Category Archives: Science

Red Cross activates disaster response as Tropical cyclone Berguitta threatens Mauritius and La Reunion

Mauritius and La Reacute;union are on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Berguitta moves towards southern Indian Ocean this week. Red Cross disaster response teams are readying response plans in anticipation of the cyclone's landfall. This dangerous cyclo...

Climate-Related Violence, Boko Haram Attacks Stand to Hamper Democratic Elections Across West Africa, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Despite progress in West Africa and the Sahel, particularly regarding democratic and peaceful political transitions, the security situation in the region remained a grave concern, the Security Council heard today in a briefing by the Special Representa...

UN announces special probe into attacks on peacekeepers in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations is launching a special investigation into attacks on peacekeepers in restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one month after 15 'blue helmets' were killed and dozens wounded in the deadliest single assault on a UN

Free and fair elections ‘confirm Liberia’s steady march towards lasting peace,’ says UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday congratulated George Weah on his election as the next President of Liberia, and commended Vice-President Joseph Boakai for conceding defeat.In a statement issued by the UN Spokesperson welcom...

Kenyan Opposition: If No Dialogue, We’ll Inaugurate Odinga

NAIROBI Kenya's opposition says it will proceed with its planned inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as president if Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta does not convene a national dialogue. Kenyatta won October's election after Odinga boycotte...

MOROCCO CAN DO MUCH TO MOBILIZE AFRICAN, EUROPEAN SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIAN CASE, SAYS HAMAS LEADER

RABAT, Given its experience and the complementarity between its authorities, people and political parties, Morocco can do a lot to mobilize Moroccans, Africans and Europeans to defend the Palestinian cause, says Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.Meshaal, who...