Retired schoolteacher Ali Garci wanders among tiny sandy plots, inspecting his potatoes, lettuces and onions. Twice a day, the tides of the nearby Mediterranean raise the level of both, bringing precious freshwater in contact with the vegetables in the ramli plots. ‘Every drop of water’The ramli farms — ramli is Arabic for “sandy” — cover around 200 hectares (500 acres) and support around 300 people. As rainfall becomes less regular and sea levels rise, the ramli farmers’ delicate dance with nature is becoming harder. Raoudha Gafrej, an expert on water resources and climate change, says it would be near-impossible to reproduce the ramli system elsewhere.
April 16, 2021 02:26 UTC
Tripoli is a Greek name that means 'Three Cities', introduced in Western European languages through the Italian Tripoli. Furthermore, the Italians – in order to promote Tripoli's economy – founded in 1927 the Tripoli International Fair, which is considered[by whom?] Increased traffic has also been recorded in the city's port as well as Libya's main international airport, Tripoli International. Tripoli is home of the most prominent football clubs in Libya including Al Madina, Al Ahly Tripoli and Al Ittihad Tripoli. TransportTripoli International Airport is the largest airport in Tripoli and Libya.
April 16, 2021 02:26 UTC
The Kurdish-led and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are in control of the northeast. Despite Assad’s relatively powerful position at present, the panel's witnesses offered policy proposals for Syria that would include removing him from power. “It was inspired by you, the United States. Khatib called on the United States to push for a more “inclusive” governance in Syrian Democratic Forces territory. Many members of Congress have voiced criticism of Turkish policy in Syria in recent months.
April 15, 2021 23:03 UTC
One of the most well-known cultures in prehistoric West Africa is the Nigerian Nok culture, which spans a period of around 1,500 years, beginning around the middle of the 2nd millennium BCE. The presence of beeswax in ancient pottery is identified through a complex series of lipids, the fats, oils and waxes of the natural world. “This is a remarkable example of how biomolecular information extracted from prehistoric pottery, combined with ethnographic data, has provided the first insights into ancient honey hunting in West Africa, 3,500 years ago,” Dr. Dunne said. “That the Nok people exploited honey 3,500 years ago, was completely unexpected and is unique in West African prehistory.”A paper on the findings was published in the journal Nature Communications. Honey-collecting in prehistoric West Africa from 3500 years ago.
April 15, 2021 20:48 UTC
Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea Bissau, and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources at the State Department. Bernicat earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service Degree at Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s Degree at Lafayette College. Karen Erika Donfried, Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian AffairsDr. Karen Donfried currently serves as President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Leaf, Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern AffairsBarbara A. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Arabian Peninsula in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs as well as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq at the State Department.
April 15, 2021 20:25 UTC
Temperatures could soar to 17C in southern coastal parts of England on Tuesday, April 27, including Southampton, Brighton, Chichester and Bournemouth. The BBC's forecast added El Nino, the warming of the central and eastern tropical Pacific, is expected to help the air heat up as high pressure builds. Long-range forecast: Charts show hot air sweeping over the UK at the end of the month"Some very warm sea-surface temperatures near Japan have helped build a large, strong area of high pressure. "This pattern will promote high pressure in the Atlantic where we have unusually warm waters around the Azores. Long-range forecast: The UK could also see drier spells of weather in AprilTrending
April 15, 2021 16:52 UTC
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised US citizens not to travel to Tunisia which is categorized Level 4 (Very High Level of COVID-19). “Travelers should avoid all travel to Tunisia,” CDC said on its web page. “Because of the current situation in Tunisia even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants and should avoid all travel to Tunisia,” it added. The CDC’s travel directives come as Morocco suspends all flights to and from Tunisia because of increase in the number of contaminations. The kingdom said Tuesday it would halt from as of April 15 all flights to and from Tunisia.
April 15, 2021 15:56 UTC
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES announced a new round of international broadcast partnerships today, extending its reach and adding to an already strong list of global broadcasters. DAZN joins the 2021 lineup for coverage of the series in Italy, home of NTT INDYCAR SERIES chassis manufacturer Dallara. TV Cultura will provide coverage for Brazil and its rich history of athletes and passionate fans of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. No fewer than 34 drivers are expected to compete in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES this season. A full list of international broadcast partners offering NTT INDYCAR SERIES is available below and here.
