Category Archives: Business & Finance

Sudanese Drive Out al-Bashir, Say Islamist ‘Deep State’ Next

CAIRO The Sudanese protesters who succeeded in driving President Omar al-Bashir from power say their revolution won’t be complete until they have dismantled what many describe as an Islamist-dominated deep state that underpinned his 30-year …

48 Parties Aiming for Parliament in South Africa Poll

JOHANNESBURG It’s going to be a colorful election in the Rainbow Nation.

Whether you’re a Leninite, a free-market capitalist, a right-winger, an outspoken lefty, a Shariah-law fundamentalist or just a dedicated pot smoker, South Africa’s …

Six Killed in Church Attack in Northern Burkina Faso

DAKAR Unidentified gunmen killed a pastor and five congregants at a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, authorities said, the first attack on a church in a country that has seen an upsurge …

Xi: China Wants to Expand Sprawling Belt and Road Project

BEIJING President Xi Jinping called Saturday for more countries to join China’s sprawling infrastructure-building initiative in the face of U.S. opposition to a project Washington worries is increasing Beijing’s strategic influence.

Xi spoke at a …

Thousands Pray at Sudanese Protest Site, Demanding Civilian Rule

KHARTOUM Thousands of people prayed on Friday outside the defense ministry in Khartoum, site of a massive anti-government sit-in that has continued unabated even after the military removed President Omar al-Bashir from power two weeks …

Moroccan Police Use Water Cannons on Protesting Teachers

RABAT, MOROCCO Moroccan police used water cannons Thursday to disperse thousands of young protesting teachers in Rabat, according to witnesses and a video posted online.

Teachers have been staging protests and striking to demand an …

Malawi Becomes 1st Nation to Immunize Kids Against Malaria

LONDON The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease.

Although the vaccine only protects about …