Daily Archives: October 17, 2019

Zambia: Humanitarian Response Plan launched

In support of the Government-led response in Zambia, the UN and humanitarian partners have launched a seven-month Humanitarian Response Plan to address rising humanitarian needs triggered by the poorest rainfall season since 1981 in the southern part of the country, which has sharply reduced cereal crop production. The decrease in maize production was so severe that the

Global Weather Hazards Summary: October 11-17, 2019

Southern Mauritania remains abnormally dry as heavy rainfall persists in several parts of Africa Southern Mauritania has been abnormally dry for the past three months. Recovery before the end of the season is unlikely. Flash flooding was reported in central Senegal last week. Continued heavy rainfall is likely to maintain high risk for flooding. Central

realme officially disembarks in Europe with its new All in Quad products: realme 5 Pro, realme X2 and realme X2 Pro

realme has officially arrived in Europe presenting its new product portfolio: realme 5 Pro — from 199 euros; realme X2 — from 299 euros; and realme X2 Pro — from 399 euros. The launch event took place in Madrid, the company’s new headquarters for its Europe operation realme disembarks in Europe after its big success […]

Sudan Border Closures With Libya, CAR Begin to Have Impact

KHARTOUM – Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council recently ordered the closure of the country’s borders with the Central African Republic and Libya, citing security concerns. The order has been gradually implemented in the last three weeks.However, some Suda…

Not All Kenyans Happy About New Railway

NAIROBI – While some Kenyans are celebrating the second phase of a cross-country Chinese-built railway line, others are angry about what the railway has cost them: their land and their homes. Along the newly launched railway line, in Ongata Rongai, abo…

Not All Kenyans Happy About New Railway

NAIROBI – While some Kenyans are celebrating the second phase of a cross-country Chinese-built railway line, others are angry about what the railway has cost them: their land and their homes. Along the newly launched railway line, in Ongata Rongai, abo…

Nigerian Authorities to Alleviate Millions From Extreme Poverty

ABUJA – Nearly half the total population in Nigeria lives in extreme poverty. Nigerian authorities are working to improve the situation, but experts say government plans are not sustainable.Uzoamaka Ndugo is struggling to raise five children in Abuja a…

Nigerian Authorities to Alleviate Millions From Extreme Poverty

ABUJA – Nearly half the total population in Nigeria lives in extreme poverty. Nigerian authorities are working to improve the situation, but experts say government plans are not sustainable.Uzoamaka Ndugo is struggling to raise five children in Abuja a…

Focus on Menstrual Health Keeps Zambian Girls in School

LUSAKA PROVINCE, ZAMBIA – New health classes and government partnerships with not-for-profits focused on menstrual health are improving education for girls in Zambia.In 2017, the government announced it would distribute free sanitary pads to girls in s…