Daily Archives: March 21, 2019

Rescue, Relief Efforts Underway in Cyclone-Hit Southern Africa

The Red Cross says it its deploying two major emergency response units to the port city of Beira in Mozambique to provide services for thousands of people affected by last week’s Cyclone Idai, one of the most destructive storms to …

Aid agencies struggle to rescue Mozambique cyclone victims

Aid workers raced on Wednesday to help survivors and meet spiralling humanitarian needs in three southern African countries battered by the region’s worst storm in years.

Five days after tropical cyclone Idai cut a swathe through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, …

Sri Lanka wins record foreign investment in oil project

Sri Lanka announced Tuesday that an overseas joint venture had committed $3.85 billion to a new oil refinery — the single largest foreign investment in the country’s history.

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka said construction would begin this …

South Sudan Spends Millions on Cars, Homes Instead of Peace

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN South Sudan’s committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while the country’s peace deal suffers from an alleged lack of funds, according to …

Native American Chef Wins Prestigious Food Award

WASHINGTON A Native American chef has been awarded one of the food industry’s highest honors for his efforts in revitalizing traditional indigenous food systems in North America.

On Tuesday, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced that Sean Sherman, a member …