UN Forecasts Global Economic Growth Around 3 Percent in 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations is forecasting that the global economy will grow by around 3 percent in 2019 and 2020, but says waning support for multilateralism, escalating trade disputes, increasing debt and rising climate risks are clouding

Cameroon, China Look to Improve Ties Amid Miners’ Tensions

BETARE OYA, CAMEROON Chinese President Xi Jinping's special representative was in Cameroon this weekend to improve relations between the two countries. Trade and security ties have steadily grown between Beijing and Yaounde. But tensions between Came...

Cameroon, China Look to Improve Ties Amid Miners’ Tensions

BETARE OYA, CAMEROON Chinese President Xi Jinping's special representative was in Cameroon this weekend to improve relations between the two countries. Trade and security ties have steadily grown between Beijing and Yaounde. But tensions between Came...

Sudan Police Clash with Demonstrators in Fresh Protests

CAIRO Sudanese police clashed with demonstrators in and around the capital Khartoum on Sunday, after they deployed in large numbers in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said.Video clips ci...

Humanitarian Issues to Figure Prominently at Davos Forum

GENEVA Heads of U.N. and international aid agencies will use the World Economic Forum's influential platform to present humanitarian and human rights issues on behalf of millions of people caught in conflict, poverty and natural disasters. The Forum

Ethiopia Readies ‘Massive Offensive’ on al-Shabab in Somalia

ADDIS ABABA The Ethiopian National Defense Force on Saturday confirmed an ambush by al-Shabab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighboring Somalia and said Ethiopian forces are preparing a massive offensive in response.The statement ...

Scores of Somali Militants Killed in Fighting, Airstrike

U.S. and Somali military officials said Saturday that scores of al-Qaida-affiliated fighters had been killed during an attack on a government military base near Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo. The militants launched a surprise dawn attack Satu...

President Faure sends condolences to President of Kenya following terrorist attacks in Nairobi

President Danny Faure has sent a message of condolence to the President of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday following the terrorist attacks in Nairobi on Tuesday which claimed a number of lives and injuring many more. In a letter to