Growing regional ties and cooperation are leading rapid economic recovery for Algeria and Türkiye, despite nearly two years of pandemic disruption and market volatility.
A commission recommends expanded universal health care and early cancer screening to fight against cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, one of the worst-hit regions in the world.
Six women and six children were among 13 sub-Saharan African migrants and asylum seekers found dead off the Tunisian coast after two vessels capsized while trying to make it to Italy.
The majority of the 20 people found dead were from sub-Saharan Africa, but there were also Syrians, an official said.
"By 2030, it is estimated that up to 118 million extremely poor people will be exposed to drought, floods, and extreme heat in Africa if adequate response measures are not put in place," says UN study.
The continent has seen a surge of infections during the past month, as it recorded one million new cases and a 43 percent jump in Covid-19 deaths last week.
2020 was marked by intense storms, persistent conflicts and explosions of violence, taking the total number people living in internal displacement around the world to a record 55 million, according to a joint report.
Hedge funds and banks are not ready to give even temporary debt relief to one of the poorest countries in the world.
Not everyone has access to computers and the internet to continue attending school from home.
Millions of migrants who rely on Europe's informal economy have hit rock bottom, creating a domino effect in North Africa and the Middle East.
Remittances expected to plunge by about 20 percent globally this year, the biggest decline in recent history, as closures cause a global recession and job losses that prevent workers from sending money to their families back home, World Bank says.
The International Monetary Fund says that beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and Africa would get its share too.
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