Kenyan Parliamentary Committee Call for Reforms to Electoral Body

[ad_1] NAIROBI (Reuters) – A committee set up by the Kenyan parliament has called for reforms to the country’s electoral body and a review of tax policy, public spending and social security, a copy of their report seen by Reuters on Sunday shows. The bipartisan committee formed to study opposition grievances wants the electoral commission … Read more

Death Toll From Flooding in Somalia Climbs to Nearly 100

[ad_1] MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The number of people killed by floods from heavy rains in Somalia has climbed to 96, state news agency SONNA said on Saturday. “Somalia’s flood death toll climbs to 96,” SONNA said in a post on X, formerly Twitter, adding the figure had been confirmed by Mahamuud Moallim, the head of … Read more

Finland Has Closed All Passenger Border Crossings With Russia but One

[ad_1] HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland has temporarily closed all but one of its eight passenger crossings to Russia in response to an unusually high inflow of migrants for which it the Nordic country accuses Moscow. More than 700 migrants from nations such as Yemen, Afghanistan, Kenya, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria, have in the past … Read more

U.N. Plastic Treaty Talks Grapple With Re-Use, Recycle, Reduce Debate

[ad_1] NAIROBI (Reuters) – A third round of United Nations negotiations in pursuit of the world’s first treaty to control plastic pollution has drawn more than 500 proposals from those involved, participants said on the last day of the talks on Sunday. Some said the number of submissions represented progress, while campaign group Greenpeace said … Read more

G20-Led Summit for Africa Highlights Renewed Interest in Fast-Growing Continent

[ad_1] By Sarah Marsh and Andreas Rinke BERLIN (Reuters) – Leaders from more than a dozen African countries are heading to Germany for the G20 Compact with Africa conference, which aims to help bolster private investment in the world’s poorest, but fast-growing, continent. Underscoring renewed interest in Africa, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, … Read more