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U.N. warns civilians fleeing Sudan into other countries



Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands wounded in battles that erupted between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces

The United Nations has warned the conflict in Sudan could force 800,000 people to flee into neighbouring countries.

Sudan’s U.N. humanitarian coordinator Abdou Dieng warned of a “full blown catastrophe:”

“As you know, it has been more than two weeks of devastating fighting in Sudan, a conflict that is turning Sudan humanitarian crisis into a full blown catastrophe,” Dieng said.

Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands wounded in battles that erupted between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, or RSF, in the middle of April.

Foreign governments have pulled out their citizens over the past week in a series of operations by air, sea and land.

Among them was Nour Kullab who moved to Sudan eight years ago to study medicine, and was evacuated back to her home in the Gaza Strip just before she was supposed to graduate:

“It was horror. When you see bodies scattered right and left, dismembered people, torched banks, you feel it is totally unsafe. I felt like the future was on hold and all my hard work while I was away from home disappeared in a glimpse and in one day, all my hard work during eight years has gone.”

Sudanese civilians have fled into neighbouring countries by the tens of thousands, raising fears the crisis could exacerbate regional instability.

“Civilians continue to flee the fighting. Many of them are taking refuge in areas of the country that have not been as much affected by the conflict. The regional spillover effect of the crisis is of a serious concern.”

Sudan’s army chief and the head of the RSF had shared control of government after a 2021 coup, but fell out over a planned transition to civilian rule.

Both sides agreed on Sunday to extend a truce by 72 hours and the U.N. told Reuters they may hold truce talks in Saudi Arabia. But that truce has been interrupted by gunfire and artillery. #trending #featured

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Is President Biden securing a ‘made in America’ supply chain for critical minerals?



Rare earths elements are responsible for some of the most important materials involved in electric vehicle production, battery making, renewable energy systems and technology manufacturing.

Last year, President Joe Biden said he wanted to make rare earths an important domestic policy initiative and he signed an executive order to review gaps in the domestic supply chains for rare earths, medical devices, chips, and other key resources.

The Department of Energy announced a $30 million initiative to tap into researching and securing the U.S. domestic supply chain for rare earths and other important minerals in battery-making production.

But at the same time, President Biden also blocked the mining of rare earth minerals on more than 225,000 acres of federal land for more than 20 years.

Is it possible for the U.S. to change course and again have a seat at the table in producing rare earths elements?

To discuss further, Luisa Moreno the President of the Defense Metals Corp. joined us.
#rareearthelements #rareminerals #China #UnitedStates #Veronicadudo #luisamoreno

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Is the West too reliant on Chinese rare earth exports?



Rare earths elements are needed to make iPhones, advanced batteries, military night-vision goggles and MRI machines. According to the U.S. Genealogical Survey, China was responsible for 80% of rare earths imports in 2019.

Critical earth minerals are a necessity for humans around the world.

They are essential to our modern-day lifestyles and critical in the creation of things such as iPhones, electric vehicles, and advanced precision weapons.

While the United States is dependent on other countries for many minerals, there is no country that America is more dependent on than China. And all these minerals come at a price.

Rare earths elements are needed to make everything from the technology we use every day like smart refrigerators and advanced batteries to night-vision goggles used by the military to MRI machines which are crucial to the medical field.

Many in the government, business, and science sectors have long raised concerns about how to ensure the West’s continued supply of these critical earth minerals.

The United States was once a dominant player in the rare earths supply chain, but for decades, that global market has been dominated by China.

According to the U.S. Genealogical Survey, China was responsible for 80% of rare earths imports in 2019.

Last year, the Biden administration even touted a new plan for the United States to rival China and end their decades-long dominance of rare earth metals market.

So, how reliant is the West on Chinese rare earth exports?

Luisa Moreno the President of the Defense Metals Corp joined us to discuss. #rareearthelements #china #unitedstates #greenagenda #veronicadudo #luisamoreno #trade

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Moscow says sending F-16 jets to Ukraine is a “colossal risk”



As Ukraine braces a summer of violence, Kyiv is pleading for more air support from NATO

U.S. President Joe Biden recently granted his backing for Kyiv’s pilots to be trained on F-16 fighter jets.

These jets can be used in a variety of combat scenarios, including air-to-air or gound-attacks.

In fact, the U.S. Air Force has described these jets as a “relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system.

Thousands of F-16s have been sent around the world. However, Kyiv has been requesting for this support for months.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky believes there is “substantial progress” in convincing western allies to equip Kyiv with fighter jets.

Zelensky said the jets are a “key component” of gaining an advantage over Russian forces.

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