Swaziland



UN urges Ukraine grain release, World Bank pledges extra $12 bn

The UN warned Wednesday that a growing global food crisis could last years if it goes unchecked, as the World Bank announced an additional $12 billion in funding to mitigate its «devastating effects.» Food insecurity is soaring due to warming tem
Seychelles News Agency

UN urges Ukraine grain release, World Bank pledges extra $12 bn

The UN warned Wednesday that a growing global food crisis could last years if it goes unchecked, as the World Bank announced an additional $12 billion in funding to mitigate its «devastating effects.» Food insecurity is soaring due to warming temperatures, the coronavirus pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has led to critical shortages of grains and fertilizer. At a major United Nations meeting in New York on global food security, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war «threatens to tip tens of millions of people over the edge into food insecurity.» He said what could follow would be «malnutrition, mass hunger and famine, in a crisis that could last for years,» as he and others urged Russia to release Ukrainian grain exports. Russia and Ukraine alone produce 30 percent of the global wheat supply. Moscow's invasion of Ukraine and international economic sanctions on Russia have disrupted supplies of fertilizer, wheat and other commodities from both countries, pushing up prices for food and fuel, especially in developing nations. Before the invasion in February, Ukraine was seen as the world's bread basket, exporting 4.5 million tonnes of agricultural produce per month through its ports -- 12 percent of the planet's wheat, 15 percent of its corn and half of its sunflower oil. But with the ports of Odessa, Chornomorsk and others cut off from the world by Russian warships, the supply can only travel on congested land routes that are far less efficient. «Let's be clear: there is no effective solution to the food crisis without reintegrating Ukraine's food production,» Guterres said. «Russia must permit the safe and secure export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports.» US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who chaired the summit, and World Food Programme head David Beasley echoed the call. «The world is on fire. We have solutions. We need to act and we need to act now,» implored Beasley. Russia is the world's top supplier of key fertilizers and gas. The fertilizers are not subject to the Western sanctions, but sales have been disrupted by measures taken against the Russian financial system while Moscow has also restricted exports, diplomats say. Guterres also said Russian food and fertilizers «must have full and unrestricted access to world markets.» - Ukraine only 'latest shock' - Food insecurity had begun to spike even before Moscow, which was not invited to Wednesday's UN meet, invaded its neighbor on February 24. In just two years, the number of severely food insecure people has doubled -- from 135 million pre-pandemic to 276 million today, according to the UN. More than half a million people are living in famine conditions, an increase of more than 500 percent since 2016, the world body says. The World Bank's announcement will bring total available funding for projects over the next 15 months to $30 billion. The new funding will help boost food and fertilizer production, facilitate greater trade and support vulnerable households and producers, the World Bank said. The bank previously announced $18.7 billion in funding for projects linked to «food and nutrition security issues» for Africa and the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and South Asia. Washington welcomed the decision, which is part of a joint action plan by multilateral lenders and regional development banks to address the food crisis. The Treasury Department described Russia's war as «the latest global shock that is exacerbating the sharp increase in both acute and chronic food insecurity in recent years» as it applauded institutions for working swiftly to address the issues. India over the weekend banned wheat exports, which sent prices for the grain soaring. The ban was announced Saturday in the face of falling production caused primarily by an extreme heatwave. «Countries should make concerted efforts to increase the supply of energy and fertilizer, help farmers increase plantings and crop yields, and remove policies that block exports and imports, divert food to biofuel, or encourage unnecessary storage,» said World Bank President David Malpass. © Agence France-Presse

Burundi: Suspected Opponents Killed, Detained, Tortured, Says Rights Group

[HRW] Nairobi -- Burundi's national intelligence services, police, and ruling party youth members have killed, arbitrarily detained, tortured and harassed people suspected of belonging to opposition parties or of working with armed opposition groups, Human Ri
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Burundi: Suspected Opponents Killed, Detained, Tortured, Says Rights Group

[HRW] Nairobi -- Burundi's national intelligence services, police, and ruling party youth members have killed, arbitrarily detained, tortured and harassed people suspected of belonging to opposition parties or of working with armed opposition groups, Human Rights Watch said today.

