Daily Archives: October 6, 2019

Mauritius’ Prime Minister Dissolves Parliament, Calls General Election

PORT LOUIS – Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth dissolved parliament on Sunday and said the Indian Ocean island would hold a general election on November 7.

The country, a popular tourist destination and one of Africa’s most stable nations, …

Ethiopia’s Oromo Celebrate Festival in Addis Amid Tight Security

ADDIS ABABA – Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group celebrated in Addis Ababa on Saturday at the start of an annual thanksgiving festival which was marred by violence in 2016.

Security was high for Irreecha, which is celebrated …

South African public broadcaster to get $211 mln government bailout

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa’s cash-strapped public broadcaster will get a 3.2 billion rand government bailout, but will need to meet preconditions including identifying assets to sell, the communications ministry said.

Minister of Communication and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said the South …

UN Peacekeeper Killed, 4 Wounded in Mali Mine Attack

BAMAKO – A U.N. peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded on Sunday when their vehicle hit an explosive device in northern Mali, the U.N. mission (MINUSMA) said.

The identity of the attackers was not immediately clear.

U.N. peacekeeping and …