Resistance committees: Khartoum, Omdurman sit-ins lifted

The authorities in Khartoum tried to disperse the sit-in in Old Omdurman near El Azhari square yesterday, after the Eid prayers, by firing tear gas at the worshipers.One of the protesters said that the participants managed to maintain their positions despite the attempts. The El Azhari sit-in blocked the bridge to Shambat in Khartoum North (Bahri).Activists performed the Eid prayer in four sit-in arenas: El Jawda sit-in south of Khartoum…

Billions of people rely on wild species for food, fuel, income: UN

Rampant exploitation of nature is a threat to the billions of people across the world who rely on wild species for food, energy and income, according to a new report from United Nations biodiversity experts published Friday.From fishing and logging to the use of wild plants in medicines and perfumes, societies across the planet are deeply dependent on species that have not been tamed or cultivated in farming, with annual…

Key Issues to Watch in Biden’s Mideast Trip

WHITE HOUSE — President Joe Biden will be traveling to Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia next week to push for Israel’s deeper integration into the region, urge Gulf countries to pump more oil to alleviate the global energy crisis and offer assurances that the U.S. is not deprioritizing the region despite its focus on the war in Ukraine and strategic competition with China.In Israel he will meet caretaker…

Education Investments in Middle East, Eastern and Southern Africa Region: Gaps & Opportunities towards sustainable financing beyond GPE commitments

The recent school closures and lockdowns have forced children, especially girls around the world from the classroom - and millions may never return.The most marginalised and underserved - children with disabilities, minority populations, low-income families and girls - have been pushed further to the margins.COVID-19 laid bare existing inequalities within the education system that we can no longer afford to ignore. Without quality education, the next generation faces the threats…

WFP suspends food assistance over funds, hunger in S. Sudan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday announced it has suspended food assistance to almost a third of “acutely” food insecure people in South Sudan over “critical funding shortages”.The decision, WFP said in statement, means the 1.7 million people it planned to support this year will starve owing to the lack of humanitarian food assistance.The suspension of aid comes at the worst possible time for the people of…

WFP suspends food assistance over funds, hunger in S. Sudan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday announced it has suspended food assistance to almost a third of “acutely” food insecure people in South Sudan over “critical funding shortages”.The decision, WFP said in statement, means the 1.7 million people it planned to support this year will starve owing to the lack of humanitarian food assistance.The suspension of aid comes at the worst possible time for the people of…
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