Congo’s Catholic nun Sister Angélique receives Nansen Refugee Prize

Congo’s Catholic nun Sister Angélique receives Nansen Refugee Prize

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Bringing a window of optimism and confidence to displaced women and girls who have suffered greatly under war and conflict in the rural northeast region of the DRC – Democratic Republic of the Congo, a 46-year-old Roman Catholic nun named Sister Angélique Namaika has been chosen […]

Nobel Peace Laureate Gbowee brings scholarships to Liberia’s women

Nobel Peace Laureate Gbowee brings scholarships to Liberia’s women

Deborah Mazon – WNN Breaking (WNN) Flanders, BELGIUM, EUROPE: Outlining what she calls “a serious gap” in conditions under leadership in Liberia, Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is sharing her convictions that women must occupy key roles inside her home country of Liberia as she gets ready for an upcoming symposium at Leuven University in […]

Advocacy for street children in Uganda can bring change

Advocacy for street children in Uganda can bring change

Joseline Amony – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Gulu, UGANDA, AFRICA: As Uganda joined the world to mark the International Human Rights Day on 10 December, a key concern remained. It’s how we can insure the rights of children in conflict and post conflict environments. In northern Uganda, children below the age of 18 have been the most […]

Africa child education advocates Project Creed create books for health Rwanda

Africa child education advocates Project Creed create books for health Rwanda

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) LOS ANGELES, California: Project CREED, a social enterprise providing locally-inspired health education books and materials to children in developing countries is gearing up for a stronger outreach to Rwanda for 2012. The launch includes a new website with Project CREED’s focus on books, education and literacy in Africa to […]

Is the poverty gap in Africa actually narrowing?

Is the poverty gap in Africa actually narrowing?

Charles Kenney and Andy Sumner – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) Global: Remember the poverty trap? Countries stuck in destitution because of weak institutions put in place by colonial overlords, or because of climates that foster disease, or geographies that limit access to global markets, or simply by the fact that poverty is overwhelmingly self-perpetuating. Apparently […]