FROM MAGAZINE: Digital reforms for smooth sailing in African watersByOcean trade which dominates 90 percent of African imports is tasting the success of digitalisation due to pandemic. African port & terminal operators have been gearing up the infrastructure to meet the burgeoning demand while digitalisation is also tasting the success in the traditional shipping industry. Moller Capital announced a sizable investment in a ports and logistics platform - an ecosystem of ports, trucking, warehouses and rail services in West Africa. As data became the new oil in the face of a pandemic, the African shipping industry is getting greased with digital platforms for efficiency during these difficult times. The country has been without a national carrier since Maersk acquired South African shipping line Safmarine in 1999.
May 29, 2020 10:07 UTC
Charles de Foucauld, the priest, hermit and martyr who spent many years in North Africa, and is soon to be declared a saint, offers to the Church a model for its relationship with Islam and ministry in Muslim-majority countries. Born into an aristocratic French family, Blessed Charles (1858-1916) turned away from the Catholic faith of his childhood and embarked on a dissolute life. Although some have argued de Foucauld was too closely linked to colonial powers, his encounter with devout Muslims in North Africa helped rekindle his faith. De Foucauld offers a vital lesson that God is before God acts. “Jesus descended to them and came to Nazareth,” de Foucauld wrote.
May 29, 2020 09:45 UTC
It would be wrong to assume that Turkey's ambitions are limited to Libya or North Africa. It has begun to secure major victories at the same time Turkey is making serious military manoeuvres in Libya. It caught 250 rebels that entered Chad from Libya in January 2018, while destroying more than forty vehicles and confiscating arms and weapons. The joint force backed by France to fight Boko Haram includes forces from Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria. Armed brigades, mercenaries and terrorists are focused on southern Libya after having managed to secure Tripoli and the West.
May 29, 2020 08:48 UTC
Download logoKenya recorded the highest number of Covid 19 cases since the first case was announced on March 13, 2020. In the last 24 hours, out of 3077 samples tested, 123 people have today tested positive for Coronavirus a staggering triple digit figure ever to be recorded in the country. The CS announced that Nairobi county was leading with 85 cases, followed by Mombasa 24 and Kiambu four cases. Other counties are Kajiado with three cases and Kisumu two cases while Garissa, Kitui, Kilifi, Busia and Uasin Gishu Counties have a case each. Out of the 123 cases 78 are males, and 45 are females while the youngest is 1-year-old, and the oldest is 76 years old.
May 29, 2020 08:15 UTC
The Refugee Agency plans to further scale up support for those most in need among 16 million refugees, internally displaced persons, returnees, stateless people and members of host communities in the region. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, UNHCR has intensified its efforts to help refugees, displaced persons and other persons in need against the threat of a possible spread of the virus. Among the most affected are refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons and stateless persons. It also made available cash grants to vulnerable refugees in countries such as Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. In Libya, the agency has provided hygiene materials and other urgently needed goods to refugees and displaced Libyans as well as to healthcare providers.
May 29, 2020 06:45 UTC
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May 29, 2020 04:30 UTC
1 Share3 Mins ReadFridays For Future Digital, the online student climate strike movement spurred on by the coronavirus pandemic, are launching a new 8-week-long digital campaign to raise awareness about how the climate emergency disproportionately impacts indigenous communities and environmental defenders. Together, the three climate advocacy groups will be launching a global 8-week digital campaign to stand up for environmental defenders and indigenous communities who are being disproportionately affected by the climate crisis. While the land rights of indigenous peoples are enshrined in international law, they are often ignored by national governments in the name of economic or industrial development. “Climate justice must represent social justice. All of us can take digital climate action now to demand justice for environmental defenders and indigenous communities.
May 29, 2020 02:48 UTC
The managers of cafes and restaurants are however required to strictly implement the precautionary and health rules issued by health authorities, in order to safeguard the health of customers and employees and contain the spread of coronavirus, the ministry pointed out in a statement. Joint commissions of concerned departments will monitor the implementation of these measures, and take action against offenders, the Ministry said. Restaurants and cafes were ordered to close down on March 15, few days before the nationwide lockdown decreed in Morocco on March 20. The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Morocco has dropped over the past few days. According to the Health Ministry, 2,246 patients are still being treated, including 31 in intensive care units (1.4%).
