In brief [Archives:2008/1124/Local News]

January 28 2008


Advocacy workshop for women

The Cultural Development Programs Foundation will be holding a workshop on women's rights advocacy and support in Dhamar governorate on Tuesday Jan. 29. The workshop will target 20 civil society activists from Dhamar. This is the second workshop in a series of the human rights activities the foundation is carrying out during 2008.


YR 27.8 bln exports via Aden Seaport and Airport in 2007

Yemeni exports via Aden Port and Airport reached YR 27.8 billion in 2007 at an increase of YR 2.8 billion compared to 2006.

Deputy chairman of the Aden Customers Office Hussein Ahmed stated to Saba that the exports included frozen and fresh fish, cottons, honey, coffee, vegetables, sweets, and perfumes.

He made clear that the revenues of the office was YR 15.7 billion in 2007 at an increase of 5 percent compared to revenues of 2006.

He attributed increase of exports to the growing navigation activity in the Aden Seaport and Airport.

Bahamas tourist ship arrives at Aden

The Bahamian cruise ship (Astor) has arrived at the Aden harbor coming from the Omani Salala port, on its aboard 550 tourists of various nationalities.

A tourist source said that tourist programs have been prepared for the tourists included visits a number of historical and tourist landmarks in Aden province, especially the Aden water container, the Sirra castle and the heritage museum in addition to visit ancient popular quarters and markets in the city.

Over 240 tourists headed for Sana'a city to acquaint with its historical and tourist landmarks.


Dutch tourists visit Radaa

A tourist source said that a group of 19 Dutch tourists arrived on Sunday the main city of al-Badha province Radaa to visit a number of historical and tourist sites in the city.

Speaking to Saba, the source said the tourists would visit many historical sites, including the historical al-Amiriya school and mosque, the Great Mosque of the Old Radaa city and the famous Ahumairih castle.


SAF to hold democratic forum

Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights (SAF) in collaboration with Al-Saeed Foundation for Sciences and Culture will organize late this month a democracy forum under the title “Obstacles of Democratic Transformation and Women Political Participation “”.

The forum aims to raise awareness on the importance of women political participation issue and ways of supporting women to reach decisions making centers.

It is worth mentioning that the activation of Taiz campaign came to support women political participation to raise their representation in the parliamentary election in 2009.