On June 22, in an informal virtual meeting of the UN, the newly-elected Turkish UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Volkan Bozkir said that he would represent the UN membership as a whole. He added that he would serve “the best interests of the UN and its Member States”. He thankedContinue Reading

In the midst of the augmenting regional tensions pertaining to Addis Ababa’s Nile River mega-dam project, under the name Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the United Nations (UN) on June 22, has urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to “work together” to resolve differences. UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, said, “We urgeContinue Reading

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has extended invitations to several leaders across the globe to participate in the Victory Day Parade of the country. Accepting President Vladimir Putin’s invitation, Uzbekistan’s President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, will pay a two-day working visit to Russia on June 23 and June 24. The confirmationContinue Reading

The Presidential election in Kiribati has been won by the incumbent President Taneti Maamau. The victory has been confirmed by Sir John Muria on June 23. Sir John Muria announcing the victory of Taneti Maamau said, “I hereby declare that the successful candidate and, therefore, the President-elect of Kiribati isContinue Reading

In lieu with the failed payment on part of South Sudan to the African Union, the Representatives of South Sudan have been banned from taking part in an African Union meeting being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. South Sudan has failed to pay overdue fees totalling more than $9 millionContinue Reading

After the week-long protests being held across the country, Nigerian doctors have ended the nationwide strike to provide the Government of Nigeria ample time to act on the demands of the National Association of Resident Doctors (Nard). The Nigerian doctors have been protesting against low pay and inadequate protective equipmentContinue Reading

Stressing on the need and urgency of a pan-African trade bloc to come into force, Kenya, East Africa’s richest economy has delayed talks on a trade deal with the United States. The news has been confirmed by Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta. The delayed trade deal with the US will beContinue Reading

In order to extend humanitarian support for the Syrian refugee crisis, Jordon, on June 22, has launched the 2020-2022 Jordan Response Platform (JRP). The JRP has been launched with a total budget of 6.6 billion U.S. dollars and aims to meet the needs of the country to ease the impactContinue Reading

The Iraqi military has confirmed that on June 22, a Katyusha rocket landed near Baghdad International Airport which has not caused any casualty. In a statement, the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said that the attack took place in the evening, when unknown militants fired theContinue Reading

To aid the country in curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus, two new isolation field hospitals is being opened by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies in Cox’ Bazar, Bangladesh. The Cox’ Bazar region is one of the world’s biggest camps for displaced RohingyaContinue Reading