Afghanistan Minister Won’t Commit To Girls’ Schooling Despite International Demand

Afghanistan’s foreign minister appealed to the world for good relations on Monday but avoided making firm commitments on girls’ education despite international demands to allow all Afghan children to go back to school. Almost two months after the former Western-backed government collapsed and insurgent forces swept into Kabul, the new Taliban administration has pushed to…

Solar Technologies Seen Speeding Up Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout In Africa

Efforts to vaccinate essential workers in Namibia and other developing countries have only just begun. By current estimates, achieving Covid-19 herd immunity (to current strains) will require at least 75% of the world’s population to be vaccinated. Some developing countries haven’t reached that level of coverage even for common vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and polio. While many developing…