Daily Archives: January 7, 2020

CrisisWatch December 2019

In December, retaliatory attacks in Iraq raised U.S.-Iran tensions to new heights, compounding Iraq’s political and security woes and presaging further escalation in January. In Syria, regime and Russian forces stepped up their offensive in the north w…

Statement of the Twenty-Third IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

The twenty-third meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 11 December 2019 at WHO headquarters with members, advi…

Statement of the Twenty-Third IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

The twenty-third meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 11 December 2019 at WHO headquarters with members, advi…

Russia’s VTB sues Mozambique firm at centre of $2 billion scandal

The filing, dated Dec. 23, names as defendants the Mozambique state and Mozambique Asset Management, which took a $535 million loan from VTB as part of a costly project that U.S. authorities say was an elaborate front for a bribery and kickback scheme….

Angola expects less complex mobility within CPLP

Manuel Augusto said so to the press at the end of an audience to deliver a message from the Angolan Head of State, JoAPound o Lourenco, to his Portuguese counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. At Angola’s chairmanship, due to start in July this year, we…