Category Archives: Business & Finance

Tunisia’s Health Minister Resigns After 11 Newborns Die in Hospital

TUNIS, TUNISIA � The health minister of Tunisia has resigned, following the deaths of 11 newborn babies within 24 hours at a hospital in Tunis, the capital.

Abdel-Raouf El-Sherif resigned Saturday.

The health ministry and …

Zimbabwe’s Capital Introduces Two-Day Water Supplies

HARARE � Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, says it will limit running water to two days a week due to a drier-than-normal rainy season.

The aim of water rationing is to help distribute water equally among Harare …

MSF: Community Mistrust Hampers Ebola Fight in Eastern Congo

GENEVA � The charity Doctors Without Borders warns a climate of deepening mistrust and suspicion in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is hampering efforts to bring an Ebola epidemic under control. The outbreak, which …

Aviation Workers Strike, Stall Operations in Kenya’s Main Airport

NAIROBI � More than 5,000 members of the Kenya Aviation Workers Union went on strike Wednesday, stalling operations at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and forcing travelers were forced to cancel or reschedule their flights.

Security …

US General Calls for Firepower, Focus to Counter Russia

WASHINGTON The United States needs more firepower and focus to push back against ever-increasing Russian aggression across Europe and beyond, according to the top U.S. commander in Europe.

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services …

Nigeria Court Says Extradition of Cameroon Separatists ‘Illegal’

LAGOS, NIGERIA � A Nigerian court has condemned as “illegal and unconstitutional” the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, their lawyers said Sunday.

In January 2018, Nigeria arrested …

Sudanese Opposition Party Leader Calls on Bashir to Step Down

CAIRO � Sudan’s main opposition party leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday called on President Omar al-Bashir to step down and sit with the opposition to agree on details of a transitional process to end the …