Category Archives: Business

Tunisia Polls Suggest Conservative Professor Wins Election

TUNIS, TUNISIA – A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia’s presidency after polling agencies suggested he overwhelmingly won Sunday’s runoff election in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings.

Kais Saied’s supporters exploded with joy, …

Delegates Stress Urgent Need for Weather Resilient Farming, Combating Hunger, as Second Committee Debates Agriculture, Food Security, Nutrition

With world hunger rising for the third year after decades of decline, delegates underscored the escalating impacts of climate change and the urgent need for more weather resilient farming, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) took up agriculture, food …

Key issues in Mozambique election

MAPUTO, Mozambique is due to hold presidential, provincial and legislative elections on Tuesday Oct 15, two months after the country’s two largest parties signed a peace deal that put a formal end to decades of violence.

The governing Frelimo party …

Mozambique election observer killed by ‘elite police’ in drive-by shooting

MAPUTO, A group of elite Mozambican policemen have been implicated in the shooting of a prominent poll observer just days ahead of elections.

Anastacio Matavel was shot dead as he left an election training session in the southern Gaza province …

Judge Rules Zuma Corruption Trial Can Go Ahead

JOHANNESBURG – A court in South Africa on Friday ruled the corruption trial against former President Jacob Zuma will go ahead, despite his efforts to have the case dismissed. Zuma also faces charges of money laundering and fraud related to …

Judge Rules Zuma Corruption Trial Can Go Ahead

JOHANNESBURG – A court in South Africa on Friday ruled the corruption trial against former President Jacob Zuma will go ahead, despite his efforts to have the case dismissed. Zuma also faces charges of money laundering and fraud related to …