Retired general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

       

Presidential candidate Petr Pavel, former Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Army, and his wife Eva arrive for a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic on Jan 28, 2023, after Pavel became the fourth president of the Czech Republic according to official results. (PHOTO / AFP) PRAGUE – The second round of the Czech presidential election concluded Saturday, with retired general Petr Pavel …

Czechs vote in 2nd round of presidential election

       

People cast their ballot at a polling station during the presidential elections on Jan 27, 2023 in Cernoucek village, Czech Republic. (PHOTO / AFP) PRAGUE – Voters in the Czech Republic began to cast their ballots on Friday afternoon in the second round of this year's presidential election. The first round was held on Jan 13-14. Since postal ballots is not an option, Czechs living …

21st Edition of Manufacturing IT Summit: Indonesia

       

JAKARTA, Jan 16, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – After successful 20 editions of Manufacturing IT Summit, Exito is all set to host another milestone event- the 21st Edition of Manufacturing IT Summit, an in-person event which serves as an ideal platform to enhance the experience to “Re-imagine, Innovate, and Transform”. The Manufacturing IT Summit is a by invite only in-person event exclusively for …

Pavel, Babis head to 2nd round in Czech presidential race

       

A voter casts his ballot at the polling station in Kurim, 10 km north of Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic on January 13, 2023, during the first round of the presidential elections. (RADEK MICA / AFP) PRAGUE – Retired general Petr Pavel and former Prime Minister Andrej Babis will advance to a second round in the Czech presidential race in a fortnight's time, according to …

Congolese government ups toll in massacre to 272 civilians

       

Congolese activists light candles on their national flag during a vigil in memory of the civilians killed in the recent conflict between Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and rebel forces, in Goma, in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo Dec 5, 2022. (ARLETTE BASHIZI / REUTERS) KINSHASA – Democratic Republic of Congo's government on Monday said …

DR Congo schedules presidential elections for Dec 2023

       

Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi speaks during a joint press conference with Kenyan President William Ruto (not seen), at the Palace of the Nation in Kinshasa on Nov 21, 2022. (ARSENE MPIANA / AFP) KINSHASA – Democratic Republic of Congo said it will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Dec 20, 2023, kicking off a year of complex preparations in the vast Central African …

Congo schedules presidential elections for Dec 2023

       

Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi speaks during a joint press conference with Kenyan President William Ruto (not seen), at the Palace of the Nation in Kinshasa on Nov 21, 2022. (ARSENE MPIANA / AFP) KINSHASA – Democratic Republic of Congo said it will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Dec 20, 2023, kicking off a year of complex preparations in the vast Central African …

African leaders agree on ceasefire in east Congo from Friday

       

United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo peacekeepers patrol areas affected by the recent attacks by M23 rebels fighters near Rangira in North Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, March 29, 2022. (DJAFFAR SABITI / REUTERS) KINSHASA – African leaders have declared a ceasefire in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo starting Friday, which is aimed in …

Hundreds flee as Congo’s M23 rebels near key city of Goma

       

Democratic Republic of the Congo youth get the first steps of basic military training in Goma, eastern Congo, Nov 7, 2022. (MOSES SAWASAWA / AP) GOMA/KINSHASA – Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo between the army and M23 rebels has moved close to the key eastern city of Goma, said an army spokesperson on Monday, causing a fresh wave of displacement amid diplomatic efforts …

Rwanda accuses DR Congo of fighter jet ‘provocation’

       

Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo soldiers take their position following renewed fighting near the Congolese border with Rwanda, outside Goma in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo May 28, 2022. (DJAFFAR SABITI / REUTERS) KIGALI – A Democratic Republic of Congo fighter jet entered Rwandan airspace on Monday, both governments said, in what Rwanda called a "provocation", …

World Cloud Show – Jakarta assembled global cloud technology leaders to accelerate the cloud adoption in the region

       

JAKARTA, Oct 17, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – On 4 – 5 October 2022, at the JW Marriott Jakarta, more than 250 C-level tech decision makers attended the World Cloud Show, along with forward-thinking business minds that came together to discuss ideas, overcome challenges, and create innovative solutions. The expert speakers highlighted use-cases designed by public and private players in response to connectivity …

Powerful Hurricane Fiona heads toward Turks and Caicos islands

       

Residents stand amid their homes that were damaged by Hurricane Fiona in the low-income neighborhood of Kosovo in Veron de Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Sept 19, 2022. (RICARDO HERNANDEZ / AP) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO/SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Residents were ordered to take shelter on the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday as an increasingly powerful Hurricane Fiona churned towards the Caribbean archipelago, leaving …

Hurricane Fiona swamps Puerto Rico, knocks out power to island

       

A home is submerged in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico on Sept 18, 2022. (STEPHANIE ROJAS / AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Hurricane Fiona left most of Puerto Rico without power on Sunday, causing catastrophic flooding and landslides on the island before barreling toward the Dominican Republic, a government agency said. Hurricane Fiona, hitting Puerto Rico five …

Hurricane Fiona swamps Puerto Rico, knocking out power to island

       

A home is submerged in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico on Sept 18, 2022. (STEPHANIE ROJAS / AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Hurricane Fiona left most of Puerto Rico without power on Sunday, causing catastrophic flooding and landslides on the island before barreling toward the Dominican Republic, a government agency said. Hurricane Fiona, hitting Puerto Rico five …

Prague: Russian gas price cap no solution to EU energy crisis

       

The gas storage plant Reckrod is pictured near Eiterfeld, central Germany, July 14, 2022, after the Nord Stream 1 pipeline was shut down due to maintenance. (MICHAEL PROBST / AP, FILE) BRUSSELS / PRAGUE / VLADIVOSTOK – The Czech Republic, which currently holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, wants to remove capping Russian gas prices from the agenda of this …

Demonstration held in Prague against Czech govt, NATO, EU

       

In this file photo dated Jan 9, 2022, demonstrators march with a dog on their shoulder and the Czech national flag as they take part in a protest against compulsory vaccination against the COVID-19 in Prague. (MICHAL CIZEK / AFP) PRAGUE  – An estimated 70,000 people participated in a rally in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, on Saturday afternoon. There were slogans against …

COVID-19 hospital admissions on rise in Czech Republic

       

A man gets off a tram at a station in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, July 8, 2022. (DENG YAOMIN/XINHUA) PRAGUE – The Czech Republic has reported rising COVID-19 hospital admissions since the end of June due to the more contagious subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 of the Omicron variant. On July 11, the Czech Republic registered more than 2,000 new cases for the first time …

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in DR Congo

       

In this file photo dated July 1, 2021, a general view of a burnt house in Rwangoma, Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo after ten people were killed in an attack overnight by suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces Islamist militia. (SEBASTIEN KITSA MUSAYI / AFP) CAIRO – Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Thursday that targeted the town of Lume in eastern …