Is the WHO mishandling the coronavirus response? | Inside Story

More and more countries are reporting cases of the coronavirus. The World Health Organization is worried that some of the new infections appear to have no direct link to China, where the outbreak was first reported in December. New deaths have been reported in Iran and Italy, and the number of infected people has doubled … Read more Is the WHO mishandling the coronavirus response? | Inside Story

Denying genocide in Myanmar: ‘Rumours and hearsay’ | UpFront (Headliner)

In January the International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Myanmar’s government rejected the ruling, saying it was based on a “distorted picture of the situation”. According to the UN, at least 10,000 people have been killed and more than 700,000 have fled Rakhine state since … Read more Denying genocide in Myanmar: ‘Rumours and hearsay’ | UpFront (Headliner)

Swarms of locusts darken sky over Bahrain as they threaten crops | ABC News

Swarms of locusts darken the skies in Bahrain as they move eastward toward China. The pests have been responsible for devastating crops in parts of Africa, and the UN warned that the locusts were placing “millions at risk of hunger.” https://abcn.ws/3bTCiQl SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/ Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK … Read more Swarms of locusts darken sky over Bahrain as they threaten crops | ABC News

UN warns of ‘bloodbath’ as Syria fighting escalates

There’s been intense shelling between the opposition and Syrian government forces who are making their push for the last rebel-held area. Russian warplanes have also been bombing the region. The United Nations warned that the humanitarian crisis in Syria will turn catastrophic unless the international community steps in and delivers aid immediately. The fighting has … Read more UN warns of ‘bloodbath’ as Syria fighting escalates

TECH 24: urban farming for the future

According to a UN report, by 2030, 20 percent of products consumed worldwide will come from urban farming, compared to just 5 percent today. In this episode of TECH 24, take a trip to the farms of the future, and some electric bicycles for a test ride. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 … Read more TECH 24: urban farming for the future

Togo’s Fimo228 festival: Harnessing fashion in the fight against AIDS

Togo’s seventh International Fashion Festival is proof that fashion can be both fun and informative. This year, the event teamed up with the UN in its fight against HIV/AIDS. A fashion show organised in the streets of the capital Lomé was a colourful celebration of home-grown talent, a night that culminated in the distribution of … Read more Togo’s Fimo228 festival: Harnessing fashion in the fight against AIDS

Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down ahead of his inauguration in 2017. The beleaguered premier announced he would quit by the end of July. Also, in South Sudan, rival leaders agree to form a unity government just two days before a … Read more Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife

On the ground in Idlib: ‘This is the last call to people with humanity to help’

The UN has estimated that 170,000 of the 900,000 civilians forced from their homes in a recent wave of displacement in north-west Syria are living out in the open. Activist Laith, who is part of the White Helmets volunteer group, has called for the international community to ‘stand with [those] who left their homes and … Read more On the ground in Idlib: ‘This is the last call to people with humanity to help’

‘Nowhere is safe’: UN warns of urgent danger of Syria escalation

The United Nations has warned of “catastrophic human suffering” in Syria as hundreds of thousands flee to northwards near Turkey’s border. The Syrian government backed by Russian air power continue to attack the last rebel stronghold in the northwest. World powers at a meeting at the UN to stop the onslaught warned that babies had … Read more ‘Nowhere is safe’: UN warns of urgent danger of Syria escalation

Libya: GNA says ceasefire talks overtaken by Tripoli attacks

Libya’s United Nations-recognised government has withdrawn from talks to bring about a permanent ceasefire after renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces struck the main port in Tripoli. Haftar’s Libyan National Army launched a military offensive in April last year to take Tripoli, where the rival leadership of the Government of National Accord is based. A … Read more Libya: GNA says ceasefire talks overtaken by Tripoli attacks