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World Malaria Report 2019

A specialized agency of the United Nations, the World Health Organization(WHO) released its World Malaria Report 2019 on Wednesday, 4th December 2019. The report provides an all-inclusive update on regional and global malaria data and trends. The 2019 report was prepared on the basis of information received from areas with ongoing malaria transmission and over ..

Syria is the Top Refugee Originating Country and has the Highest Internal Population of Displaced People

According to the “World Migration Report 2020” published by the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration(IOM), a total of 41.3 million people were forced to leave their homes by the end of 2018 as per IOM’s internal displacement monitoring center. Syria with 6.1 million, has the highest internal population of displaced people in the world, followed ..

India – Republic of Congo Relations

India was the first country to establish a diplomatic mission in Republic of Congo in the year 1962. Since then India had always maintained a friendly and cordial relations with the country. In 1960 – 62 India sent its Gurkha troops to counter the rebellion in the Katanga province. Currently there are 4,500 Indian troops ..

WHO declares Ebola outbreak as global health emergency in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The outbreak in DR Congo has killed more than 1,600 people. The outbreak, the second largest in history, started in August 2018 and is affecting two provinces in DR Congo ..

World Population Prospects 2019

The World Population Prospects 2019 report by the United Nations makes the following observations: The world’s population is expected to increase by two billion people from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050. More than half of the projected increase in the global population by 2050 will be concentrated in nine countries, led by ..

Person in News: Thomas Lubanga

Thomas Lubanga gets 14-year imprisonment The International Criminal Court awarded a Congolese warlord 14-year imprisonment.  Who is Thomas Lubanga ? Thomas Lubanga Dyilo (born 29 December 1960) is a convicted war criminal from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He is the first person ever convicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He founded ..

Herve Ladsous : New peacekeeping operation head appointed by the UN

Herve Ladsous  appointed new chief of United Nations peacekeeping operations.  Ladsous replaces Alain Le Roy. Ladsous will be in charge of some 1,20,000 peacekeepers Ladsous will monitors more than $7-billion budget for missions in Haiti, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, many other parts around the world. .