NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 6: Suddenly Ethiopia appears on the brink of civil war, threatening the stability of one of the world’s most strategic regions, the Horn of Africa, and the fracturing of one of Africa’s most powerful and populous countries.

Is the party over?

January 15, 2020 08:36 am

Three decades of politics based on party system following the restoration of democracy in 1990 requires some serious introspection. This is particularly pertinent at a time when a single party or amalgamation leading to a large party formation has actually put the country at an important crossroads. Nepal Communist Party (NCP) formed following the merger of former CPN (UML) and former Maoist (Center) has a historic opportunity before them.

What’s the preparation?

December 5, 2019 12:51 pm

In not less than 25 days from today, Visit Nepal 2020 will officially start. The VNY 2020 has been one of the most important flagship programs of the government of K P Sharma Oli.  It indeed is a landmark event for Nepal to tap into our immense tourism potentials to contribute to nation’s economy and development. The last time Nepal held such an event was in 1998.  For ten years, from 1996 to 2006, Nepal could not attract more tourists due to armed insurgency.

BIRE KPATOUS GAME RESERVE, July 27: Charles Matthew secures his beret, slings a rifle over his shoulder and prepares a team for an overnight foot patrol in Bire Kpatous, one of South Sudan’s game reserves that survived the country’s civil war but are now increasingly threatened by poachers and encroaching human settlements.

JUBA, Jan 26: Tracing his fingers over the metal fencing at a United Nations protected site in South Sudan’s capital, Nhial Nyuot Nhial hung his head as he contemplated going home after years of civil war.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Sangrame Sarki of Kalikot can barely walk since the bullets fired by army personnel during the civil war pierced through both of his legs. Toiling hard for earning a living is beyond his imagination.

YEMEN, Nov 4: The Saudi-led coalition struck aid projects funded by Oxfam in Yemen, reports revealed, as international pressure to end the deadly conflict continued to mount.

Amal Hussain died in a refugee camp on Thursday after suffering severe malnutrition, her family told The New York Times

ADEN, Nov 1: The Saudi-led coalition has massed thousands of troops near Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, local military sources said on Wednesday, in a move to pressure Iranian-aligned Houthi insurgents to return to U.N.-sponsored peace talks.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said UN-led negotiations to end the civil war should begin next month. The nearly four-year-old conflict has claimed over 10,000 lives and pushed millions to the brink of starvation.

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24: The U.N. aid chief warned Tuesday that humanitarians are losing the fight against famine in Yemen and that 14 million people could soon be at risk of starvation.

More than 5 million children are at risk of famine in war-torn Yemen, according to charity Save the Children. Renewed attacks on the key port city of Hodeida could further disrupt food, fuel and aid supplies.