IAE: Russia Undermining European Gas Supply Amid Ukraine Standoff

LONDON — Russia is contributing to an undersupply of natural gas to Europe, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol said on Wednesday, noting it comes amid a standoff between Moscow and the West over Ukraine.The Paris-based IEA, energy watchdog for developed countries, warned that the high energy prices and consumer pain wrought by the gas crunch makes the case for future mandatory storage quotas for European…

C. Equatoria teachers threaten strike over pay

Teachers employed by Central Equatoria State are threatening to go on strike if their salaries and allowances are not paid in line with increments directed by President Salva Kiir, the chairman of the steering committee of the teachers’ union in the state, George Sebit Beninsio revealed on Thursday.Sebit told Radio Tamazuj that the new structure being imposed on the teachers lacks the nature of work allowances.“We went to the ministry…

Uber, Electric Vehicle Group Partner to Deploy Electric Motorcycles Across Africa in 2022

NAIROBI — Just as in most cities across Africa, motorcycle taxi drivers are in almost every corner of Nairobi. Josephat Mutiso is among the first drivers here to make the switch from fossil fuel to electric motorcycles, thanks to a partnership between Uber and Opibus.“This is way efficient,” he said. “It is even way easier to ride than the other one. You see, this one you don’t have so ma"ny…

Lakes State: 316 graduate in vocational training skills

The Vocational Skills and Development Organizations (VOSDO) with support from UNDP and funding from the kingdom of Netherlands on Tuesday graduated a total of 316 trainees, including 227 female graduates, at the Rumbek Vocational Training Center.VOSDO executive director Daniel Ruben said the graduating trainees came from both the institution and the community and learned different life skills.“We have skills training in automotive, carpentry and joinery, computer applications, solar installation, plumbing,…

Rockettes End Season as New York Tallies Record COVID-19 Cases

NEW YORK — New York state reported Friday that just over 21,000 people had tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day, the highest single-day total for new cases since testing became widely available.Just under half of the positive results were in the city, where lines were growing at testing stations, the Rockettes Christmas show was canceled for the season and some Broadway shows nixed performances because of outbreaks among cast…

Schools closed in El Gedaref as COVID-19 cases and deaths rise

The El Gedaref state government announced the closure of schools for a period of two weeks starting yesterday, Thursday, due to an increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths.The decision was issued by a joint meeting between the state government, the Security Committee, and the Technical Committee for Health Emergencies. It excluded the third grade, the eighth grade, and the first grade intermediate.The meeting decided to organise markets in localities, prevent…

74 women graduate in economic empowerment in Torit

At least 74 women graduated and were awarded certificates in social and economic empowerment services in the fields of agribusiness and trade in Torit town in Eastern Equatorial State on WednesdayThe women were trained for three months by Action for Recovery and Transformation (ART) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the state ministry of trade and industry.The training in trade comprised tailoring, bakery/pastry, event management, and…

China launches second phase of education project in South Sudan

The Chinese Embassy in South Sudan has on Monday launched the second phase of a China-aided technical cooperation education project.Speaking during the launch of the project in Juba on Tuesday, Hussein Abdelbaggi Akol, South Sudan's Vice President for Service Cluster, said the cooperation between China and South Sudan will help the exchange of Chinese experience with the country."I believe that this technical cooperation in Education will bring the Chinese experience…
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