2024-02-27: News Headlines

NEOB (2024-02-27). Current legal framework must transform to respond to society's current needs – DP Mashatile. sanews.gov.za Current legal framework must transform to respond to society's current needs – DP Mashatile | Deputy President Paul Mashatile says although much has been done to address challenges in the criminal justice system, the current legal framework requires transformation and amendments that align with society in its current form. | He was delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the National Conference on the implementation of the Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) programme and the review of the Criminal Procedure Act. | The conference is expected to be held over the next three days. | "For many…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-27). Hamas Calls on ICJ to Stop Israel's War on Gaza. libya360.wordpress.com President of the Judges, Judge Nawaf Salam gestures ahead of public hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands on legal consequences of Israeli actions in the Palestinian territory on February 26, 2024 ( Nikos Oikonomou — Anadolu Agency ) The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas has called on the International Court…

NEOB (2024-02-27). Law must crack down on police killers – Cele. sanews.gov.za Law must crack down on police killers – Cele | Police Minister Bheki Cele has called for stricter laws to crack down even harder on criminals who murder police officers. | The Minister was speaking during a panel discussion at the National Conference on the Implementation of the Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) programme and the review of the Criminal Procedure Act. | Cele highlighted that between October and December 2023, at least 22 police officers were killed. | "Our call… is that human rights must be respected. Police are humans and they have rights. I would really like to see [the law] protecting…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-27). ICJ Closes Final Day of Hearings on the Occupation of Palestinian Territory. libya360.wordpress.com The Cradle Nations call on the court to recognize that Israel's occupation of the West Bank territories is illegal A number of nations and entities came together in a UN top court at the Hague to further condemn Israel on the final day of the International Court of Justice ICJ's hearing on Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory on 26…

Caitlin Johnstone (2024-02-27). When The Slaughter Stops In Gaza. caitlinjohnstone.com.au When the slaughter stops in Gaza | I will get to those cobwebs, promise, | and water that monstera, | and clean out that goo in the fridge. | When the slaughter stops in Gaza | I will youtube how to grow strawberries, | and whether dinosaurs ever had feathers, | and what's the deal with hibachis‚Ää—‚Ää | is it something to do with fondue? | When the slaughter stops in Gaza | I will brush my hair out finally, | and call…

newarab (2024-02-27). After five months of war, Egypt airdrops aid into Gaza. newarab.com The A high-level Egyptian military official told The New Arab that "Egyptian aircrafts have been dropping tons of urgent aid supplies, mainly food and medicine, into towns in Khan Younis, Gaza's largest city in the south, as well as central Gaza." | "The process of dropping aid, undertaken cooperatively with the UAE and Jord…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-02-27). Deactivating US Military Bases in the Persian Gulf. libya360.wordpress.com Suat Delgen US weapons are dropping on Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, so some major Arab states hosting US military bases are now telling Washington 'You can't launch from here.' In West Asia, the bedrock of US power projection lies in its strategically located military bases nestled within the Persian Gulf. However, the future of…

newarab (2024-02-27). Egypt 'threatens group' over Sinai Gaza camp report: Amnesty. newarab.com

newarab (2024-02-27). Satellite footage shows Gaza aid convoys waiting in Egypt. newarab.com Aerial and satellite footage showed more than 2,000 The footage was recorded on 22 February, the channel said. | It showed aid convoys lined up on the

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-02-27). IMF Vows To Support Egypt as Nation Braces for Mass Displacement of Gazans. orinocotribune.com

Staff (2024-02-27). Israeli Officials Downplay Prospect of New Hostage Deal With Hamas. scheerpost.com Benjamin Netanyahu Receives Hudson's Herman Kahn Award By Dave DeCamp / Antiwar.com Israeli officials are downplaying the prospects of a new hostage deal with Hamas even as Israeli negotiators head to Qatar to discuss the details, The Times of Israel reported on Monday. According to media reports, the deal presented on Friday during talks between Qatar, Egypt, …

newarab (2024-02-27). Ras Gamila: After Ras al-Hekma, Egypt offers up Red Sea land. newarab.com Egypt is reportedly planning to make a renewed push to offer prime Red Sea coastal land in Ras al-Ghamila (also Ras al-Gamila, Ras al-Jamila) in the Straits of Tiran in South Sinai for foreign investment, in the wake of a $35 billion deal with the UAE for the development of Egypt is reportedly targeting local and Gulf investors from Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the lucrative acquisition as part of its attempt to inject much needed foreign currency liquidity to address its financial and…

