Daily Archives: September 23, 2018

Spain Saves Some 440 Migrants; New Crackdown on Rescue Boat

Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country’s southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating …

President Ramaphosa arrives in New York, USA for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly

President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 23 September 2018, arrived in New York, United States of America, to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73), scheduled to take place from 25-27 September …

Nigeria: Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew Members of Swiss Ship

Twelve crew members of a Swiss commercial ship have been taken hostage by pirates who attacked the vessel as it sailed off the coast of Nigeria.

Massoel Shipping said in a statement Sunday that the …

International Organizations Join Tech Powerhouses to Fight Famine

The United Nations, the World Bank and the International Committee of the Red Cross are partnering with technology powerhouses to launch a global initiative aimed at preventing famines.

“The fact that millions of people — …

Tanzania Starts Burials for Those Killed in Ferry Disaster

Tanzania was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a ferry accident that left at least 224 people dead.

The overcrowded ferry was traveling to a popular open-air market on Thursday …