African free trade zone takes effect: African Union

ADDIS ABABA, An African free-trade zone came into force on Thursday, a step toward creating what the African Union (AU) hopes will be a continent-wide market of 1.2 billion people worth US$2.5 trillion.This is a historic milestone! tweeted Albert Mucha…

South Sudan Reacts Angrily to Renewed UNSC Sanctions

JUBA/WASHINGTON South Sudan’s government is reacting angrily to the United Nations Security Council’s move to renew sanctions on that country for another year, including an arms embargo. A South Sudan official warned continuing sanctions would weaken t…

Sudanese Tea Seller Supports Protesters with Free Food, Drinks

KHARTOUM Protesters in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, have been holding a sit-in since April 6, demanding the military hand power to civilians. The demonstrators have been sustained through lengthy negotiations and armed attacks by donations of food and dr…

Al-Jazeera Says Sudan Shut Down Bureau Amid Sit-In Threat

KHARTOUM, SUDAN The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera said Friday that Sudan shut down its bureau, just as the country’s military government warned that the Khartoum sit-in that helped bring about former ruler Omar al-Bashir’s ouster had “become a thre…

Globeleq conclut les arrangements financiers pour des installations renouvelables en Afrique du Sud

LONDRES, 30 mai 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Globeleq a finalisé l’acquisition en Afrique du Sud de quatre installations de production d’énergie renouvelable et de la société de gestion d’actifs d’une filiale de Brookfield Asset Management. L’ajout de ces entités complète fortement les activités d’énergies renouvelables existantes de Globeleq en Afrique du Sud où la société détient, […]

Amnesty Suspends Zimbabwe Branch After Fraud Probe

HARARE Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group.Amnesty issued a statement saying “an extensive forensic audit was conducted …

UN Chief Names US Diplomat as His Somalia Envoy

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday named a new envoy for Somalia, nearly five months after his previous representative was declared persona non grata and expelled. Career U.S. diplomat James Swan will be Guterres’ spec…

Longtime Kenya Coffee Farmers Eye New Path

KIAMBU, KENYA Kenya is the fifth largest coffee-producing country in Africa, but that might change. Coffee farmers in the East African nation are turning to other crops because of drought and low prices on the international market.Joseph Wainaina, 71…

UN Renews South Sudan Arms Embargo

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council renewed sanctions on South Sudan Thursday for another year, including an arms embargo. But none of the council’s three African members supported the measure.Last year, after earlier failed attempts, the Securi…

Globeleq Reaches Financial Close on South African Renewable Plants

LONDON, May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Globeleq has completed the acquisition in South Africa of four renewable generation plants and the asset management company from an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management. The addition of these entities strongly complements Globeleq’s existing renewable power business in South Africa where the company already owns, operates and manages 238MW […]