Sudan faces disease threats after floods displace hundreds

Hundreds of families left homeless by flooding in Sudan are facing new threats. There are concerns they will now be exposed to water-borne diseases like malaria and cholera. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Al Gitaina in White Nile state, where at least five people have died. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Sudan faces disease threats after floods displace hundreds

“Never Ever Give Up” Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews David Beasley (WFP) – Awake at Night

In this opening episode for Season 3 of Awake at Night, host Melissa Fleming (United Nations’ Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications) speaks with David Beasley (Executive Director of the World Food Programme) about his own experience being sick with COVID-19 and why people should listen to the science. He also explains why the pandemic is causing … Read more “Never Ever Give Up” Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews David Beasley (WFP) – Awake at Night

Launch of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change – Virtual Press Conference (28 July 2020)

Virtual Press Conference by Selwin Hart, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team on the launch of the new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. Announcing the launch of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, his Special Adviser on Climate, Selwin Hart, … Read more Launch of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change – Virtual Press Conference (28 July 2020)

Climate Change & other topics – Daily Briefing (28 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Cities – Climate – Security Council – Lebanon – Sudan – Libya – Peacekeeping – Libya/Migrants – Sahel – CERF – COVID-19/Amazon – COVID-19/Tourism – Financial Contribution CITIES Today, the Secretary-General launched his Policy Brief on COVID-19 in the Urban World. The brief … Read more Climate Change & other topics – Daily Briefing (28 July 2020)

Sudan’s transition: New civilian governors, new challenges

Sudan has replaced the military governors of its 18 states with civilians, including two female governors for the first time. This comes as the restive Darfur region continues to see violence and loss of life, and not everybody is sure these new governors are cut out for the work ahead of them. Al Jazeera’s Hiba … Read more Sudan’s transition: New civilian governors, new challenges

More than 60 dead in Sudan massacre

UN officials on Sunday reported a fresh massacre of more than 60 people in Sudan’s West Darfur, as the country’s prime minister promised fresh troops for the conflict-stricken region. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: … Read more More than 60 dead in Sudan massacre

Water shortage fears: Sudan’s fishermen concerned over dam

As the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam nears completion, some communities in Sudan are concerned about the potential effect on their livelihoods. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan travelled to Lake Nubia, which is shared by Egypt and Sudan, to speak to farmers and fisherman about their concerns. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Water shortage fears: Sudan’s fishermen concerned over dam

Climate Change & Other Topics – Daily Briefing (24 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Security Council/Climate Change – Brazil/UNHCR – SG statement on Ukraine – Burkina Faso/OCHA – South Sudan – COVID-19/UNAMID/UNMISS – WMO/Siberia – Former President Mkapa Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=24%20July%202020

United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: SG/Climate Change SG Policy Brief/Arab States Security Council/Syria COVID-19/Jordan UNICEF/separated children WHO/African health workers Nigeria/humanitarian COVID-19/Syria South Sudan unrest Briefing by Reem Abaza, President of the General Assembly. Highlights: GA Decision on High-Level Week of its 75th session UN Lecture at the University of Buckingham. … Read more United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

Ethiopia dam dispute: Concerns in Sudan’s Blue Nile state

Ethiopia is set to start filling Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam despite the lack of a deal with downstream countries Sudan and Egypt. Many rounds of talks have failed to reach a water-sharing deal, or placate concerns about what the dam will do to supplies far away. Analysts agree that the mismanagement of the Grand Ethiopian … Read more Ethiopia dam dispute: Concerns in Sudan’s Blue Nile state

Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agree to resume talks – BBC News

The first-year target for filling the controversial mega dam on the River Nile has been reached, Ethiopia says. This would allow the first set of turbines to be tested. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s announcement came as Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agreed to resume talks over the dam, following a virtual summit. The project has been … Read more Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agree to resume talks – BBC News

Ethiopia says it needs Blue Nile water to help its people

The Nile has become a political statement as countries across Africa fight for control of it. Egypt and Sudan depend on the river for their water. It is fed by the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. But the Ethiopian government says it needs to use more of the resource to help its people. For countries downstream, … Read more Ethiopia says it needs Blue Nile water to help its people