Daily Archives: 2020-05-04

2020-05-04: News Headlines

Dr. Bischara A. Egal (2020-05-04). The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa. The Case of Somalia. globalresearch.ca "We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy". — Chris Hedges | The Coronavirus (Covid-19) …

WSWS (2020-05-04). This week in history: May 4-10. wsws.org 25 years ago: 104 killed in South African mine disasterOn May 10, 1994, 104 miners were killed in the Vaal Reefs gold mine in Orkney, one of South Africa's largest gold mines. The elevator bringing the miners to the surface of the mile-deep mine was crushed by an underground train which had fallen down the shaft. The two-story elevator at Vaal Reefs was compressed into one by the force of the collision. The majority of the miners killed were immigrants from Mozambique, Lesotho and Botswana.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-04). 24-year-old Egyptian filmmaker Shady Habash dies in prison. peoplesdispatch.org Habash was in a Cairo prison since 2018 after directing a music video which mocked and ridiculed Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and spoke out against government corruption…

Pacifica COVID-19 Taskforce (2020-05-04). 24 hour May Day programing on mayday.pacifica.org. indybay.org Pacifica COVID-19 Taskforce is hosting May Day with programing from throughout the world. Live streaming from South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and other countries.

Kate Zeller (2020-05-04). Developing Countries Struggle with Coronavirus Health and Economic Impacts. indybay.org From Ecuador to the Dominican Republic to Ethiopia, developing countries are struggling to obtain aid and financing to address the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus.

Nebojsa Malic (2020-05-04). US Push for "Low-yield Nukes" Makes Nuclear War More Likely as Russia Will Retaliate with Full Force, Moscow Says. globalresearch.ca The US State Department's case for tactical nuclear weapons is a case study in psychological projection not seen since the darkest days of the Cold War and its ever-present threat of world-ending atomic holocaust. | Back in February, the Pentagon announced …

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-05-04). Why Foreign Interventionism? globalresearch.ca What is the point of U.S. foreign interventionism? | Why are U.S. troops killing and dying in faraway countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Somalia? | Why does the U.S. government have 165,000 troops stationed in more than 150 foreign countries? | Why …

Whitney Webb (2020-05-03). Bill Gates Partners With DARPA & Department of Defense For New DNA Nanotech COVID19 Vaccine! thealtworld.com In this powerful interview, Spiro is joined by Whitney Webb and Ryan Cristián from The Last American Vagabond, as they discuss the rollout of a new system of control the likes of which the world has never seen. | It has been said to never let a good crisis go to waste, and it appears the ones pulling the strings are taking full advantage of the current crisis as more and more evidence emerges contradicting the official story that suggests this crisis is no accident. | The fact that Bill Gates has teamed up with the Department of Defense and DARPA, which is the special project research and development arm of the P…

BBC (2020-05-03). The COVID Rouge Covers a Spanish Beach in Bleach 'to Protect the Children'. anti-empire.com Authorities in a Spanish coastal resort have apologised after spraying a beach with bleach in an attempt to protect children from coronavirus. | Zahara de los Atunes, near Cadiz, used tractors to spray more than 2km (1.2 miles) of beach with a bleach solution a day before Spain allowed children out of lockdown for the first time. | Environmentalists say the move caused "brutal damage" to the local ecosystem. | Spain has been badly affected by the coronavirus, with 23,800 deaths. | It recently announced a four-phase plan to lift its stringent lockdown measures and return to a "new normality" by the end of June.

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-03). The FULL Story Behind "Fauci's" 3.7 Million To Wuhan, Flu/CV Overlap & It Was Always Israelgate. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/2/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Lindsey Snell (2020-05-02). "Turkey Lied to Us." Erdogan's Syrian Mercenaries in Libya Are Desperate to Leave. anti-empire.com "I just got back from Libya yesterday," said Zein Ahmad*, a Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) militant in Afrin. "But I had been trying to leave for more than a month." When the Libyan National Army (LNA) neared Tripoli in April 2019, the rival UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli called on Turkey for military support. | Turkish forces began heavily recruiting militants from SNA factions in Syria to fight on their behalf, and began flying hundreds to Libya every week. The exact number of Syrian militants Turkey has sent is unknown, but estimates range from 5,000 to 17,000. Flights c…

