DRC church group calls vote delay 'unjust'

2018-12-29 12:51

Democratic Republic of Congo's national organisation of Episcopal churches is criticising as "unjust" the decision to bar some 1 million people from voting in the presidential election on Sunday because of an Ebola virus outbreak.

One civilian killed every three hours in Yemen - Oxfam

2018-10-27 08:52

A civilian is killed every three hours in Yemen, Oxfam says, calling on the United States, Britain and other European states to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Oxfam apologises to Haiti government over sex scandal

2018-02-20 14:10

Oxfam has formally apologised to Haiti over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better.

Ex-Oxfam Haiti director admits hiring sex workers

2018-02-19 22:17

The former Oxfam country director at the centre of a prostitution scandal has admitted to paying for sex at his charity-funded residence during an internal inquiry into the allegations.

Top Africa stories: Zim white farmers, Zim first lady, DRC

2018-02-14 08:10

Zimbabwean First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa's resignation from parliament has reportedly received mixed reactions from the country's opposition parties, and the US has urged pressure if needed to ensure DRC vote on December 23.

UK official warns Oxfam to hand over all info on sex case

2018-02-12 08:17

British official warns Oxfam that it may lose government funding if the anti-poverty charity doesn't hand over all the information it has about a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti.

Richest 1% made 82% of wealth created - Oxfam

2018-01-22 14:35

The world's richest 1% raked in 82% of the wealth created in 2017 while the poorest half of the population received none, Oxfam has said.

WHO: 100 000 cholera cases, 789 deaths in Yemen

2017-06-08 23:00

A cholera outbreak of more than 100 000 cases has erupted in war-ravaged Yemen, killing nearly 800 people, says the World Health Organisation.

Growing African repression causing migrant exodus: Oxfam

2017-05-06 13:09

African countries are becoming increasingly repressive and causing more people to leave their homes, British charity Oxfam says, as Germany warns of the destabilising effect migration is having on the continent.

SA's drought a 'harvest of dysfunction' - Oxfam

2017-03-28 15:11

The devastation caused by South Africa's current drought is not simply a consequence of poor rainfall and the strongest El Niño on record, Oxfam SA says in a report.

 

Uganda's Museveni under fire for saying men shouldn't cook

2018-11-06 05:49

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has came under fire for saying he had not stepped into the kitchen since he got married, and that it was not a man's role to cook.

Oxfam report reveals women as biggest victims of exploitation by global supermarkets

2018-06-21 20:32

In less than five days, the highest paid chief executive at a UK supermarket earns the same as a woman picking grapes on a typical farm in South Africa will earn in her entire lifetime, according to a new Oxfam International report.

Oxfam aid worker 'paid for sex', others bullied witness: Inquiry

2018-02-20 06:00

British aid charity Oxfam released its internal report into a scandal in Haiti that has shattered its reputation, revealing that a former top official admitted to paying for sex and three staff physically threatened a witness.

Tutu retires as global ambassador of scandal-hit Oxfam

2018-02-15 19:38

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has instructed his office to write to Oxfam International to inform them of his retirement as their global ambassador.

Oxfam faces fresh claim of abuse in South Sudan

2018-02-13 16:31

Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam is reeling after fresh claims of sexual assault and rape, this time between aid workers in South Sudan.

South Africans want govt to reduce gap between rich and poor - Oxfam report

2018-01-22 14:56

In a new report the global confederation of charitable organisations Oxfam has warned that inequality is growing worldwide, with wealth gains going to people who are already rich.

Inequality gap widens as world sees record number of billionaires

2018-01-22 09:52

The global economy created a record number of billionaires last year, exacerbating inequality, charity group Oxfam International has said in a new report.

US now a rogue state and climate villain, world tells Trump

2017-06-02 16:56

Despite US president Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his nation from the historic Paris Agreement, analysts say that the Paris Agreement will continue.

Sensible economic policymaking

2017-04-30 06:20

The importance of tackling inequality in Africa cannot be overstated. Inequality is undermining growth and threatens to reverse the gains that have been made in the fight against poverty. Four of the world’s five most unequal countries are in Africa, writes Winnie Byanyima.

Calls for Zuma to stand against Trump's refugee policy - Oxfam

2017-02-03 13:36

President Jacob Zuma must condemn US President Donald Trump's executive order which temporarily bans refugees from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the US, Oxfam SA says.

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