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Unfortunately, here is news that will make you sad and emotional. As per the news, Katie Richardson Passed Away. The death has been confirmed just a few moments back. It is a tragic death and people get sad after knowing the news. There are many people who are sharing social media posts about her death.

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If you also looking for her death we want to share some info about her. She was around 30 years old. However, the age is not confirmed. There are many people who shared condolence over the death. People mourn death.

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Katie Rechardson death cause is the most searchable term right now and people looking out for this info, We want to tell you that the death cause is unavailable right now. But as per our assumption, she died after some medical problem. Definitely, there was a death reason.

You will get the exact death cause here in few moments. According to a youtube channel, she was passed away after meeting in a car accident. If there is any update related her death then you will get the info here.

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Severe cash crunch threatens WFP operations in Ethiopia – The Maravi Post

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WFP urgently needs $579 million to deliver food aid and livelihood support to some 12 million Ethiopians and refugees.  This includes $316 million for food and nutrition assistance to nearly four million people in the war-ravaged north.  

The Ethiopian authorities, together with WFP and other partners, are struggling to address the hunger crisis in the country. 

Food aid ‘critical’ 

An estimated 13.6 million people are now food insecure due to the combined effects of conflict, drought, flooding, desert locust invasions, market disruptions, high food prices and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Timely and complete food and nutrition support is critical to alleviating the suffering of millions across Ethiopia,” said Dr. Steven Were Omamo, WFP Representative and Country Director. 

“In addition to the severe challenges facing conflict-impacted populations in many regions, we are deeply concerned about climate-related vulnerability and food insecurity in dry lowland areas,” he added. 

Although food is available, Dr. Omamo stressed that unless the agency receives new funding commitments soon, “we will be unable to purchase and mobilise this food to prevent millions from falling into severe hunger and hardship by early next year.” 

Situation set to worsen 

WFP cited latest analysis which shows record-high levels of acute food insecurity are expected in Ethiopia through at least the middle of 2022, with the northern, southern, and southeastern parts of the country of highest concern. 

Last month, WFP reported that the number of people who need food assistance across the north had risen as a direct result of the ongoing war there. 

The food security situation in all three regions of Afar, Amhara and Tigray is already critical, the agency said on Monday, and it will worsen if disruptions to humanitarian aid continue as a result of the fighting.

Drought driving losses 

Meanwhile, the southern and southeastern areas of Ethiopia are facing a third consecutive below-average rainfall season.   

The intensifying drought has caused significant livestock losses, while wiping out fragile livelihoods and also worsening food insecurity through the middle of next year. 

WFP said although donors have stepped up and contributed to its operations in Ethiopia, the level of funding has not kept up with the rising needs. 

Funding shortages have already led to ration cuts affecting some 710,000 refugees across the country, and 2.4 million food insecure people in Somali region.  

WFP is working throughout northern Ethiopia with the Federal government and regional authorities, to reach populations affected by the conflict. 

The agency urged the warring sides to respect its staff and assets, as well as access to areas of need.  

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2021 AEC: Reforms, debt initiatives come under the spotlight as Africa enters ‘critical’ phase – The Maravi Post

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Participants at the 2021 African Economic Conference have urged countries to implement crucial governance and economic reforms to see the continent through a historic crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The conference brought together leading thinkers, development specialists and policymakers virtually and in Sal, Carbo Verde, to present their latest research on the challenges facing the continent, including mounting debt and an unrelenting health crisis.

“The next few years are critical for our continent…The richness that Africa has and the capacity it has doesn’t deserve to have people living in such poverty. We need to make the right decisions to fight extreme poverty,” said Cabo Verde Deputy Prime Minister, Olavo Correia, at the closing ceremony of the three-day hybrid event on Saturday.

Researchers at the conference identified three critical areas that need attention: human capital, institutions, and infrastructure, highlighting the critical role of the private sector role in each. Meanwhile, they shared their latest findings on the continent’s financial systems and called for reforms and greater capital market and monetary integration.

The theme of this year’s African Economic Conference is “Financing Africa’s post-Covid-19 development.” Cabo Verde President José Maria Neves began the conference with an urgent call for universal vaccine access to curb the spread of the coronavirus, shortly after news had emerged of the Omicron variant.

The new variant indicates that “we are not out of the woods yet,” said Eric Ogunleye, Advisor to the Chief Economist of the African Development Bank. “Thus, there is an even stronger need to close the huge financing gap for the continent to build back bolder, bigger, better, and sustainably,” he told the conference on Saturday.

According to economic experts speaking during the third day of the conference, many African countries face the risk of defaulting if the G20’s Debt Service Suspension Initiative is not extended beyond this year. The bigger risk is that countries will fail to borrow and service their debts as they reach the 70-75% debt ratio, said Dr Falilou Fall, Deputy Head of the Country Studies Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Bartholomew Armah, Director of the Macroeconomic and Governance Division at the Economic Commission for Africa, advocated for new strategies for financing Africa’s Covid-19 pandemic recovery, including domestic resources, and a rethink of the global financing architecture. Citing the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights, he said: “We need to rethink who is the target of these financing resources.”

Another solution lies in one of the continent’s most valuable resources: young people. Ahunna Eziakonwa, the UN Development Program’s Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa, emphasized the importance of investing in the emerging generation, the fastest-growing demographic group in Africa.

“We have to ride on the confidence of the young people. Africa’s ability to make it out of poverty and inequality depends on this spirit of the youth,” she said. She also charged Africa with imagining a future beyond aid, where domestic resources account for the majority of development investment. That would require “urgent and coordinated action to stop the leakage of $90 billion of illicit finance flow that leaves Africa every year.”