Gaurav Madan (2020-05-02). No More Business as Usual: Halt Dangerous Development Projects That Put Our Health at Risk. commondreams.org Sunset in the town of Jacksonville, Sinoe County, Liberia. Many residents of Jacksonville claim that GVL desecrated their sacred sites and did not properly seek their consent to operate on their traditional lands. (Photo: Gaurav Madan) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/jacksonville.jpg

news.un (2020-05-02). COVID-19 impact could be 'disastrously high' in poverty-stricken Malawi. news.un.org In Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, with a fragile health system, the UN is bracing for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which, it is feared, could be severe.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-02). UN urged to take action for release of Iranian prof. imprisoned in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — Vice Chairman of Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Javad Jamali Nobandegani on Sat. called on the UN Secretary General António Guterres to take necessary actions for the release of Iranian Scientist Dr. Sirous Asgari, imprisoned in the US, due to the critical situation of the United States in terms of COVID-19 outbreak.

The Canary (2020-05-01). Irish PM Varadkar announces easing of lockdown restrictions in two weeks' time. thecanary.co Ireland will begin its journey back to normality after a further two weeks of the current coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions, Leo Varadkar has announced.The majority of the lockdown measures will remain in place until 18 May, although two will ease in the coming days. From next Tuesday, a travel limit that has forced people to stay within 2km of home when exercising will be extended to 5km. Moreover, self-isolating over-70s will be advised they can leave home for a walk or drive.In an address to the nation, the Taoiseach said in mid-May a phased easing of the remaining restrictions would begin: So on the 18th of…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-01). Nurses in South Africa protest demanding PPE, income tax breaks and Danger Allowance. peoplesdispatch.org The protests were organized by the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union. Other demands included the immediate and periodic testing of all healthcare workers and compulsory, conducive, decent and habitable accommodation for essential staff…

teleSUR (2020-05-01). Africa: Comoros Registers its First COVID-19 Case. telesurenglish.net Comoros' President Azali Assoumani Thursday announced the first COVID-19 case in this South-Eastern African nation. | RELATED: | "While other countries who were hit earlier are preparing to go back to normality, our country is entering a critical phase," Assoumani warned.‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | The COVID-19 patient is a Comoran citizen who was in contact with a 50-year-o…

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-01). France Says COVID Was Already 'Silently Circulating' & DARPA's "Implantable Nanoplatform" Vaccines. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (4/30/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-01). We, the food workers, will sustain Zimbabwe. peoplesdispatch.org Edgar Riusere of the United Food and Allied Workers Union of Zimbabwe talks about the COVID-19 situation in the country, the issues faced by workers and the steps the union is taking to organize at a time of distancing…

yenisafak (2020-05-04). Ethiopian, Pakistani leaders talk over phone. yenisafak.com Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Monday he held a discussion with his Pakistani counterpart on ways to withstand the economic fallout of COVID-19."In a phone call with PM @ImranKhanPTI we both agreed on the importance of debt relief for developing countries to withstand the #COVID19 challenges as well as to quickly absorb recover from economic shocks. We will work together to ensure the progression of our economies," Abiy tweeted.In March, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa urged the G20 countries to "[…] support and encourage open trade corridors, especially for pharmaceuticals and other…

yenisafak (2020-05-04). Turkey may be Libya's supply chain leader in new normal. yenisafak.com If positioned well, Turkey can be the leader in Libya's supply chain in the new normal, said a top business leader on Monday.Murtaza Karanfil, head of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) Turkey-Libya Business Council, underlined that countries that restarted production swiftly by combatting the COVID-19 outbreak will play a key role post-pandemic.Karanfil suggested that Turkey should improve its ability to respond quickly to demand and be ready for post-pandemic trade.Praising Turkey's steps to mitigate economic fallout and to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Karanfil said: "If we add the production strate…

yenisafak (2020-05-04). China, Russia take advantage of virus emergency, US defense secretary says. yenisafak.com Russia and China are taking advantage of the coronavirus emergency to put their interests forward in Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, describing Chinese efforts to promote Huawei mobile phone network equipment as malign."(The United States) is aware that some (countries) will try to use the pandemic as a way to invest in critical industry and infrastructure, with effect on security in the long term," Esper told newspaper La Stampa, when asked whether China and Russia were trying to gain influence in Italy by sending aid."Potential opponents will almost certainly try to use their interest…

