French Soldier Killed After Attack on Mali Military Base

A French soldier has died after a rocket attack on the French army base in Gao, Mali. The French Armed Forces Ministry released a statement Sunday morning saying the attack occurred on the Gao, Mali, Operation Barkhane military base on Saturday. The statement claimed the attack was carried out by

Logistical Challenges Hampering Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drives

As deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa finally pick up, many nations are struggling with the logistics of accelerating their inoculation campaigns, the head of Africa’s disease control body said on Thursday. Only 6.6% of Africa’s population of 1.2 billion is fully vaccinated, John Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres

Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccination Pace Slows Despite Receipt of Supplies

African health officials say the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations has slowed on the continent, raising concerns about stopping the pandemic. They are calling on Africans to get inoculated as soon as vaccine arrives through the COVAX initiative, which aims for equitable, global access. The World Health Organization African Region also

US Stocks End Higher

Major US stock indexes closed higher at the end of the trading session on Monday.

The S&P 500 gained 30.24 points, or 0.68%, to end at 4,487.73 points, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 158.83 points, or 1.15%, to 13,920.35.

The Dow Jones Industri…

Oil Prices Stable as Market Awaits Data on Inventories, Economy

Brent crude futures hovered just above $90 a barrel on Tuesday, as investors awaited a slew of macroeconomic data due later this week.

The international benchmark Brent contract dipped 6 cents to $90.58 a barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate cru…

Gold Steady as Investors Await US Inflation Data

Gold prices settled into a holding pattern on Tuesday as investors awaited US inflation figures that could provide an updated view on interest rates after the Federal Reserve kept the door open for further policy tightening.

Spot gold was flat at $1…

Turkiye’s Unemployment Rate Fell to 9.4% in July 2023

Turkiye’s unemployment rate fell in July 2023 to 9.4 percent on year-on-year basis.

According to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT), the unemployment rate over the past July fell by 0.2 points, compared to last June where it sat at 9.4 per…