The United Nations Security Council will meet today to discuss North Korea's continued violations of the UN ban on missile launches. "Such launches are contrary to building trust in the region," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The United Nations World Health Organization has declared that 11 Southeast Asian countries are free from polio, meaning the disease is absent from 80% of the world. WHO is striving to meet its goal of making the world free of polio by 2018 but is facing challenges in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.
Electronic waste is becoming a moneymaking business in Kenya, helping to reduce poverty. A network of e-waste collection centers is being developed that will recycle materials responsibly and will connect e-waste collectors with the global market for recycled materials.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan intends to generate up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity from nuclear power plants, writes Heather Murdock. But Nigerian journalist Wole Olaoye says nuclear is a poor choice considering security issues and the abundance of other sources.
EU and U.S. officials are preparing stronger sanctions against Russia in response to that country's annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund is willing to loan Ukraine as much as $18 billion.