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-02-27). Fierce Gaza Clashes Leave Israeli Soldiers Dead or InjuredAl-Qassam Brigades announced late Tuesday observing Israeli helicopters evacuating the soldiers dead or injured in the fierce clashes which erupted in Al-Zeitoun neighborhood, Gaza City.
  Al-Qassam fighters had bombarded the advancing troops in Al-Zeitoun neighborhood with mortar shells, destroying a Merkava tank and a D9 bulldozer in the same area.

nosihle (2024-02-27). KwaZulu-Natal records high number of rhino poaching cases. sanews.gov.za KwaZulu-Natal records high number of rhino poaching cases | While efforts to prevent rhino poaching have resulted in positive outcomes in national parks across the country, South Africa has seen a shift in rhino poaching with the majority of cases in the past year being recorded in KwaZulu-Natal. | "The pressure again has been felt in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province with Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park facing the brunt of poaching cases losing 307 of the total national poaching loss. This is the highest poaching loss within this province," Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy said on Tuesda…

nosihle (2024-02-27). President consults political parties on nomination for Chief Justice position. sanews.gov.za President consults political parties on nomination for Chief Justice position | President Cyril Ramaphosa has embarked on a process of consultation with the leaders of political parties represented in Parliament and the Judicial Service Commission to convey his nomination of Judge Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya as Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa. | Judge Maya currently serves as Deputy Chief Justice and has held the positions of Deputy President and President of the Supreme Court of Appeal. | "The position of Chief Justice will become vacant on 31 August 2024 when the term of office of Justice Raymon…

DPA (2024-02-27). Mary Poppins 1964 film rating raised to PG in UK due to 'discriminatory language'. scmp.com British Board of Film Classification said the Disney film uses colonial term Hottentots, a derogatory word historically used by white Europeans to refer to South Africa's Khoikhoi people.

infobrics (2024-02-27). The Expansion of BRICS: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan. infobrics.org The 15th summit of the BRICS member states was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 31, 2023. These groups of big emerging national economies have announced the addition of six new members in an attempt to restructure the global liberal economic order and provide a counterbalance to the US and its western allies…

tvbrics (2024-02-27). South African city empowers youth through Green Jobs Youth Expo. tvbrics.com The aim of the exhibition was to show young people the opportunities to work in the green industry…

Sondos Shalaby (2024-02-27). Egypt: US blacklists Canada's Sandvine for technology targeting activists. middleeasteye.net Egypt: US blacklists Canada's Sandvine for technology targeting activists | Sandvine's devices have been used in blocking human rights websites in Egypt and injecting spyware into the phone of an opposition politician | | Egyptian politician Ahmed al-Tantawi at his office in Cairo…

tvbrics (2024-02-27). UAE to invest US$35bn to develop Egypt's Ras Al Hekma coastal zone. tvbrics.com Egypt's Prime Minister called it the largest foreign direct investment in history…

newarab (2024-02-27). Boat sinking near Egypt's Giza leaves four workers dead. newarab.com

Associated Press (2024-02-27). Norwegian Dawn cruise ship allowed to dock in Mauritius after tests show no cholera aboard. scmp.com Authorities on the island nation off the coast of east Africa prevented the Norwegian Dawn from docking over the weekend over what they said were 'health risks', without elaborating.

