Global Fund issues New Guidance in Response to COVID-19

March 4, 2020 0

The Global Fund announced today new guidance to enable countries to strengthen their response to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, by using existing grants in a swift, nimble and pragmatic way. Working within its mandate to fight HIV, TB and malaria and …

Soldiers Occupy Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court Grounds, Judges Say

March 3, 2020 0

BISSAU, GUINEA BISSAU – A dozen soldiers have occupied the grounds of Guinea-Bissau’s Supreme Court, the court said Tuesday, deepening a post-election crisis that has resulted in the appointment of rival presidents and the silencing of state media. The…

Meeting of Sudanese Leader, Netanyahu Sparks Criticism in Khartoum

February 4, 2020 0

KHARTOUM The head of Sudan’s ruling body, the Sovereign Council, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Uganda Monday to discuss normalizing relations between the countries. The meeting sparked criticism from religious leaders and some o…

Energy Giant Total Taken to French Court for Climate Inaction

January 28, 2020 0

PARIS – In a groundbreaking case in France, energy giant Total is being sued for allegedly failing to adequately fight climate change.The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by environmental groups and local authorities who feel it has potential global implic…

Plague of Locusts Attacking Crops in Horn of Africa

January 24, 2020 0

GENEVA – The United Nations says urgent action must be taken to halt an invasion of locusts that is threatening food crops and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa.A locust invasion is swarming across parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, destroying crops…