Business & Finance

Economists Urge New Economic System for South Sudan

JUBA/GENEVA — While some South Sudanese experts recommend the government adopt a new economic system used by developing states to cut off black market currency exchange and stabilize skyrocketing prices, a new U.N. panel report says the real problem in South Sudan is deeply entrenched government corruption. South Sudan should switch to a developmental state […]

Sudan Businesses Feel Pinch as Currency Devalues, Inflation Soars  

Auction Results (September 22, 2020)

Human Rights

Ethiopian Opposition Leader Appears in Court on Terror Charges

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian opposition leader Jawar Mohammed and 22 others appeared in court Monday to face charges of terrorism and other crimes. Jawar, a media mogul and outspoken critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, was arrested in June following the killing of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa, a champion of the Oromo ethnic group. Political […]

UNICEF Criticizes Sentencing of 13-Year Old for Blasphemy in Nigeria

Report: US Global War on Terror Has Displaced Up to 59 Million People


Somalia’s Education System Struggles to Attract Girls

NAIROBI – Fifteen-year-old Nasra Aidarus is happy to be back in class after a four-month school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit Somalia. The seventh-grader at Daynile Primary and Secondary School was just settling into her new school when classes were canceled in March to limit the coronavirus spread. Her family came back […]

Somalia Names New PM, Revises Election Plan

UN Amplifies Ethiopian Migrant Detainees’ Cries for Help in Saudi Arabia

Medical/Health Care

South Sudan Catholics Return to Church

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – Hundreds of Catholic faithful in the South Sudan capital Juba returned to Mass on Sunday, nearly five months after the government suspended religious, social and political gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ban on religious services was lifted two weeks ago. Sabinda Doki Plachido, 56, was one of […]

Graft Alleged as Kenya’s Fight Against COVID-19 Struggles

Reporter Returns to Kenya and a New COVID Reality

World Sports

Former Ivory Coast International Footballer Runs for Football Federation Presidency

Former internationally known Ivory Coast football player Didier Drogba entered the race to be president of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) Saturday. Hundreds gathered to cheer the former Chelsea and Marseille striker when he arrived at FIF’s Abidjan headquarters. Members of his team signed paperwork for his candidacy. However, Drogba, the leading goal scorer in […]

ICC Rules Against Compensation for Congo’s Bemba

Lionesses to play at Langford Sevens


HRSA Administrator Appreciates Lessons from Botswana

With the United States of America aiming to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, Botswana has a lot to offer in terms of management and innovation against the scourge. As such, the US can, while offering assistance, also learn something innovative from Botswana. This emerged during the Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ […]

Department of History Reflects on Place Names in Botswana

More than 2000 go through SOLTRAINING Initiative

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