Khabib pitches fight plan for fellow Russian legend

MMA legend turned promoter Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to match his fighter Junior dos Santos against Fedor Emelianenko in the near future Read Full Article at RT.com
RT Sport

Khabib pitches fight plan for fellow Russian legend

MMA legend turned promoter Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to match his fighter Junior dos Santos against Fedor Emelianenko in the near future Read Full Article at RT.com

Banned Russian volleyball coach refuses to apologize for ‘monkey’ remark

Russian former national team coach Andrey Voronkov has refused to repent despite facing a ban for appearing to call a player a ‘monkey’ Read Full Article at RT.com
RT Sport

Banned Russian volleyball coach refuses to apologize for ‘monkey’ remark

Russian former national team coach Andrey Voronkov has refused to repent despite facing a ban for appearing to call a player a ‘monkey’ Read Full Article at RT.com

Saudi foreign minister meets Algerian counterpart during official visit

Thu, 2022-05-19 00:10 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra on Wednesday evening, during his official visit to Algeria. During the meeting, they reviewed the solid historical rel
Saudi Arabia

Saudi foreign minister meets Algerian counterpart during official visit

Thu, 2022-05-19 00:10 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra on Wednesday evening, during his official visit to Algeria. During the meeting, they reviewed the solid historical relations linking the two countries and ways of developing them in all fields. The two sides also discussed enhancing joint cooperation in many aspects, the latest regional and international developments, and issues of common interest. Lamamra hosted a dinner in honor of Prince Faisal and his accompanying delegation. The foreign minister had arrived in the Algerian capital earlier on Wednesday. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaAlgeriaPrince Faisal bin FarhanRamtane Lamamra Kahila horse championship to kick off May 25 in Saudi ArabiaSaudi, Indian foreign ministers discuss bilateral relations during call

Saudi, Algerian foreign ministers chair political consultation committee session

Thu, 2022-05-19 17:05 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his Algerian counterpart chaired the third session of the Saudi-Algerian Political Consultation Committee in Algiers on Thursday. Prince Faisal and Ramtane Lamamr
Saudi Arabia

Saudi, Algerian foreign ministers chair political consultation committee session

Thu, 2022-05-19 17:05 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his Algerian counterpart chaired the third session of the Saudi-Algerian Political Consultation Committee in Algiers on Thursday. Prince Faisal and Ramtane Lamamra also noted the consensus of their views on regional and international issues of common concern, and reviewed bilateral relations, Arab, regional and international issues, and ways to support security, stability and prosperity. They also discussed ways to confront challenges in order to achieve progress in their countries and support international peace and security. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune hosts Prince Faisal bin Farhan at the El-Mouradia Palace in Algiers on Thursday. (SPA) Later, Prince Faisal was hosted by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune at the El-Mouradia Palace and the two officials reviewed the close relations between the Kingdom and Algeria and ways to strengthen them in all fields. They also discussed current Arab and regional issues. Prince Faisal conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Tebboune, and the Algerian president in turn sent his greetings to the Saudi leadership. Lamamra hosted a dinner in honor of the Kingdom’s foreign minister and his accompanying delegation on Wednesday. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaAlgeriaSaudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin FarhanPresident Abdelmadjid TebbouneRamtane Lamamra Saudi foreign minister meets Algerian counterpart during official visitSaudi foreign minister meets Thai counterpart

Dahabshiil wins two Global Good Governance Awards from UK Cambridge-IFA

Mogadishu (HOL)- Somali money transfer service Dahabshiil has received two Global Good Governance awards from the UK’s financial consultancy firm Cambridge IFA.
Hiiraan Online

Dahabshiil wins two Global Good Governance Awards from UK Cambridge-IFA

Mogadishu (HOL)- Somali money transfer service Dahabshiil has received two Global Good Governance awards from the UK’s financial consultancy firm Cambridge IFA.