Andy Kroll (2024-02-27). The October 7th America Has Forgotten. tomdispatch.com We Americans have been at war now since October 7th, 2001. That was when our military first launched air strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan in response to al-Qaeda's September 11th terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. That's 22 years and counting. The "war on terror" that began then would forever change what it meant to be an Arab-American here at home, while ending the lives of more than 400,000 civilians — and still counting! — in South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. In the days after those September 11th attacks, the U.S. would enjoy the goodwill and support of countries a…

newarab (2024-02-27). Why are Ukrainian special forces fighting in Sudan's war. newarab.com

Ryan Cristián (2024-02-27). Dane Wigington Interview — Geoengineering, Nanotech & Bio-Carrier Platforms For Pathogen Dispersion. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me once again today is Dane Wigington, here to discuss the alarming intersection between the very obvious reality of geoengineering, in all its many forms, and nanotechnology, in particular smart dust. Dane outlines how weather events are being manufactured utilizing this technology and are being used to justify climate action but also as a

nosihle (2024-02-27). Term of office for SARS Commissioner extended. sanews.gov.za

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-02-27). Japanese entrepreneurs explore investment opportunities in Ethiopia. plenglish.com Ichiro Hara, managing director of the Federation, leading the Japanese delegation, met with Ethiopian State Minister of Finance, Semereta Sewasew, who was accompanied by Tokyo's Ambassador here, Shibata Hironori, and senior officials from the Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs. | Sewasew appreciated the entrepreneurs' intention to participate in development activities in the African country and urged the companies to discover their investment potential. | The visiting delegation expressed enthusiasm to expand existing and new trade activities in Addis Ababa. | They inquired about the ongoing economic refo…

newarab (2024-02-27). Homophobia overshadows France FM's first visit to Morocco. newarab.com

CADTM International, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-27). In Nepal, CADTM delegates took part in the opening march of the World Social Forum and successfully completed their initial workshops. cadtm.org The World Social Forum, which took place this year in Kathmandu (Nepal), began on Thursday 15 February 2024. The CADTM International network was represented by delegates from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and the Shared International Secretariat. A total of seven activities were carried out by the delegation.
| Thursday 15 February: The opening march
| The opening march brought together nearly 15,000 people who marched to demand a different world.The slogans (…) | – | /…

GABIK (2024-02-27). EWSETA introduces specialised training for renewable energy, water management. sanews.gov.za EWSETA introduces specialised training for renewable energy, water management | The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) has developed and implemented specialised renewable energy and water resource management training programmes, in a bid to align with industry needs and technological advancements. | This was revealed during a media engagement with the organisation in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Tuesday. | EWSETA Chief Executive Officer, Mpho Mookapele, engaged the media on the back of growing research that macroeconomic trends and technological advancements continue to disrupt labou…

newarab (2024-02-27). Is France's pro-Morocco move risking ties with Algeria. newarab.com After two years of ambiguity, France has finally taken a step towards a pro-Morocco stance regarding the disputed territory of Western Sahara, further risking an already delicate relationship with Algeria, the Polisario Front's primary ally. | On Monday, 26 February, Foreign French Minister Stéphane Séjourné embarked on Paris' first official visit to Rabat after a series of diplomatic crises. | In his meeting with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, Séjourné was expected to tackle one key issue: the territory of Western Sahara. | "The issue of the Sahara is the most prominent point in my visit to Morocco…

Staff (2024-02-27). PSUV: Venezuela's Opposition Disguises its Shortcomings with Violence. orinocotribune.com The vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, warned that Venezuela's opposition wants to hide its failures with violence. However, he assured, the government will not fall for these provocations. | This Monday, February 26, during the weekly press conference of the PSUV National Directorate, Cabello was asked about the national tour that the opposition leader, María Corina Machado, is undertaking. Despite being disqualified from holding public office, Machado continues to behave as though she is campaigning. | In this regard, the PSUV leader stated that this sector of Ve…

MEE staff (2024-02-27). Former Tunisian President Marzouki gets eight year sentence in absentia. middleeasteye.net