yenisafak (2020-05-04). Turkey donates mechanical ventilators to Somalia. yenisafak.com Turkey donated mechanical ventilators to Somalia to help in Mogadishu's efforts against the novel coronavirus pandemic, a senior Turkish official said on Monday.Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said the ventilators had become a "breath" for Somalia, with many low-income countries hard-pressed in treating COVID-19 due to medical equipment shortages.Ankara-based biotech firm BIOSYS began mass-producing a Turkish indigenous respirator last month with the support of technology firms Baykar, Arcelik and Aselsan. The first 100 devices have since been delivered and the production of 5,000 more is…

yenisafak (2020-05-04). Italy joins nations warily leaving lockdown amid fears of 'second wave'. yenisafak.com Italy was among a slew of countries easing lockdown restrictions on Monday to resurrect their economies, but officials cautioned against moving too swiftly as new coronavirus cases passed 3.5 million globally and deaths neared a quarter of a million.Italy, among the world's hardest-hit countries, started to relax the longest lockdown in Europe, allowing about 4.5 million people to return to work after nearly two months at home.Spain, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Israel, Tunisia and Lebanon were also among countries easing some restrictions, variously reopening factories, construction sites, parks, hairdressers…

yenisafak (2020-05-03). 'Erdogan, Turkey will continue to help its allies fight coronavirus'. yenisafak.com Turkey will continue to support its allies, friends, and those in need around the world amid the global coronavirus outbreak, Turkey's communications director said on Sunday."We hear a lot of positive feedback and praise about our humanitarian aid to close to 60 countries so far," Fahrettin Altun said on Twitter, adding that even before the pandemic Turkey had been leading the world in the ration of its humanitarian aid ratio to GDP.Altun also said that Turkey's aid shipment to Somalia included for the first time Turkey's locally manufactured ventilators."This is not a matter of politics but our President [Recep…

yenisafak (2020-05-03). Turks turn to minimalism amid coronavirus lockdown. yenisafak.com More and more people in Turkey are leaning into minimalism and consuming less as the world takes a giant pause due to the novel coronavirus, according to one local minimalist.Hale Acun Aydin, founder of the Turk Isi Minimalizm (Turkish Way Minimalism) website and related social media sites, said interest in minimalism had already risen in the last couple of years before recently skyrocketing as residents face a long lockdown at home."It doesn't matter how many shoes we have now, we only use one pair of shoes to go to the supermarket," Aydin told Anadolu Agency.Populations across the world, as well as in Turkey, a…

sputniknews (2020-05-04). Seven Dead as Plane Carrying Aid Crashes in Somalia – Security Official. sputniknews.com According to Kenyan news outlet Kahawa Tungu, the plane was a light Kenyan Embraer 120 aircraft with six people onboard.

teleSUR (2020-05-03). Female Genital Mutilation Finally Banned in Sudan. telesurenglish.net In a significant victory for women and girls' rights in Sudan, the country's transitional government banned on April 22 and reported by The Guardian on Friday, the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail and a fine. | RELATED: | Women's rights groups praised the move saying it would help to end FGM but warned about the difficulty of changing mentalities as the practice is deeply…

news.un (2020-05-02). Sudan bans female genital mutilation, UNICEF vows to help support new law. news.un.org The United Nations Childen's Fund (UNICEF) welcomed the landmark move by Sudan's transitional government this week to criminalize female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), with a three-year jail sentence for offenders.

Azhar Azam (2020-05-04). The COVID-19 Crisis Profoundly Exposes African Americans to the Scourge of Poverty and Racism. globalresearch.ca They live below the poverty level. They are prison …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-30). Dismantling The Superficial "China Did It" Narrative (Origin Unknown) & CDC "Suspends" Flu Reporting. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (4/29/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

news.un (2020-04-30). UN prepares for potentially devastating COVID-19 outbreak in conflict-ravaged northeast Nigeria. news.un.org In northeast Nigeria, where armed conflict has forced millions from their homes, the UN's migration agency, IOM, is supporting the construction of quarantine shelters, as the region braces for an outbreak of COVID-19 which, it warns, would have 'devastating consequences' for those who have been displaced.

