Information update on Democratic Republic of Congo security incident WFPROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has the following updates on the tragic armed attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 22 February: There are currently three reviews underway, examining the facts surrounding the incident on Monday, 22 February, in which the Italian Ambassador to DRC, Luca Attanasio, his security escort, Vittorio Iacovacci, and WFP driver, Mustapha Milambo, were killed. The reviews are being conducted respectively by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and by the Italian and DRC authorities.WFP requested, and is collaborating with, the review that is being carried out by UNDSS, and it has offered its full cooperation with those being carried out by the Italian and DRC authorities.WFP welcomes the condemnation of the tragic attack from the United Nations Secretary General and supports his call on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate swiftly this heinous targeting of a United Nations joint field mission and to bring the perpetrators to justice. WFP stands with the family, friends and colleagues of all of those who tragically lost their lives in this incident in working towards a swift conclusion of the reviews, so that the facts can be established with transparency and integrity.The WFP family continues to mourn all of those lost in this incident, including our friend and colleague, Mustapha Milambo, who was laid to rest in Goma on Tuesday 23 February.The four other WFP employees who were involved in the incident are safe and accounted for and are continuing their recovery in Goma. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Ambassador, Attack, Congo, Employees, Family, food, Government, incident, justice, Safety, Secretary, security, UN, United Nations, WFP, world
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Li Tuo, the editor of Beijing Literature and a well-known literary critic in China, will give a public lecture on “Market, Ideology and Literary Criticism of the 1990s in China,” on April 9 at 4 p.m. in the Hale Science Building, room 270, at the University of Colorado at Boulder.The rapid development of a market economy in China in the 1990s has profoundly affected Chinese literature and literary criticism, according to Minglang Zhou, assistant professor in the department of East Asian languages and civilizations.”Not only literature becomes a commodity for sale, but literary criticism is also forced to develop correspondingly a market-oriented ideology,” he said.”However, as part of a socialist ideology machine controlled by the government, literary criticism is required to support a socialist order, too. With two conflicting tasks in hand, literary criticism undergoes the ordeal of self-rupture and self-contradiction in the 1990s.”Tuo’s lecture is the second in a series on “Literature in a Changing China,” sponsored by the President’s Funds for Humanities, the Center for Asian Studies, the Center for Humanities and the department of East Asian languages and civilizations. The talk will be delivered in Chinese, and English interpretation will be available.EALC offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Chinese, and doctoral programs in Chinese in conjunction with a special program in Comparative Literature. Published: March 31, 1999
WASHINGTON | Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.The 45-year-old Chappelle shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program, “Chappelle’s Show,” which gleefully skewered racial stereotypes and hot-button societal issues. He later made headlines for walking away from a lucrative contract over creative differences.Chappelle attended Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and his first hourlong comedy special was filmed in the nation’s capital.Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter called Chappelle “a hometown hero” and said his social commentary and body of work embody Twain’s statement that “against the assault of humor, nothing can stand.”Chappelle will be presented with the award in a star-studded ceremony on Oct. 29. The ceremony will be broadcast on television on Jan. 6, 2020.