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Global Citizen Festival generates $2.4 billion in pledges

Sep. 26, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival, which included performances from Metallica, Mariah Carey and Usher, generated more than $2.4 billion in commitments to fight extreme poverty and disease. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, U.S....

Bill Gates: Technological innovation would help solve hunger

Sep. 13, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gates says the global hunger crisis is so immense that food aid cannot fully address the problem. What’s also needed, Gates argues, are the kinds of innovations in farming technology that he has long funded to try to reverse the crisis documented in a report released...

Pope expands ranks of cardinals who'll likely pick successor

Aug. 27, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis elevated 20 more churchmen to the rank of cardinal on Saturday, formally expanding those now eligible to vote for his successor in case he dies or resigns — the latter a step he has said he’d consider if the need arises. Of the churchmen being...

World Cup Watch: Iñaki Williams gets his chance with Ghana

Aug. 23, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Iñaki Williams is enjoying yet another season as a starter for Athletic Bilbao. The only debate about his role in Basque Country is whether he should play more up front as a true striker or out on the wing. Williams’ spot with Spain’s national...

Metallica, Mariah Carey headline Global Citizen NYC concert

Aug. 11, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Metallica, Mariah Carey and The Jonas Brothers will headline a free concert in New York’s Central Park next month marking the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival organized by the international nonprofit fighting extreme poverty. The Sept. 24 event will...

US envoy: Africa trip isn't to compete with Russia, China

Aug. 04, 2022 02:52 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations headed to Africa on Wednesday, saying she was going to focus on how the United States can help Uganda, Ghana and Cape Verde deal with the food crisis that has hit the continent particularly hard — not to compete with China and...

UN extends Libya mission for 3 months at Russia's insistence

Jul. 28, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to extend its political mission in Libya, but at Russia's insistence for only three months rather than a year-long mandate. The council's three African members abstained to protest Russia’s blocking the longer...

World Health Organization declares Marburg outbreak in Ghana

Jul. 17, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The World Health Organization has declared Ghana’s first outbreak of the Ebola-like Marburg virus disease after labs confirmed the infections in two cases announced earlier this month. The disease, a very infectious hemorrhagic fever in the...

WHO: Ghana reports 2 suspected cases of Marburg virus

Jul. 08, 2022 04:52 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says Ghana has reported two possible cases of the Ebola-like Marburg virus disease, which if confirmed would mark the first-ever such infections in the West African country. The disease, a very infectious hemorrhagic fever in the same...

Inflation pushed 71M people into poverty since Ukraine war

Jul. 07, 2022 04:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A staggering 71 million more people around the world are experiencing poverty as a result of soaring food and energy prices that climbed in the weeks following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations Development Program said in a report Thursday. ...