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US and Rwanda have fallen out over second-hand clothes

US and Rwanda have fallen out over second-hand clothes

US President Donald Trump’s “America First” stance on global trade has hit Rwanda, by imposing tariffs on clothing exports from the tiny East African nation. The issue revolves around an obscure import, second-hand clothes, and Rwanda’s refusal to back down from the fight. When did the dispute start? In March 2018, the US gave Rwanda […]

GROHE wins nine awards from the prestigious Iconic Awards 2017

GROHE wins nine awards from the prestigious Iconic Awards 2017

Every year, the Iconic Awards recognize visionary buildings, innovative products, and sustainable communication in the sectors of architecture, construction, industry and production industry. This year, GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, has been announced as the winner of nine coveted awards in the categories “Product”, “Communication” and “Architecture”. The official award ceremony will […]

Say bye to toilet paper: Technology supports washing your a** instead of wiping it

Say bye to toilet paper: Technology supports washing your a** instead of wiping it

The Romans relied on their fingers. Later, they soaked small sponges in salt water and tied them to a stick. In the Middle Ages, moss, leaves or old rags had to suffice, though wealthier folks were able to use sheep’s wool. There is no doubt that the original “toilet paper” is a far cry from […]

Yazidi sex slave is starved and then fed a plate of rice and her one-year-old son cooked

Yazidi sex slave is starved and then fed a plate of rice and her one-year-old son cooked

Horrific, first-hand stories from survivors have painted the disturbing picture of experiences as ISIS sex slaves. In a recent interview with the Egyptian TV channel, Extra News, Iraqi politician MP Vian Dakhill described in detail some of the things she heard from the sex slaves. “One of the women whom we managed to retrieve from […]

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting. Leading renewable energy industry analysts MAKE Consulting’s new report, 2017 Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook, states that the wind energy sector is set […]

Children hardest hit as cholera spreads in war-torn Yemen – UNICEF

Children hardest hit as cholera spreads in war-torn Yemen – UNICEF

As the outbreak of cholera in Yemen continues to spread at an alarming rate – with terrible impact on children – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for immediate support to enable the country’s health workers respond or risk even more deaths from the deadly disease. In a statement yesterday, Meritxell Relaño, the […]

Somalia President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

Somalia President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

Somali President, Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo, has been offered $80 million in exchange for his agreement to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, the New Khalij news outlet reported a prominent journalist has revealed. “After two hours of enticement, Farmajo rejected the tempting offer,” journalist Jaber Al-Harimi said. Yesterday, the newspaper Somalia Today quoted […]

If I Was an African President, I Wouldn’t Quit Power Either

If I Was an African President, I Wouldn’t Quit Power Either

Some African leaders with 20 years in power, from top left to bottom right: Omar al-Bashir, Sudan; Idress Deby Itno, Chad; Yoweri Museveni, Uganda; King Mswati III, Swaziland; Denis Sassou Nguesso, Republic of the Congo; Paul Biya, Cameroon; Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe; Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, Angola; Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasongo, Equatorial Guinea. I am writing […]

UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides in Sri Lanka

UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides in Sri Lanka

According to Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC), the South Asian country is combating floods and mudslides in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Mora, while the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) today deployed three rapid assessment teams to the most affected districts, where some 177 people have died and 109 remain missing. Secretary-General António Guterres […]

New Study Suggests That Men Need To Drink With Friends Twice A Week To Stay Healthy

New Study Suggests That Men Need To Drink With Friends Twice A Week To Stay Healthy

January generally marks the month of New Year’s Resolutions – many times including the vow to swear off alcohol. But, hold on. Don’t move too quickly. A new study conducted by the University of Oxford has discovered that for men, going out for a few pints isn’t just fun, it’s downright essential. In fact, according […]

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