Lights out: the price hikes leaving millions of South Africans in the dark

11 June 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 87 Views
Brou Bertrand

Written by

Electricity costs have tripled in the past decade under a utility company plagued by debt and corruption claims, wiping out decades of progress. Electricity, when it arrived in Nosisi Rasmeni’s life, seemed to promise a better future.

Read more...

Resort, theaters etc.: Haddish's plan to bring back up Eritrean economy

11 June 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 70 Views
Brou Bertrand

Written by

Eritrean-American comedian Tiffany Haddish continues to shed light on her plans for her father’s country after a recent visit to the Horn of Africa nation, her second in two years.

Read more...

Declaration of digital interdependence

11 June 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 66 Views
Brou Bertrand

Written by

Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (c), Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group (l) and the UN Secretary-General António Guterres (r) discuss how digital cooperation and technology can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Read more...

Two million people at risk of starvation as drought returns to Somalia

06 June 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 73 Views
Brou Bertrand

Written by

More than 2 million people could face starvation by the end of the summer, unless there are urgent efforts to respond to the drought in Somalia. Mark Lowcock, the UN’s humanitarian chief, said the country is facing one of the driest rainy seasons in more than three decades, and

Read more...

Take action on air pollution to save lives, and the planet, urges UN chief

05 June 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 61 Views
Brou Bertrand

Written by

In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels of air pollution and the climate crisis.

Read more...

Friday’s Daily Brief: Honouring fallen peacekeepers, action against gender-based violence; LGBT rights in Kenya, Rohingya water crisis

30 May 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 62 Views
Brou Bertrand

Written by

Friday's main stories include: Honouring UN peacekeepers; landmark conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence in crises; Kenya upholds LGBT ban; UNICEF’s plea for Afghani children; Brazil’s bid to compensate tobacco smokers; Water shortages in Bangladesh.

Read more...

End fossil fuel subsidies, and stop using taxpayers’ money to destroy the world: Guterres

29 May 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 84 Views
Brou Bertrand

Written by

“We need to tax pollution, not people”, and “end subsidies for fossil fuels,” Secretary-General António Guterres told the World Summit of the R20 Coalition on Tuesday, a UN-supported environmental organization, founded by former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Read more...

Rhodes University students win international accolade

23 May 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 99 Views
Brou Bertrand

Written by

Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students were awarded the top position in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system. Team E-Smart, Nobuhle Ndebele (24), Lindokuhle Nene (25), Reitumetse Nkhahle (26) and Gauta Matlou (29) participated

Read more...

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council

20 May 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 120 Views
Brou Bertrand

Written by

The UN’s Political and Humanitarian Affairs chiefs on Friday called on the Security Council to unite in support of an immediate de-escalation of fighting around Syria’s Idlib province, and work towards an enduring political solution on behalf of the Syrian people.

Read more...

UN blue helmets in South Sudan use Sustainable Development Goals to help build peace

20 May 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 123 Views
Brou Bertrand

Written by

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has concluded the week by harnessing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support the nation, including by offering free medical services, encompassing SDG 3’s target on health coverage.

Read more...