Riyadh, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani met at the Secretariat General, in Riyadh, today British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Simon Paul Collis. They discussed relations and cooperation between …
UN urged to act to improve outlook for rural women
The Minister of Women in the Presidency, Bathabile Dlamini, says the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and UN member states have an obligation to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women. “The CSW must have tangible, action oriented outcomes, which bring about real change in the lives of women and girls,” Minister […]
DROUGHT IN SOUTH AFRICA DECLARED NATIONAL DISASTER
CAPE TOWN– The South African government has declared a national state of disaster to deal with the drought and water crisis which has gripped vast parts of the country, and especially the second largest city, Cape Town, for more than two years. Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Zweli Mkhize, who made announcement on […]
UNION BLOCKS SOUTH AFRICAN RENEWEABLE ENERGY PROJECTS FOR FEAR OF LOSS OF COAL MINING JOBS
PRETORIA– The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has obtained a court order to block the signing of agreements for 27 renewable energy projects developed by independent power producers as it believes this will adversely affect the jobs of coal miners in the country. The union made the statement after the Pretoria High […]
UN Set to Threaten Arms Embargo on South Sudan
The U.N. Security Council is expected to adopt on Thursday a U.S.-drafted resolution that threatens to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against those blocking efforts to end one of Africa’s worst wars. The strongly-worded text is aimed at piling pressure on South Sudan’s warring sides as they head into a new […]
Security Situation And Services To Southern Libya Discussed.
Tripoli, Member of Presidency Council, Ahmed Hamza discussed in a meeting Tuesday with mayors of Sebha and Bawanies security and service situation in southern Libya. The meeting held at the cabinet offices reviewed the security situation in the area an…
The Central Committee For Municipal Elections Oversees Mayor Elections.
Tripoli, The Central Committee for Municipal Elections oversee Tuesday mayor elections in Beniwaleed and Deraj. Salem Ali Anwair was elected as mayor of Beniwaleed, whereas Fadhel Mohamed Ahmed was elected as Darej. The election was conducted in the pr…