South Africa’s Tutu resigns from role with scandal-hit Oxfam

South Africa’s Tutu resigns from role with scandal-hit Oxfam

In South Africa, the Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has resigned from his position as global ambassador for Oxfam International, the UK-based development and humanitarian aid organization at the center of allegations of sexual misconduct among its relief workers in Chad and Haiti. “The Archbishop is deeply disappointed by allegations…

Liberia’s Sirleaf awarded Ibrahim leadership prize

Liberia’s Sirleaf awarded Ibrahim leadership prize

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been named recipient of the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, the Ibrahim Foundation announced Monday. The prize is a USD$5 million award paid over 10 years with $200,000 annually for life thereafter, with an optional and additional $200,000 per…

Applications open for SDG innovation lab at Singapore UNLEASH

Applications open for SDG innovation lab at Singapore UNLEASH

UNLEASH is a global innovation lab, bringing together 1,000 young talents from across the world to collaborate on solutions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Those interested in applying for the program have until February 15 to get their paperwork in. This year’s UNLEASH will be held…

Namibia’s Gawanas named UNSG Special Adviser on Africa

Bience Gawanas of Namibia has been named by United Nations Secretary General António Guterres as Special Adviser on Africa, a decision welcomed by the African Union (AU) on Tuesday. “Africa will be well served and we look forward to working with Ms Gawanas and the rest of the United Nations…

Global migration leaders react with sadness to death of Sutherland

The world’s financial and diplomatic leaders have reacted with sadness to news of the death of Peter Sutherland, the 71-year-old Irish statesman and former European Union commissioner. Among the many tributes to his influence as a United Nations diplomat, or his leadership as a World Trade Organization negotiator, were those…

Carrefour Kenya bans shopper over abusive, racist tantrum

Carrefour, the global retail giant based in suburban Paris, operates stores in more than 30 countries – but in Kenya, there’s one woman who won’t be welcomed back to any of their locations. That’s after a September 30 altercation in which a white woman reportedly made racist comments to other…