Daily Archives: September 16, 2019

Energy Exec Says New Book Billions at Play, Provides Solutions for African Energy Self-Sufficiency

Natural gas can help Africa bring power to the people. It just has to be harnessed appropriately and not wasted or exported.

That is the premise of Chapter 5 of Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy, the new …

Egypt, Ethiopia at Odds as Talks Over Blue Nile Dam Resume

CAIRO – Egypt says Ethiopia has “summarily rejected” its plan for key aspects of operating a giant dam the East African nation is building on the Nile, while dismissing Ethiopia’s own proposal as “unfair and inequitable.”

The comments in a …

Panel: Full-Scale War Looms in South Sudan One Year After Peace Accord Signed

GENEVA – A panel of U.N. experts warns the failure of South Sudan’s warring factions to implement last year’s peace accord risks plunging the country into full-scale war once again.

The report by the three-member Commission on Human Rights in …

One million facing food shortages, nutrition crisis after Mozambique cyclones: UNICEF

Such was the extent of devastation caused by two back-to-back cyclones in Mozambique earlier this year, nearly one million people, including 160,000 children under five, are still facing food shortages and a nutrition crisis, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said …

One million facing food shortages, nutrition crisis after Mozambique cyclones: UNICEF

Such was the extent of devastation caused by two back-to-back cyclones in Mozambique earlier this year, nearly one million people, including 160,000 children under five, are still facing food shortages and a nutrition crisis, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said …

Ethiopia must do more to stop recurring chikungunya outbreaks

Ethiopia’s second largest city, Dire Dawa, is dealing with a chikungunya fever outbreak. Around 20,000 cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection have been reported since the outbreak started in March 2019. This is the second recorded outbreak of the disease …