Daily Archives: September 8, 2019

State Media: Mugabe to Be Buried Next Sunday

HARARE – Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is expected to be buried next Sunday, state media reported.Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla leader who became the southern African country’s first leader following independence from white minority rule in 1980 an…

Pope Presses Need for Dignity of Work for Madagascar’s Poor

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR – Pope Francis is pressing for the poor to have the dignity of work with a visit Sunday to a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the biggest dump of the Indian Ocean nation’s …

Sudan’s First Post-Bashir Cabinet Sworn In

KHARTOUM – Sudan’s first Cabinet since the ouster of president Omar al-Bashir was sworn in Sunday as the African country transitions to a civilian rule following nationwide protests that overthrew the autocrat.The 18-member Cabinet led by Prime Ministe…