November 13, 2022
As Ugandan farmer Bonaventura Senyonga prepares to bury his grandson, age-old traditions are forgotten and fear hangs in the air while a government medical team prepares the body for the funeral — the latest victim of Ebola in the East African nation. Bidding the dead goodbye is rarely a quiet affair in Uganda, where the bereaved seek solace in the embrace of community members who converge on their homes to mourn the loss together. Not this time. Instead, 80-year-old Senyonga is accompanied by just a handful of relatives as he digs a grave on the family’s ancestral land, surrounded
The 10 women gathered on yoga mats in a New Orleans suburb, the lights dimmed. “I’d like to invite you to close your eyes,” instructor Stephanie Osborne said in a soothing voice from the front of the room. The only other noises were the hum of the air conditioner and the distant sounds of children playing in a nearby field. For the next hour the women focused on various mindfulness exercises designed to help them deal with the stress of everyday life. The six-week mindfulness program in Slidell, Louisiana, is the brainchild of Kentrell Jones, the executive director of East
THE MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AND TRADE Malta will be prioritising climate change in the United Nations Security Council
“Malta considers the subject of climate change as a very important one and as one of the members of the United Nations Security Council, Malta will be giving it priority and will work towards seeing that it is addressed in the best possible way.” Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg outlined this while he was addressing a discussion panel as part of the Paris Peace Forum on behalf of the Maltese government. Minister Ian Borg claimed that Malta is placing a strong emphasis on the impact of sea level rise on international security and peace.
THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIAT FOR EUROPEAN FUNDS Malta implementation stands at 80% of EU Funds allocated
By the end of this year Malta will have used 80% of the European funds from the funds for Malta 2014-2020, which compared to the 2007-2013 funds is 7% higher. In a meeting in Brussels between the Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Chris Bonett and European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira, Malta was commended for its rate of implementation of EU funds allocated to Malta, which currently stands at 100% in terms of commitments and has already reached 80% in terms of payments made by Beneficiaries . In the current cycle, Malta has implemented several