Kingston vendor charged for deadly dispute

Detectives assigned to the Kingston Western Division have charged a man for the murder of Kemar Gordon who was killed along Spanish Town Road, Kingston 14 earlier this month. Sheldon Boyd, 36, otherwise called 'Juvenile', of Tivoli Gardens...
News

Kingston vendor charged for deadly dispute

Detectives assigned to the Kingston Western Division have charged a man for the murder of Kemar Gordon who was killed along Spanish Town Road, Kingston 14 earlier this month. Sheldon Boyd, 36, otherwise called 'Juvenile', of Tivoli Gardens...

Police probing suspected drowning of infant in Portmore

The police in Portmore, St Catherine are probing the death of an infant at his home on Tuesday. It is reported that the one-year-old was found face down in water in a bath pan by his parent around 12:50 pm at their home in Bridgeport. The child was...
News

Police probing suspected drowning of infant in Portmore

The police in Portmore, St Catherine are probing the death of an infant at his home on Tuesday. It is reported that the one-year-old was found face down in water in a bath pan by his parent around 12:50 pm at their home in Bridgeport. The child was...

Injunction sought to halt Noranda mining near Cockpit Country, hearing set for May 31

The Southern Trelawny Environment Agency and farmer Clifton Barrett are seeking an injunction from the Supreme Court to bar Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II and New Day Aluminum (Jamaica) Limited from any mining activity until a case against them has
News

Injunction sought to halt Noranda mining near Cockpit Country, hearing set for May 31

The Southern Trelawny Environment Agency and farmer Clifton Barrett are seeking an injunction from the Supreme Court to bar Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II and New Day Aluminum (Jamaica) Limited from any mining activity until a case against them has been decided.

Jamaican man in Florida arrested for loan fraud

Forty-two-year-old Jamaica-born Omar Smith is facing the possibility of 30 years in prison in the United States after his arrest on bank and wire fraud arising from a payroll protection loan he received for his business. Federal prosecutors contend...
News

Jamaican man in Florida arrested for loan fraud

Forty-two-year-old Jamaica-born Omar Smith is facing the possibility of 30 years in prison in the United States after his arrest on bank and wire fraud arising from a payroll protection loan he received for his business. Federal prosecutors contend...

The five economic priorities for the new president

The presidential honeymoon will be short-lived and the euphoria that greeted president Hassan Sheikh’s election victory will fade away very soon. When the dust is settled, he will find a country that has ground to a halt and an in-tray full of issues: from
Hiiraan Online

The five economic priorities for the new president

The presidential honeymoon will be short-lived and the euphoria that greeted president Hassan Sheikh’s election victory will fade away very soon. When the dust is settled, he will find a country that has ground to a halt and an in-tray full of issues: from resurgent terrorism; severe and catastrophic drought and hunger that is costing lives and livelihoods; poisoned political landscape; resetting Somalia’s diplomatic posture; delivery on political and constitutional priorities; to re-building the structural foundation of economic reform. Separating the delivery of the country’s economic priorities from the political maze he found himself in will no doubt stress test the new president’s leadership skills to the limit.

Somali government hands back nearly $10 million to UAE

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali government officially handed back nearly $10 million to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, days after Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was re-elected as the country's president.
Hiiraan Online

Somali government hands back nearly $10 million to UAE

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali government officially handed back nearly $10 million to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, days after Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was re-elected as the country's president.

BRICS must live up to commitments to sovereign equality and territorial integrity: Jaishankar

The knock-on effects of the Ukraine conflict have led to a sharp increase in costs of energy, food and commodities and it must be mitigated for the sake of developing countries, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday at a virtual meeting of t
India News, Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India: TOI

BRICS must live up to commitments to sovereign equality and territorial integrity: Jaishankar

The knock-on effects of the Ukraine conflict have led to a sharp increase in costs of energy, food and commodities and it must be mitigated for the sake of developing countries, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday at a virtual meeting of the BRICS.

