Category Archives: Business & Finance

Sudan Lawmakers Cancel Meeting on Constitutional Changes

Sudan’s state-run news agency says a parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term has abruptly canceled its meeting.

SUNA says the meeting was scheduled for …

Trade Project Builds Somaliland’s Economy; Leaders Seek More

WASHINGTON As a yearlong project aimed at helping Somaliland develop its trade relationship with Ethiopia winds down, top leaders hope more assistance will bolster the country’s economy and strengthen its standing in the Horn of …

World Bank VP Arrives in Sri Lanka to Support Country’s Reform Plans

Colombo The World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer arrived today on his first visit to Sri Lanka to gain a better understanding of the country’s development priorities and how the …

UN Chief Praises African Generosity Toward Migrants, But Solutions Elusive

WASHINGTON Joshua Belete saw Libya, in North Africa, as a stopover, one leg in a journey that would lead to a better life in Europe.

But like thousands of other migrants from across Africa, Belete …

Sudan President Reportedly Softens Stance Amid Protests

Sudan’s crackdown on anti-government protesters could jeopardize efforts to normalize relations with the United States, some key U.S. observers say.

Since protests erupted Dec. 19 over high inflation and rising bread and fuel prices, rights …

Zimbabwe’s Teachers Report Intimidation as Strike Begins

HARARE Zimbabwe’s public teachers are alleging intimidation as they try to launch a nationwide strike for better salaries.

Some urban teachers tell The Associated Press that riot police are guarding classrooms, while public service inspectors …

Backing Chad’s Deby, French Warplanes Stop Rebel Advance from Libya

PARIS French warplanes struck a rebel convoy in northern Chad on Sunday, helping local troops repel an incursion across the border from Libya, a sign France’s support for President Idriss Deby goes beyond fighting Islamist …