UK HOME SECRETARY PATEL CALLS BDS CAMPAIGN “ANTI-SEMITIC,” “RACIST”

Fri 20 May 2022:  British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories was “racist” and “anti-Semitic”. “Holding the Jewish community collectively responsible for what happens in the Middle East by my definition is racist,” Patel said in a speech at the […]

UN RIGHTS CHIEF VISITS CHINA BEGINNING ON MONDAY, INCLUDING XINJIANG

Fri 20 May 2022: According to her office, the UN human rights chief will begin her long-awaited journey to China on Monday, including a stop in the Xinjiang province, where authorities are accused of grave human rights breaches. Michelle Bachelet will visit China’s far-western Xinjiang region next week, after years of asking “meaningful and unfettered” […]

SOUTH AFRICA: LOAD SHEDDING FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENINGS

Fri 20 May 2022: Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 17:00 – 22:00 on Friday, on Saturday and on Sunday evenings. “Due to the continued shortage of generation capacity, stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 17:00 until 22:00 tonight. Load shedding will be repeated at the same […]

MISINFORMATION ABOUT THE UKRAINE CONFLICT WILL BE LABELED ON TWITTER

Fri 20 May 2022: On Thursday (May 20), Twitter announced that it will begin putting warning messages on some false information about the Ukraine crisis, as well as limiting the spread of claims disproved by humanitarian organizations and other reliable sources. Twitter’s action is part of a new policy outlining how the social media giant […]

NUMBER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED REACHED 59.1 MILLION IN 2021: MONITOR

Fri 20 May 2022: The unprecedented figure is the result of new waves of violence and protracted conflict in countries ranging from Ethiopia and Afghanistan to Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. People living in internal displacement due to conflicts or natural disasters worldwide reached a record 59.1 million at the end of 2021, up from 55 million a year earlier, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre […]

UK HOME SECRETARY PATEL CALLS BDS CAMPAIGN “ANTI-SEMITIC,” “RACIST”

Fri 20 May 2022:  British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories was “racist” and “anti-Semitic”. “Holding the Jewish community collectively responsible for what happens in the Middle East by my definition is racist,” Patel said in a speech at the […]

‘CATASTROPHIC’ CHILD MALNUTRITION WARNED BY UN DUE TO PRICE HIKES, UKRAINE WAR

Tue 17 May 2022: The cost of life-saving treatment for the most severely malnourished children is set to jump by up to 16% due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and pandemic disruptions, according to the United Nations’ children’s agency. The raw ingredients of the ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) have leapt in price amid the global […]

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