[UN News]Women's human rights have come a long way but there is still much to do and little time to do it in, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today opening the 2014 session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which this year will focus on development, particularly education and reproductive rights.
[State Department]Samantha Power
[Commonwealth]Musicians from across the Commonwealth have been united by the work of The Commonwealth Resounds!, a charitable organisation which helps young Commonwealth musicians develop their skills and collaborate across cultures.
[RFI]Paralysis in Kenya's education system, Ethiopia and Egypt are at loggerheads over the Nile and Ugandan lawmakers rally for President Yoweri Museveni's sole candidacy in the 2016 election lead today's headlines in African media.
[ISS]'We have had enough of Boko Haram.' This was the message from Nigerian women who marched peacefully in a number of cities last week to protest against the latest killings by the radical Islamist group.
[SACSIS]Some people love and desire people of the same sex. This is true everywhere and it has always been true. From Egypt, to India, Peru and Zimbabwe there is ancient art illuminating the consummation of the eternal and universal presence of homosexual desire.
[Africa Research Institute]Ahead of the launch event for 'Africa's Urban Revolution', a new volume from Zed Books, we sat down with the book's co-editor Susan Parnell to discuss the state of the continent's cities today.
[SciDev.Net]As executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner has been at the forefront of international conferences on environment and sustainable development, including the Rio+20 conference in June 2012.
[Friends of the Earth]Geneva -Friends of the Earth International commended a groundbreaking report presented today the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, which calls for the world's food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned to ensure the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger. 
[SciDev.Net]It can be a challenge to gather scientific evidence on the impacts of humanitarian aid, particularly in emergency conditions such as natural disasters.
[IFRC]Patrick Matede, a first aid volunteer with the Central African Red Cross Society, was attacked and killed in his parents' home Sunday night, not far from where he had been instrumental in providing assistance to families left homeless by the ongoing violence.
[SciDev.Net]Developing countries will receive extra support to prevent, detect and respond to health threats as the US government announced plans last month (13 February) to boost funding for nations at high risk from infectious disease.
[New Era]Cape Town -The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has created an innovative space at the heart of its campus, to break the mould of a traditional business education in order for more holistic and creative responses to African challenges to emerge.
[AlertNet]Most Africans say their willingness to pay taxes is undermined by corruption among revenue authorities in their country, while an opaque tax system actually encourages tax dodging, a new survey shows.