Monthly Archives: August 2019

South African arms firm Denel says gets 1.8 bln rand bailout

PRETORIA, South African state arms firm Denel said on Friday it had received a 1.8 billion rand cash injection from the government after a liquidity crunch left it struggling to pay salaries and suppliers in recent months.

The government will …

Sudan’s Ex-President Bashir Charged With Corruption

KHARTOUM – A Sudanese judge formally indicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption on Saturday.

Questioned in court for the first time, Bashir said that he had received $25 million from Saudi Crown …

At US-Mexico Border, Africans Join Diversifying Migrant Community

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS � It took Julia and her two daughters five years to get from Kassai, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to a cot on the floor of a migrant shelter in Laredo, Texas, on a Sunday night …

Alliance Seeks $7.4B to Immunize 300M Children

GENEVA – Gavi, the global vaccine alliance that targets developing countries, said Friday that it was appealing for $7.4 billion to immunize 300 million children in 2021-25.

Gavi’s latest fundraising drive is its most ambitious to date. Officials said they …

At G-7, Trump Dumps Climate But Agrees on Gender, Africa

WHITE HOUSE – At a contentious summit where the United States stood apart from allies on many issues, including the Amazon fires, Russian membership and the tariff war with China, U.S. President Donald Trump did agree to support several Group …

Standout General Picked to Lead Somalia’s Al-Shabab Fight

One morning in mid-August, the al-Shabab militant group launched a massive attack on a Somali government military base at the newly captured strategic town of Awdhegle in the Lower Shabelle region.

The attack started when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device …