Daily Archives: November 19, 2017

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near‑verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary‑General.

Good afternoon, thank you for coming.

**Mediterranean

The Secretary‑General will speak to the Security Council this afternoon …

15 Dead, 5 Hurt in Stampede for Food Aid in Morocco

RABAT A stampede in a southern Moroccan village left at least 15 people dead and five others injured Sunday as food aid was being distributed, the Interior Ministry said.

The crush took place in Sidi …

HEAVILY ARMED MEN GUN DOWN FIVE PEOPLE IN SHOPPING COMPLEX IN SOUTH AFRICAN TOWN

EMPANGENI, South Africa, A group of heavily armed gunmen shot and killed five people and injured two more when they stormed the Vulindlela shopping complex in KwaDlangezwa near Empangeni on Friday evening.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant …

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Skirts Resignation

In a much awaited address to the nation, Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe did not resign Sunday, despite calls from his own party to do so.

“We must learn to forgive, and to resolve contradictions in …

SOUTH AFRICA: THE DAY A TOWN RAN DRY

BEAUFORT WEST, On the outskirts of Beaufort West, two men jumped for joy and relief after a large fountain of water shot high up in the air as a borehole drill hit clean water 40 …