Category Archives: Business

Tunisia’s Moderate Islamist Party Picks One of Its Own as Next PM

PARIS – Tunisia took a step forward Friday in forming a new government following rollercoaster October elections, with the moderate Islamist Ennahda party proposing a prime minister from its own ranks to lead it. Former junior agriculture minister, Habib Jemli, …

US May Remove Sudan From List of State Sponsors of Terrorism, Official Says

The United States no longer has an adversarial relationship with the Sudanese government and is working with its counterparts on the possibility of removing it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior State Department official said Friday.…

More than a dozen tornadoes recorded over past 10 years in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, A severe thunderstorm that produced a tornado near New Hanover on Tuesday is among 17 which has ripped through parts of South Africa in the last decade.

At least two people were killed and 20 injured in the storm, …

Malawi receives 17 black rhinos from South Africa

BLANTYRE, Seventeen black rhinos have been released into Malawi’s Liwonde national park after arriving from South Africa as part of conservation efforts aimed at keeping the local population of the endangered species healthy and safe.

By moving the beasts, in …

South African Airways restructuring to affect nearly 1,000 workers

PRETORIA, South Africa’s troubled state-owned airline announced a restructuring process that could affect 944 employees and lead to job losses.

South African Airways (SAA) is deep in debt and has been struggling despite several government bail outs.

Finance Minister Tito …

Drought Threatens Livestock in Western Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE – Drought is taking a toll on Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector, with farmers in the western region losing their livestock at an alarming rate.

More than 4,500 cattle have died in Matabeleland South Province, a 500 percent increase over …