Gabisile (2024-02-27). Mashatile urges parties to hold back on distasteful social media debates ahead of elections. sanews.gov.za Mashatile urges parties to hold back on distasteful social media debates ahead of elections | Deputy President Paul Mashatile has urged political parties that hold robust debates on social media to uphold ethical standards and refrain from unjust, deceptive or hateful speech, as many African countries head to the polls this year. | "We can run campaigns on social media without being malicious or degrading of both individuals and organisations," he said on Tuesday. | The Deputy President was delivering a keynote address at the launch of the 'Principles and guidelines for the use of digital and social media in Af…

Stephen Joseph Scott (2024-02-27). Governance, Race, Property, and Profit. socialistproject.ca "Slavery is associated … with the emergence of several of the most profoundly cherished ideals and beliefs in the Western tradition." — Orlando Patterson | The subjugation and forced enslavement of Black bodies seized from the continent of Africa had been fundamental to the expansion and growth of the Atlantic domain since the early sixteenth century. In fact, African enslavement had been a mainstay throughout the Spanish Atlantic world for more than a generation prior to English colonization in the Americas. Seeing the Spanish not only as rivals for land, wealth, and resources, the English (not having…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-02-27). The Forum of Supporters of the Struggle Against Modern Practices of Neocolonialism. orinocotribune.com The Russian political party "United Russia" held the first "For the Freedom of Nations" International Forum of Supporters of the Struggle Against Modern Practices of Neocolonialism on 16-17 February 2024 in Moscow. It brought together over 400 participants from more than 55 countries of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the CIS, representing the global majority. | From Türkiye the Vatan Party attended the forum. Vatan Party Deputy Chairman Ethem Sancak and the party's representative in Russia, Mehmet Perinàßek, who is also a United World International author, held speeches at the…

jamanetwork (2024-02-27). Africa's First Routine Malaria Vaccination Campaign Begins. jamanetwork.com The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners rolled out the first routine malaria vaccination campaign in Africa, representing a historic milestone, the agency announced. The campaign to get children vaccinated began in Cameroon at the end of January, with plans to expand access to 9 additional African countries later this year. More than 90% of malaria cases and deaths are in Africa, with children accounting for the majority of deaths.

newarab (2024-02-27). Egypt launches investigations of Uber driver kidnap attempt. newarab.com Ride-hailing apps may no longer be a safe option for female riders in Egypt, whose capital has once been Last week, a shocking incident sent shockwaves across the North African country when a 24-year-old woman

newarab (2024-02-27). How Egypt-Russia ties continue to evolve against all odds. newarab.com

DPA (2024-02-27). Norwegian Dawn passengers start to exit cholera-suspected US cruise ship near Mauritius, but many remain on board. scmp.com The Norwegian Dawn cruise ship has been stranded off the East African island of Mauritius, following a series of gastrointestinal illnesses on board.

jamanetwork (2024-02-27). Disabilities Linger Even After Mild Sports-Related Brain Injuries. jamanetwork.com Almost half of people with sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)—and more than 30% of people with "mild" sports-related TBIs for whom computed tomography scans revealed no abnormalities—continued to experience disability at 6 months, according to findings in JAMA Network Open.

Mike Whitney (2024-02-27). Egypt Sells Out Palestinians for $10 Billion Loan Package. Mike Whitney. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, dcdc, DRL (2024-02-27). Cuba agradece a Kenia ayuda para aclarar situación de médicos. telesurtv.net El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores afirmó que "el compañero Lazo constató el espíritu de cooperación del Gobierno de Kenia y agradeció su comprensión ante este sensible y doloroso asunto.

teleSUR, dcdc, DRL (2024-02-27). Cedeao levanta sanciones económicas a Guinea y Mali. telesurtv.net Los líderes del grupo decidieron "levantar las sanciones financieras y económicas" en la cumbre extraordinaria celebrada el pasado sábado en Abuya, capital de Nigeria.