Yogi harks back to SC's verdict on Ayodhya, says it was welcomed by people cutting across party lines

Even as the Gyanvapi KVT complex row undergoes a legal scrutiny, CM Yogi Adityanath on Thursday harked back to the November 2019 SC verdict in favour of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, saying that people cutting across community lines had then welcomed the apex co
India News, Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India: TOI

Yogi harks back to SC's verdict on Ayodhya, says it was welcomed by people cutting across party lines

Even as the Gyanvapi KVT complex row undergoes a legal scrutiny, CM Yogi Adityanath on Thursday harked back to the November 2019 SC verdict in favour of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, saying that people cutting across community lines had then welcomed the apex court order.

SC directs setting up 25 special courts headed by retired judges for cheque bounce cases in a pilot project

As more than 33 lakhs cheque bounce cases are pending in different courts and blocking judicial dockets, the Supreme Court on Thursday decided to experiment with the idea of setting up special courts headed by retired judicial officers exclusively to deal wi
India News, Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India: TOI

SC directs setting up 25 special courts headed by retired judges for cheque bounce cases in a pilot project

As more than 33 lakhs cheque bounce cases are pending in different courts and blocking judicial dockets, the Supreme Court on Thursday decided to experiment with the idea of setting up special courts headed by retired judicial officers exclusively to deal with such cases.

New Cemetery Site

Custom landowners and chiefs of Eratap Village on Efate have given their blessings on works for the Port Vila Memorial Garden to commence on their land.
dailypost.vu - RSS Results in news,news/* of type article

New Cemetery Site

Custom landowners and chiefs of Eratap Village on Efate have given their blessings on works for the Port Vila Memorial Garden to commence on their land.

New Cemetery to Have Structure for Cremated Remains

The new cemetery in Eratap which is about 8KM East outside of Port Vila is approximately 20 hectares that’s equivalent to around 19 football fields.
dailypost.vu - RSS Results in news,news/* of type article

New Cemetery to Have Structure for Cremated Remains

The new cemetery in Eratap which is about 8KM East outside of Port Vila is approximately 20 hectares that’s equivalent to around 19 football fields.

Golden Passport Leads to European Visa Agreement Suspension

The European Council has partially suspended Vanuatu’s visa waiver agreement to the 27 European countries in the Schengen area it stated in a press release dated 3 March 2022.
dailypost.vu - RSS Results in news,news/* of type article

Golden Passport Leads to European Visa Agreement Suspension

The European Council has partially suspended Vanuatu’s visa waiver agreement to the 27 European countries in the Schengen area it stated in a press release dated 3 March 2022.

Enforcement officers under the state flag and armorial bearings Act

A new section has been added to the State Flag and Armorial Bearings act. The «Appointment of enforcement officers» section four of the Act is intended to help the Government with the challenges it faces with respect to the implementation…
dailypost.vu - RSS Results in news,news/* of type article

Enforcement officers under the state flag and armorial bearings Act

A new section has been added to the State Flag and Armorial Bearings act. The «Appointment of enforcement officers» section four of the Act is intended to help the Government with the challenges it faces with respect to the implementation…

Biden’s protection from covid: Few close contacts

Biden's vice president, spokeswoman and daughter are not close contacts when it comes to covid, raising the question: Who does meet at length with the president?
Post Politics

Biden’s protection from covid: Few close contacts

Biden's vice president, spokeswoman and daughter are not close contacts when it comes to covid, raising the question: Who does meet at length with the president?