Fars News (2020-04-30). BRICS Members Ask for Removal of US Sanctions on Iran. iranian.com Members of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) stressed the need for Washington to lift sanctions that have impeded the targeted countries' efforts to fight against the coronavirus epidemic, including Iran. "Such restrictive measures violate international law, interfere with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and cause significant damage to the …

2020-05-04: Social Media Postees

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This week in history: May 4-10
wsws.org | 2020-05-04
25 years ago: 104 killed in South African mine disasterOn May 10, 1994, 104 miners were killed in the Vaal Reefs gold mine in Orkney, one of South Africa's largest gold mines. The elevator bringing the miners to the surface of the mile-deep mine was crushed by an underground train which had fallen down the shaft. The two-story elevator at Vaal Reefs was compressed into one by the force of the collision. The majority of the miners killed were immigrants from Mozambique, Lesotho and Botswana.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/04/twih-m04.html

24-year-old Egyptian filmmaker Shady Habash dies in prison
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-04
Habash was in a Cairo prison since 2018 after directing a music video which mocked and ridiculed Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and spoke out against government corruption…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/04/24-year-old-egyptian-filmmaker-shady-habash-dies-in-prison/

24 hour May Day programing on mayday.pacifica.org
Pacifica COVID-19 Taskforce | indybay.org | 2020-05-04
Pacifica COVID-19 Taskforce is hosting May Day with programing from throughout the world. Live streaming from South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and other countries.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/30/18832716.php

The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa. The Case of Somalia
Dr. Bischara A. Egal | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy".

Developing Countries Struggle with Coronavirus Health and Economic Impacts
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2020-05-04
From Ecuador to the Dominican Republic to Ethiopia, developing countries are struggling to obtain aid and financing to address the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/01/18832737.php

Why Foreign Interventionism?
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
What is the point of U.S. foreign interventionism? | Why are U.S. troops killing and dying in faraway countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Somalia? | Why does the U.S. government have 165,000 troops stationed in more than 150 foreign countries? | Why …
globalresearch.ca/why-foreign-interventionism/5711647

US Push for "Low-yield Nukes" Makes Nuclear War More Likely as Russia Will Retaliate with Full Force, Moscow Says
Nebojsa Malic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
The US State Department's case for tactical nuclear weapons is a case study in psychological projection not seen since the darkest days of the Cold War and its ever-present threat of world-ending atomic holocaust. | Back in February, the Pentagon announced | …
globalresearch.ca/us-push-low-yield-nukes-makes-atomic-war-more-likely-russia-retaliate-full-force/5711644

Bill Gates Partners With DARPA & Department of Defense For New DNA Nanotech COVID19 Vaccine!
Whitney Webb | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-03
In this powerful interview, Spiro is joined by Whitney Webb and Ryan Cristián from The Last American Vagabond, as they discuss the rollout of a new system of control the likes of which the world has never seen. | It has been said to never let a good crisis go to waste, and it appears the ones pulling the strings are taking full advantage of the current crisis as more and more evidence emerges contradicting the official story that suggests this crisis is no accident. | The fact that Bill Gates has teamed up with the Department of Defense and DARPA, which is the special project research and development arm of the P…

Bill Gates Partners With DARPA & Department of Defense For New DNA Nanotech COVID19 Vaccine!

24 hour May Day programing on mayday.pacifica.org
Pacifica COVID-19 Taskforce | indybay.org | 2020-05-03
Pacifica COVID-19 Taskforce is hosting May Day with programing from throughout the world. Live streaming from South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and other countries.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/30/18832716.php

Developing Countries Struggle with Coronavirus Health and Economic Impacts
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2020-05-03
From Ecuador to the Dominican Republic to Ethiopia, developing countries are struggling to obtain aid and financing to address the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/01/18832737.php

The FULL Story Behind "Fauci's" 3.7 Million To Wuhan, Flu/CV Overlap & It Was Always Israelgate
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-03
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/2/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/the-full-story-behind-faucis-3-7-million-to-wuhan-flu-cv-overlap-it-was-always-israelgate/

The COVID Rouge Covers a Spanish Beach in Bleach 'to Protect the Children'
BBC | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-03
Authorities in a Spanish coastal resort have apologised after spraying a beach with bleach in an attempt to protect children from coronavirus. | Zahara de los Atunes, near Cadiz, used tractors to spray more than 2km (1.2 miles) of beach with a bleach solution a day before Spain allowed children out of lockdown for the first time. | Environmentalists say the move caused "brutal damage" to the local ecosystem. | Spain has been badly affected by the coronavirus, with 23,800 deaths. | It recently announced a four-phase plan to lift its stringent lockdown measures and return to a "new normality" by the end of June.
anti-empire.com/the-covid-rouge-covers-a-spanish-beach-in-bleach-to-protect-the-children/

