Advertisements
Home Tags June 11

Tag: June 11

Madagascar flag

Madagascar’s new PM sets up a consensus government

Madagascar's Prime Minister Christian Ntsay Monday evening set up a consensus government aimed at preparing the presidential election. Also aimed at ending the current political...
water

Zambian vice president calls for innovative, sustainable use of water in Africa

Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina on Monday called for innovative and sustainable ways of utilization of water in Africa as part of the continent's development...

African startups bag global awards for advancing green agenda

Three African-based start-ups on Monday scooped prestigious awards for their contribution to low-carbon growth on a continent that is battling climate change-linked disasters like...
South Africa

South African parliament urges joint fight against cash-in-transit heists

South Africa's Parliament on Monday urged all industry players to join hands in curbing the current spate of cash-in-transit heists. Parliament will bring together all...
Chief Financial Officers

African custom officials pledge to renew fight against financial crimes

Tax administrators and law enforcement agencies drawn from sub-Saharan African countries on Monday vowed to support the war against financial crimes that are undermining...
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Kenya beefs up security in vast forest to thwart terror attacks

Kenyan police said Monday they have heightened security in the vast Boni Forest in the coastal region following credible intelligence reports that al-Shabab plans...
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan

Ghana rout Ethiopia 5-0 in AFCON qualifier

Ghana got their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers off to a positive start after beating Ethiopia 5-0 in the Group F opener...
Social media

Namibia sets deadline for state departments to open social media accounts

Government departments in Namibia have to set up social networking accounts by the end of June, if the Social Media Use Policy before parliament...
video

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel will pay an official visit to China from June 11 to 14 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li...
video

Mexican man killed after sticking head out moving train

A Mexican man died on Sunday after he stuck his head out of the window of a moving subway in Mexico City and hit...

New study links genetic abnormalities with neurodegenerative disorders

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have drawn a link between distinctive genetic abnormalities in some neurodegenerative diseases and the formation of...
Uber

Uber’s board reportedly considering CEO’s temporary leave

The board of Uber Technologies Inc., a company offering ride-hailing services, is reportedly considering putting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Travis Kalanick on temporary...
Close up of cell phone and sim card

United States build system to detect cell phone hacking

Security researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have developed a new system called SeaGlass to detect anomalies in the cellular landscape that can...
football

Serbia draw 1-1 with Wales in World Cup qualifier

Serbia played a tied game with visiting Wales 1-1 on Sunday in the 2018 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers Group D. At...

Trump administration lacks clarity of deadline for debt limit increase

The Trump administration hasn't publicly said when the federal government would run out of cash, which could complicate the administration's efforts to convince U.S....
Arabia

Saudi, UAE show signals of easing tensions with Qatar

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia showed signals of easing tensions with Qatar on Sunday, after a week of a growing diplomatic...
video

Wonder Woman sinks The mummy at North American box office

"Wonder Woman" of Warner Bros. easily remained atop the box office in North America for the second weekend in a row, taking in an...

Devastating fires brought under control in South African tourist resort

Wildfires have been brought under control in Knysna, a tourist resort in southern South Africa, authorities said on Sunday. The fires, which...
Pakistani levies force cadets display their skills during a graduation ceremony in southwest Pakistan's Quetta, Sept. 19, 2015. 150 cadet officers from Balochistan levies force were recruited into the Pakistani paramilitary. (Xinhua/Irfan)

Mexican military searches for 7 missing soldiers swept up in mudslide, 2 killed

Mexico's military is searching for at least seven missing soldiers swept up in a mudslide that killed another two, Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos said...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

White House denies Trump rethinking his UK visit

The White House on Sunday denied a Guardian report that suggested that U.S. President Donald Trump was considering postponing his first state visit to...
Eta Zuma surface coal mine pit, Okobo, Kogi State

Northern Greece village to be relocated after mine collapse, no injury

A village in northern Greece was evacuated and will be relocated after a mine collapse in the area, which caused no injuries, national news...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s al-Bashir to attend summit over peace efforts in S. Sudan

Sudanese Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that President Omar al-Bashir will attend the extraordinary summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Ethiopia's...
US President describes impact of Paris Accord

United States withdraw from the Paris Agreement

A top United States official abruptly left the Group of Seven (G-7) environmental ministerial talks in Bologna on Sunday, just a few hours after...
King Mohammed VI

Morocco says ready to mediate Gulf diplomatic crisis

Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said on Sunday that the country is ready to mediate the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Gulf...

Botswana lose 1-0 to Mauritania in AFCON

Botswana suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to visiting Mauritania on Saturday afternoon in the opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification matches at...
Kenyan

Kenya hosts conference to rally electoral on peaceful polls

A three-day conference aimed at rallying Kenyans together towards a free, fair, credible and peaceful general election in August will kick off in Nairobi...
al-Shabaab

Somalia’s special forces destroy Al-Shabaab military base

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, widely known as Farmajo, said Sunday he authorized Special Forces who destroyed Al-Shabaab's main military training base in Middle...
Nilepet

South Sudan’s oil firm bets on fuel coupons amid severe shortage

South Sudan's State-run National Oil and Gas company, Nilepet has introduced new system of coupons for refueling vehicles, motorcycles and generators at selected stations...
Augustine Soga

Legendary Augustine Soga Passes On

He was 80 years old. Soga is described as a man who loved sports, participated in and taught it at many levels, coached and captained...
Wpid Deported

Undocumented migrants object to US provocative expulsion project

Undocumented immigrant youth leaders, students and their supporters marched from Discovery Green, a popular park for Houstonians, to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, advocating...