The right to health is a basic human right, one that depends on access to timely and affordable health care of appropriate quality. Yet, we know ... that approximately 100 million people globally are needlessly pushed into poverty every year as a result of costly health care expenditure.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has bemoaned the lack of funds to manage the ever increasing numbers of South Sudan refugees ... to neighbouring countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Don't say it too loud: government can run some businesses well, as long as it is done at arm's length. Ethiopian Airlines posted $148m in profit ... last year, eclipsing the combined $100m that all other public and private African carriers reported.
East Africa's Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD, is seeking a revision of UN Peacekeeping force in South Sudan (UNMISS)'s mandate ... in an effort to set up an intervention brigade that will secure Juba, that country's capital.