World Championships: Success for African women boxers

ISTANBUL— Five African fighters took home medals from the Women’s Boxing World Championships in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with three of them silver.On Thursday evening Algeria’s Imane Khelif and Mozambique’s Helena Panguane missed out on gold medals to take home silvers instead as they lost to Irish opponents.Moroccan heavyweight Khadija Mardi had a chance to go one better when she took on local boxer Sennur Demir in the final…

‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: UN chief

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rises, ocean heat levels and acidification, all set new records during 2021, while some glaciers reached the point of no return, according to the latest flagship report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), published on Wednesday.The State of the Climate 2021 indicates that extreme weather – the day-to-day face of climate change – wreaked a heavy toll of human lives, triggered shocks for food and…

SADC to hold a joint meeting of ministers responsible for agriculture and food security, fisheries and aquaculture

Gaborone, Botswana: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will on 13th May, 2022 hold a Joint Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Agriculture and Food Security, Fisheries and Aquaculture in Lilongwe, Republic of Malawi.The objective of the meeting is to follow up on the decisions of SADC Summit, Council of Ministers and the Sectoral Committee of Ministers responsible for Agriculture and Food Security, Fisheries and Aquaculture. The meeting will specifically review…

Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa: COVID-19 Response, 2021 Year-End Report (January – December 2021)

Key Figures17.4 million* people of concern in the Middle East and North Africa *(2021 planning figures)29,000 cases of COVID-19 reported among people of concern to UNHCR since March 2020, including fatalities19 out of 19 countries in the MENA region have started COVID-19 vaccinations for refugeesRegional DevelopmentsIn 2021, UNHCR and partners continued to provide support and deliver protection and assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people (IDPs) across the MENA…

Climate change drove extreme rain in southeast Africa storms: Study

PARIS— A string of deadly storms pummelled Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique with more intense rainfall because of climate change, new research found.Three tropical cyclones and two tropical storms hit Southeast Africa in just six weeks in the first months of this year, causing widespread flooding.More than a million people were affected and at least 230 people died.The analysis was carried out by the World Weather Attribution (WWA) network of scientists,…

Sudan: First ICC trial of Darfur war crimes suspect

THE HAGUE— The first trial for atrocities committed in Darfur is due to open at the International Criminal Court (ICC), nearly 20 years after violence tore through the Sudanese region.A suspected former leader of the pro-government Janjaweed militia has been charged with 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-al-Rahman denies the charges.Sudanese human rights activists have described the case as historic.“[Tuesday] is a momentous day…
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