The 2021 African Economic Conference was organized by the African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa, and the United Nations Development Program. Other high-profile participants included UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Finance Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nicolas Kazadi, and Nobel prize-winning economist Roger Myerson.
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Avoiding The Ogoni Tragedy In Idumuje-Ugboko, By Owei Lakemfa – The Maravi Post

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I was close to the environmentalist and writer, Ken Saro-Wiwa. We often dicussed the Niger Delta and environmental  pollution. At a point, he was made the Spokesperson of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP.

In this position, he campaigned vigorously against the destructive activities of transnational oil corporations in Ogoniland. At a point, whenever he issued press statements, he sent them to me for dissemination in media houses, and publication in the VANGUARD Newspapers where I worked and he was a columnist.

Then disagreements arose within the Ogoni elites which also affected MOSOP. For instance, while Ogoni elites led by Chief Edward Nna Kobani, who was Campaign Director General of Chief Moshood Abiola in the June 12, 1993 presidential election, campaigned that Ogonis vote for him, the MOSOP under Saro-Wiwa and its youth wing, the National Youth Council of Ogoni People, NYCOP, decided that the Ogonis should boycott the election.



There were also differences in opinion on how to handle the oil companies operating in Ogoniland. When the internal disagreements continued, the founding MOSOP president, Dr. Garrick Barilee Leton, a former Minister of Education, and his executive resigned and Saro-Wiwa took over.

  When in 1994, the Abacha military regime decided to hold a Constitutional Conference which many thought was a disingenuous way of the dictator trying to hold on to power by transforming into a civilian president, Saro-Wiwa disagreed and decided to attend.

I met him a few days before he left Lagos for Ogoniland to campaign to be elected a delegate to the Abacha conference. Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti, then President of the anti-military coalition, Campaign for Democracy, CD, and I tried to dissuade Saro-Wiwa from attending the Abacha conference.

MOSOP was one of the affiliates of the CD and since the organisation and other pro-democracy organisations had decided to boycott the conference, we thought it inadvisable for MOSOP to break ranks. But Saro-Wiwa stuck to his guns and went for his campaign rally in Ogoniland which held on May 21, 1994. However, the regime appeared not to want him at its conference either; the junta’s security men escorted him out of Ogoniland.

While the campaign rally was on, Ogoni elites who were not on Saro-Wiwa’s side, were holding a meeting in the Gokana part of Ogoni. This meeting was attacked by some youths and four of the attendees were hacked to death. These were Chief Edward Kobani, former MOSOP Vice President; Albert Tombari Badey, a former Secretary to the Government and Head of Service to the Rivers State government from 1987-1993; Samuel Orage and Theophilus Orage, brothers-in-law of Saro-Wiwa. He and 15 others were accused of masterminding the murders and tried by a tribunal. Six, including then MOSOP Deputy President, Ledum Mitee, were freed, while Saro-Wiwa and eight others were on November10, 1995, hanged for the murders.

The deaths were an unmitigated tragedy from which Ogoniland has not recovered and the country may never be able to wash itself clean.

Today, 26 years later, another intra-communal crises is on, this time in Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. As in the Ogoni case, the elites in the town have disagreements that have split them into two antagonistic camps. Like MOSOP, the Idumuje Ugboko Development Union is split into two, and clashes have already occurred, including a serious one in May 2017 in which two persons reportedly died. This is disputed by the other faction.

This year has also witnessed skirmishes.

Chief Chris Ogwu, the Iyase (Prime Minister) of the town was my senior in the then University of Ife (Now, Obafemi Awolowo University). In my first year, which was his final year, I stayed four rooms away, while one of my best friends, John Onwah, stayed in the same room with him.

He was a noted footballer. When I went for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, programme in Kano, Chris was working there as a journalist and he welcomed me with a memorable outing. We later worked together in the GUARDIAN Newspapers where he rose to be Sports Editor. When my maternal grandmother died in 2000 and was buried in Oleh, Delta State, Chris drove all the way from Lagos to attend.

You can imagine how shocked I was when he told me that during the May 2017 disturbances in the town, he was brutalised, his legs dislocated, his cars and house vandalised. On the opposite side of the conflict is Azuka Jebose Molokwu, one of the most conscientious journalists I have ever come across.

He was a very resourceful journalist who carries out campaigns for peoples’ rights, including the right of journalists to receive just wages. Even from his new base in the United States, he waged a war against a powerful media organisation, forcing it to pay staff entitlements, including to those who had disengaged.

I also know a few other persons on both sides of the divide in this potentially debilitating but avoidable war in which princes are digging trenches on opposite sides and the rich and powerful in the town are standing eyeball to eyeball. In the meantime, the contentious issues, like the COVID-19 virus, are mutating. Initially the primary issue appeared to be over land, now the central issue is more of a tussle over succession: which faction wins the traditional crown in succession to the late King Albert Nwoko.

Inter-communal conflicts, like those in a family, are unending. They can go on for generations and would potentially cripple development and needed unity. With such conflicts, the community becomes quite vulnerable. It becomes like a body with weak immune system which is susceptible to opportunistic diseases. Africans say it is only when the wall opens itself the lizard can have the opportunity of penetrating it.

The issue is not what the truth in the conflict is: each side would always have its truths, otherwise they would not have the followers they parade. Also, the important thing is not which side is correct; even if the courts so rule, it may not change the reality on ground which basically is that the people of Idumuje-Ugboko are divided. There can be no ready winners in a fratricidal war; as the reality in Ogoniland shows, there can only be losers and this can go on for generations.

The rest of us do not need to wait for a bloodbath in the town before trying to make peace. The Delta State Government has the duty to bring all sides together, more so when rampaging bandits in the country can build a base there. The National Orientation Agency can also move in; so should organisations interested in peace and conflict resolution. On this score, if anybody is game, so am I.

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