Osman Khwaja is hoping to recall Australia’s Test cricket in the Sheffield Shield clash between Queensland and Tasmania.

Queensland captain Usman Khwaja posted a modest score against Tasmania, which did not help his chances of earning a Test recall. Osman Khwaja’s hopes of withdrawing from the Tests have been dashed after a disappointing attempt to bat with Tasmania in the first innings of Queensland’s Sheffield Shield. The Queensland captain was dropped from the … Read more

Rising battle for coronavirus vaccines in Zimbabwe – global issues

Zimbabweans are easily joining the queues for the COVID-19 vaccine, but the rollout has not gone smoothly. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS by Jeffrey Moyo (Harare, Zimbabwe) Friday 08 October 2021 Inter Press Service HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct 08 (IPS) – More than a month ago, she lost her parents, brother and wife to the coronavirus. Then her … Read more

Ricky Ponty wanted to be Australia’s T20 coach before the Sand Sandpaper Gate fiasco

Melbourne [Australia]October (ANI): Darren Lehmann, the former head coach of the Australian men’s cricket team, has revealed that he wants Ricky Ponty to manage the Twenty20 team. During his visit to South Africa in 2010, Sandpaper Gate Scandal said Lehmann wanted to be the head coach of the T-20 before blowing up Australian cricket. “I … Read more

UNHCR recommends ending refugee status for Ivorians by June — Global Issues

“In light of the fundamental and lasting changes in Côte d’Ivoire, I am pleased to recommend that the refugee status of Ivorian refugees comes into effect on June 30, 2022,” said Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Tens of thousands on hold According to data available for: UNHCR, there are approximately 91,000 Ivorian refugees … Read more

South Africa’s ‘moral compass’ Tutu is celebrating his 90th birthday

The line-up of speakers on her birthday is a reminder of Tutu values, surrounding herself with rights advocates Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon, Nobel Peace Prize winner and known as the “moral compass of the nation”, celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday with a rare public appearance. Tutu, who has long spoken out against … Read more

Burkinabe ex-leader Compaore to dismiss Sankara murder case | News

Former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore is the main defendant in the 1987 murder of his predecessor. Burkina Faso’s former president Blaise Compaore, the main defendant in a long-awaited trial over the 1987 murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankara, will boycott the upcoming proceedings, his lawyers said. During Monday’s trial opening, Compaore and 13 others … Read more

Guterres criticizes ‘unprecedented expulsion’ of staff from Ethiopia; Calls for Focus on Saving Lives — Global Issues

Mr Guterres spoke to the… Security Council, where he inquired about the growing needs in the north, as a result of the war in the Tigray region. In light of the immense crisis, the UN chief said all efforts should be aimed at saving lives and avoiding a massive human tragedy. ‘Unprecedented eviction’ “This makes … Read more

Malaria vaccine a ‘breakthrough for science’, says WHO chief | health news

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that the only approved malaria vaccine should be given widely to African children, marking major advances against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. The WHO’s recommendation is for RTS,S, sold as “Mosquirix,” a vaccine developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. Since 2019, 2.3 … Read more

South African car industry fears strike as soon as union strike begins Trade and Economy News

South Africa’s largest metalworkers’ union has called for an indefinite strike after wage negotiations with employers failed. South Africa’s largest metalworkers’ union has launched an indefinite strike, threatening to cut wages and cut off supply of spare parts to make new cars and goods, according to industry and union officials. Organized with about 155,000 members … Read more

Bambari and Nzacko: two mirrors of the crisis in the CAR | Gallery News

Nzacko/Bambari, Central African Republic – Civilians repeatedly forced to flee attacks; health facilities that are regularly targeted; war orphans who survive on the streets and women who have to give birth to babies under extreme conditions. The cities of Nzacko and Bambari, while differing in size, location and security dynamics, are both marked by the … Read more

The Ethiopian parliament has confirmed Abi Ahmed as prime minister

Abi’s party won a landslide victory in June Election. He was sworn in on Monday, and a ceremony was later held in the capital, Addis Ababa, in the presence of several African heads of state. President Sahl-Wark Jeddah told parliament on Monday that the government’s priorities include reducing inflation – which has risen to about … Read more

Here’s how – global issues

The definition of child labor on cocoa farms in West Africa is still in dispute Dr. Richard Asare / Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Monday, October 4, 2021 Inter Press Service October 04 (IPS) – Proof of Child labor on a cocoa farm in West Africa Became public knowledge in the late 1990s. This follows a press … Read more

