Africa

Senior UN official appointed Annan’s special envoy for West Africa

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today announced the appointment of a senior United Nations official as his Special Representative for West Africa.

War and lack of funds hinder eradication of Guinea worm disease, WHO warns

With eradication within reach, armed conflict and lack of finances may yet hinder efforts to rid the world of Guinea worm disease, the United Nations health agency has warned.