Daily Archives: May 8, 2019

Economic and Social Council Elects Members to 15 Subsidiary Bodies, Nominates 7 Candidates for Programme, Coordination Committee

The Economic and Social Council opened the management meetings of its 2019 session today with the election of members to several subsidiary bodies.

In its first action, the Council elected …

South Sudan’s Kiir: More Time Needed to Form Interim Government

JUBA South Sudan's warring parties will need more than a six-month extension approved last week before they can form a transitional government, says the country's president, Salva Kiir.

In his …

Worldwide, Obesity Rising Faster in Rural Areas

PARIS Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight is mainly …

Official: Executive Order Not Needed to Ban Huawei in US 5G Networks

STATE DEPARTMENT A senior U.S. State Department official said there is no need for President Donald Trump to sign an executive order to explicitly ban Chinese telecommunication company Huawei from …

South Africa Votes in 6th Post-Apartheid Poll

JOHANNESBURG Citizens across the Rainbow Nation on Wednesday thronged schools, community centers, church halls and tents to cast their votes in the nation's sixth parliamentary poll since the beginning of …