Category Archives: Business & Finance

ALGERIA BANS WEARING OF FULL-FACE VEILS AT WORK

ALGIERS, Algerian authorities on last Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, citing reasons of identification for the decision.

The country has been split between moderate and more radical forms of …

Rebel Group Claims South Sudan Ceasefire Has Been Violated

WASHINGTON, Rebels of the Federal Democratic Party (FDP) are accusing forces loyal to Riek Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM IO) of attacking FDP forces in Kotkea near Nasir town in Upper Nile …

ALGERIA ORDERS ENFORCEMENT OF NIQAB BAN

ALGIERS, Algerian authorities have ordered the enforcement of a ban on civil servants from wearing niqabs (full-face veils) at work, citing reasons of identification.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia sent an order to regional government chiefs …

Africa Needs More Financing, Debt Relief from International Partners to Realize Shared Vision of Sustainable Development, Speakers Tell General Assembly

Realizing the shared vision of leaving no one behind of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 is contingent on the international community’s ability to mobilize resources, transfer technology, and …

Increased Aid, Development Critical to Eradicating Global Poverty, Delegates Stress in Second Committee

Marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today, delegates noted the persistent scourge of extreme global poverty and called for increased aid and development to tackle it as the Second Committee (Economic and …

ALGERIA, S. AFRICA DISCUSS COOPERATION ON SECURITY, ILLEGAL MIGRATION

ALGIERS, Algeria, Algerian Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, on Tuesday, held talks with South African Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, on issues related to security cooperation and illegal migration.

Messahel told reporters …

Rising Unrest in Sahel Spells Need to Resolve Long-Standing Western Sahara Dispute, Say Delegates as Fourth Committee Concludes Decolonization Debate

Spiking insecurity and instability in Africa’s Sahel region indicates an urgent need to resolve the long-standing dispute over Western Sahara, delegates told the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today, as it concluded its general …