Category Archives: Business

Government concerned about violent protests in Mahikeng

Government has expressed concern over the protest action in Mahikeng in the North West Province which has been accompanied by violence, looting and destruction of property.

Government says all acts …

Striking Zimbabwe Nurses Vow Legal Challenge to Dismissal

The organization representing more than 15,000 striking nurses in Zimbabwe vowed a legal battle unless the government reverses its order to fire strikers from state-run hospitals.

“We are forced to …

Niger May Have Arrested Militant With Ties to US Ambush

Niger’s military has detained a suspect who it believes could be the militant leader who was being pursued when an ambush left four American soldiers dead in October, the American …

South Sudan Protesters Gather in Washington to Denounce War

A couple dozen South Sudanese demonstrators and political activists, some aligned with the SPLM in Opposition (SPLM-IO), gathered in front of the White House Monday to protest the ongoing war …

Full Steam Ahead for Mozambique’s Rail Network

Dozens of passengers line up in single file along the platform in the dead of night, ready to gather their luggage and pile into the ageing railway carriages.

At the …

DRC Humanitarian Crisis Back on International Agenda

A Senior U.N. migration official says a main success of Friday’s U.N. pledging conference for Democratic Republic of Congo is that it has put that country’s forgotten humanitarian crisis back …

Myanmar Military on UN Sexual Violence Blacklist

A new U.N. report for the first time puts Myanmar’s armed forces on a U.N. blacklist of government and rebel groups credibly suspected of carrying out rapes and other acts …

US Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing for New S. Sudan Envoy

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to South Sudan, Thomas Hushek.

During his one-day hearing, Hushek said …

US Stages Annual Military Exercise as Questions Linger About Its ...

Amid unresolved questions about the role of its military in Africa, the U.S. has kicked off a two-week exercise in Agadez, Niger, designed to strengthen security partnerships and train elite …

Fossil Human Finger from Saudi Desert is 90,000 Years Old

A fossil finger bone dating back about 90,000 years that was unearthed in Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert is pointing to what scientists are calling a new understanding of how our …