The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPC Ltd) has matched its words with action in the war against crude oil theft with the arrests of 16 suspects from 163 incidents in one week in the Niger Delta. In an X post on Tuesday detailing the summary of activities from November 25 – December 1, in the fight against crude oil theft, the oil firm said 69 illegal refineries have been uncovered. Persecond News reports that during the period under review, a total of 163 incidents were recorded in the region. Nigeria’s crude oil output rose to an all-time high of 1.35 million barrels per day in September, as it’s pumped its highest volume of crude oil so far since this year. Data from the commission indicated that in September, Nigeria’s crude oil production (excluding condensates) was precisely 1,346,562 barrels per day, which was a 165,429bpd increase when compared to the 1,181,133bpd produced in August this year.
December 05, 2023 20:55 UTC
Jemal Beker Abdula, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the FDRE to Pakistan and H.E. Captain (retd) Anwarul Haq, Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Chief Commissioner Islamabad. Both sides discussed matters of mutual interest including knowledge exchange between the administrations of both the countries’ capital cities—Addis Ababa and Islamabad. Ambassador Jemal Beker Abdula briefed the CDA chairman about the overwhelming response received by the Green Legacy Initiative of H.E. The ambassador also appreciated the services rendered by the CDA in beautifying Capital city Islamabad.
December 05, 2023 20:52 UTC
ISLAMABAD, Dec 05 (APP): Pakistan and Ethiopia on Tuesday discussed the prospects of initiating a city-to-city collaboration in order to promote sustainable governance in the global south through climate resilient urban planning. The collaboration came under discussion during a meeting between Ethiopian Ambassador Jemal Beker Abdula and CDA Chairman Captain (Retd) Anwarul Haq, said a news release of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Pakistan (FDRE)-Islamabad. Ambassador Jemal briefed the CDA chairman about the overwhelming response received by the Green Legacy Initiative of Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed from around the world. He said Ethiopia had planted more than 32 billion seedlings of different trees, fruits and animal feed during the last four years. He said the Islamabad administration was making all-out efforts to ensure clean and green environment in the well-planned city of Pakistan.
December 05, 2023 15:11 UTC
GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Representatives from developing countries at the fifth World Media Summit being held in the Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Kunming have made a strong call for a louder voice of the Global South. In an era of increasing global interconnectedness, a louder voice from the Global South has become more imperative than ever before, and the media also shoulder the responsibility for promoting global common development through exchanges and cooperation, they said. "We must not be afraid to position ourselves as the voice of the Global South," said Iqbal Surve, chairman of South Africa's Independent Media. Creating a grand shared narrative that would promote common prosperity is imperative, said Seife Deribe Endale, CEO of Ethiopian News Agency. Communication between developing countries is fundamental to building relations, she added.
December 05, 2023 14:27 UTC
Making her debut at the 25K here, 10K world record holder (29:14 in 2022) Yehualaw is the leading lady to watch among the women runners. She also sits second on the world all-time list at the half marathon with a time of 1:03:51 set in 2021. In doing so, the world half marathon bronze medallist improved the ratified record of 29:43 by Joyciline Jepkosgei and the yet-to-be-ratified mark of 29:38 set by Bahrain's Kalkidan Gezahegne. Yehualaw took her first victory in a World Marathon Major at the 2022 London Marathon, becoming the youngest-ever female winner of the event. His compatriots Roncer Kipkorir Konga and Bernard Biwott, with sub-60-minute half marathon bests, are expected to push Ebenyo for the top podium position.
December 05, 2023 13:06 UTC
Former Vuelta a España leader and stage winner David de la Cruz has inked a last-minute, year-long deal with the Q36.5 PoTeam that will see the veteran Spaniard in the professional peloton in 2024. He has finished three times in the Vuelta a España top ten overall, and won a stage in his home Grand Tour in 2016. Despite a busy transfer market this off-season, a number of well-known and experienced riders remain with teams for 2024. That list comes with a permanent caveat that some team rosters have still to be completed and some riders signings have to still to be announced. But I hope to adapt in the best way possible, and with the calendar I get, perform at the best level possible.”
