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Melania Trump Unveils Steps to Make ‘Be Best’ Even Better

Melania Trump Unveils Steps to Make ‘Be Best’ Even Better

WASHINGTON A year after launching her first major initiative, Melania Trump unveiled plans Tuesday to make her "Be Best'' children's program even best-er.

New steps in the first lady's second-year push include broadening the program's …

Sudan Army Rulers Want to Retain Sharia as Legal Guide

Sudan Army Rulers Want to Retain Sharia as Legal Guide

KHARTOUM Sudan's army rulers Tuesday said Islamic law should remain as the guiding principle in a new civilian structure, after protest leaders handed in proposed changes they want enforced but kept silent on Sharia.

The …

South Africa Readies for Elections, Ruling ANC Expects Win

South Africa Readies for Elections, Ruling ANC Expects Win

PRETORIA, South Africans are ready to vote on May 8 in its sixth general election since the end of the white apartheid rule in 1994.

Facing a different political landscape, as almost 50 parties will …

South Africa Political Parties Race to May 8 Poll

South Africa Political Parties Race to May 8 Poll

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's top three political parties sprinted towards the finish line before Wednesday's poll, with the leaders of each party giving impassioned pleas to a deeply divided, conflicted electorate of 26.7 million people.

The …

South Africa Political Parties Race to May 8 Poll

South Africa Political Parties Race to May 8 Poll

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's top three political parties sprinted towards the finish line before Wednesday's poll, with the leaders of each party giving impassioned pleas to a deeply divided, conflicted electorate of 26.7 million people.

The …

Mozambique Leader Endorsed as Candidate for President

Mozambique Leader Endorsed as Candidate for President

MAPUTO Mozambique's ruling party on Sunday endorsed President Filipe Nyusi as its candidate for presidential elections in October, after a three-day meeting of its top officials in Maputo.

"The Frelimo Central Committee is taking a …

Mozambique Leader Endorsed as Candidate for President

Mozambique Leader Endorsed as Candidate for President

MAPUTO Mozambique's ruling party on Sunday endorsed President Filipe Nyusi as its candidate for presidential elections in October, after a three-day meeting of its top officials in Maputo.

"The Frelimo Central Committee is taking a …

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin

This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congo; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a super cereal …

Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

JOHANNESBURG, South African runner Caster Semenya on Wednesday lost her court challenge against IAAF rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels, but judges voiced concern with the application of the discriminatory regulations.

Semenya, …

Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

JOHANNESBURG, South African runner Caster Semenya on Wednesday lost her court challenge against IAAF rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels, but judges voiced concern with the application of the discriminatory regulations.

Semenya, …

Indonesia proud to host Codex contaminants meeting

Indonesia proud to host Codex contaminants meeting

Penny K. Lukito, Head of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency of the Republic of Indonesia opened the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF), held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia 29 April to 3 May, 2019 …

Clashes Erupt In Libya’s Largest Oil Field

Clashes Erupt In Libya’s Largest Oil Field

TRIPOLI, Libya, Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC), announced that, clashes have erupted in Sharara, the country's largest oil field, revealing no details about the fighting parties.

The NOC strongly condemns the clashes and the …

In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war

In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war

JUBA, By the time he was brought into the remote clinic in northeastern South Sudan, two-year-old Nyachoat was already convulsing from malaria attacking his brain.

After being given medication he lies fast asleep, naked and …