The Latest Buzz - 1 March, 2012

Published on 1 March 2012 in The Latest Buzz
Nadia Al-Sakkaf (author)

Nadia Al-Sakkaf


  • The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate denounced the attack on Akhbar Al-Youm newspaper. Unknown armed men opened fire on the paper’s branch in Aden while in the past few days the newspaper was confiscated and burned at several checkpoints.
  • A demonstration in Shabwa governorate in the south of Yemen, organized by the revolution’s youth, announced the continuation of their revolution and their support to the revolution in Syria.
  • A training course organized by the statistical department on computer literacy concluded in Sa’ada governorate after 86 trainees from the military and government offices received training for six months.
  • The Parliament continued its sessions which commenced this week with the swearing in of the new president. The most pressing item on the Parliament’s agenda this week is to organize its coming sessions and create a more efficient and orderly system, so as to enable smoother parliamentary operation.
  • An official report by a ministerial committee created to investigate corruption in the Electricity Office’s Second Zone, whose director was removed a few weeks ago, disclosed numerous corruption cases. The cases were related to embezzlement and bribery, creating a total of over YR 4.5 billion in unpaid bills, mostly from rich and influential people living in this zone.
  • An environmental greening projecting started in Ibb this week, where 500 saplings were planted on the occasion of Tree Day March 1. The project, under the title “For a Prettier Yemen” was organized by local councils and the (local education office.
  • Armed groups from the Bani Hushaish tribe of Sana’a have started gathering in Mawiya village in Taiz (Governate?) demanding revenge against the killer of one of its members. The killing was caused by a dispute over an underground well.
  • The Qatari embassy (in Sana’a recommenced its activities after suspending operation for approximately eight months due to political tensions between Yemeni protestors and former president Saleh’s regime.
  • Students of Tawr Al-Baha College of Aden University held a protest on Tuesday against repeated attacks by armed gangs against the faculty and administrative staff, which disrupted programs at the College.
  • The Libyan embassy in Sana’a held a celebration marking the first anniversary of the February 17 revolution. The celebration was attended by a number of officials and diplomats.
  • The Under 18 football championship will be delayed due to problems in the applications of participating clubs, according to Aden Football Union Branch manager, Ali Saleh.
  • Minister of Sports and Youth, Moamar Al-Eryani, awarded pioneering and distinguished female Yemeni athletes at the conclusion of the Third Annual Women’s Sports Festival, which concluded on Tuesday.