Ellen Taylor (2024-02-27). Gaza and Ghosts of the Bronze Age. counterpunch.org Alexander the Great razed Gaza to the ground in the 3rd century BC. He was in a towering rage because Gaza, unlike most of the other cities he passed through on his way to Egypt, had been defiant, and had closed its gates. The King was further incensed by the skill of Gazan raiding parties: they sped out of the city gates on their light Arabian

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-27). Palestine, South Africa activists to address Ecosocialism 2024. greenleft.org.au

Eric Alterman (2024-02-27). Joe Biden and the Gaza war. indybay.org This Netanyahu, supported by the extremists in his cabinet and among his followers, disavows the US President at every opportunity. Recently, there have been repeated signs that he is not at all opposed to the idea of a "second Nakba" – a forced emigration of the Gaza population to Egypt and elsewhere. "Hamas must be destroyed, Gaza must be demilitarized."

teleSUR (2024-02-26). Uganda: High Alert Amid Worsening Tensions in Eastern DR Congo. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Ugandan military said it is on high alert and closely following the unstable situation in the eastern part of neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). | RELATED: | The entire borderline is under surveillance following intense fighting between DRC troops and M23 rebels, Maj. Bilal Katamba, spokesperson of the Mountain Division of the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF), told Xinhua over the pho…

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2024-02-26: News Headlines

Mustafa Abu Sneineh, Mondoweiss. (2024-02-26). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 142: UN Experts Call For Arms Embargo. popularresistance.org In the past 24 hours, Israeli forces bombed several Palestinian neighborhoods in Deir Al-Balah, Rafah and north Gaza, killing and injuring tens of people. | Israel's warplanes launched bombs on a vast open area near the Egyptian border with Rafah, in southern Gaza, where thousands of Palestinians are sheltering. | A video shows Palestinians fleeing from the bombs close to Egypt's fortified wall to keep displaced people at bay from entering the Sinai Peninsula. | All of the 1.4 million Palestinians who sought refuge in Rafah cannot enter Sinai except those who obtained a travel permit.

WSWS (2024-02-26). Israel pledges to assault 1.4 million Gaza refugees in Rafah city. wsws.org A US-backed Israeli assault on the defenseless refugee camps in Rafah would cause catastrophic new Palestinian casualties, and risk war with Egypt and other regional powers.

Gabisile (2024-02-26). Mashatile to address Integrated Criminal Justice System conference. sanews.gov.za Mashatile to address Integrated Criminal Justice System conference | Deputy President Paul Mashatile is expected to deliver the keynote address at the official opening of the national conference on the implementation of the Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) programme on Tuesday. | The Deputy President is expected to deliver the address on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa. | The event will also review the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977. Set for 27 to 29 February 2024, the conference is organised by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. | The discussion will focus on strengthening th…

albawaba (2024-02-26). Latest positive update on Gaza ceasefire talks from the White House. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – The US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, stated that talks are still in progress for a possible cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.There have been talks of a truce for the past 142 days, despite Israel's continuous bombardment on the Gaza Strip. According to Sullivan, who spoke to US media outlets, Israel, Egypt, Qatar, and the US have come to an early agreement on the core elements of a temporary ceasefire agreement for the Gaza Strip.Underscoring the need for indirect discussions between Qatar, Egypt, and Hamas, Sullivan emphasized that the potential ceasefire agreement is still in the negotiation…

newarab (2024-02-26). Egypt sets up second camp for displaced Palestinians in Gaza. newarab.com Egypt has begun setting up a new refugee camp for displaced Palestinians in The Egyptian Red Crescent has been coordinating with the Palestinian Red Crescent to launch the camp expected to accommodate 4000 people, equipping it with electricity, bathrooms, and other necessities, the Egyptian Satellite TV channel Al Q…

newarab (2024-02-26). Satellite footage shows Gaza aid convoys waiting in Egypt. newarab.com Aerial and satellite footage showed more than 2,000 The footage was recorded on 22 February, the channel said. | It showed aid convoys lined up on the

tvbrics (2024-02-26). South Africa's presidency names priority areas for South Africa's ruling party. tvbrics.com ANC will create 2.5 million jobs in the next five years…

tvbrics (2024-02-26). Russia receives flag of BRICS Sports Games from South Africa. tvbrics.com The ceremony took place at a plenary session at the Russia exhibition and forum…

infobrics (2024-02-26). Enhancing Global Economic Progress with the Brics Alliance. infobrics.org Larionova and Shelepov's research, titled "Brics, G20, and global economic governance reform" and published in the International Political Science Review (2021), highlights the influential role of the Brics association, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, in reforming global economic governance…

