Daily Archives: February 22, 2019

South Africa: National Assembly to dissolve to pave way for May elections

PRETORIA, South Africa’s National Assembly has adopted a resolution to dissolve the Fifth Parliament, whose five-year term ends on May 10.

This is in line with section 50 of the Constitution, which deals specifically with the dissolution of National Assembly …

Lights Out in South Africa as Power Utility Struggles to Survive

JOHANNESBURG Businessman Collen Rameetsi wasn’t concerned about his welfare when South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, began implementing four-hour blackouts, known as load-shedding, last week to try to inch its way out of a debt and management crisis.

He was worried, …

More Than Half of South Sudan’s Population Facing Food Crisis

GENEVA Three leading United Nations agencies warn that more than half of South Sudan’s population is suffering extreme hunger, and humanitarian aid is urgently needed.

Nearly 7 million people in the country could face severe food shortages at the peak …