[Obituary] Gita Ramjee
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2020-05-02
HIV researcher who specialised in HIV prevention for women. Born on April 8, 1956, in Kampala, Uganda, she died of complications from COVID-19 on March 31, 2020, outside Durban, South Africa, aged 63 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30941-7/fulltext?rss=yes

No More Business as Usual: Halt Dangerous Development Projects That Put Our Health at Risk
Gaurav Madan | commondreams.org | 2020-05-02
Sunset in the town of Jacksonville, Sinoe County, Liberia. Many residents of Jacksonville claim that GVL desecrated their sacred sites and did not properly seek their consent to operate on their traditional lands. (Photo: Gaurav Madan) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/jacksonville.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2020/05/02/no-more-business-usual-halt-dangerous-development-projects-put-our-health-risk?cd-origin=rss

"Turkey Lied to Us." Erdogan's Syrian Mercenaries in Libya Are Desperate to Leave
Lindsey Snell | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-02
"I just got back from Libya yesterday," said Zein Ahmad*, a Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) militant in Afrin. "But I had been trying to leave for more than a month." When the Libyan National Army (LNA) neared Tripoli in April 2019, the rival UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli called on Turkey for military support. | Turkish forces began heavily recruiting militants from SNA factions in Syria to fight on their behalf, and began flying hundreds to Libya every week. The exact number of Syrian militants Turkey has sent is unknown, but estimates range from 5,000 to 17,000. Flights c…
anti-empire.com/turkey-lied-to-us-erdogans-syrian-mercenaries-in-libya-are-desperate-to-leave/

COVID-19 impact could be 'disastrously high' in poverty-stricken Malawi
news.un.org | 2020-05-02
In Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, with a fragile health system, the UN is bracing for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which, it is feared, could be severe.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1063062

UN urged to take action for release of Iranian prof. imprisoned in US
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-02
TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA)

Nurses in South Africa protest demanding PPE, income tax breaks and Danger Allowance
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-01
The protests were organized by the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union. Other demands included the immediate and periodic testing of all healthcare workers and compulsory, conducive, decent and habitable accommodation for essential staff…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/01/nurses-in-south-africa-protest-demanding-ppe-income-tax-breaks-and-danger-allowance/

Ethiopian, Pakistani leaders talk over phone
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-04
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Monday he held a discussion with his Pakistani counterpart on ways to withstand the economic fallout of COVID-19."In a phone call with PM @ImranKhanPTI we both agreed on the importance of debt relief for developing countries to withstand the #COVID19 challenges as well as to quickly absorb recover from economic shocks. We will work together to ensure the progression of our economies," Abiy tweeted.In March, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa urged the G20 countries to "[…] support and encourage open trade corridors, especially for pharmaceuticals and other…
yenisafak.com/en/news/ethiopian-pakistani-leaders-talk-over-phone-3518599

Turkey may be Libya's supply chain leader in new normal
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-04
If positioned well, Turkey can be the leader in Libya's supply chain in the new normal, said a top business leader on Monday.Murtaza Karanfil, head of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) Turkey-Libya Business Council, underlined that countries that restarted production swiftly by combatting the COVID-19 outbreak will play a key role post-pandemic.Karanfil suggested that Turkey should improve its ability to respond quickly to demand and be ready for post-pandemic trade.Praising Turkey's steps to mitigate economic fallout and to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Karanfil said: "If we add the production strate…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-may-be-libyas-supply-chain-leader-in-new-normal-3518588

Turkey donates mechanical ventilators to Somalia
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-04
Turkey donated mechanical ventilators to Somalia to help in Mogadishu's efforts against the novel coronavirus pandemic, a senior Turkish official said on Monday.Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said the ventilators had become a "breath" for Somalia, with many low-income countries hard-pressed in treating COVID-19 due to medical equipment shortages.Ankara-based biotech firm BIOSYS began mass-producing a Turkish indigenous respirator last month with the support of technology firms Baykar, Arcelik and Aselsan. The first 100 devices have since been delivered and the production of 5,000 more is…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-donates-mechanical-ventilators-to-somalia-3518598