EDWIN (2024-02-26). Swift arrest of suspects in German murder case lauded. sanews.gov.za Swift arrest of suspects in German murder case lauded | The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended police for the swift arrest of three suspects who allegedly assaulted and killed a male German tourist at the weekend. | The incident took place at Northam in the Waterberg District on Saturday 24 February 2024. | According to the police, the 74-year-old victim departed from Botswana on Friday and drove to South Africa in a sedan. | He arrived at Lephalale in the Waterberg District on Saturday morning, and as he drove, he offered…

tvbrics (2024-02-26). Addis Ababa University official: Education reform is a great support to Ethiopia's transformation process. tvbrics.com He is convinced it will bring prosperity to Africa…

albawaba (2024-02-26). Authorities block aid entry in Darfur, Sudan. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Aid workers in the war-torn region of Darfur condemned the efforts by army-backed militias to block the entry of aid convoys to the area leading to exacerbating the already deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), approximately 694,000 people have fled to Chad, but many more are still stuck in Darfur and require assistance.The United Nations has had to restrict its work in Darfur to cross-border operations from Chad, but this week the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) country director Eddie Rowe told reporters that "authorities have r…

english.almayadeen.net (2024-02-26). Malnutrition, hunger kills 7 infants in Gaza due to Israeli war, siege>Seven Palestinian infants died from malnutrition and starvation in 24 hours in the Gaza Strip, according to the Information Office in Gaza, as reported by Anadolu.
  In a statement released on Saturday, the office warned of an impending catastrophe unless the Israeli genocide halts and the blockade on Gaza is lifted.

newarab (2024-02-26). Tunisian opposition figure sentenced to six months: lawyer. newarab.com A Tunisian court has slapped a six-month prison term on opposition figure Jawhar Ben Mbarek, detained since February 2023, over remarks criticising the Ben Mbarek, co-founder of the National Salvation Front opposition alliance who is on hunger strike to protest his detention, was tried over his rebuke of legislative elections in 2022 which he had called a "ridiculous coup d'etat". | Held over "conspiracy against state security", Ben Mbarek remains behind bars…

Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. (2024-02-26). Congolese Journalist: It's Time To Stop Negotiating With Rwanda. popularresistance.org Rwanda's M23 militia and Rwandan Special Forces have been advancing on Goma, the capital city of North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). I had a Zoom conversation with Congolese journalist Akilimali Chomachoma, who is based in Goma. | Ann Garrison: Akilimali, do you feel safe talking about the security situation there in the northeastern DRC? | Akilimali Chomachoma: I'm not feeling safe as a journalist, but as a journalist, I have the duty to tell what is going on here. I have the duty to give testimony, I have the duty to give voice to all people who are suffering, to tell what actors…

albawaba (2024-02-26). Arab-Turkish growing trade volume surges to $55b. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – The economic ties between Türkiye and the Arab world continue to expand on all fronts, with intra-Arab commerce valued at $55 billion according to Dr. Khaled Hanafi, the secretary-general of the Union of Arab Chambers, with a 10 percent annual increase of exported Turkish goods as reported by Arab News, with growing Arab investments in Türkiye during the last few years.During the Arab and Turkish Chambers' fifth meeting, held in Egypt with several chiefs of trade and business figures from Türkiye and the Arab world attending the event, The president of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and…

