Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates head climate body
Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and billionaire businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates will head an international commission on climate change to launch next month, the Dutch government said Monday.
Politics and poverty caused past conflicts in East Africa – not climate change, but is this about to change?
It seems obvious that climate change has – and will – cause human conflict and the mass movement of people. Look at the effects of the droughts in Syria, Darfur and Ethiopia. The former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon even described the ongoing war in Darfur as one of the “first climate wars”.
UN, Nigeria align to promote international happiness
When the United Nations in 2011 passed a resolution endorsing the concept of celebrating international happiness globally, the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon did not hesitate to key into the notion by his instant endorsement, apparently admitting that every person living.....
Flowers Introspect … Metaphor for political perfidy
Written during his undergraduate days at the University of Ibadan, the play opens with three students - Bayo, Bateye and Jide – who tattled on Simbi, a student who was violated by three other students under a tree.
Buhari ratifies Paris agreement on climate change
Nigeria has become the latest country to ratify the Paris Climate agreement, which aims to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change by cutting carbon emissions.
Ban Ki-moon abandons South Korea presidency bid
Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abruptly ended his attempt to seek South Korea's presidency Wednesday, dropping a lifetime of diplomacy to denounce his country's political establishment.
Jammeh will dance naked
Niccolo Machiavelli said in The Prince that “All well-governed states and wise prices have taken care not to reduce the nobility to despair, nor the people to discontent.” President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia seemed to have ignored these words of wisdom.
Ban Ki-moon bids farewell to United Nations
"I feel a bit like Cinderella. Tomorrow at midnight, everything changes!" he joked to staff and colleagues as he wrapped up a decade leading the United Nations.
Trump issues fresh attack on UN
US President-elect Donald Trump launched a fresh salvo of accusations against the United Nations Wednesday, saying the world body had not lived up to its potential and failed to solve global problems.