Catastrophic Flooding Takes Hundreds of Kenyan Lives

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK | 7 May 2024 (IDN) — “Maji! Maji! (Water Water!). That was the frantic cry heard throughout Mathare, one of Kenya’s overcrowded squatter settlements in the capital, Nairobi, as torrential rains triggered widespread flooding across the capital city. The rains have been ravaging Kenya since March during […]

Small Gains Seen in Africa for Environmental Journalists

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK | 6 May 2024 (IDN) — This year, World Press Freedom Day centred around the importance of journalists raising awareness of the global environmental crisis and its consequences. As they investigate climate change, pollution, deforestation, supply chain problems, illegal mining and animal trafficking, reporters have been facing […]

WHO Fears Bloodbath If Israel Launches a Full-Scale Military Operation in Rafah

By Jaya Ramachandran GENEVA | 3 May 2024 (IDN) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for respecting “the sanctity of health care”, adding that “parties to the conflict have the coordinates of health facilities”. These must be actively protected and remain accessible to patients, health workers and partners. “The safety of health and […]

Sri Lanka: Between Gratefulness to Iran and Reservations of a Community

By Kalinga Seneviratne ALIKOTA ARA, Wellawaya, Sri Lanka | 2 May 2024 (IDN) — Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi made a one-day visit to Sri Lanka on 24 April amid tight security to declare open an Iran-assisted mega power and agricultural development project that would provide power to the national grid and water to farmers in […]

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