China, Russia take advantage of virus emergency, US defense secretary says
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-04
Russia and China are taking advantage of the coronavirus emergency to put their interests forward in Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, describing Chinese efforts to promote Huawei mobile phone network equipment as malign."(The United States) is aware that some (countries) will try to use the pandemic as a way to invest in critical industry and infrastructure, with effect on security in the long term," Esper told newspaper La Stampa, when asked whether China and Russia were trying to gain influence in Italy by sending aid."Potential opponents will almost certainly try to use their interest…
yenisafak.com/en/world/china-russia-take-advantage-of-virus-emergency-us-defense-secretary-says-3518595

Italy joins nations warily leaving lockdown amid fears of 'second wave'
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-04
Italy was among a slew of countries easing lockdown restrictions on Monday to resurrect their economies, but officials cautioned against moving too swiftly as new coronavirus cases passed 3.5 million globally and deaths neared a quarter of a million.Italy, among the world's hardest-hit countries, started to relax the longest lockdown in Europe, allowing about 4.5 million people to return to work after nearly two months at home.Spain, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Israel, Tunisia and Lebanon were also among countries easing some restrictions, variously reopening factories, construction sites, parks, hairdressers…
yenisafak.com/en/world/italy-joins-nations-warily-leaving-lockdown-amid-fears-of-second-wave-3518594

Turks turn to minimalism amid coronavirus lockdown
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-03
More and more people in Turkey are leaning into minimalism and consuming less as the world takes a giant pause due to the novel coronavirus, according to one local minimalist.Hale Acun Aydin, founder of the Turk Isi Minimalizm (Turkish Way Minimalism) website and related social media sites, said interest in minimalism had already risen in the last couple of years before recently skyrocketing as residents face a long lockdown at home."It doesn't matter how many shoes we have now, we only use one pair of shoes to go to the supermarket," Aydin told Anadolu Agency.Populations across the world, as well as in Turkey, a…
yenisafak.com/en/life/turks-turn-to-minimalism-amid-coronavirus-lockdown-3518514

'Erdogan, Turkey will continue to help its allies fight coronavirus'
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-03
Turkey will continue to support its allies, friends, and those in need around the world amid the global coronavirus outbreak, Turkey's communications director said on Sunday."We hear a lot of positive feedback and praise about our humanitarian aid to close to 60 countries so far," Fahrettin Altun said on Twitter, adding that even before the pandemic Turkey had been leading the world in the ration of its humanitarian aid ratio to GDP.Altun also said that Turkey's aid shipment to Somalia included for the first time Turkey's locally manufactured ventilators."This is not a matter of politics but our President [Recep…
yenisafak.com/en/world/erdogan-turkey-will-continue-to-help-its-allies-fight-coronavirus-3518523

Seven Dead as Plane Carrying Aid Crashes in Somalia – Security Official
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-04
According to Kenyan news outlet Kahawa Tungu, the plane was a light Kenyan Embraer 120 aircraft with six people onboard.
sputniknews.com/africa/202005041079194269-kenyan-plane-carrying-aid-supplies-reportedly-downed-in-somalia/

Female Genital Mutilation Finally Banned in Sudan
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
In a significant victory for women and girls' rights in Sudan, the country's transitional government banned on April 22 and reported by The Guardian on Friday, the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail and a fine. | RELATED: | Sudanese Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt | Women's rights groups praised the move saying it would help to end FGM but warned about the difficulty of changing mentalities as the practice is deeply…
telesurenglish.net/news/Female-Genital-Mutilation-Finally-Banned-in-Sudan-20200503-0015.html

Sudan bans female genital mutilation, UNICEF vows to help support new law
news.un.org | 2020-05-02
The United Nations Childen's Fund (UNICEF) welcomed the landmark move by Sudan's transitional government this week to criminalize female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), with a three-year jail sentence for offenders.
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The COVID-19 Crisis Profoundly Exposes African Americans to the Scourge of Poverty and Racism
Azhar Azam | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
They live below the poverty level. They are prison inmates in large numbers. They are most likely to be killed by the police, a longstanding grievance that originated the Black Lives Matter (BTM) movement to protest against police killing and | …
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