Monthly Archives: April 2019

South Africa Hospital Delivers HDR Brachytherapy Cancer Treatments with Varian Bravos Afterloader System

PALO ALTO, California¬†and CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —¬†Varian (NYSE: VAR) announced Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa is the first hospital in Africa to deliver High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy treatments with …

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Guterres calls for restraint in Venezuela, Jazz Day, the importance of breastfeeding, and updates from Libya, Iran and Mozambique

This Tuesday, we cover: the cost of almost one month of fighting in Libya’s capital; humanitarian responses in Iran and Mozambique following devastating storms and rains; Guterres calls for calm in Venezuela; how breastfeeding can prevent obesity in children; and …

UN aid teams scramble to reach ‘most remote places’ cut off by Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

With heavy rains expected to continue in the coming days across northern Mozambique, access to the most remote areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth remains difficult the UN warned on Tuesday.

Humanitarian affairs coordination office, OCHA, reported that heavy rains had …

Critics Slam Multimillion-dollar Deal Between South Sudan, US-based Lobbying Firm

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN Critics are voicing opposition to an effort by South Sudan to block the establishment of a special court aimed at investigating and prosecuting war crimes in that country.

It was announced recently that the government had hired …

Clashes Erupt In Libya’s Largest Oil Field

TRIPOLI, Libya, Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC), announced that, clashes have erupted in Sharara, the country’s largest oil field, revealing no details about the fighting parties.

The NOC strongly condemns the clashes and the attack that took place last …

UN Welcomes Momentum on Western Sahara, But Parties at Odds

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday welcoming “new momentum” from the restart of talks on resolving the decades-old dispute over the mineral-rich Western Sahara, but Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front remain deeply at odds over …