Daily Archives: October 15, 2019

WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 41: 7 – 13 October 2019 Data as reported by: 17:00; 13 October 2019

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 70 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo Cholera in

Great Lakes Region: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2019)

Violence, conflict and hunger continue to drive displacement in the Great Lakes region. In May and June, more than 360,000 people were uprooted in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) country-wide to 4.8 million. Meanwhile, refugees from the broader region have continued to flee to Uganda,

Regional Vulnerability Assessment & Analysis Programme – Informing resilient livelihoods

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is experiencing an increasing trend of food insecurity that is compounded by recurrent climatic shocks, including the 2015/16 El Niño which was the worst drought in the last 35 years. Since 2010, the number of food insecure people has remained above 22.7 million per year. The rate of

Russia Moves to Fill Void Left by US in Northern Syria

CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defie…

IMF Warns Global Outlook ‘Precarious,’ No Room for Policy Mistakes

WASHINGTON The world economy is slowing to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, as the USChina trade war undercuts business confidence and investment, the IMF said Tuesday.It warned that the outlook is beset by risks, and urged policyma…

Embattled South African Airways in talks with potential partners: Pres Ramaphosa

LONDON, South Africa’s embattled stateowned airline is open to outside investment and in talks with a number of potential partners, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.The economy of the African continent’s most industrialized nation has come under ever gro…

Sudan’s First Female Chief Justice Wins Wide Acceptance

KHARTOUM, SUDAN Sudanese citizens have largely embraced the sovereign council’s move to appoint Nemat Abdallah as Sudan’s first female chief justice, a first in the Arab world.Nemat Abdallah Mohammed Khair’s appointment is monumental not only for Suda…

Sudan’s First Female Chief Justice Wins Wide Acceptance

KHARTOUM, SUDAN Sudanese citizens have largely embraced the sovereign council’s move to appoint Nemat Abdallah as Sudan’s first female chief justice, a first in the Arab world.Nemat Abdallah Mohammed Khair’s appointment is monumental not only for Suda…