Congo Files: suspected international money laundering scheme revealed

In tonight’s show: two NGOs publish a damning report suggesting mining tycoon Dan Gertler could be evading US sanctions in DR Congo. Global Witness and the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa say there could be a possible international money laundering scheme involved. In Cameroon, health officials urge parents to vaccinate their children against measles. A … Read more Congo Files: suspected international money laundering scheme revealed

Impact of COVID-19 on AIDS & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Mali statement – Malawi statement on elections – Afghanistan – COVID-19/AIDS – COVID-19/Tourism – Senior appointment – Syria – Nigeria/COVID-19 – Somalia talks Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=22%20June%202020

China’s 34th naval escort fleet returns after completing 171-day mission

The 34th escort fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy returned to Sanya City, south China’s Hainan Province, on Wednesday, after completing escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia. The navy of PLA’s Southern Theater Command held a welcome ceremony at a military port. The fleet also participated in … Read more China’s 34th naval escort fleet returns after completing 171-day mission

Grieving doctor finds peace on COVID-19’s frontline

British-Somali doctor Jihan Ali Mohamud visited Somalia last year to bury her father. Now she’s on the front-line of the country’s COVID-19 epidemic. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow … Read more Grieving doctor finds peace on COVID-19’s frontline

Locust Swarms, Floods and Coronvirus Strike Somalia

Devastating floods, swarms of desert locusts and the widespread impact of the coronavirus have struck residents in Somalia. Nearly 500,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in the country’s central regions, whilst food supplies have been threatened by the invasion of locusts. UN officials have warned that the combined effect of these issues plus … Read more Locust Swarms, Floods and Coronvirus Strike Somalia

United Nations LIVE

UNTVchannel/ Live Schedule – 21 May (EDT) 10:00 Security Council: Somalia If Security Council is finished: 12:00 Launch of “Verified” Initiative With Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communication Followed by: Daily Virtual Briefing Guest: Keith Cressman, Senior Locust Forecasting Officer, FAO Evening Repeats: 7:00 Launch of “Verified” Initiative Daily Virtual Briefing with guest Security Council: … Read more United Nations LIVE

The situation in Somalia – Security Council Open VTC

Remarks by James Swan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on the situation in Somalia during the Security Council Open VTC. The report provides updates on the implementation of the mandates of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the United Nations Support … Read more The situation in Somalia – Security Council Open VTC

World Health Assembly & other topics – Daily Briefing (18 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/World Health Assembly – Deputy Secretary-General/Commencement – ECOSOC – Syria/Security Council – Afghanistan – Félicien Kabuga – Burundi – Central African Republic – COVID-19/Kazakhstan – COVID-19/Somalia – International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia – COVID-19/Museums – COVID-19/Hunger – Donald Paneth SECRETARY-GENERAL/WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY … Read more World Health Assembly & other topics – Daily Briefing (18 May 2020)

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday May 17 | ABC News

0:00 Victorian cafes, restaurants and the dining areas in pubs will reopen from the 1st of June. Venues will initially be able to have a maximum of 20 people indoors with that number gradually increasing. 4:24 Queensland has recorded no new cases of coronavirus overnight despite more than 200 tests of staff and residents of … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday May 17 | ABC News

Two Weddings, Somali Style | Al Jazeera World

When it comes to weddings, Somalia has many approaches. Some couples stick with tradition while others go for more modern marriage ceremonies. This film tells the story of two weddings, one in a small desert village and the other in a busy city, while highlighting everyday life in different parts of the country. It also … Read more Two Weddings, Somali Style | Al Jazeera World

Amnesty: Somalia journalists face abusive means of suppression

Somali journalists continue to face arbitrary arrests, physical attacks and censorship. A recent Amnesty International report says harassment and intimidation of journalists are so deeply entrenched, it makes Somalia one of the most dangerous places to report from. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow has more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Amnesty: Somalia journalists face abusive means of suppression

Anger in Mogadishu after police kill civilian in COVID-19 curfew

A police officer in Somalia has been arrested after shooting dead a person while enforcing coronavirus restrictions. The incident on Friday led to two days of protests in the capital, Mogadishu. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – … Read more Anger in Mogadishu after police kill civilian in COVID-19 curfew

Somalia: Only one hospital to treat country’s COVID-19 patients

A critical shortage of medical supplies and personnel continues to grip hospitals across Africa. In Somalia’s capital, Martini Hospital is the country’s only medical facility dedicated to treating its growing number of coronavirus patients. The people of Somalia have struggled through years of conflict, locust swarms and now COVID-19. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from … Read more Somalia: Only one hospital to treat country’s COVID-19 patients

Noon briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: COVID-SG World Economic Prospects report COVID-country notes COVID-refugees Global Humanitarian Response Plan Libya Nigeria Somalia Afghanistan IAEA Syria Yemen WMO Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=01%20April%202020

Can East Africa’s locust plague be stopped? | The Stream

From feasting locusts to melting glaciers to betting on a doomsday seed vault, The Stream takes a look at global warming’s effects around the world. Join the conversation. Locusts Authorities in East Africa are racing to counter swarms of voracious locusts who have been eating their way through seven countries, including Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. … Read more Can East Africa’s locust plague be stopped? | The Stream