The Latest Buzz - 21 November, 2011
The leader in Yemen’s revolution and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakul Karman met the UN President of the General Assembly and US ambassador to the UN on Friday to lobby their support for Yemen’s revolution.
The Yemeni Students Union launched a campaign to call for classes inside Sana’a University Campus instead of the alternatives created by the university since its facilities were occupied by protestors.
Reuters suspended its correspondent in Yemen Mohammed Sudam, who is also President Saleh’s translator, due to conflict of interest concerns. The Yemeni Press Syndicate condemned Reuters’ decision and hoped it would reconsider, stating that Sudam has displayed a professional attitude in his reporting throughout his career.
Malnutrition rates have increased significantly among Yemenis according to the World Food Program. WFP stated that at least 50% of Yemeni children suffer from malnutrition and 13% suffer from acute malnutrition.
The regime has forwarded the issue of the attempted assignation against President Saleh on 3 June to the prosecution to follow an investigations.
The number of Somali and Ethiopian refugees to Yemen has significantly increased to reach 12,000 with 545 fleeing unprecedented violence in Africa in the last month.
Armed tribesmen blew up a fuel pipeline on Friday for a second time in recent weeks. Tribes from Al-Tiaman fired on the pipeline in Sirwah in Mareb, setting it on fire.
The General Federation for Labor Unions in Yemen warned of an imminent catastrophe in the labor sector following 10 months without work. It said that unemployment among the workers reached 70% and more than 60% of the organized sector had lost their jobs permanently.
A forensic investigation officer was killed in Mukalla on Saturday after he was shot by unknown armed men.
Aden airport security arrested three of the socialist leaders while they were on their way to Cairo for a conference on Saturday. No explanations have been given and they have not been released yet.
A workshop on dealing with disability was launched in Ibb governorate on Saturday by the local authority in coordination with the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives.
A course for mosque preachers and religious leaders was organized on Saturday in Mukalla-Hadramout by the Endowment Ministry in order to train them on community mobilization and patriotism.