NEOB (2024-02-26). Budget 2024 geared at growth and driving developmental goals. sanews.gov.za Budget 2024 geared at growth and driving developmental goals | President Cyril Ramaphosa says the National Budget presented by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana last week shows that the country is "heading in the right direction". | The President was addressing the nation through his weekly newsletter. | "[The] Minister of Finance presented a National Budget that will help us to achieve more rapid and inclusive economic growth while supporting our developmental goals. | "Over the last five years, we have taken several actions to get our economy back on track. We have implemented far-reaching reforms in the energy…

newarab (2024-02-26). Libya's PFG threatens to close oil facilities over salaries. newarab.com Libya's Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) threatened on Sunday to close all oil and gas facilities in the country's western region after the end of a 10-day deadline to authorities to meet their demands, including a 67% salary rise. | Members of PFG, a military group tasked with protecting oil facilities, made the threat in video…

GABIK (2024-02-26). Investigation into KZN bus crash ferrying ANC supporters. sanews.gov.za Investigation into KZN bus crash ferrying ANC supporters | An investigation has been launched into a bus crash which claimed the lives of nine people who were returning home to Mpumalanga after the African National Congress (ANC) election manifesto launch in Durban. | According to media reports, the bus accident happened at around 5am in Paulpietersburg under the eDumbe Local Municipality in Zululand on Sunday. | "The law enforcement team on the scene has so far confirmed nine fatalities. However, they have not concluded the full recovery of the bus at the accident scene. | "Scores of other occupants sustained in…

World Meteorological Organization (2024-02-26). Burundi: Greater Horn of Africa is forecast to get above-average rainfall – March to May 2024. reliefweb.int Countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania | Source: World Meteorological Organization | Wetter than-normal conditions are forecast across most parts of the Greater Horn of Africa in the forthcoming March to May rainy season, according to WMO's regional climate centre, the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC). | Affected areas include Kenya, Somalia, southern Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and north-western Tanzania. | Whilst this is a welcome prospect for food security after the prolonged drought that grippe…

CADTM International, Maxime Perriot (2024-02-26). In Nepal, CADTM delegates took part in the opening march of the World Social Forum and successfully completed their initial workshops. cadtm.org The World Social Forum, which took place this year in Kathmandu (Nepal), began on Thursday 15 February 2024. The CADTM International network was represented by delegates from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and the Shared International Secretariat. A total of seven activities were carried out by the delegation.
| Thursday 15 February: The opening march
| The opening march brought together nearly 15,000 people who marched to demand a different world.The slogans (…) | – | /…

Government of the Philippines (2024-02-26). Philippines: DSWD DROMIC Report #1 on the Effects of El Niño as of 24 February 2024, 6AM. reliefweb.int Country: Philippines | Source: Government of the Philippines | Please refer to the attached file. | I. Situation Overview | On 04 July 2023, climate monitoring and analyses indicated that the unusual warming of sea surface temperatures along the equatorial Pacific that was established in March 2023 further developed into a weak El Niño, and showed signs of strengthening in the following months. On 03 August 2023, warmer than average sea surface temperature anomalies across most of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific signified that a weak El Niño was present. On 05 September 2023, an increased positiv…

newarab (2024-02-26). Homophobia overshadows France FM's first visit to Morocco. newarab.com

DPA (2024-02-26). Norwegian Dawn cruise ship in quarantine off Mauritius with 3,000 people aboard. scmp.com The Norwegian Dawn has been halted at Mauritius – with passengers temporarily unable to disembark or board – after several people became ill.

Gabisile (2024-02-26). North West NPOs to receive financial support to fight GBV. sanews.gov.za North West NPOs to receive financial support to fight GBV | The North West province is forging ahead with its plans to fight recurring incidents of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by funding 20 non-profit organisations to provide a variety of services to victims. | Acting Premier Nono Maloyi made this announcement during his State of the Province Address (SOPA) recently. | "In his address, Acting Premier Maloyi said the province is saddened by a growing number of gender-based violence (GBV) incidents, which largely affects women, girl children, the elderly and people with disabilities," a provincial s…

Government of the Philippines (2024-02-26). Philippines: DSWD DROMIC Terminal Report on the Armed Conflict in Brgy. Malingao, Midsayap, North Cotabato, 25 February 2024, 6PM. reliefweb.int Country: Philippines | Source: Government of the Philippines | Please refer to the attached file. | I. Situation Overview | On 07 December 2023 at around 7PM, an encounter between the local armed groups transpired in Brgy. Malingao, Midsayap, North Cotabato, resulting to the displacement of families and individuals in the area. | Source: DSWD Field Office (FO) XII | II. Status of Affected Areas and Population | A total of 1,228 families or 6,140 persons were affected in Brgy. Malingao, Midsayap, North Cotabato (see Annex A).