December 05, 2023 13:02 UTC
Short animation ‘Saleeg’ heads back to Saudi Arabia after international screeningsJEDDAH: With Jeddah’s Red Sea International Film Festival in full swing, Saudi Arabia’s up-and-coming talents are firmly in the spotlight. Saudi film director Afnan Bawyan expressed her excitement about screening “Saleeg” in Jeddah, the city that inspired the film’s creation. “I am thrilled to participate in the Red Sea International Film Festival as it signifies the inaugural screening of my film in Jeddah, the city that inspired its creation. The film poster for Saudi animation 'Saleeg.' Supplied“The film has been fortunate to receive significant publicity, especially after its screening at Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France,” the director said.
December 05, 2023 12:57 UTC
Pregnant woman among massacred Ethiopian Orthodox Church followers in Arsi Zone, Oromia region of Ethiopia. Victims were laid to rest in Arsi (Photo : Mahibere Kidusan TV)borkenaLast week, reports surfaced regarding the massacre of 28 Orthodox Christians, which had been confirmed by Ethiopian Orthodox Church sources. Enat Party, one of the largest opposition groups in Ethiopia, has verified this tragic incident. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which has declared months long prayer, is yet to release an official statement regarding the latest massacre in Arsi Zone of Oromia region. Follow us on twitter @zborkena to get the latest Ethiopian News updates regularly.
December 05, 2023 12:55 UTC
The collaboration came under discussion during a meeting between Jemal Beker Abdula, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the FDRE to Pakistan and Captain (retd) Anwarul Haq, Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Chief Commissioner Islamabad. Both sides discussed matters of mutual interest including knowledge exchange between the administrations of both the countries’ capital cities—Addis Ababa and Islamabad. Ambassador Jemal Beker Abdula briefed the CDA chairman about the overwhelming response received by the Green Legacy Initiative of H.E. The ambassador also appreciated the services rendered by the CDA in beautifying Capital city Islamabad. He said the Islamabad administration was making all-out efforts to ensure clean and green environment in the well-planned city of Pakistan.
December 05, 2023 12:30 UTC
A court has suspended the privatisation of 11 state-owned companies in Kenya, including the national oil and gas company, following an appeal by the main opposition party, a court source said on Tuesday. The sale process has therefore been suspended until 6 February, when the case will be examined on its merits. On November 27, the Kenyan government announced the sale of stakes in 11 public companies in order to replenish the state coffers, at a time when tax revenues are falling short of its targets. The 11 companies, including the national oil and gas company and one of its operators, agricultural enterprises and a publishing house, are among the 35 that President William Ruto announced last week that he wanted to privatise. Since Kenya passed a privatisation law in 2005, only six public companies have been partially sold, including the largest telecommunications operator Safaricom and electricity producer KenGen.
December 05, 2023 11:50 UTC
First and foremost, the film exists as an exploration of the human condition, as ordinary people are forced to contend with extraordinary circumstances. “I did not make this film with a message,” Nabulsi tells Arab News. “I didn’t even set out to make a political film, but, by default, any film about Palestine is going to be considered political somehow. I’m more interested in the individual journeys of people in that landscape, the human dynamics and the emotional experiences. “The Present” garnered awards at nearly every festival in which it screened, and ended up earning a BAFTA, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Film.
December 05, 2023 11:45 UTC
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: The Court of Cassation has issued a verdict to execute an Ethiopian woman who fatally stabbed her Indian colleague on the first day of Ramadan last year in the Abdullah Al-Mubarak area. The violent incident occurred following a dispute between them over the allocation of kitchen duties. A concerned citizen had alerted the Ministry of Interior about a murder within his residence situated in the Abdullah Al-Mubarak area. The Ethiopian woman had fatally stabbed her Indian colleague during the holy month of Ramadan. Subsequently, law enforcement personnel, investigative teams, and forensic experts promptly responded to the location.
December 05, 2023 11:39 UTC
Addis Abeba — The severe drought has resulted in the deaths of 190 people in two districts: Abergelle Yechila in the Central Tigray Zone and Atsbi in the Eastern Zone of Tigray. During an interview with state media, Gebrehiwot Gebregzabher, the Commissioner of the Disaster Risk Management Commission of Tigray, addressed the severity of the crisis resulting from the severe drought. He underscored that the dire situation has affected three zones in Tigray–the south, southeast, and eastern Tigray zones, encompassing 12 districts. Furthermore, specific areas within the western and central zones of Tigray have also grappled with this profound challenge. Last week, Addis Standard reported about the devastating impact of the drought in Atsbi district.
December 05, 2023 10:26 UTC