Humanitarian Coordinator in Cameroon condemns killing of school children in the South-West region

Yaoundé, 24 October 2020 – The Humanitarian Coordinator in Cameroon, Mr. Matthias Z. Naab, strongly condemns the attack against Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy in Kumba, in the South West region of Cameroon in which it is reported that at least eight children were killed and another twelve wounded. “I am shocked and outraged by the killing of innocent school children which were attending school to get an education. On behalf of the United Nations and the wider humanitarian community in Cameroon, I extend our deepest condolences to the families…

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COVID-19 and the role of local food production in building more resilient local food systems

As of 17 September 2020, global confirmed cases of COVID-19 reached 29.74 million, covering 216 countries, areas or territories (WHO, 2020). The pandemic has put local food systems at risk of disruptions along the entire agri-food value chain. Cities and local governments are currently playing a major role in limiting the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and in mitigating disruptions to their local food systems. To better understand the situation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been closely monitoring local food system status and…

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Covid-19: South Africa cases on the rise – Health Minister

PRETORIA, Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has raised his concerns about the climbing figures of positive COVID-19 cases in South Africa. “Over the past week, there has been an increase of 9.1% in new cases,” he said, adding that there has been an increase of 10.7% over the last 14 days. The country now has 710,515 detected COVID-19 cases after 2,156 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus on Thursday. Meanwhile, 102 more people succumbed to the respiratory disease pushing the death toll to 18,843. “Of the 102 deaths…

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Cameroon Says Separatist Attack on School Kills 4

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Armed men attacked a school in Cameroon’s southwestern town of Kumba on Saturday, killing at least four children and wounding at least 15 others. No one claimed responsibility, but the government blamed separatists who had ordered that schools in the area be closed. Patrick Ebale, 17, said he was still recovering from the shock of the incident, in which gunmen attacked the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy. Ebale said students in the school ran in all directions as the gunmen fired indiscriminately into the air. “There was…

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شبكة تلفزيون الصين الدولية:الصين تحتفل بالذكرى السبعين لحرب مقاومة العدوان الأمريكي ومساعدة كوريا، وتدعو إلى تعزيز السلام العالمي

بكين،, 24 أكتوبر 2020 /بيان صحفي نيوز وير/–عقدت الصين اليوم الجمعة اجتماعًا لإحياء الذكرى 70 لدخول جيش متطوعي الشعب الصيني (CPV) إلى جمهورية كوريا الديمقراطية الشعبية (DPRK) للمشاركة في حرب مقاومة العدوان الأمريكي و مساعدة كوريا (1950-1953). القى الرئيس الصينى شى جين بينغ، وهو أيضًا الأمين العام للجنة المركزية للحزب الشيوعي الصيني (CPC) ورئيس اللجنة […]

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