UN chief condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali – Global Issues

Antonio Guterres Expressing deep condolences to the family of the victim, as well as to the government and people of Egypt, I wish a speedy recovery to the injured peacekeepers working in the United Nations Stabilization Mission for Mali.MINUSMA). The Secretary-General today strongly condemned an anti-explosive device attack UN_MINUSMA Caravan near Tessalit, Kidal area. One … Read more

First official EgyptAir flight lands at Israel airport

An EgyptAir jet has landed in Tel Aviv, making the Egyptian flag carrier’s first official direct flight since the two countries signed a landmark 1979 peace treaty. ThroughThe Associated Press October 3, 2021, 19:32 • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM – Egypt’s flag carrier made its first official direct … Read more

Curfew extended in Central Africa after rebel attacks

Central African authorities have extended curfews in the town of Bambari, 380 kilometers northeast of Bangui, after rebel attacks on troops, the region’s deputy police chief told AFP on Saturday.The Central African Republic, the second least developed country in the world, has been experiencing a serious political-military crisis since 2013, the intensity of which has … Read more

UN peacekeeper killed in explosion in troubled northern Mali | News

Four other members of the UN mission were injured in the attack that took place near the country’s border with Algeria. A peacekeeper was killed and four others seriously injured in volatile northern Mali near the Algerian border when an improvised explosive device went off, the United Nations said. “One dead and three seriously injured … Read more

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban if certain conditions are met, says president

However, he said it has strayed into a “platform to organize, coordinate and carry out criminal activities, spread fake news and promote ethnic and religious sentiments”. President Buhari said this contributed to the federal government pull the plug on Twitter in June. He added that a committee set up to resolve the dispute agrees that … Read more

Decision to expel UN personnel could jeopardize relief operations — Global Issues

Cooperation between the UN and the government continues after Ethiopian authorities on Thursday declared seven employees of the organization personae non grata and ordered them to leave the country within 72 hours. UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet deeply regrets Ethiopia’s decision to appoint 7 UN officials – including one of our own – as persona … Read more

Malawi: Former MP shoots himself in parliament building

Clement Chiwaya, a former deputy speaker, shot himself in the head after smuggling a firearm into the office of the Clerk of Parliament, Malawi Police Service spokesman James Kadadzera said. Chiwaya is said to have gained access to the parliament building despite a routine security screening. “The late Chiwaya was a disabled man who used … Read more

UN chief praises ‘remarkable achievement’ in Sudan – Global Issues

António Guterres delivered the opening speech at a virtual High Level Event About Sudan, which he organized together with Norway, on the margins of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly. “We are also here to emphasize the importance of the international community investing in these vital efforts through concrete action and delivering on … Read more

Mali receives helicopters and weapons from Russia | News

The delivery of military equipment from Moscow is taking place amid tense relations between Bamako and key ally Paris. A cargo plane has brought four helicopters, weapons and ammunition from Russia to Mali, according to military-led authorities in the West African country. Interim Defense Minister Sadio Camara said late Thursday that Mali had acquired the … Read more

UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ malnutrition in Tigre, Ethiopia

The United Nations has reported alarming reports of malnutrition among children, pregnant and breastfeeding women in conflict-affected areas. The United Nations has warned of “unprecedented” malnutrition among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigris region, in a report published hours after the government ordered the expulsion of several senior UN officials. Last position Report … Read more

5 warning signs of advanced prostate cancer

5 warning signs of advanced prostate cancer Thursday – 23 Safar 1443 AH – 30 September 2021 AD London: “Middle East Online” Early stage prostate cancer shows no specific signs, making it difficult for a person to determine if something is wrong.And in cities like Delhi, Kolkata and Pune, prostate cancer is the second largest … Read more

7 UN officials told to leave the country within 72 hours – Global Issues

The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a tweet that five members of the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, including senior leaders, were expelled from the country, as was the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF Representative, and a team leader from the UN Human Rights Agency, OHCHR. Secretary General @antonioguterres was shocked to … Read more

Rwandan Rainforest Conservation Wins Indigenous Community Praise – Global Issues

Rwanda’s Gishwati Mukura rainforest is one of the most biodiverse places in the Congo Basin. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa / IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (nyabihu, rwanda) Thursday, September 30, 2021 Inter Press Service NYABIHU, RWANDA, Sept 30 (IPS) – Laurent Hategekimana, a villager from Nyabihu, a district of western Rwanda, recalls the dire condition of Gishwati’s … Read more