Daily Archives: May 7, 2019

Two more swine fever outbreaks detected in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, Two more outbreaks of African swine fever were detected in South Africa in April, its agriculture ministry said, following a spate of the disease in the country’s North West province earlier that month.

The two further outbreaks were detected …

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 compete for the favor of …

IMF Management Approves a Staff-Monitored Program with The Gambia

The Management of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) with The Gambia covering the period from January to December 2019. An SMP is an informal and flexible instrument for dialogue between the Fund staff and a …

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 10-member military council was handed …

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 10-member military council was handed …

Authorities: Toll From Niger Tanker Truck Blast Rises to 60

NIAMEY The death toll from a tanker truck explosion near the international airport in Niger’s capital, Niamey, has risen to 60, authorities said Tuesday.

The tally is likely to rise further as the prognosis is poor for several people who …