Day: August 26, 2022

UN helping Chad in response to floods killing 22

The United Nations and humanitarian partners are aiding Chad in responding to the catastrophic flooding which has affected 340,000 people, killed 22 and caused extensive damage, a UN spokesman said.The flooding in 11 of the country’s 23 provinces cause…

Morocco recalls envoy from Tunisia over Polisario meeting

Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Tunis for consultations and cancelled its participation in a pan-African investment conference, it said, after Tunisia’s president hosted the head of thePolisario movement.The Polisario wants an independent state …

UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement

UN member states ended two weeks of negotiations without a treaty to protect biodiversity in the high seas, an agreement that would have addressed growing environmental and economic challenges.“Although we did make excellent progress we still do need a…

Russia blocks adoption at UN of nuclear disarmament text

Russia on Friday prevented the adoption of a joint declaration following a four-week UN conference on a nuclear disarmament treaty, with Moscow denouncing what it said were “political” aspects of the text.The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), whi…

At least 17 dead in Uganda after drinking toxic liquor

At least 17 people have died and several others were taken to hospital after consuming toxic liquor from a roadside kiosk in northern Uganda, a senior official said.The victims in the city of Arua had consumed a local gin named City 5 that contained me…