Daily Archives: August 25, 2016

PRB Projects World Population Rising 33 Percent by 2050 to Nearly 10 Billion

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The world population will reach 9.9 billion in 2050, up 33 percent from an estimated 7.4 billion now, according to projections included in the latest World Population Data Sheet from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160823/400585 The world population would hit the 10 billion mark in 2053 […]

IBM Research Opens in South Africa; Cognitive Computing and the IoT help Track Diseases and Forecast Air Quality

Projects include tracking the spread of tuberculosis, anticipating wildfires and searching for new discoveries in the universe JOHANNESBURG and ARMONK, New York, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data driven healthcare, digital […]

Lake Chad Basin: Boko Haram-induced crisis is ‘children’s crisis,’ UNICEF warns

Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin, which includes Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-re…

Youth unemployment set to rise for first time in three years – UN labour agency

With global youth unemployment expected to rise in 2016 for the first time in three years and the equally disturbing high levels of young people who work but still live in poverty, the United Nations labour agency today called for greater efforts to ac…