May 28, 2020 21:56 UTC
But the UN migration agency said the migrants were shot and killed on Wednesday in a smuggling warehouse in the desert town of Mizdah, where a group of migrants were being held. The government statement said on Thursday that migrants had killed a local trafficker in Mizdah, near Tripoli, allegedly prompting his family to take revenge and kill the 30 migrants. Eleven migrants were wounded in the rampage, it added, and taken to a hospital in the western mountain town of Zintan. The Libyan coast guard, trained by the EU to keep migrants from reaching European shores, intercepts boats at sea and returns them to Libya, where many migrants land in detention centers rife with torture and abuse. Militias loosely allied with the Tripoli government have been defending the country''s capital from a year-long offensive by eastern-based forces trying to capture it.
May 28, 2020 21:22 UTC
The second phase of Vande Bharat mission to bring back Indians stranded abroad has been extended until June 13. (File Photo) The second phase of Vande Bharat mission to bring back Indians stranded abroad has been extended until June 13. He is among 140 Indians stranded in Morocco since the North African country imposed a lockdown on March 20 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Jamaludeen says the Indian embassy in Algiers had informed them about a common flight for Indians stranded in North African countries “soon”, but they are yet to get any update. We requested the Indian embassy to provide us an alternate accommodation, but we never heard from them,” he says.
May 28, 2020 21:00 UTC
“When I was living in Paris to pursue my studies, I was passionate about the world of fashion,” said Mansouri. “I was using apps that were giving clients the opportunity to buy and sell their used clothes at a lower cost and in an easy way. And with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic keeping many shoppers under lockdown, e-commerce has been experiencing an added boom worldwide. To grow its community, Dabchy created an easy-to-use app to allow its customers to post and buy items within minutes. Operating across North Africa, the app is a mix between an e-commerce platform and a social network.
May 28, 2020 19:30 UTC
While still a young fella, Stewart Fulbright desired to fly, so constructed model airplanes and read magazines about flying. African-American pilots nonetheless played crucial roles during World War II and Fulbright as a trailblazer piloted a bomber during the war. He was among the Tuskegee Airmen present in 2007 in Washington, D.C., when they were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Dr. Fulbright became the first dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Business. Dr. Fulbright was inducted into Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame in 2012.
May 28, 2020 18:56 UTC
“When I was living in Paris to pursue my studies, I was passionate about the world of fashion,” said Mansouri. “I was using apps that were giving clients the opportunity to buy and sell their used clothes at a lower cost and in an easy way. A $20 billion global industry, second-hand apparel retail has been growing substantially over the last few years. While the idea of buying second-hand clothes may be a new concept in Tunisia, it is quickly catching on. To grow its community, Dabchy created an easy-to-use app to allow its customers to post and buy items within minutes.
May 28, 2020 18:45 UTC
Islam is the state religion in Morocco, and while drinking alcohol is forbidden for Muslims, it is largely tolerated. Satirical Facebook postAlso on Wednesday, rights group Amnesty International urged Tunisian authorities to drop all charges against student Emna Charki, facing trial for attacking Islam on Facebook. She was due in court Thursday on charges of attacking the sanctity of religion, attacking morality and inciting violence, lawyer Ines Trabelsi told AFP earlier in May. Amnesty said the student has received threats against her life and accused the Tunisian authorities of failing to act. “What’s happening to me is not normal,” Charki told AFP.
May 28, 2020 17:37 UTC
Download logoFAO Representative in Somalia Etienne Peterschmitt discusses COVID-19 and its impacts on vulnerable groups and the UN agency's work. Under Mobile Money, trained agents meet beneficiaries to record their details and register their fingerprints through an app developed in-house by FAO called BiMo. How many people have received cash support in this way so far? Since mid-March when the COVID-19 emergency started in Somalia, FAO has transferred $4 million to 200,000 people safely through the Mobile Money program. By June, an additional 180,000 people will be registered to receive the life-saving cash support.
May 28, 2020 17:37 UTC