Post Politics Now: Harris to meet with abortion providers; Biden heading to Asia

Counting continues in Pennsylvania in the too-close-to-call Republican primary for Senate where celebrity physician Mehmet Oz has a narrow lead over GOP rival David McCormick.
Post Politics

Post Politics Now: Harris to meet with abortion providers; Biden heading to Asia

Counting continues in Pennsylvania in the too-close-to-call Republican primary for Senate where celebrity physician Mehmet Oz has a narrow lead over GOP rival David McCormick.

At a Glance - Risk management: Anticipating future shocks - 19-05-2022

Recent events again demonstrate that governance must take account not just of desired outcomes, but also of worst case scenarios. The challenge of identifying and responding to high-level and interconnected risks can be assisted by close examination of privat
Documents - Think Tank - European Parliament

At a Glance - Risk management: Anticipating future shocks - 19-05-2022

Recent events again demonstrate that governance must take account not just of desired outcomes, but also of worst case scenarios. The challenge of identifying and responding to high-level and interconnected risks can be assisted by close examination of private sector routines on risk management, and of the insights of risk monitoring reports. This is a concise summary of a review of risk literature conducted as part of the inaugural EPRS Future Shocks report. Source : © European Union, 2022 - EP

At a Glance - Russia's war on Ukraine: The Kremlin's use of religion as a foreign policy instrument - 19-05-2022

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia experienced a window of religious pluralism in the Yeltsin era, allowing western Christian missionaries to operate freely. The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) resented this encroachment into its cano
Documents - Think Tank - European Parliament

At a Glance - Russia's war on Ukraine: The Kremlin's use of religion as a foreign policy instrument - 19-05-2022

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia experienced a window of religious pluralism in the Yeltsin era, allowing western Christian missionaries to operate freely. The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) resented this encroachment into its canonical territory and, when Vladimir Putin took office in 1999, worked closely with him to consolidate its power. Putin valued such close collaboration as a way to exert control over society, eliminate alternative sources of moral authority at home, and extend Russian influence abroad. Source : © European Union, 2022 - EP

CROIX ROUGE /Journée internationale honorée en différé à Koula-Moutou

Journée mondiale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge est fêtée les 08 Mai de chaque année. Au Gabon, plus précisément à Koula-Moutou, les membres de cette organisation internationale ont honoré, en différé, cette journée, le 14 mai dernier. L
GABONEWS

CROIX ROUGE /Journée internationale honorée en différé à Koula-Moutou

Journée mondiale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge est fêtée les 08 Mai de chaque année. Au Gabon, plus précisément à Koula-Moutou, les membres de cette organisation internationale ont honoré, en différé, cette journée, le 14 mai dernier. Le 8 mai est marqué à travers le monde, de «la Journée internationale de la Croix rouge et du Croissant rouge» en mémoire du père fondateur, Jean Henry-Durant. A Koula-Moutou, la journée a été célébrée en différé le 14 mai à son siège en présence du Directeur (...) - SOCIETE / SUJET_ECRIT_MAISON

Eliminatoires CAN 2023 : Une liste avec de grands absents

Au siège de la Fédération gabonaise de football, Patrice Neveu a rendu public la liste officielle des joueurs devant prendre part aux deux premières journées des matchs qualificatifs pour le Coupe d'Afrique des Nations. Si on note des nouveaux comme Ala
GABONEWS

Eliminatoires CAN 2023 : Une liste avec de grands absents

Au siège de la Fédération gabonaise de football, Patrice Neveu a rendu public la liste officielle des joueurs devant prendre part aux deux premières journées des matchs qualificatifs pour le Coupe d'Afrique des Nations. Si on note des nouveaux comme Alan Do Marcolino ou encore Shavy Babicka, par contre Didier Ndong-Ibrahim et Mario Lémina manquent à l'appel. Si l'absence de Pierre-Emérick Aubaméyang avait déjà été confirmée via la lettre envoyée à la Fegafoot pour signifier son retrait de la sélection (...) - FOOTBALL / SUJET_ECRIT_MAISON

Get more results via ClueGoal