Archive for January 9th, 2019

LIBYA TO TAKE OVER MAJOR POWER PLANT FROM TURKISH CONTRACTOR

| January 9, 2019

TRIPOLI, Libya, The Libyan government said, on Tuesday, that, it will take over a major power plant in the southern city of Obari, as its Turkish contractor left, over security concerns.

Mohamed al-Sallak, government spokesman, told a press conference in …

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Eighteen urban planning specialists trained on Geographic Information System (GIS)

| January 9, 2019

UN-Habitat launched a ten-day training course in Geographic information System (GIS) mapping on urban planning for 18 civil servants from different branches of Libya's Urban Planning Agency (UPA) and six municipalities. (Benghazi, Ubari, Al Kufra, Sebha, Sirte and Janzour).

UN-Habitat …

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South Africa’s ANC Facing Factionalism Ahead of Vote

| January 9, 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) celebrated its anniversary this week by counting the party's successes in the past 25 years. But the ANC is battling with factionalism and corruption allegations against senior party members, which could affect …

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Au Pairs Win $65.5M Settlement in Denver Lawsuit

| January 9, 2019

DENVER Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs against the companies that bring the workers …

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Savings But No Title Deed? Loans Help Kenyan Women Turn Idle Land into Gold

| January 9, 2019

TULUROBA, KENYA For the women of Tuluroba village's self-help group, the goal was simple: use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and sell them to the beef industry for slaughter.

But there was a problem.

"We had no …

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