Category Archives: General

UN chief sees ‘wind of hope’ in African peace deals, elections

ADDIS ABABA, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a wind of hope on the continent.

He was speaking on the sidelines …

Nearly 70 Killed in Cameroon as Separatists Stop Youth Week Activities

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON Renewed fighting has killed 69 people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, where armed separatists have ordered people to stay inside their homes as the country prepares to celebrate its national youth day.

February …

Long-Awaited Cambodia-Indonesia Direct Flight Expected In Second Half Of 2019

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, A long-awaited direct flight between Cambodia and Indonesia is expected in the second half of this year, after nearly half-a-century hiatus, Cambodian Tourism Minister, Thong Khon said, today.

Khon met here on …

Zimbabwe Activists Push Back on Social Media Restrictions

HARARE, In Zimbabwe, rights and opposition groups are surviving by using social media to communicate with the masses as state-owned media remain reserved for ruling party officials. During recent anti-government protests, the public received information …

Algerian Brain Drain is Pre-election Headache for Government

No matter who wins Algeria’s presidential election, 29-year-old cardiologist Moumen Mohamed plans to seek his fortune elsewhere.

He is one of a growing number of young, educated Algerians who are looking for work in Europe …

Trump to Tap David Malpass, Critic of World Bank, to Lead It

WASHINGTON The World Bank may be poised for a shake-up with President Donald Trump planning to nominate David Malpass, a Trump administration critic, to lead the institution focused on global poverty.

Malpass’ selection was confirmed …

Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility for 2 Somalia Attacks

The Islamist al-Shabab group has claimed responsibility for two attacks in Somalia Monday.

The terrorist group said one of its gunmen shot dead the manager of a Dubai-owned port in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland. …