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African Union Calls for Libya ‘Slave Market’ Probe

African Union Calls for Libya ‘Slave Market’ Probe

DAKAR, SENEGAL The African Union on Friday called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men.…

Hungary Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Meets Hon. Kutesa � Hungary to Open Embassy in Uganda

Hungary Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Meets Hon. Kutesa � Hungary to Open Embassy in Uganda

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kutesa received the visiting Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Mr. Frenc Dancs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Dancs is in the country …

Hungary Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Meets Hon. Kutesa � Hungary to Open Embassy in Uganda

Hungary Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Meets Hon. Kutesa � Hungary to Open Embassy in Uganda

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kutesa received the visiting Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Mr. Frenc Dancs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Dancs is in the country …

Government leaders, entrepreneurs set to gather in Bahrain for UN forum on sustainable development

Government leaders, entrepreneurs set to gather in Bahrain for UN forum on sustainable development

More than one thousand business leaders, government officials and academics will converge at a United Nations forum Tuesday in Bahrain to strengthen global partnerships, entrepreneurship and investment for the implementation of the 2030 Agendafor Sustainable …

ARMED CONFLICTS HAMPERING EFFORTS TO PROMOTE GROWTH IN AFRICA

ARMED CONFLICTS HAMPERING EFFORTS TO PROMOTE GROWTH IN AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG, Sporadic terror attacks and armed conflict in several African countries continue to hamper efforts to promote economic development and foster economic integration of continental markets.

Political instability and worsening security in countries like Somalia, …

International Effort Under Way in Uganda to Contain Marburg Virus

International Effort Under Way in Uganda to Contain Marburg Virus

GENEVA The World Health Organization is part of an international effort working to rapidly contain an outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya.

Marburg Hemorrhagic fever shares similarities …

SOUTH AFRICAN POST OFFICE ASKED TO TAKE OVER PAYMENT OF SOCIAL GRANTS TO 17 MILLION BENEFICIARIES

SOUTH AFRICAN POST OFFICE ASKED TO TAKE OVER PAYMENT OF SOCIAL GRANTS TO 17 MILLION BENEFICIARIES

PRETORIA, The South African Social Security Agency has made an offer to the South African Post Office to take over the payment of social grants to some 17 million recipients of the State aid.

The …

Senegal Presidency Targets ‘Fake News’

Senegal Presidency Targets ‘Fake News’

DAKAR Senegal's presidency is getting into the fact-checking business.

Fake news is flourishing. It is something people cannot control and that can end up affecting politics, society and the way people behave," says the Special …

South Sudan: Seize this chance for peace

South Sudan: Seize this chance for peace

In the coming weeks South Sudan's leadership, the opposition, and a cadre of armed groups are expected to come together to reignite peace talks. For the first time in months, an air of possibility floats …

Growing Russian demand for SA wines good news for local producers

Growing Russian demand for SA wines good news for local producers

The increase in the demand for the South African wines in Russia provides a good opportunity for the local companies to penetrate the Russian market. This is the view of the Managing Director of the …

For the first time: AUB no. 1 university in the Arab region QS University Rankings

For the first time: AUB no. 1 university in the Arab region QS University Rankings

The 2017/2018 edition of the QS Arab Region University Rankings has placed the American University of Beirut (AUB) in the first position among 1,000 universities in the Arab world. This is the first time that …

EU Delegation pays courtesy call on President Faure

EU Delegation pays courtesy call on President Faure

EU Delegation pays courtesy call on President FaureThe Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Marjaana Sall, accompanied by representatives from thirteen EU Member States, paid a courtesy visit to …

The World is Sidestepping the International Criminal Court to “Investigate” War Crimes in Yemen and Iraq?

The World is Sidestepping the International Criminal Court to “Investigate” War Crimes in Yemen and Iraq?

Yemen and ISIS's crimes in Iraq are two of the most dire human rights situations in the world right now. There is plenty of evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and under normal …