NEO (2024-02-26). Government activities for the week 26 February to 1 March 2024. sanews.gov.za Government activities for the week 26 February to 1 March 2024 | On Monday, 26 February, Deputy President Paul Mashatile will address the 14th Policy Dialogue Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education. | Meanwhile, the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgops will brief the media on the implementation of the Energy Action Plan. | In addition, the Electoral Commission will brief the media on the state of readiness for the 2024 general elections. | On Tuesday, 27 February, the Department of Justice and Correctional Services hosts a conference the Impleme…

albawaba (2024-02-26). Egypt's Black Market grapples with sharp Dollar drop. albawaba.com According to 'Lovin Cairo' newspaper, The value of the US dollar in Egypt's informal currency market has dropped to 49 Egyptian pounds following the announcement of a major deal. Trading of the dollar ceased shortly after the Cabinet's declaration of $35 billion in new investments as part of the "Head of the Wise" project, leading to significant market confusion over the actual worth of the American currency.'Lovin Cairo' reveal that the dollar in the black market has dipped below the 50-pound mark, settling at 49 pounds. All trading activities have come to a standstill until the final dollar price is determined,…

newarab (2024-02-26). Algerian president inaugurates world's 3rd largest mosque. newarab.com Algerian President The vast mosque, which can hold 120,000 worshippers, first opened for prayers in October 2020, but Tebboune was suffering from Covid-19 and did not attend. | Known locally as the Djamaa El-Djazair (the mosque of

NEOB (2024-02-26). President Ramaphosa pays last respects to Namibian President Hage Geingob. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa pays last respects to Namibian President Hage Geingob | President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the late Namibian President Hage Geingob as a leader committed to his people. | Geingob passed away earlier this month while being treated for cancer. | Over the weekend, President Ramaphosa joined the Geingob family and other Heads of State at Geingob's funeral service held in Namibia. | "I will forever remember, very fondly, his brotherly love. I remain inspired by the dedication he demonstrated towards his work, his undoubted commitment to the wellbeing of his people and his desire to see a peaceful…

GABIK (2024-02-26). KZN, Transnet Pipelines meet to discuss areas of support. sanews.gov.za KZN, Transnet Pipelines meet to discuss areas of support | The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government is committed to supporting the Transnet Pipelines (TPL) in implementing interventions to address the challenges faced by the organisation. | KZN Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, made the commitment during a meeting held with Transnet Pipelines Acting Chief Executive, Sibongiseni Khathi. | The focus of the meeting was to provide the Premier with a comprehensive understanding of TPL's operations, emphasising the strategic significance of the fuel pipeline in safeguarding energy supply. | TPL, an operating division of Trans…

teleSUR, dcdc, DRL (2024-02-26). Cuba agradece a Kenia ayuda para aclarar situación de médicos. telesurtv.net El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores afirmó que "el compañero Lazo constató el espíritu de cooperación del Gobierno de Kenia y agradeció su comprensión ante este sensible y doloroso asunto.

teleSUR, JDO (2024-02-26). Partido ANC seguirá luchando contra desigualdad en Sudáfrica. telesurtv.net El partido fundado por Nelson Mandela presenta su manifiesto electoral. Asevera que continuará trabajando para hacer frente al desempleo, la pobreza y la criminalidad.

teleSUR, dcdc, DRL (2024-02-26). CEDEAO levanta sanciones económicas a Guinea y Mali. telesurtv.net Los líderes del grupo decidieron "levantar las sanciones financieras y económicas" en la cumbre extraordinaria celebrada el pasado sábado en Abuya, capital de Nigeria.

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-26). Palestine, South Africa activists to address Ecosocialism 2024. greenleft.org.au

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