War in Ukraine driving hunger in Lebanon
03 May 2022 | 6:36 am
After years of political and financial crises, Lebanese people are now also in danger of going hungry. Germany has promised more food aid as imports from Ukraine and Russia dwindle.
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A man accused of working for a notorious Gambian death squad run by former president Yahya Jammeh goes on trial in Germany on the principle of universal jurisdiction. Bai Lowe is accused of murdering renowned journalist Deyda Hydara in 2004. Also in this edition, African leaders congratulate French President Emmanuel Macron on his reelection. And Nigerian authorities say they have no choice but to bury the remains of more than 100 victims of an explosion in a mass grave.
Washington has invited some 40 countries to its air base in Ramstein to for a conference on the defense of Ukraine. Germany announced a major shift in policy at the event, saying it would send tanks to the country.
In a warning to the West not to interfere, Vladimir Putin has his strategic nuclear arsenal on high alert. While analysts believe the risk of an all-out nuclear war is low, they are concerned Putin might use smaller 'tactical' nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
As violence intensifies on the ground in Ukraine, the diplomatic tension has also ratcheted up a notch. As Russia accuses NATO of waging a proxy war, the UN chief Antonio Guterres is in Moscow, asking for cooperation over humanitarian access to places like Mariupol. Sergei Lavrov says Moscow is "ready to cooperate" with the UN to help civilians, but only a day earlier, he warned that World War III was a real danger.
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