisis in HoA

The Ethiopian government has braced itself against the ongoing desert locust invasion amid widespread international appeal to avert looming desert locust-inflicted food insecurity across...
Sustainable Development Goal Sdgs

UN, African officials call for sense of urgency as world not on track to...

United Nations (UN) and African officials have called for an added sense of urgency and a different course of action in all regions, especially...
DNA database

Kenyan campaigners call for establishment of database for sex offenders

Kenyan gender rights campaigners on Tuesday urged authorities to set up a database for sexual offenders in a bid to enhance their rehabilitation. ...

WHO praises China’s effective control measures, calls for world preparedness, not panic

World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday spoke highly of China's effective control measures to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak, and called on all countries...
Ghana Education Service (GES)

The Ghana Education Service: A Call to Action

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry...

Desert locust affects over 65,000 hectares of land in Ethiopia amid call for swift...

The Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture on Friday disclosed that the ongoing desert locust invasion has affected over 65,000 hectares of land across different parts...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

World powers call for end of foreign meddling in Libya

World leaders attending the Libya Conference in Berlin on Sunday called for the end of foreign meddling in the Libyan conflict, pledging to set...
Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers attend a service at the Selassie Church, in the city of Mekelle, Ethiopia, on January 5, 2020. PHOTO | EDUARDO SOTERAS | AFP

Ethiopian Christians celebrate unique Christmas amid call for national unity

As Ethiopian Christians on Tuesday marked the East African country's unique Christmas celebrations, calls for national unity and togetherness are being echoed by various...
Kenya's polls body

International partners call for timely preparations for elections in Somalia

International partners on Thursday reaffirmed the importance of timely and effective preparations of the 2020/21 elections in Somalia. The partners including the...
gender gap

East African ministers call for integrating women in regional security initiatives

East African ministers of gender and women affairs, and peace and security sector officials on Monday called for integrating women and gender-sensitive issues in...
Small arms

Zambia police call for surrendering of illegal firearms

The head of the police in Zambia on Tuesday asked people in possession of illegal firearms to surrender them before the end of an...

GUTA renews call on government to enforce the GIPC regulation

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) on Monday renewed its call to government to enforce the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) regulation, which...
Mapping Africa S Natural Resources

Tanzanian MPs call for upgrading of laws on management of natural resources

Some Tanzanian Members of Parliament on Monday urged the government to review and upgrade laws that provide for the management of natural resources, chiefly...
a lab session led by Dr Goncalo Ramalho E Silva, from The Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK

Researchers in Africa demand more funding for science

African researchers on Saturday called on the continent's governments to increase funding for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to spur growth in the region. ...
seat belt

Zambian president’s call for banning of public transport vehicles without seat belts hailed

Zambian President Edgar Lungu's directive to have public transport without seat belts removed from roads to safeguard passengers' lives was on Thursday hailed by...