April 15, 2021 14:03 UTC
IntroductionThe dangerous irregular mixed movements of refugees and migrants across the Sahara Desert towards and through North African countries as well as via the sea routes to Italy, Malta, and Spain continue to take a devastating toll on human life. In 2020, some 1,5501 refugees and migrants were reported dead or gone missing in irregular movements at sea from West and North Africa to Italy, Malta and Spain. In addition, many others died along land routes through the desert, in detention centres, or in the captivity of smugglers or traffickers. At least a further 85 deaths have been recorded along land routes in 2020,* including 30 people killed by traffickers in Mizdah, Libya, in May. Criminal gangs, often operating with the protection of armed groups, are also responsible for some of these abuses.
April 15, 2021 13:11 UTC
Algeria’s army chief, General Said Changriha, has been extremely disappointed by the absence of international response to the polisario’s call for a UN seat for the self-proclaimed SADR as the General was behind the failed initiative which received no feedback or support. Such an eloquent silence observed by the international community is a slap in the face of the powerful General who pinned high hopes on this initiative to re-boost the polisario separatist puppet, which is armed, funded and sheltered by the Algerian regime. By seeking a UN seat for its puppet, Gen. Changriha, Algeria’s De facto ruler, was hoping to fool the international community that the Sahara issue opposes Morocco to the Polisario and that Algiers is not a party to this conflict. Through his move, the 76-year old General wanted to show that the Polisario has still some cards to play after suffering a series of diplomatic setbacks. Blinded by hatred for their neighboring Morocco, the Algerian rulers seem to have forgotten that the UN is not an easy battleground like the OAU.
April 15, 2021 12:45 UTC
The substantial restoration underway seeks to “preserve the heritage of the Old City” in Tripoli, said Mahmoud al-Naas, head of the management committee overseeing the project. Covering around 50 hectares, the Old City is an “architectural joy” — but this makes the “enormous” work required a “heavy responsibility”, he said. Built by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC, Tripoli’s Old City has passed from civilisation to civilisation, notably the ancient Greeks, Romans and the Ottoman empire. Labourers work on an infrastructure rehabilitation project in an alley of the Libyan capital Tripoli’s old city. In some places, the walls of old buildings awaiting facelifts are bolstered by wooden beams that extend across alleyways like bridges.
April 15, 2021 12:44 UTC
“Traditionally dominated by cash payments, there’s a clear opportunity for merchants today to capitalise on digital payments to meet shoppers evolving purchase preferences,” he adds. Checkout.com is a digital payment platform whose regional customers include Careem, Seera Group among others. “Preference for digital payments over cash on delivery or bank transfers rises significantly as consumers shop online more frequently. Robust digital payment options have become an integral part of what consumers in the region expect from merchants,” he adds. “We offer merchants an opportunity to tap into local payment methods as well as all widespread digital wallets, and of course international credit and debit cards.
April 15, 2021 11:48 UTC
WHO fears a spike in Covid-19 during Ramadaan in North Africa, Eastern MediterraneanShare this article: Share Tweet Share Share Share Email ShareOn Wednesday, The World Health Organization (WHO) raised their concerns on the Covid-19 pandemic infection rate during the fasting month of Ramadaan. They WHO warned that we may see a spike in infections with North Africa, with the Middle East seeming most vulnerable. There had been fears that the Easter weekend may have triggered the third wave in South Africa, however, Covid-19 infections remain stable after the religious holidays. Speaking about a third wave, Mkhize said: “It’s important for us to always be aware that we don’t yet have concrete information as to whether, or when, a third wave is likely to happen in South Africa. But we will we will work to determine this information.”Current restrictions on religious gatherings may remain in place throughout the current religious events, if not tightened, depending on the unpredictable Covid-19 infection rate in the country.
April 15, 2021 11:26 UTC
Viu has announced its exclusive line-up of new TV series for Ramadan 2021. The nine original TV series will be available for free to all Viu subscribers throughout the holy month. The line-up will include Welad Nas, Al Maddah, Al Deek Al Azraq, Bent Al Sultan, Karm Alalaly, Bela'y Andak Shoghl, Jalmoud Al Sahari, Leabet Al Intiqam, and Oud Hai. Abe Aboul Naga, General Manager of Viu Middle East, said: "We are excited to be launching nine exclusive and never seen before series this Ramadan for our Viu-ers. This underscores our commitment to investing and nurturing the growth of emerging Arab talent across the MENA region while actively diversifying our content library."
April 15, 2021 11:07 UTC
Mr Maseko went on to sink a German ship with a bomb he made from a can of milk. Mr Gillespie said Mr Maseko created the bomb using a condensed milk tin, cordite and a long fuse. Mr Gillespie argues he should have been awarded a Victoria Cross for risking his life to sink the ship. Mr Maseko became a stretcher bearer with the 1st South African Infantry Division in the Second Battle of El Alamein and reached the rank of lance corporal. Mr Gillespie said he is launching a petition calling for Mr Maseko to be posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
April 15, 2021 11:02 UTC