Maldives: World Bank Vice President and Delegation on a Familiarization Visit

MALE´┐Ż World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer arrived today for his first four-day visit to the Maldives. Joining Mr. Schafer will be Nena Stoiljkovic, the International Finance Corporation Vice President …

ALGERIAN, GERMAN FIRMS INK US$22.86M DEAL FOR LOCAL PRODUCTION OF MEDICINES

ALGIERS– Abdi Ibrahim, a Turkish-Algerian joint venture pharmaceutical company, said on Tuesday that it signed a 20-million-euro (22.86 million U.S. dollars) agreement with German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim for local production of blood pressure and …

Gabon’s Ailing President Returns for Government Swearing-in

LIBREVILLE Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been out of the country for health reasons since October, has returned for the swearing-in of his new government.

Bongo’s return comes a week after an attempted …

Jubilation Among Gbagbo Supporters, but Rights Groups Lament Justice not Served

PARIS In a stunning decision Tuesday, the International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes charges. The ruling amounts to another major setback for ICC prosecutors in the first case against …

Congo’s Neighbors Call for Vote Recount in Troubled Election

KINSHASA Congo’s neighbors are calling for a vote recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible instability.

The statements by the southern African and …

Senegal Court Publishes List of Presidential Candidates

DAKAR, SENEGAL Senegal’s constitutional court has approved five of 27 candidates who filed to run in the Feb. 24 presidential elections, rejecting two major opponents to incumbent President Macky Sall.

The court published the candidates’ …

Congo Runner-up: Country’s Ruling Party is Desperate

KINSHASA Congo’s presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, who is challenging his election loss in court, says the government deployed armed soldiers around his headquarters because of the ruling party’s “desperation.”

Fayulu is legally challenging his defeat, …