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UN calls for urgent aid for Haiti

The United Nations' humanitarian coordinator in Haiti has warned that without more money, aid in the country will be at risk. Addressing the media remotely from Port-au-Prince on Thursday, Ulrika Richardson said it would be a 'catastrophe' if the international body was unable to hand out meals to Haitians. This comes as foreign nationals continue to be evacuated from the country, as violence rips through the capital.

todayMarch 22, 2024 1

World

The United States has tabled a revised Gaza ceasefire resolution

The United States yesterday tabled a revised ceasefire resolution to be voted on by the UN Security Council. Jody Jacobs reports that with the document calling for an "immediate ceasefire" tied to the release of all hostages, and Washington having blocked previous attempts to pass such a ceasefire resolution, this could mark a significant change in its approach to the conflict, though a date for the vote has yet to […]

todayMarch 22, 2024 5

Namibia

Cricket Namibia breaks ground on new stadium

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for Cricket Namibia’s new International cricket stadium, Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero, called on all Namibian cricketers to see the stadium as a “source of inspiration and motivation”. President of the Cricket Namibia Board, Dr. Rudie van Vuuren meanwhile explained how the design of what is set to become the internationally recognized “Namibian Cricket Ground”, or “NCG” came about.

todayMarch 22, 2024 3

Namibia

Namibia and Angola seek cooperation in energy, agriculture and water

The leaders of Angola and Namibia have expressed the need for the two southern African countries to collaborate in various economic sectors. This is among the outcomes of President Nangolo Mbumba's bilateral talks with his Angolan counterpart, João Lourenço, when they met in Luanda on Tuesday. 'The two presidents underlined the need to strengthen cooperation in the areas of oil and gas, energy, agriculture, and water,' Press Secretary Alfredo Hengari […]

todayMarch 6, 2024 4

Health / Medical

Wave of new commitments marks historic step towards the elimination of cervical cancer

Governments, donors, multilateral institutions, and partners today announced major new policy, programmatic and financial commitments, including nearly US$ 600 million in new funding, to eliminate cervical cancer. If these ambitions to expand vaccine coverage and strengthen screening and treatment programs are fully realized, the world could eliminate a cancer for the first time. These commitments were made at the first-ever Global Cervical Cancer Elimination Forum: Advancing the Call to Action in Cartagena de Indias, […]

todayMarch 6, 2024 18

Environment

Male dominance isn’t the default in primate societies, new study shows

A Müller’s gibbon. All five species of gibbons that were evaluated were classified as non-male-dominant. Image by JJ Harrison via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). By Tina Deines via Mongabay It’s a man’s world when it comes to ape societies — at least, that’s been the prevailing assumption for years. But some recent research is shaking up how we think about this group of primates to which humans belong. Rebecca Lewis, a professor […]

todayMarch 5, 2024 12

World

Small Countries Are Crucial for the UN’s Long-Term Survival, and Singapore Leads the Way

Burhan Gafoor, ambassador of Singapore to the United Nations, photographed at the country’s mission, Feb. 12, 2024. Gafoor has over decades corralled resources and knowledge for small countries “to use their voice and UN votes effectively,” the author writes. The coalition is now poised to assert itself vigorously in negotiations leading to the Summit of the Future in September. The goal of that gathering, at the UN, is to revitalize […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 7

Namibia

President Geingob Dedicated His Life to Liberating Namibia, Serving Its People, Says Deputy Secretary-General, at Memorial Service

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s message on the occasion of the memorial service for President Hage G. Geingob of Namibia, in Windhoek today: On behalf of the Secretary-General and the United Nations, it is truly an honour to be able to join you today to mourn the passing and celebrate the life of a husband, father, friend, grandfather, veteran of the anti-colonial struggle and visionary leader:  President Hage […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 2

Namibia

World leaders attend President Geingob’s memorial service

Three weeks after Namibia’s third President, Dr Hage Geingob, passed away, thousands attended his memorial service in Windhoek on Saturday. A multitude of Namibians and dignitaries from across the world gathered at the national stadium to remember and honour the former Head of State. Geingob, who was in the final term of his presidency since he took over in 2015, died in a Windhoek hospital on 04 February 2024. Close […]

todayFebruary 24, 2024

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