Daily Archives: June 24, 2019

UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is pleased to announce the first ever Global Refugee Forum,

which will take place on 17 and 18 December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The event, which is being held at Ministerial level, will be co-hosted …

Pakistan condemn woeful South Africa to World Cup exit

LONDON, Pakistan condemned South Africa to World Cup elimination and kept alive their own slender chances of advancing to the semi-finals with a 49-run win at Lord’s on Sunday.

Chasing 309 to remain in the hunt for a last four …

Ethiopia’s Ethnic Militias in Spotlight After Failed Coup

A foiled coup in the Ethiopian state of Amhara that left five senior officials dead, including the army’s chief of staff, has thrust ethnic militias in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies into the spotlight.

The two attacks on Saturday night …

Sudan’s Military Sidesteps Proposal for Civilian Rule

KHARTOUM, SUDAN – Sudan’s military rulers refused to agree on Monday to the Ethiopian proposal for a power-sharing agreement with the country’s pro-democracy movement, a top general said, in comments that could worsen a volatile standoff with the protesters.

Ethiopia …

Zimbabwe Ends Decade of Dollarization in New Currency Reform

HARARE, ZIMABABWE – Zimbabwe made its interim currency the country’s sole legal tender on Monday, ending a decade of dollarization and taking a another step towards relaunching the Zimbabwean dollar.

The central bank also hiked its overnight lending rate to …

DikembeMutombo Records Ebola Messages for US Officials

NEW YORK – Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball hall of famer DikembeMutombo for help.

Mutombo, regarded as one of the greatest defensive …