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Members of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council attend a meeting in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday hailed the latest meeting of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition group leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

Experts say reverting to 10 states will revitalize South Sudan peace process

South Sudanese experts said the recent decision by President Salva Kiir to cut the number of states from 32 to 10, demonstrates the much-needed...
world economy

Impact of coronavirus on world economy to be temporary

by George Georgakopoulos The impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic on the global economy and trade will be temporary, experts have...
novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Fighting 2019-nCov epidemic requires joint efforts from international communities

Chinese government’s strong measures to tackle the spread of novel coronavirus have received positive reactions from the globe, with experts noting that joint efforts...

Paediatric society calls for more experts to achieve SDG 3

The Paediatric Society of Ghana (PSG) has called on the Ministry of Health, agencies and institutions to be creative in the training of paediatricians...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City | Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israel, Gulf states relations closer, normalization still out of sight

by Keren Setton When U.S. President Donald Trump revealed his new plan to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians last week, there...

Tensions in Syria’s Idlib test Russian-Turkish ties

by Burak Akinci Military operations by the Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib province constitute a stringent test for...
African Union headquarters

Continental peace, stability to drive Africa’s sustainable development – Experts

African experts and policymakers on Monday stressed the crucial need to ensure continental peace and stability as a crucial imperative towards effectively harnessing Africa's...
Trump's Mideast peace plan

U.S. Mideast plan fails to achieve peace

Experts say that the Middle East peace plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday will not achieve peace. The Palestinians...

Lebanon needs IMF’s technical assistance

Local economists agree on Lebanon's need to seek technical support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) without resorting to financial help from the international...

WEF a good opportunity to promote South Africa

Despite facing severe economic issues, the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos will be a good opportunity for South Africa to attract investment,...
Palestinians are seen inside their temporary house "caravan" in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis on July 7, 2015. The 50-day war between Israel and Gaza Hamas-led militant groups ended after Egypt brokered a truce between the two sides. However, people in the coastal enclave still live amid poverty, unemployment and the ongoing endless Israeli blockade. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)

Israeli deduction of taxes to worsen Palestinian financial crisis

The Israeli government's decision to deduct millions of U.S. dollars from Palestinian tax revenues will exacerbate the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s financial crisis in 2020,...

Egypt’s army maneuvers in Mediterranean “message” to Turkey

The most recent maneuvers conducted by the Egyptian army are a message to Turkey which seeks oil exploration in the Mediterranean Sea and deploys...

Oversight needed for safety of nutritional supplements, experts say

While the vast majority of over-the-counter nutritional and herbal supplements are safe -- unless they are consumed in large quantities -- not all of...
climate change

United African front urged to address climate change

African ministers, experts and climate activists have emphasized the urgent need to create a united African front to drive the continental momentum in tackling...
Mapping Africa

Experts mull common strategy for Africa to work with non-African countries

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union (AU) Commission on Thursday stressed the need for the Africa to have a...

Experts have high expectations for South Africa in upcoming rotational AU chair

A lot is expected as South Africa is to assume the African Union chairship in 2020. Philani Mthembu,the executive director of South...
Women In Mining

Poor mining regulations create negative impacts on women in Ghana

Some experts have linked the negative impact of mining on Ghanaian women, especially in mining communities, to the poor and porous mining regulations which...

New Eskom chief should be given space to fix the company

Newly appointed state-owned entity Eskom's CEO Andre de Ruyter must be given an opportunity to do his work and lead the turn around of...

Experts, policymakers gather in Ethiopia to discuss on SEZs role to spur Africa’s industrialization

African leaders of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), experts and policymakers have gathered in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to discuss on the role of...
Tourism, Beach, Africa,

Experts, policymakers urge more investment in tourism to drive East Africa’s growth

Some 300 East African experts and policymakers on Thursday emphasized further investments in tourism as a priority sector to drive the momentum in East...
clean energy

Experts urge gender parity in provision of clean energy in Africa

African governments must prioritize affirmative action to achieve gender parity in the provision of clean energy technologies that are key to boost the continent's...
climate change

Experts, policy makers urge better analyzing climate hazards to effectively control possible shocks

Experts and policymakers on Friday urged African countries to better understand and analyze climate risks as a crucial imputes to forge adaptation and climate...

Africa needs to accelerate development process – Lawrence Banda

There is need to accelerate development process in African so as to accord people on the continent a dignified existence, experts said on Monday. ...

Africa needs paradigm-shift in agricultural practice to achieve zero hunger

African farmers need to adopt modern agricultural practices to end hunger and ensure food security as required by the target-two (Goal-2) of the United...
President Salva Kiir

Direct talks by rival South Sudan leaders offer hope for peace pact

Continued direct talks between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar would move forward the stalled 2018 peace deal and enable...
Belt and Road initiative

Experts urge global community to embrace BRI in boosting global integration

Experts on Friday urged the global community to embrace the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to spur global integration and industrialization towards creating...
Wpid Money Growth

Diversification a necessity for Zambia’s economic growth

Diversification is key to economic growth for Zambia, experts said. It is believed that the need to diversify an economy is particularly...
Agricultural Extension Agents

Modern technology key to agricultural transformation in Africa

One of the critical factors in unlocking higher potentials of agriculture in Africa is the introduction of digital technology in farming, specialists told Xinhua. Toby...

Experts Hope for a high-speed railway network system

African experts kicked off a two-day meeting in Nairobi on Wednesday to seek ways of integrating the continent via a high speed railway network...
United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

UNEA Provided Support to Global Environmental Agenda

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) has reshaped the global environmental agenda since its inaugural summit in 2014, experts have said. The experts, who spoke...